Elizabeth Cannon rehired

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Elizabeth Cannon was reappointed as University of Calgary president for a second term by the Board of Governors on April 25. The board unanimously voted to extend her contract to 2020.

Cannon’s reappointment will have her see the Eyes High strategy, developed during her first year in office in 2010, through to its conclusion in 2016. This strategy aims to make the U of C one of the top-five Canadian research universities.

Her salary sits at $480,000 per year with a sume equal to one-fifth her salary added to a severance package every year.

Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk was brought in as the U of C’s new chancellor, replacing former chancellor Jim Dinning. Thirsk will chair the senate, confer degrees and sit on the Board of Governors.