Appel & Hopkins named to Board of Governors
Gail Appel and Nancy Hopkins, both graduates of the University of Saskatchewan, have been appointed to three-year terms on the Board of Governors.
Appel, who earned a BA in 1966 and went on to graduate with a degree in social work from the University of Manitoba, is a professional artist as well as being active in the philanthropic community in support of the arts. With her husband Mark, Appel has endowed a program to help U of S students travel abroad, and she also established the Gail Appel Lecture Series in Literature and Fine Arts which brings to campus distinguished literary, visual, musical and performing artists.
The Mark and Gail Appel Program in Holocaust and Antiracism Education has been set up at The Centre for Jewish Studies and The Canadian Centre for German and European Studies at York University. Her experience serving on boards includes the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Upper Canada College Foundation and the Royal Winter Fair Garden Committee. She was also founding chair of the C.M. Hincks Institute for Education and Research that provides community-based children’s mental health services in Toronto.
Hopkins, a Queen’s Counsel and partner in the firm of McDougall Gauley in Saskatoon, earned both a B.Comm. and a degree in law from the U of S. She currently serves on the boards of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, Cameco Corporation, Saskatoon Airport Authority, Growthworks (WV) Canadian Fund Inc. and Growthworks (WV) Opportunity Fund. Hopkins also chairs the Saskatchewan Government Insurance Board, is past president of both the Saskatchewan Legal Education Society and past chair of the Saskatchewan Police Commission.
According to the Canadian Legal ‘Lexpert’ Directory, Hopkins is a leading practitioner in the fields of corporate and commercial law and taxation. She shared her expertise at the College of Law where she taught wills and corporate planning as a sessional lecturer.
Both Appel and Hopkins are government appointees to the board and fill vacancies left by former chair Gordon Thiessen and Sylvia Fedoruk, who served as University Chancellor from 1986-89.