College Welcomes New Huff Chair

Dr. Sean Maw, a new associate professor in the College of Engineering accepts a toolkit from Rebecca Huff, the daughter of the late Professor Jerry G. Huff, namesake of the Huff Chair in Innovative Teaching

Dr. Sean Maw, a new associate professor in the College of Engineering accepts a tool kit from Rebecca Huff, the daughter of the late Professor Jerry G. Huff, namesake of the Huff Chair in Innovative Teaching

On September 5, 2014, as new associate professor Sean Maw was welcomed into the role of Jerry G. Huff Chair in Innovative Teaching at the College of Engineering, the work and values of another teacher were remembered.

A consummate teacher, the late Jerry Huff cared about his students and devoted much of his time to supporting their success. That was the key that unlocked and opened the door in 1979 for a young student named Don Listwin who, in his fourth year of engineering at the college, was still searching for a clear direction.

Years later, older and extraordinarily successful as an electrical engineer and executive in California’s Silicon Valley, Listwin funded the chair named for his former professor. He joined Maw and Jerry Huff’s wife and daughter, Beverley and Rebecca Huff, as well as Dean of Engineering Georges Kipouros and many friends and colleagues, at the college on Friday to celebrate and mark the occasion.

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TD Bank of Canada donates $500,000 to University of Saskatchewan’s Indigenous Land Management Institute

U of S Interim President Gordon Barnhart (left) and TD Bank CEO Bharat Masrani shake hands after TD Bank pleged $500,000 to support the Indigenous Land Management Institute (ILMI) at the University of Saskatchewan

U of S Interim President Gordon Barnhart (left) and TD Bank CEO Bharat Masrani shake hands after TD Bank pledged $500,000 to support the Indigenous Land Management Institute (ILMI) at the University of Saskatchewan

TD Bank of Canada is investing in the future of the Indigenous Land Management Institute (IMLI)with a $500,000 gift to University of Saskatchewan (U of S) in support of education, scholarships and research in the area of indigenous economic development.

This gift will support the work of the ILMI with half of the funding going directly toward internships that support student work and research in Saskatchewan.

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Annual appeal boosts support for students

Donations to the Annual Campaign for Students benefit students in a variety of disciplines across campus

Donations to the Annual Campaign for Students benefit students in a variety of disciplines across campus

September marks the beginning of another school year at the University of Saskatchewan, as well as the yearly start of the broadest alumni-focused fundraising appeal – the Annual Campaign for Students. Today, the 2014-15 campaign officially launches with the goal to raise over $1.2 million for students through scholarship and bursary support.

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New exhibit features the many aspects of Courtney Milne’s work

This image is one of over 500,000 gifted to the U of S in the Milne Archive donated by Milne's widow Sherrill Miller

This image is one of over 500,000 gifted to the U of S in the Milne Archive donated by Milne’s widow Sherrill Miller

In December of 2012 the University of Saskatchewan received a very generous gift from Sherrill Miller, the widow of renowned photographer and artist Courtney Milne. The Milne Archive consists of over 500,000 original images, 2.9 metres of textual records as well as audio, other visual media and Milne’s reference library. “It’s a very extensive and very comprehensive collection” says Chery Avery, an archivist with University Archives and Special Collections.

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