Interdisciplinary health science research space officially launched

University of Saskatchewan President Ilene Busch-Vishniac (centre) and VicepPResident of Advancement and Community Engagement pose with members of the Stephen and Michelene Worobetz Foundation in front of the new Stephen and Michelene Worobetz Interprofessional Learning Commons

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.