Connector. Leader. Ambassador.
UCalgary's Chancellor is a volunteer who works closely with leadership to advance the university vision.
Becoming the Chancellor of the University of Calgary is the greatest honor of my life. In serving the students, alumni, staff, volunteers and facility of the university, and the city of Calgary, I will advocate for the values of safety, inclusivity and achievement, helping make our great university the best in Canada.
Chancellor, University of Calgary
Canadian Football Hall of Famer and community leader Jon Cornish was elected the 15th chancellor of the University of Calgary, effective July 1, 2022.
A well-known name in Calgary sports, Cornish spent nine years with the Calgary Stampeders, earning numerous accolades such as three-time Top Canadian Player, Most Outstanding Player, recipient of the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s Top Athlete, and two-time Grey Cup Champion. Since leaving the field, Cornish remains deeply invested in the community, working with various non-profits and charities such as the Alberta Children’s Hospital and The Calgary Foundation. He is also the founder of the Calgary Black Chambers, a non-profit that works to make Calgary the best place to live and work for BIPOC community.