The University of Saskatchewan Giving Campaign Collects More Than $428 Million

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Over $428 million has been generated for the University of Saskatchewan’s $500 million giving campaign. The Be What the World Needs Campaign aims to raise funds for student funding, research, scholarships and bursaries and visionary spaces, with the university allocating the money toward four primary areas.

One of the key focus areas is leading critical research, with funds directed toward increasing the number of endowed research chairs, enhancing graduate student funding and expanding undergraduate research experiences. The university also aims to support Indigenous achievement by establishing scholarships, bursaries, new programming, learning supports and reducing barriers to post-secondary education.

Another priority is student success, which includes the creation of additional scholarships and bursaries, funding for technology support, mentorship programming and other initiatives. Lastly, the campaign focuses on creating visionary spaces across several campuses, upgrading libraries, and improving classrooms and labs. With a year left in the campaign, a total of $428,322,860.34 has been raised so far. The university reported that over 18,000 alumni, 1,400 corporations, 5,000 individuals and 400 foundations have donated.

“Thanks to the incredible support from our community of alumni, donors, and friends, we are making remarkable strides towards our goal of raising $500 million. But we need champions to help us cross the finish line,” said USask President Peter Stoicheff.

“Together, we can accomplish this objective and make sure that USask is successful in addressing the biggest challenges facing the world.”

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