Donors’ generosity makes a world of difference

Travis Avery travelled to Iceland as part of his law studies thanks to donor support.

Travis Avery travelled to Iceland as part of his law studies thanks to donor support.

“[Studying law] is about making a valuable contribution to society… the pursuit of the law is both an honour and an obligation,” says Travis Avery, a recent graduate of the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law. “It’s about providing an expert opinion on a complex legal matter so someone can make an informed decision or standing up for someone who has been wronged.” Travis credits a scholarship with helping ease the financial burdens of post-secondary education, allowing him to make the most of his time in school. “The scholarship provided me with peace of mind and the ability to focus my entire effort on my studies.”

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University of Saskatchewan Honours Vera Pezer on National Philanthropy Day

Vera Pezer

Chancellor Emerita Vera Pezer is a recipient of the 2014 Honoured Supporter Award as part of National Philanthropy Day

November 14 is National Philanthropy Day in North America, a day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – have made to our lives, our communities and our world. On this special day, the U of S is proud to honour Chancellor Emerita Vera Pezer.

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