Saskatoon Events

Backpack to Briefcase Series

The USask Alumni family is here to give our students and young grads helpful tools to become the leaders the world needs. All events are held in Louis' Pub, include complimentary appetizers and beverages and are free to attend.

This year's speaker series:

The skill of interviewing: tips and tricks with Jantina Kowbel, Leejay Schmidt, Dana Carriere and Brock Egeto
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
5-6 pm

Money 101: financial literacy from A-Z with Chris Hengen-Braun
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
5-6 pm

Owning and growing your own business with Amy Kaban
Thursday, March 19, 2020
5-6 pm

Educated Tastes

You are invited to a special USask Alumni event at Picaro with owner Carmen Hamm (BA'11, MA'14).

Join alumni and friends to hear the story of Taste Restaurant Group which includes UNA Pizza and Wine, Picaro Cocktails & Tacos, Bar Gusto, and Cohen's Beer Republic.

 Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Picaro Cocktails & Tacos

7 pm | Doors open
7:30 pm | Fireside chat with Carmen Hamm
8 pm | Cocktail making session and socializing

$20 | one drink and appetizers 

SHIFT: Student and Young Alumni Conference

SHIFT is a one-day conference to help prepare College of Arts and Science undergraduate students, graduate students and recent alumni for life after graduation while building professional networks. The conference will feature a variety of speakers, career panels and networking opportunities to help attendees explore options they didn't even know they had.

 Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Marquis Hall and Louis' Loft, USask campus
2 pm - 7:30 pm

SHIFT is free for undergraduate students, graduate students and young alumni from the University of Saskatchewan's College of Arts and Science.

More information about the conference, including workshop descriptions and the speaker lineup, can be found on the SHIFT website.

Arts and Science Book Club: My Writing Life


Lands of Lost Borders by Kate Harris is the 2019/20 Arts and Science Book Club selection.

At the annual My Writing Life lecture at the University of Saskatchewan, Kate will discuss the events and experiences that shaped her life and career.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
7 pm - 8:45 pm
Convocation Hall, USask campus

Q&A and book signing to follow.

Free and open to the public.

Arts and Science Alumni of Influence Awards Ceremony

The Arts and Science Alumni of Influence Awards recognize and celebrate outstanding alumni, from the College of Arts and Science, whose remarkable achievements and contributions are having an impact on their fields, their community and the University of Saskatchewan.

Friday, March 27, 2020
5:30 pm - 9 pm
TCU Place, Saskatoon

For more information please see the Arts and Science website

Provincial Events

Prince Albert USask Alumni Pre-Game Party

Join your fellow University of Saskatchewan alumni, family and friends to cheer on the Prince Albert Raiders as they battle the Victoria Royals! Enjoy refreshments while connecting with fellow alumni at the pre-game party.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
5 - 6:30 pm Pre-game party
Ches Leach Lounge in the Art Houser Centre

7 pm Prince Albert Raiders vs. Victoria Royals
Art Houser Centre, Prince Albert, SK.

Pre-game party and game ticket package: includes taco in a bag, pizza and a game ticket. Once purchased, game tickets will be available for pick up at the pre-game party.

National Events

Edmonton USask Alumni Pre-Game Party with Huskie Basketball

Get in your green and white and join USask alumni and friends for refreshments and socializing. Then, cheer on the Huskies as they take on the U of A.

Saturday, February 8, 2020
3:30 - 5:30 pm Pre-game party
O'Byrne's Irish Pub, Edmonton, AB
Welcoming remarks from new Chief Athletics Officer Dave Hardy

 6 pm Women's Team USask Huskies vs. U of A Pandas
 8 pm Men's Team USask Huskies vs. U of A Golden Bears
Saville Community Sport Centre, Edmonton, AB

Pre-game party and game ticket package: Includes appetizers, an Original 16 or non-alcoholic beverage, and a game ticket. Once purchased, game tickets will be available for pick up at the pre-game party.