University of Saskatchewan President Ilene Busch-Vishniac
Message From the President:
I always look forward to meeting our alumni, donors and partners because that is my opportunity to hear about your passions and your convictions and how those align with the university’s vision. It’s your continued belief in the benefits of education and research, and your generous support of students that strengthens not only the University of Saskatchewan, but also our province, country and world. Our university community truly values your support — thank you!
University of Saskatchewan President Ilene Busch-Vishniac speaks at the opening ceremony of the new Health Sciences building on May 8
University of Saskatchewan (U of S) President Ilene Busch-Vishniac and the Honourable Rob Norris, Minister of Advanced Education, spoke at a ceremony to officially open the new additions to the Health Sciences building, the largest capital building project in U of S history.
Members of the Worobetz family in front of the new Stephen and Michelene Worobetz Interprofessional Learning Commons
A Saskatchewan family with deep roots in the health care profession was recently honoured as significant donors to the Health Sciences Project.
The Dr. Stephen and Michelene Worobetz Foundation provided $250,000 to the Health Sciences project to create innovative new student space on the second floor of E-wing. The gift honours the memory of the couple, and acknowledges their professional contributions.
Members of the foundation’s board of directors, as well as several members of the Worobetz family, were on hand on April 30th to officially open the Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Michelene Worobetz Interprofessional Learning Commons. President Ilene Busch-Vishniac and VP Advancement and Community Engagement Heather Magotiaux also attended and recognized the impact the gift has made for student learning opportunities at the University of Saskatchewan.
The commons rooms provides an interactive environment for health science students to collaborate more effectively and take a team-centered, multidisciplinary approach to health education and research.
The Worobetz family has deep roots in Saskatchewan, many of them attending the U of S and pursuing careers in medicine, nursing, surgery, pharmacy, kinesiology, physiotherapy and medical engineering.
As the most prominent of Saskatchewan’s healthcare education institutions, the University of Saskatchewan hopes many students will take advantage of the new Prairie Healthcare Scholarship
University of Saskatchewan President Ilene Busch-Vishniac and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall were on hand Tuesday April 29th for announcement of the Prairie Healthcare Scholarship. Funded by the McIntyre Family Foundation, the scholarship is open to both graduate and undergraduate students in all three Prairie Provinces studying healthcare-related fields including, but not limited to, medicine, medical research, nursing, physiotherapy, social work, kinesiology and pharmacy. “Healthcare is very important to me, especially here on the prairies” says Eldon McIntyre, founder of the McIntyre Family Foundation. “Grades are important, but we are looking for applicants that have big dreams and the drive and determination to make a difference in the healthcare field.”