Direct Student Assistance
Rural and Northern Saskatchewan Practicum BursaryWith the growing need to recruit and retain teachers in rural and northern communities across this province, it is essential to grow opportunities for teacher candidates to experience and develop their professional competencies to teach in these settings. One barrier to this work is that teacher candidates considering rural and northern placements incur costs such as transportation, accommodation and additional living expenses plus standard tuition and course fees. Funds raised through annual giving help ease the financial burden many students face during their placements.
International Practicum Scholarship
Your donation can help provide scholarships to students conducting six-week internships overseas in addition to their 10-week domestic internship.
As a transformational teaching and learning experience for students, the Alternative Field Experiences Practicum, International Experience Option is a six-week field experience opportunity designed for teacher candidates enrolled in any of the undergraduate Bachelor of Education program routes. It involves directed observation, peer reflection and teaching opportunities in an international educational setting. The International Practicum Scholarship encourages student interest in a internationally-based practicum through the provision of financial support.
Ways to Give
Charitable giving is an important source of funding for the University of Saskatchewan, and annual, recurring support that is given from individuals and business allow additional, immediate funding for student initiatives and awards that enhance the student experience.
"You're helping people grow, which helps Saskatchewan become the best it can be. It's a pleasure to deal with the U of S, and it's surprising what a huge difference $1,000 can make to someone."
-Royan Stewart, President, Breck Construction,
an annual business donor to the College of Education
Planned giving is a form of charitable giving coordinated with your financial and estate plan, which allows you to accomplish your goal in supporting the University of Saskatchewan while optimizing your tax and other financial benefits.
A planned gift to the University of Saskatchewan can take many different forms:
- a bequest through a will
- a gift of life insurance
- RRSP's, RRIF's, pension and annuities
- Gifts in Kind
- Gifts of property
- Gifts of stock and securities
- A planned gift may be outright, providing resources for immediate use, or it may be deferred, planned now for completion at a future time.
For information or to make a Planned Gift visit give.usask.ca/how/future_gift/
The College of Education extends our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of alumni and others who have passed away. A memorial gift can be created in their name. Their legacy will live on in the lives of education students who will benefit from a scholarship or bursary supported by such gifts.
If none of the suggested options above meet your specific needs, please consider other ways to give by visiting give.usask.ca/how/other.php
Maureen and Gordon Haddock
The Maureen and Gordon Haddock Scholarship in Education was started to recognize a College of Education undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Education degree who demonstrates the skills and the potential to compose and teach creative writing.
In 1951, Gordon moved west, from Montreal, with his parents and brother. The small Saskatchewan town where they settled provided the right growing conditions for his independent spirit and entrepreneurial nature to flourish.
Gordon Haddock graduated from The University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1972. His entrepreneurial spirit led him into many business ventures including an advertising agency, music store, drug stores, card and gift stores and businesses involving land development, fast food, clothing, tourism, bath and skin care products, entertainment, and publishing. His businesses have been both franchise and self started.
Gord’s wife Maureen has known him since they were twelve, and, having married him in 1970, she has been involved in most of the aforementioned businesses. Writing Get a Bigger Wagon and Get an Even Bigger Wagon has been more than business as usual for Maureen; it’s been personal. She believes that Gordon was allowed more self-discovery time, while growing up, than most children and that he retained more of the details of his experiences than many. It seems clear to Maureen that growing up in small town Saskatchewan contributed significantly to the boy becoming the man he is today.
The College of Education thrives off generous gifts from donors that provide the financial and moral support needed to continue its mission.
Student Impact Story
Laura Goodmanson (BEd'17)
Thanks to generous donors like you, I have the ability—and the funds—to keep my dream within reach. I have always been passionate about learning, and my dedication to my studies and the support of my family led me to receive a major scholarship to attend the University of Saskatchewan. As someone who grew up in Saskatoon and biked by the beautiful campus many times, I always pictured myself attending the U of S because I believed it would be the right fit for achieving my dream. As I complete my studies this year and look forward to starting my career, I know I was right.
Receiving a scholarship made a big difference in my life, and it has been extremely motivating. It has allowed me to invest more time in my education, including taking advantage of opportunities outside of class that deepen my understanding of being a teacher. The scholarship provided me with confidence, as I knew someone believed in me.
The example you set encourages students to not only excel today, but also to emulate you in the future. In this, the centennial year of the U of S Alumni Association, it would be impossible to count how many accomplishments have happened over the past one hundred years because U of S graduates were willing to lend a hand to those following in their footsteps. Great donors like you create great universities like ours. You make me proud to be a U of S student!
In order to support the students of the College of Education, I am asking you to not only renew your annual support, but also to consider making a gift today to one of our many Campaigns. We recognize this may be an increase from your previous gift, but there are so many reasons to consider giving more to help students. For example, rising costs of basic necessities like food and housing present challenges to full-time students, as well as the steadily increasing number of students applying for a bursary or some other form of assistance.
Donors to the College of Education make a significant difference in the lives and education of our students. This year, funds from donors to the College will support students through entrance scholarships attracting top applicants from througout the province, as well as major College campaigns listed above. Are you ready to help support the work of the College, too?
Students truly appreciate your support, whether it's to the College of Education or other important student initiatives such as the President's Student Experience Fund, the Centennial Fund, or the University Library. you can make a one-time gift, choose to give on a monthly schedule or even commit your support over a number of years. The important thing is that you make a gift again this year; students like me are counting on you.
On behalf of all students at the College of Education, my sincerest thanks for your continuing generousity.