Dr. David Edney gives back

For Dr. David Edney, learning and experience go hand in hand. Edney has contributed to enriching Saskatoon’s community by encouraging an exchange of culture and understanding. He practices an inclusive and influential way of living by sharing his passion with others.

Dr. David Edney, a committed member of our community.

Edney channels his talents and interests to serve others in the community. Edney has practiced yoga for over 35 years, and became an instructor in order to bring the practice to people who would not normally have access. Edney teaches yoga to inmates at the Saskatoon Provincial Correctional Centre and supplies funding to bring yoga to Indigenous communities. He believes the ancient practice shares philosophies with the traditional First Nations way of life and is partnering with the Saskatoon Tribal Council to train Indigenous people to become yoga teachers. Continue reading

Your support keeps students in the game

When he isn’t on the football field, you can find Jesse Gordon analyzing space missions, contemplating synchrotron physics, and experimenting with solar cells. At times, his academic and athletic schedule bleed into one another. He will study until the early hours of the morning in the library, grab a few hours of sleep, and return to campus to board the game bus with his teammates, off to another province to represent the U of S Huskies. “Despite the sacrifices, it has been worth it,” Jesse asserts.

Jesse Gordon, engineering physics student and former Huskie athlete. David Stobbe / stobbephoto.ca

Since he was 18 years old, Jesse knew with certainty these two things:

  1. He wanted to play football.
  2. He wanted to pursue a higher education.

When he was offered a spot on the Huskies football team, he was overjoyed. He recognized it would be difficult to balance a demanding athletic schedule while pursuing a degree in engineering physics, but his competitive nature and motto– that hard work pays off in the end–  had him moving forward at a fast and furious pace. Continue reading

Late Huskie’s legacy to live on in Merlis Belsher Place

Members of the Smuk and Ditlove families join together at the Inland Steel Products site in Saskatoon (photo by David Stobbe).

Hanging proudly above the ice in Rutherford Rink, a banner reads, “We all play the Cody Smuk way.”

It’s one of the many tributes to the late University of Saskatchewan Huskies men’s hockey player, who lost his battle with testicular cancer in 2015. As the Huskies play their final season in the arena, a local business is making sure that Smuk’s legacy lives on when the team begins a new chapter and moves into Merlis Belsher Place next year.

Inland Steel Products, a scrap metal recycling company servicing Saskatchewan, has contributed $150,000 to the Home Ice campaign to create Smuker’s Lounge in Merlis Belsher Place, a gathering spot for players, alumni and friends of Smuk’s to reminisce while cheering on the Huskies. Continue reading