Thursday, May 22, 2008

Partnership SIAST and U of S

SIAST and the University of Saskatchewan, College of Agriculture and Bioresources recently signed an articulation agreement that enables SIAST Natural Resources diploma graduates to transfer into the third year of the university's Agriculture or the B.Sc. in Renewable Resource Management. See for further details.

My Future is Here - Online Community

MyFiH has launched a new website with many spaces for young people to contribute to the content of the site. This includes a theatre for videos, an arts centre for photos and artwork, a rec centre for music and discussion boards and blogs for them to speak their minds about what they need and what they dream about their future in Saskatchewan. Elected officials, the business community and edocators as invited to participate as well. Visit this site at

Various Summer Camps

Your school may have received information and brochures about the following camps. If not, email contacts are given below for each one:

Lakeland College (Vermilion and Lloydminster Campuses) - basketball, rodeo, volleyball, performing arts - email

Bethany Sports Camps (Hepburn, SK) - volleyball and basketball - email

Clipper Camps (Caronport, SK) - basketball, and volleyball - email

Co-operative Youth Leadership Camps (Candle Lake, SK) - email

Redberry Bible Camp - email

Pioneer Saskatchewan (Christian)Camps - (Camp Oshkidee) - email

Mount Royal College - New Programs

The following five new degrees will be offered for the Fall 2008 semester at Mount Royal College in Calgary: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Communication, Bachelor of Scence and Bachelor of Business Administration. See for further information about these programs.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

SIGA Scholarship Program

The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) has announced a new scholarship program that will give $25 000 to First Nations students. The scholarships, to be given out this spring, include two $5000 awards to students in computer science, commerce, or hospitality and tourism management; and two $2500 awards to communications or electronics students. Ten $1000 scholarships will also go toward First Nations language retention, as well as to eligible students in any other fields. Applications will be available on the SIGA website. The deadline is July 31.

Learning Communities - U of S

The College of Arts and Science has introduced Learning Communities for first-eyar students. Each Learning Community consists of 40 students wh take a set of three courses together. This helps students build relationships with like-minded peers both in and outof the classrom setting, as well as with faculty, through a variety of extra-curricular activities. For more information visit

Heartland Health Region Jobs

The Heartland Health Region is looking to hire students in the following areas:
-Maintenance Service Workers ($17.64 - $18.89/hour) - requires grade 10 and a Fire Safety Certificate, which you obtain within in 6 months of being hired

-Food Services Workers ($15.24-$16.32/hour) - requires grade 10 and a Food Safe Certificate

-Environmental Services Workers ($14.75 - $15.80/hour)

Send your resume by email to or fax it to 1.306.867.1877

Summer University Transition Program

The Summer University Transition Program is open to all Aboriginal students who have applied to the University of Saskatchewan for July 2008 in any direct entry college. The goal of the program is to support Aboriginal students in the transition to first year studies at the University of Saskatchewan. The Summer University Transition Program is a joint initiative between the college of Arts and Science and the Aboriginal Students' Centre. It provides a foundation for programs available within the College of Arts and Science as well as other direct entry colleges at the University of Saskatchewan.

Extended Deadlines - U of S

The application for admission deadline for Agriculture and Bioresources and Arts and Science have been extended to August 15. For up to date application deadlines visit:

U-Start (U of S)

U-Start helps students and their parents find out about online class registration, class selection, housing options and more. Students who have applied for admission for September 2008 can register for a U-Start session nearest them. The schedule and registration form are online at

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Prince Edward Drama Scholarship

June 2 Deadline - Saskatchewan drama students aged 13 to 18 may receive up to $500 through the Prince Edward Drama Scholrship to attend a drama program in the province. Programs include drama camps and theatre classes - - everything from acting and playwriting to directing and design. The scholarship helps students with financialneed to ocer costs such as fees, travel and accomodation.

Applications are available online at

Premier's Centennial Arts Scholarship

May 15 - If you are undertaking training for a career as a professional artist in any fine arts discipline, you could be eligible for a Premier's Centennial Arts Scholarship.

These scholaships give financial assistance to full and part time students taking courses or training at an accredited post secondary institution or recognized fine arts training program.

Maximum grants are: $2500 for full time students and $1000 for part time students. Applications are available online at

Friday, May 02, 2008

Bridging Opportunity - Agriculture

Diploma programs offered in the College of Agriculture & Bioresources are two-year programs targeted at specific program opportunities in the areas of Agribusiness and Agronomy. The recent changes to the programs allow Diploma students to ladder into the Degree programs in their area of study. The admission average for these programs is 70%, however, changes to specific high school subjects required for admission are outlined as follows:


Diploma in Agribusiness
- Mathematics B30*
- Mathematics C30*
- Biology 30 or Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
*Students may be admitted with one deficiency in these subjects. Such a deficiency must be cleared before entering the second year of study.

More information can be found online at:

Surviving US

We have renamed Surviving US! to U-START! You can expect a poster in your mailbox soon! Encourage students and parents to prepare with U-Start and learn the ins and outs of:
- course selection
- registration procedures
- class schedules
- first-year transition programs
- housing options

Students will be receiving an invitation in the mail shortly, and more information will become available online at: