The year 2020 will be remembered as the year of the pandemic, but for President Peter Stoicheff it was also the year the University of Saskatchewan (USask) passed one of the most critical tests in its storied 113-year history.
Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.
From being gifted an Inuit drum in the Arctic to stopping his boat deep in the jungle to hear—and later be given—a flute-type instrument from isolated Indigenous villagers along the Amazon River, Dr. David Kaplan (PhD) collected exotic instruments from all over the world.
World-renowned economist, sustainability leader, and author Dr. Jeffrey Sachs (PhD) will address the University of Saskatchewan (USask) 2021 People Around the World (PAW) conference focused on the United Nations’ (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The January 8 edition of On Campus News is now available in PDF format on the University of Saskatchewan (USask) news website.
A reminder that university buildings on campus will be closed from Dec. 19 to Jan. 4 with all university buildings remaining closed with only limited access to faculty, staff and students with approved access when regular activities resume on Jan. 4.
On the fifth anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report, it is important to reflect on the necessary steps the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has taken to address the Calls to Action that were released in June, 2015. Equally important, if not more, is acknowledging the work that still needs to be done.