As part of the U of S Canada 150 Project, the University of Saskatchewan is proud to recognize 10 remarkable members of the university community as U of S Canada 150 Citizens. These individuals have significantly contributed to Canada becoming a more diverse, inclusive and environmentally sustainable country.
The honourees were nominated by members of the public, and were selected for exemplifying the Canada 150 themes of diversity and inclusion, reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, environment and youth. Congratulations to the following alumni for their contributions to enriching Canada’s present and future:
CeCe Baptiste (BComm’04)
CeCe is passionate about community. A university employee, CeCe is also a dedicated volunteer serving on various provincial and non-profit boards. As a Cree woman, she is committed to advocating for Indigenous Peoples, and works hard to ensure Indigenous perspectives are represented at decision-making tables locally and provincially.
Angie Bugg (BE’85)
Angie is a passionate advocate for environmental stewardship and youth engagement. A graduate from the College of Engineering, she works for the Saskatchewan Environmental Society and educates children, businesses, and non-profits on the importance of energy conservation and waste prevention.
Max FineDay (BA’15)
Passionate about youth leadership development, theories of change-making, and First Nations community revitalization, Max is currently co-executive director of Canadian Roots Exchange, a national charity committed to building relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth.
Harry Lafond (MEDUC’89)
Harry is an advocate for Indigenous Peoples and the Cree language. He has a range of experience in politics and academics, and is currently the executive director of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner and serves as chair of the Board of Trustees First Nations Trust.
Naheda Sahtout (GPSC’17)
An award-winning graduate student in the Department of Chemistry, Naheda never lets anything stand in the way of accomplishing her goals. She has a deep commitment to helping others and spends countless hours volunteering in the community.