The U of S has received a significant investment to its Health Sciences building project, thanks to a generous $250,000 gift from the Dr. Stephen and Michelene Worobetz Foundation. The Health Sciences project is the largest capital building project in the history of the University of Saskatchewan, and is currently under construction, with an expected completion in 2015.
The donation will also support the Clinical Learning Resource Centre, a state of the art teaching and learning space that provides health sciences students with an immersive, directed, interprofessional education through simulated healthcare experiences in a truly multidisciplinary environment.
Four significant pieces of art have recently been installed in the Murray Library, part of a year-long effort to make the space more welcoming for the visitors of Aboriginal ancestry and to inspire reflection on the past and the future.
The artwork—two untitled pieces by Kevin Pee-Ace, a member of the Yellowquill First Nation, and two by Métis artist David Garneau entitled Red River 1870s (beaded map) and Centering (Buffalo Skull) — were officially unveiled Nov. 28 at an event in the library that included fiddling and an artist’s talk by Garneau. Library Dean Vicki Williamson said the purchases, made with undesignated donor funds, “were a long time in the making” but are an important part of the initiative to convey the sense of “a safe and welcoming space where people can grow their knowledge.”
Last year, over 5,600 donors raised more than $1.2 million through the Annual Campaign for Students to help our students in their pursuits. This generosity from donors, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends, helps our students succeed in a variety of ways. From supporting scholarships, to investing in state of the art classroom equipment and enhancing our library resources, University of Saskatchewan donors make a difference every day, and we truly value this incredible support.
Top students from around the world come to the University of Saskatchewan with aspirations of fulfilling their dreams. But they can’t do it alone. Support from generous donors, like you, allow them to forge ahead in their educational and career paths. All gifts—no matter the size—make a difference for our students, ensuring they have the very best resources, learning opportunities and support in order to excel in their education.
Generous donations from Merlis Belsher and firm McDougall Gauley LLP have established the Tom Gauley Prize in Common Law Studies with respective $25,000 gifts to the College of Law. The prize has been created to mark prominent Saskatoon lawyer Tom Gauley’s 90th birthday this past October and celebrate the many contributions he has made to the legal community in the province.
Tom graduated from the University of Saskatchewan and went on to form the firm of Francis Woods & Gauley in 1945, and then McDougall Gauley LLP in 1981. During his extensive career, he has become one of Saskatchewan’s most notable and respected lawyers. Tom helped establish the first Bar Admission Course for the Law Society of Saskatchewan, and later became president for the society. He also served on the province’s “Committee on the Constitution”, which advised on the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982. Most notably, he earned national honours when he has appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 2003. This past fall he also received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for “an outstanding commitment to the communities they call home and to the people in Saskatchewan.”