U of S, Edwards hosts citizen symposium

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) invites members of the media to attend its Dean’s Speaker Symposium, a day-long series highlighting the theme of citizenship.

The event, part of the Edwards School of Business Centennial, features alumni and industry leaders including CBC Dragons Denstar Michele Romanow, 2017 Oslo Business for Peace Award Winner Murad Al-Katib, Indigenous educator and a advocate, Gabriele Scrimshaw, President and Founder of CSR Training Institute Wayne Dunn, and 2017 Red Cross Young Humanitarian of the Year Ainsley Robertson.

A feature of the symposium will be a lunch and learn on Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Call to Action #92 and its importance to business. Call to Action #92 asks the corporate sector and their leadership to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. The commission calls for meaningful consultation, long-term sustainable opportunities from economic development projects, as well as education and training for managers on the history of Indigenous people, intercultural competency, human rights andanti-racism.

Led by Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement Jacqueline Ottmann, the TRC panel will focus on how employers and employees can build stronger corporate―Indigenous engagements through thought-provoking insights from Gabrielle Scrimshaw, CeCe Baptiste, Kelly Lendsayand Craig Murray.

Friday,September 21, 2018
10 am
Physical Activity Complex
87 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
The centennial events will kick off this week with a golf tournament on Thursday, followed by the Dean’s Speaker Symposium on Friday. Over the weekend centennial participants will take part ina number ofevents including a Huskie football game, campus tours, the inaugural pinning ceremony, class reunions and an evening gala dinner.
“From humble beginnings as the first accounting school in Canada, we are excited to celebrate and recognize all that we have accomplished together over the past century,” said Keith Willoughby, dean of the Edwards School of Business. “More than 26,000 commerce alumni have left our classrooms armed with knowledge and practical experience to make a tremendous impact on our communities.”
Two of the school’s graduate programs will also be celebrating landmark anniversaries this fall. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program marks half a century, andthe Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) program marks a20-yearmilestone.
Speakers will be available throughout the day for interviews.


For more information, contact:

Natasha Katchuk
Communications Officer
Edwards School of Business
University of Saskatchewan 

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