U of S president to speak at Aboriginal student awards ceremony

SASKATOON - Media are invited to attend the University of Saskatchewan's (U of S) Aboriginal student achievement awards ceremony. These prestigious awards will be presented to 39 students from 12 colleges and three student groups.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 3-4:30 pm
Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre
5 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan

Awards will be presented to Aboriginal students who have either excelled in their studies, undertaken unique or compelling research, made significant contributions to the community, or demonstrated exemplary leadership. Award recipients are invited to the ceremony to receive a certificate and an eagle feather pin.


3:05 pm: Welcoming remarks from Candace Wasacase-Lafferty, U of S director of Aboriginal initiatives

3:08 pm: Welcoming drum song performed by Bob Badger, U of S cultural co-ordinator

3:11 pm: Student address by Feather Pewapisconias-McKee, president of the U of S Indigenous Students' Council, and Dana Carriere, Aboriginal liaison of the U of S Graduate Students' Association and chair of the U of S Indigenous Graduate Students' Council

3:15 pm: Keynote address by Peter Stoicheff, U of S president and vice-chancellor

3:25 pm: Presentation of awards

4:25 pm: Group photo

4:30 pm: Reception with photo booth


For more information, contact:

Meghan Sired
Communications Co-ordinator
University of Saskatchewan
306-966-6068 (office)
306-381-7992 (cell)

James Shewaga
Media Relations Specialist
University of Saskatchewan
306-966-1851 (office)


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