Just last month RBC (Royal Bank Canada) announced a $500,000 donation to Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation to support First Nation youth mental health. This will allow for the implementation of remote presence technology that will enable young people to access care from their own homes.
The University of Saskatchewan is holding a welcome reception for the incoming Vice-Provost of Indigenous Engagement, Jacqueline Ottmann. This event will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. All are welcome.
The University of Saskatchewan Aboriginal Students’ Centre is presenting a screening of: “Birth of a Family”. This event will take place on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 starting with a reception at 6:00 pm at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student’s Centre with the film following at 7:00 pm at the Neatby Timlin Theatre (Arts 241). All are welcome to attend this event.
The University of Saskatchewan, College of Education, Department of Education Foundations is hosting, “Canada 150…More Or Less”. This conference will be held on Saturday, October 14 from 8:45 to 4:00 pm at the various location in the Education Building, University of Saskatchewan.
As part of the University of Saskatchewan’s Canada 150 Book Series the book launch of: “The Mighty Hughes: From Prairie Lawyer to Western Canada’s Moral Compass” will take place on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Dentons LLP Student Lounge, College of Law, 15 Campus Drive at 4:30 – 6:00 pm.
University of Saskatchewan professor emeritus of history Jim Miller is discussing his latest book; “Residential Schools and Reconciliation: Canada Confronts Its History”. This event takes place Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Convocation Hall, University of Saskatchewan from 4:30-6:00 pm.
Actor Adam Beach, will be presenting the University of Saskatchewan, College of Arts and Science, Gail Appel Lectureship in Literature and Fine Arts on Friday October 2, 2017. Beach will present Breaking Character: The Life and Art of Adam Beach at 2:30 pm in the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre and Rewriting the Hollywood Indian at 7 pm in Convocation Hall in the Peter MacKinnon Building. Both events are free and open to the public.
The University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine and the RUH Foundation will be making an announcement regarding the appointment of a, Cameco Chair In Indigenous Health. This announcement will take place 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the White Buffalo Youth Lodge located at 602 – 20th St. West, Saskatoon, SK.
The University of Saskatchewan Library Visiting Lecturer program is presenting Raymond Frogner, Director of Archives, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, University of Manitoba. His topic is, Red Jenkinson: The Indigenous Influence on Modern Archival Practice. This event takes place Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre, University of Saskatchewan Campus.
University of Saskatchewan lecturer Real Carriere, who appeared on a recent edition of CBC Radio’s “The Current” says Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan government gets a DNS (Did Not Start) or below fail grade. He also said that, “Indigenous people are still struggling against the forces of colonization”.