Eyes on the prize

belinda-danielsTeacher and U of S sessional lecturer and alumna Belinda Daniels.

 

A University of Saskatchewan alumna and sessional lecturer has been shortlisted for one of the world’s top honours in the field of education.

Belinda Daniels (BEd’98, MEduc’05), a teacher of Cree and Indigenous Studies at Mount Royal Collegiate and a PhD student in the U of S interdisciplinary studies program, is included in the top 50 for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize. The final ten candidates will be announced in February, and the winner chosen in March at a special ceremony in Dubai.

The only Canadian to make the short list, Daniels believes in the strong connection between language and identity, seeking to create pride and self-esteem in her Cree students by teaching their history, traditional knowledge of the land, and proficiency in their language and texts.

See more at Global Saskatoon.

Happy holidays to our U of S alumni

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A message from Peter Stoicheff, President.


As we head into the holiday season, I want to take a moment to wish our family of 147,000 alumni happy holidays and all the best in 2016. I know 2016 is going to be a great year for our university as we continue to take our well-earned place among the best.

I look forward to opportunities to meet with our alumni in the new year, and hope you will watch beyond the bowl for more information on the 2016 president’s tour.

Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season spent with your loved ones.

Peter Stoicheff, President