Volume 12, Number 7 November 19, 2004

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Super Saturday program boosted

Pictured, from left, are: Glenn Johnstone, Saskatoon Tribal Council Tribal Chief; Krystyna Miedzybrodzka, NSERC's Director of the Bio-industries Research Partnerships Programs; Tribal Elder Edward Baldhead; and U of S NSERC Co-ordinator Chris Soteros.
Photo courtesy of Bill Gray, U of S DMT

The Saskatoon Tribal Council held its eighth annual Super Saturday Corporate Dinner Oct. 15.

The program, developed in the late-1990s in conjunction with the U of S, introduces Aboriginal students to the University.

It aims to build self-esteem and encourage healthy attitudes towards education among First Nations youth. About 720 First Nations children per year take part in campus-based activities which combine Western education with traditional First Nations knowledge.

Last year, the Super Saturday program won a $31,100 Promo Science Award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

For online information, see: www.sktc.sk.ca/supersat/index.htm


For more information, contact communications.office@usask.ca


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