Saskatchewan, a province rich in natural resources such as oil, potash and uranium, is looking at ways to save its one-time revenue from these sources for future generations.
The university’s president and other top executives should take a modest pay cut as a gesture of good faith to the rest of the campus community, even if the money saved would be just a drop in the $44.5-million deficit bucket.
As the University of Saskatchewan prepares to make cuts to combat a projected deficit expected to reach $44.5-million by 2016, two former senior administrators remain on payroll.
Premier Brad Wall has tapped former University of Saskatchewan president Peter MacKinnon to lead an initiative to explore potential ways to spend the province’s excess natural resource wealth.
utgoing University of Saskatchewan President Peter MacKinnon was recently named an officer of the Order of Canada “for his contributions to education and for his commitment to innovation and research excellence.” The announcement, which included 66 new appointments, was made by Gov. Gen. David Johnston on Dec. 30. MacKinnon, who will complete his tenure as U
Although members of the search committee knew the identity of the next University of Saskatchewan president for about a month, few others in Convocation Hall on Dec. 19 knew the name Ilene Busch-Vishniac. Busch-Vishniac will be the first woman to hold the office, replacing Peter MacKinnon after 13 years as president. After such a long time
Ilene J. Busch-Vishniac will be the ninth person to hold the office of President of the University of Saskatchewan. She is currently the provost and vice-president academic of McMaster University.
The University of Saskatchewan is fighting back against a group of elected senators. Established this year, University of Saskatchewan Senators Working to Revive Democracy, or USSWORD, has made a series of controversial statements about how the university is run. On Oct. 6, the university's lawyers at McKercher LLP sent USSWORD a cease and desist letter.
Peter MacKinnon always shakes your hand the same way. Rather than extending his arm straight forward, he bends it to the side and swoops into the shake with gusto. This practiced manoeuvre is meant to put you at ease, an old friend enthusiastically greeting you.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motorcade of seven Lincoln Town Cars pulled into the University of Saskatchewan campus early Friday, Sept. 16 to mark the official grand opening of the $140 million International Vaccine Centre, or InterVac.