December 18, 2015 1:58 pm

Rob Norris resigning as MLA, taking position at U of S

Saskatoon – Greystone MLA Rob Norris is resigning his seat to take a position with the University of Saskatchewan.

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SASKATOON – A Saskatchewan Party MLA is resigning his seat at the end of December to return to the University of Saskatchewan (U of S). Rob Norris, who represents the Saskatoon – Greystone riding, will be a senior strategist for partnerships at the university.

In his new role, Norris will initiate and manage new strategic research partnerships at the local, national and international level.

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“I have been honored to serve my constituents for the past eight years and I am delighted to be returning to the U of S, particularly at this time when the university is undergoing an exciting renewal and is helping to address global challenges as a member of Canada’s top 15 research-intensive universities,” said Norris.

Norris had taken an unpaid political leave of absence from the university when he was first elected in 2007.

Among his roles during his time in office, Norris served as minister of advanced education, employment and immigration, and the minister responsible for SaskPower. He also served as legislative secretary for First Nations and Métis Engagement and legislative secretary for international trade and education.

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Norris had previously announced he would not be seeking re-election in 2016 and has not been in cabinet for over a year.

His last day as a member of the legislative assembly is Dec. 31.

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