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Kevin Fenwick LLB Executive-in-Residence, U of R

Executive-in-residence, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Areas of Interest

  • Working with and learning from Indigenous cultures
  • Public engagement in government
  • Collaborative and interest-based problem-solving
  • Innovation in government processes and programs

Kevin Fenwick served as the Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General (2013-2017) and as Ombudsman (2004-2013).  In the latter role, he worked with staff to resolve and investigate complaints from the public against provincial government departments, boards, commissions and agencies. During his time as Ombudsman, Kevin also served as Saskatchewan's first Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner and, for a period of months, was also the Acting Advocate for Children and Youth.

A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, Kevin practiced law for fifteen years before joining the Dispute Resolution Office and the Mediation Services branch of Saskatchewan Justice as a Staff Mediator and Dispute Resolution Consultant. Kevin was designated as Queen’s Counsel for the Province of Saskatchewan in 2005.

Kevin has facilitated and mediated in a wide range of areas including family, civil/commercial, victim/offender, workplace, collective bargaining and grievances. In addition to training others in conflict resolution, his mediation and facilitation practice concentrated on large-scale and multi-party facilitation, strategic planning, and effecting change in organizations. A significant portion of Kevin’s work has been with Indigenous groups.