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Michael Decter new BU chancellor

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Brandon University has named Michael Decter as its new chancellor.

He succeeds the late Henry Champ.

Decter is a Harvard-educated financier, senior public sector manager and national expert on health care. A former deputy minister of health for Ontario and cabinet secretary in the government of Manitoba, Decter was the founding Chair of the Health Council of Canada and continues to serve with numerous non-profit health care organizations.

He will be officially installed May 31 during convocation.

Decter, a native Manitoban and recipient of the Order of Canada, served on the Brandon University Foundation and as Chair of the Stanley Knowles Distinguished Professorship Endowment Campaign in the 1980s. He now resides in Ontario.

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