Board Member Appointments

Feb 25, 2022

Tom Schonhoffer, Q.C., Chair of the Foundation, is pleased to announce the following changes in the Board’s membership effective February 2, 2022.

The term for Merlis Belsher, Q.C., FCPA, FCA, LLD. (Hon) has expired and he will be replaced by Paul S. Jaspar, SVM, FCPA, FCA. At the same time, the term of Trevor Forrest, B. Comm has been extended for a further three years. Both are appointed by the Minister of Justice.

Mr. Schonhoffer thanked Merlis for his longstanding service on the Board and his significant contribution as our Treasurer. The combination of legal and accounting skills made his insight powerful.

Paul Jaspar is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 48 years of experience, 30 of which were as a partner/owner of an accounting firm with staff in excess of 30 professionals.  After selling his practice in 2011, he consulted to a multi-functional private corporation for a period of 4 years.

Paul was a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan for several years and has written and presented courses to various entities, including the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, National Research Council in Ottawa, and Saskatchewan Real Estate Association, to name a few.

Paul is very active in the Saskatoon community and has served on numerous committees and boards.  He is currently a member of the Saskatchewan Pension Plan, Saskatoon Municipal Review Commission, 1989 Jeux Canada Games Foundation and the SaskTel Centre Corporation.

In 2018 Paul was awarded the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal by the Province of Saskatchewan.

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