Senate Election Results Are In

From May 11 through June 22, 2009, elections for several University of Saskatchewan Senate seats were conducted, and the results are in.

District 1 – David Hickie, Estevan, SK
District 5 – Barbara Sanderson, Rosetown, SK
District 6 – Sandra Fisher, Melville, SK
District 8 (no nominations were received)
District 10 – Johnny Walker, Pelican Narrows, SK
District 12 – Harvey Allyn, Blaine Lake, SK
District 13 – Nancy Poon, Saskatoon, SK
District 14 – Gordon Blackmore, Regina, SK
Elected Members at large
Kurt Breker, Saskatoon, SK
Judy Buzowetsky, Weyburn, SK
Stefania Fortugno, Saskatoon, SK
Bill Johnson, Saskatoon, SK
Amelia Lowe, Saskatoon, SK
Under the University Act, Senate is responsible for recommendations regarding the establishment or disestablishment of any college, school, or department; appointing examiners for and making bylaws respecting the conduct of examinations for professional societies; the granting of honorary degrees, and non-academic student discipline.
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U of S Welcomes Back Alumni at Honoured Years Reunion

On June 19 and 20, the University of Saskatchewan welcomes back over 225 former students during its annual Honoured Years Reunion.
Alumni from all colleges that graduated in 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, and all graduates from 1948 and earlier will gather from across Canada and the United States to connect with former classmates and visit a campus that, for some, has changed dramatically since they last stepped foot on it.
Planned activities include campus tours, lunch with graduates’ colleges, a visual history presentation, a tour of the new Learning Commons in the Murray Library, the chancellor’s banquet with host Chancellor Vera Pezer, and the President’s Luncheon with President Peter MacKinnon and U of S Alumni Association President Marianne Schneider.
The College of Arts and Science is also commemorating its 100th anniversary with an all-years reunion June 19-21, celebrating a century of great people.
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U of S Alumni Association Reveals New Board

The University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association elected its new Board of Directors for 2009-10 at its 93rd Annual General Meeting on June 4, 2009. Approximately 60 U of S alumni and guests attended the meeting and enjoyed a performance by the U of S Jazz Combo following the meeting.
Marianne Schneider (BSN’94, MBA’96), president of the U of S Alumni Association states, “It’s an honour and a privilege to represent our alumni as president of the Alumni Association. Thank you to Michael Clark, past president, and last year’s entire Board of Directors for laying a solid foundation for the association to build upon this coming year. I have a great board to work with and I look forward to accomplishing many exciting things this coming year.”
The University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association Board of Directors are:
One Year Term June 2009 to June 2010
President: Marianne Schneider, BSN’94; MBA’96
Past President: Michael Clark, BComm’95; LLB’96
President Elect: Bryan Harvey, BSA’60; MSc’61
Vice President: Jason Aebig, BA’99
Elect for Two Year Term – June 2009 to June 2011
Lenora Bells, BMusEd’77; MEd’06
Judy MacMillan, BSA’79
Beginning Second Two Year Term, June 2009 to June 2011
Sharon Laflamme, BEd’91
Finishing Two Year Term, June 2008 to June 2010
Pauline Melis, BA’77; MA’82
Iain MacLean, BA’62; BEd’63
Elect for One Year Term, 2009 to 2010 to complete 4th year member at large.
John Shanks, BComm’70
U of S President Peter MacKinnon, Q.C., BA (DAL)’69; LLB (Queens)’72; LLM’76
USSU General Manager Caroline Cottrell, BEd’73
Executive Director Melana Soroka, BA ‘84
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