USSU Young Alumni Excellence Award

Stavros_StavrouCongratulations to Stavros Stavrou (BSc'10, MSc'12), the 2014 USSU Young Alumni Excellence Award recipient.

Stavrou obtained his bachelors and master of science degrees in mathematics from the U of S, Stavrou is now working toward a master of education degree in hopes of earning a university faculty position.

As the science outreach leader for PotashCorp’s Kameskenow program and for the College of Arts and Science’s outreach office, he helps deliver fun and engaging math and science activities. His job is to keep students at Saskatoon community schools on task and focused, which can require a fresh outlook on traditional teaching and an innovative approach to its delivery.

He is also the First Nations, Inuit and Métis math outreach coordinator for the Department of Mathematics at the U of S, teaching math in Saskatoon community schools that have a broad range of students.

With the help of Cree teacher Norma Bear (BEd’93), Stavrou is not just incorporating symbols and traditions into teaching. The pair is working together to incorporate Cree language into the math program at St. Frances School in Saskatoon. Their work was showcased at a First Nation’s Language Keepers Conference in 2013, and Stavrou was awarded a certificate for his work as a language keeper.

About the Award

The USSU Engaged Alumni Excellence Awards is for alumni that:

  • have graduated in the past 5 years,
  • are 35 years of age or younger,
  • are actively involved in the community, and
  • have maintained a strong connection with the University of Saskatchewan.

See the Terms of Reference for eligibility and criteria detail.

This award was established in 2010 through a partnership between the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Assocaition and the University of Saskatchewan Student's Union (USSU).

The recipient will be recognized at the annual USSU Excellence Awards ceremony.

Past Recipients

2012-13

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Congratulations to Shannon Lindsay (BComm'08, MPAcc'10), the 2013 recipient of the USSU Engaged Alumni Excellence Award!

As an undergraduate at the  Edwards School of Business, Shannon served the Edwards Business Students' Society as vice-president of charity for two years, where she set records for the society's charitable giving. She was co-founder of the college's support for Five Days for the Homeless and she convinced the college's namesake, Murray Edwards, to match student donations to the Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. She also served on the MPAcc student executive and participated in the inaugural MPAcc Gives Back event in support of reading and leadership in elementary schools.

Professionally, Shannon worked as a senior accountant at KPMG where she served on the charity and sustainability committees and received the KPMG CEO Community Excellence Award. She iscurrently manager of financial reporting and budgeting at Federated Co-operatives Limited.

Shannon participated in the MPAcc mentorship program and acted as a reviewer for undergraduates that help prepare tax returns for low income individuals. She is active with the Saskatoon Road Runners Association and volunteers with Just Tri It, The Princess Shop, the Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan and the Enactus U of S advisory board.

2011-12

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Congratulations to the 2011-12 winner, Bryan McCrea, BComm '09.

Bryan is co-founder and CEO of 3twenty Solutions, an innovative Saskatoon-based company that builds modular camps and offices for the mining, oil and gas and industrial sectors. Bryan appeared  on CBC’s hit TV show Dragons’ Den where 3twenty successfully slayed the dragons, gaining W. Brett Wilson as an investor.

Bryan is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan’s Edward School of Business and a recent Certified Management Accountant. He plays a leading role in developing Saskatchewan’s young business community and is committed to building the “new Saskatchewan” through entrepreneurship. Bryan was named the North Saskatoon Business Association’s Member of the Year in 2010, and currently sits on their Board of Directors.

Bryan is an avid whitewater kayaker and loves to backpack on a budget with his fiancé Carmen, who is a high school teacher. Bryan and Carmen are both proud to be born and raised in Saskatoon and look forward to building their careers, businesses and family here.


2010-11 Brea Lowenberger (BA'09)