The College of Engineering receives $3.5 million from SaskPower

Photo: Grant Ring, Vice-President, Business Development, SaskPower

The Honourable Rob Norris, Minister responsible for SaskPower, announced on March 13, 2012 that SaskPower will provide $3.5 million to the University of Saskatchewan for a new faculty chair position in the College of Engineering.

The donation will support the power systems engineering field within the university’s existing electrical engineering program, which is the primary source of graduate electrical engineers for SaskPower. The expanded partnership will enable SaskPower to work with the university to ensure the curriculum aligns with SaskPower’s future needs. It will also help to attract more students into the power systems engineering field and advance research in power systems engineering.

“As the province continues to prosper, we need to invest in new technology to ensure we have a sustainable supply of electricity to power future growth,” said Norris. “We also need to invest in the education of our future workforce to make sure we have the skills and expertise to support the changing needs of the power industry.”