Tom Molloy is a respected negotiator, lawyer, strategic advisor on Indigenous issues, and author from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Mr. Molloy has a Bachelor of Arts from St. Thomas More College and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan, practicing primarily in the areas of Indigenous and business law. He served as Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan from 2001 to 2007.
In the past four decades, Mr. Molloy has negotiated numerous agreements and treaty settlements with Indigenous Peoples that have changed the face of the country. Most notably, Mr. Molloy was the Chief Negotiator for the Government of Canada in negotiations with the Inuit of Nunavut in the Nunavut Land Claim Agreement, which led to the creation of the Territory of Nunavut in 1999.
As Chief Negotiator for the Government of Canada, Mr. Molloy played an active role in the design and implementation of the British Columbia Treaty Process. He led the team that negotiated the Nisga’a Final Agreement, the first modern-day treaty in the history of British Columbia, and he resolved the Inuit of Northern Quebec’s offshore claim in Nunavut, Newfoundland and Labrador.
For his work in his home community, Mr. Molloy has received many awards, including the City of Saskatoon Certificate of Distinguished Community Service, Rotary Golden Wheels Award for Excellence, Saskatoon B’nai Brith “Proud of You Award”, and the Head of the Public Service Award for Excellence in Service Delivery.
In addition to being an Officer of the Order of Canada, Mr. Molloy received the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and is a Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Saskatchewan.