Generosity of USask community fuels Giving Day success

On Sept. 12, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) held its first Giving Day, in support of the Be What the World Needs Campaign.

Education was key to success for Swamy

An engineer by trade, his heritage is just as important to him

USask rolls out the welcome mat for Homecoming

Headlined by the Huskie football Homecoming game Friday, Sept. 8, Homecoming at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is an opportunity to reminisce and reconnect with campus life.

Newest USask Schulich leaders demonstrate determination and leadership

Rory April and Talia Iwanchysko have been named the University of Saskatchewan (USask) 2023 recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leadership Scholarship.

Six outstanding USask alumni honoured with Achievement Awards 

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) announces the 2023 winners of the Alumni Achievement Awards, one of the university’s highest honours.

USask, the University of the South Pacific (USP) explore partnerships

Dr. Pal Ahluwalia (PhD) is a University of Saskatchewan graduate who now serves as USP’s vice-chancellor and president

USask PhD student creates bursary for single parent students

USask College of Arts and Science graduate Kate Loseth (BA’18, MPP’22) wants to help single parents experiencing financial challenges in university

Being two-spirit a holistic, all-encompassing identity for Métis student/staff member at USask

Jocelyn Ormerod is a proud two-spirit Métis woman. She is an alumna of the College of Arts and Science (BA Honours in Indigenous Studies) and holds a certificate in Indigenous Governance and Politics.

Mental health support enhanced on campus

Gitzel family donates $1 million to create mental health fund for USask students

Students topped Fox’s focus while on campus

Lennard Fox Memorial Award honours legacy of student support

2023 Wall of Honour

The College of Education was pleased to recognize the following alumni for their accomplishments and dedication to the profession during the Pinning Ceremony on April 3.

“A shared responsibility and purpose”

Northern community honours the graduates of the University of Saskatchewan (USask) Cree Teacher Education Program.

Granddaughter becomes nurse to honour late grandmother’s memory

Taylor Cleveland goes to work every day as a registered nurse hoping to make her late grandmother and USask alumna Carol Cleveland proud.

College of Arts and Science alumni nominated for YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

Awards recognize inspirational leadership and extraordinary contributions by women in Saskatoon

College of Arts and Science alumni win Sask Book Awards

Top prize went to history graduate for her debut book

USask celebrates the grand opening of the Jane and Ron Graham Centre for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Located in the College of Education, the centre was established thanks to a $2-million donation from University of Saskatchewan (USask) alumni Jane (BEd’62, DCL’22) and Ron (BE’62, DCL’13) Graham.

Two USask alumni awarded prestigious McCall MacBain scholarship

Thanks to a landmark $200 million gift in 2019 by John and Marcy McCall MacBain, University of Saskatchewan (USask) graduates Julia Morelli (BA’23) and Minh Au (BE/BSc’23) will be pursuing fully funded master’s degrees worth $100,000 each at McGill University, while participating in mentorship, coaching, and a leadership development program.

USask embarks on largest campaign in Saskatchewan history

Ambitious goal of $500 million will be reached with support and generosity of community

23-year-old father from Gjoa Haven called to the Nunavut bar

James Takkiruq (JD'21) graduated with 21 others from the USask Nunavut Law Program

People of USask: Connie Gerwing

Connie Gerwing (BEd’78, MEd’81) is a believer in lifelong education. During her first time as a student at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), she earned her bachelor and master of education degrees. She taught for a few years and then created a career at Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly SIAST) as an education counsellor, where she supported students in their education journeys and taught a few classes. Now in retirement, Gerwing has returned to USask, both as a student and as a donor. This spring, Gerwing will graduate with a bachelor of arts degree majoring in history.

People of USask: Dr. Asit Sarkar

Dr. Asit Sarkar’s passion for the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has grown over the years. He retired after 37 years of service in the Edwards School of Business as a professor, department head, associate dean, and acting dean.

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.