One Day for Students celebrates giving on U of S campus

SASKATOON - The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is holding its fifth annual One Day for Students campaign on Wednesday March 14, when we celebrate giving on campus and invite the university community, alumni, donors and friends to make a special donation to enhance the U of S experience for students.

The day will include a philanthropy-themed art installation and a keynote address by alumna Shaina Lynden (BSc’05), co-owner of RYDE YXE Cycle Studio and member of the Yellow Quill First Nation.

In honour of their giving over the past 50 years, Professor Emeritus Kay Nasser and his wife Dora are matching every dollar donated to the Nasser Family Emergency Student Trust on March 14.

Members of the media are invited to attend the keynote address, which along with Lynden will include Debra Pozega Osburn (vice-president of University Relations), and a number of student leaders influenced by the One Day for Students campaign. Presenters will be available for interviews with media before the event.


Wednesday March 14
2:30–3:30 pm
One Day for Students Keynote Event
Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre
5 Campus Drive 
University of Saskatchewan


The Nasser Family Emergency Student Trust was established by the Nasser’s to support students who experience unforeseeable or unique financial hardships and allow them to continue their studies at the U of S. These include flights home for funerals and other family emergencies, delays in or a sudden loss of funding, unexpected increases in rent and other household expenditures and personal medical emergencies.

More information on the fundraising campaign is available here.



For more information, contact:

Jennifer Thoma
Media Relations Specialist
University of Saskatchewan

Leslie-Ann Schlosser
Communications Specialist
University of Saskatchewan