Across Canada

Canada is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation from coast to coast. Here are some of the groups with which the U of S Canada 150 Project has partnered:

External Partners

Government of Canada

Canada is a strong, proud and free country and as Canadians, we have a lot to celebrate. Show your pride for this amazing country by participating in our many events and celebrations and in commemorating important moments and people in Canadian history.
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Universities Canada

Canada's universities will commemorate Canada's 150th anniversary with more than 250 special events.
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A nationwide program from five leading science organizations that celebrates Canada's innovative past and sparks the ideas and ingenuity that will propel our future.


An Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada.

StarPhoenix and Leader-Post

Canada 150 Youth Essay Contest

The University of Saskatchewan, along with the University of Regina, is pleased to present the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and Regina Leader-Post Canada 150 Youth Essay Contest. Saskatchewan students Grades 8-12 are invited to write an 800-word essay on one of the following topics:

  • Imagine the ultimate Canadian action hero and describe one of his or her adventures.
  • How do you imagine Canada will look in 150 years?
  • Write about a time when you were proud to be Canadian. What made you proud and what made you feel especially Canadian?

Celebrity judge, author Yann Martel, will choose the final winner, and top prize is $1,000. For complete rules and more details on how to enter, visit The deadline for entries is June 1, 2017.

Internal Partners

Alumni Association Centennial

The U of S Graduate Association was established in 1916-17. Throughout its 100 year history, the Alumni Association has kept true to its original mandate: to celebrate the lives of alumni after they leave campus and advocate for the university on every level.
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U of S 100 Alumni of Influence

During the University of Saskatchewan’s 100th anniversary celebrations in 2007, the university recognized the ways in which our graduates worldwide have contributed to enriching the province, the country, and the world.
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The School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan has become an international model of excellence and destination site for interdisciplinary, problem-oriented and experience-based graduate learning for issues dealing with environment and sustainability. This year, the School will be celebrating its 10th year anniversary and you are cordially invited to the big celebration!
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Edwards School of Business Centennial Celebration

100 years ago, the University of Saskatchewan gave out the first undergraduate accounting degree, making us one of Canada’s oldest business schools.
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School of Public Health 10th-year Anniversary

The School of Public Health (SPH) at the University of Saskatchewan was established in 2007 as a multi-disciplinary entity and centre of excellence in teaching, research and community outreach in the field of public health. 2007-08 marks a decade of the school's foundation and first students.
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10th year Anniversary of the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

In 2007, the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina created a single, provincial public policy school. Now, with more than 700 alumni, JSGS is planning to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a gala event this fall.
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Images of Research Competition

The Images of Research photography and imaging competition is a way for U of S students, staff, faculty and alumni to showcase their research, scholarly and artistic work. The competition seeks to celebrate those who submit the most visually impressive and clearly described images of U of S research. For Canada’s 150th birthday, we want to celebrate our research and the impact it has for Canada and the world, with the “Making a Difference” Video Competition.
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University Archives & Special Collections

University Archives & Special Collections constitutes the official “memory” of the University and represents the accumulated experience of an educational community that has contributed greatly to the history and development of the province.
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