THE University of Winnipeg is looking for a new chancellor.
Winnipeg Free Press co-owner Bob Silver, who has served three terms in the role beginning in 2009, is hanging up his ceremonial gown.
"Bob Silver is a leader through and through — in business, community, philanthropy, volunteerism and more," U of W president and vice-chancellor Annette Trimbee said in a prepared statement.
"It’s been a tremendous honour to have him as our chancellor and we commend Bob for the many years he’s dedicated himself to being a champion of the University of Winnipeg."
As described by the U of W, the honorary position is "the titular head of the university who confers degrees."
Silver championed the creation of the opportunity fund, which offers support to Indigenous people, inner-city residents, new Canadians and refugees hoping to study at the U of W.
The university is expected to assemble a search committee next month.
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Updated on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 9:25 AM CDT: Changes headline