Jerry Grandey, Cameco President and CEO, in the new Cameco Plaza.
Photo by Liam Richards
A major donation to the University’s Thinking the World of Our Future Campaign received an official thank-you Sept. 23 when Cameco Plaza was dedicated between the Administration and Kinesiology Buildings.
Featuring a town-hall style clock, the plaza recognizes a $3 million gift made earlier this year by Cameco, the world’s largest low-cost uranium producer. Of that donation, $1.5 million went to aboriginal access programs in engineering and the sciences, $425,000 to aboriginal mentorship and support, $350,000 to the NSERC Prairie Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, $125,000 to the Venture Forward entrepreneurship competition, $100,000 to the Chair in Environmental Toxicology and $500,000 to help underwrite the costs of the capital campaign.
Speaking at the dedication, U of S President Peter MacKinnon said the plaza not only recognizes Cameco’s gift, but also its partnership with the University. Jerry Grandey, Cameco’s president and chief executive officer, said the company was proud to be able to enhance educational opportunities in this province.