People of USask: Matt Petrow
Matt Petrow (BComm’10, MPAcc’12) is the chief financial officer at Coconut Software in Saskatoon. It’s a business that provides customer engagement software, mainly appointment scheduling and video banking solutions for financial institutions.
People of USask: Naheda Sahtout
Naheda Sahtout (GPSC'17, PhD'21) is a proud USask alumna working as a policy analyst at Natural Resources Canada.
People of USask: Lori Delorme
Lori Delorme is an Indigenous Student Success Lead at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre. She celebrated 25 years working for the University of Saskatchewan (USask) in 2022.
People of USask: Bruce Sinclair
Bruce Sinclair (BEd’92), a University of Saskatchewan Métis drama professor, is Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence for 2023 at the University Library. He is a Métis theatre artist, teacher, student of the nehiyawewin (Cree) and Michif languages, and teaches drama at USask to SUNTEP\ITEP\ISAP students. We asked him a few questions about the importance of words and writing.
Fund to cement hockey team’s legacy
Success on the ice to come from success off the ice through new initiative
People of USask: Dr. Zita Seshie
Dr. Zita Seshie (PhD’19) has always had a passion for education. As a young girl in Ghana (West Africa), she was taught about the importance of a love for learning. Her mother was uneducated but had a passion to ensure her children received the best education possible. Dr. Seshie’s upbringing is what continues to inspire her to pursue a life of learning and to conduct research in social justice of the right for girls to receive an education in Africa.
People of USask: Karina Lenko
Karina Lenko (BSA’22) grew up in Calgary, hearing stories about the University of Saskatchewan (USask) campus from her mother. She is a third generation USask graduate after her mother, Brenda Kurtz Lenko (BE’86), and her grandfather, Victor Lenko (BSPh’60, BA’70).
People of USask: Fred and Judy Short
Fred (BEd’65) and Judy (BEd’65) are retired teachers living in Regina who found love on campus.
People of USask: Kacia Whilby
Kacia Whilby (MEd’22) moved from Jamaica to Saskatoon to attend the University of Saskatchewan and now works on the USask campus.
Success of Nunavut Law Program will leave lasting legacy, says dean
Nuka Olsen-Hakongak among graduates now practicing in home communities
Finding love in the library
Couple grateful for their USask education for more than a degree
A move in the right direction
Taking a risk leads to a new life in a new world
People of USask: Nat Banting
Nat Banting (BEd’10, BSc’10) is a Saskatoon-based educator that teaches mathematics full-time in with Saskatoon Public Schools and works as a mathematics education lecturer for the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and St. Francis Xavier University.
People of USask: Alana Pancyr
Alana Pancyr (BFA’13) is an artist and actress living in Toronto. As a multimedia artist, she has created digital works and pieces using the mediums acrylic and oil paint. Since her time as a student at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), Pancyr has acted in many on-stage and on-screen productions, such as The Handmaid’s Tale and Murdoch Mysteries.
People of USask: Jessie Buydens
Jessie Buydens (BA’00, BA’03, LLB’06, LLM’08) has always taken the opportunity that was presented to her and worked hard to have the best possible outcome.
People of USask: Deborah and Verla Chatsis
“My parents really valued education and really supported us to go to university. Deborah received so much through her education at USask and I think she really wanted to make sure others had the opportunity to achieve their university education opportunities and goals.”- Verla Chatsis (BA’84, BSP’85)
Never far from home
USask alumna travelled the world in the foreign service, but will always be remembered at USask through scholarship
USask’s Calgary hub hosts national campaign launch
Terry Fox Foundation raising funds for cancer research
People of USask: Mays Al-Dulaymi
Mays Al-Dulaymi (PhD’18) obtained her Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from Al-Zaytoonah University in Jordan before coming to USask to pursue her master’s degree.
USask celebrates Future 40 winners
Two USask alumni were among the winners announced at this year’s CBC Saskatchewan’s Future 40 awards.
People of USask: Bryan McCrea and Evan Willoughby
Bryan McCrea (BComm’09) and Evan Willoughby (BE’10) met at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and quickly evolved from business partners to friends.
People of USask: Christine Marie
Christine Marie (BEd’10) is a proud SUNTEP and University of Saskatchewan (USask) alumna. She embraces her Métis and Filipino ancestry in all her roles, as a teacher, entrepreneur and mother to two boys.
Memorial award commemorates USask graduate’s passion for linguistics, art
Claire Mueller's family has established an award to financially support undergraduate students enrolled in linguistics and studio art
People of USask: Dr. Cody Creelman
Dr. Cody Creelman (DVM’11) is a veterinarian, CEO, and digital storyteller based in Alberta.
Ron and Jane Graham receive U SPORTS alumni award
The University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) most generous alumni, Ron and Jane Graham, have been named recipients of the 2022 Mitchell Family Award for the U SPORTS Alumni of the Year.
People of USask: T.J. Warren
T.J. Warren (BEd’19, MEd’20) is a high school teacher (Indigenous Studies, Art and English) in Big River First Nation in northwestern Saskatchewan. He’s originally from Red Mesa, AZ, and is a proud member of the Diné Nation.
People of USask: Zoey Roy
Zoey Roy (BEd’17, MPP’21) is an artist, activator and auntie. She has inspired many since graduating twice from the University of Saskatchewan.
'It was like going to paradise' former Huskie remembers hockey at Rutherford Rink
A piece of hockey history in Saskatoon is coming down after more than 90 years of existence.
Gordon and Amal Humanitarian Club recognized on National Philanthropy Day
Two outstanding nominees from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are honoured as part of National Philanthropy Day celebrations on Nov. 17.
People of USask: WO Sean Mihalcheon
A strong passion for history, an affinity to serve his country, and a strong devotion to justice inspired WO Sean Mihalcheon (JD’19) to join the Canadian Forces and become a barrister and solicitor.
People of USask: Capt. Sheldon Maerz
A passion for history, a love for Canada, and wanting to be a part of something greater than himself is what inspired Capt. Sheldon Maerz (BSA’86) to join the Canadian Forces.
Game on for Huskies
Peterson leads the parade of Huskie supporters for Hardy Cup
People of USask: The Honourable Lynda Haverstock
Since her time as an undergrad student at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), the Honourable Dr. Lynda Haverstock (BEd’72, MEd’77, PhD’85) has been a trailblazer in several fields and an inspiration to many. She now celebrates the distinction of being a 2022 Golden Grad.
Designing high performance running shoes great fit for U of Sask. engineering grad
Gillian Pinder (BE'17) combining love of sports with passion for engineering
A lifetime of giving
Houstons’ USask memory cemented by legacy gift
Embracing culture and science
How alumna Cree Autumn Sunrise Longjohn (BSCRRM'19) incorporates her heritage into her scientific work.
Henry Kloppenburg remembered
The University of Saskatchewan has lost a close friend in the recent passing of prominent Saskatoon lawyer and philanthropist Henry Kloppenburg (BA’65, LLB’68).
Distinguished professor Rosenberg recognized with Saskatchewan Order of Merit
Dr. Alan Rosenberg (MD’74) has been presented with significant accolades on provincial and university levels, recognizing decades of patient care, research, teaching, and outstanding achievements.
Alumni Achievement Award nominations
Nominations are being accepted now.
USask researcher targets pain relief from diabetic neuropathy
Diabetes affects about three million Canadians, with the prevalence increasing yearly. About half of those living with diabetes experience nerve pain and sensory issues—called diabetic neuropathy—ranging from mildly uncomfortable to severely debilitating.
USask researchers working to prevent honeybee loss among blueberry pollinators
A student from Ukraine is working with the University of Saskatchewan to get a better understanding of honey bees and why blueberry crops pose a key question.
USask-led research team aims to develop vaccines for prion diseases
Even Dr. Scott Napper (BSc'94, PhD'99) uses words such as scary when describing the focus of his research—a group of diseases caused when otherwise innocuous proteins go rogue, creating conditions that are always fatal and currently untreatable.
Orano Canada donation will improve access for Indigenous STEM students at USask
The $60,000 gift will support new Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways programming
Canadian Veterinary Influencers: Dr. Daniel French
This respected veterinarian has been caring for the resident horses and visiting equine athletes at Spruce Meadow for over three decades.
The taste, and toast, of the prairies
Locally produced beer has relied on science from USask to become a staple for beer drinkers across Western Canada
Return of the pack: USask Homecoming
Headlined by the Huskie football Homecoming game on Friday Sept. 9, Homecoming at USask is an opportunity to reminisce and reconnect with campus life.
Saskatchewan doctor takes lead at Canadian Medical Association
Two weeks into school at the U of S, Dr. Alika Lafontaine (MD'06) nearly quit. Now, he's the voice of Canada's physicians.
Research finds insecticides impair a bee’s ability to move in a straight line
Research conducted by former University of Saskatchewan (USask) doctoral student Dr. Rachel Parkinson (BSc'15, PhD'19) under the supervision of Dr. Jack Gray (PhD), professor of biology in the College of Arts and Science, has shown that even at sublethal quantities, insecticides impair a honeybee’s ability to move in a straight line.