Peter Stoicheff Biography
President and Vice-Chancellor

President and Vice-Chancellor
University of Saskatchewan

Peter Stoicheff was born in Ottawa, Canada, in 1956 and received degrees from Queen’s University and the University of Toronto, where he completed his PhD in literature in 1983. He began his career at the University of Saskatchewan in 1986.

After serving as a professor and then dean of Arts & Science, Peter Stoicheff was appointed the 11th President of the University of Saskatchewan in 2015. He has led it to be one of Canada’s top research-intensive medical-doctoral universities, with global impact in water and food security, synchrotron science, medical imaging and agricultural technology.

Recognizing the importance of postsecondary education to Indigenous peoples, Peter has supported the University of Saskatchewan to be a Reconciliation leader in the country, increasing its Indigenous student enrolments and ensuring its close connections with local and national Indigenous communities and organizations. He has also increased the university’s partnerships with other world-leading institutions around the world.