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Sylvia Cholodnuik, BSHEC’85

Sylvia Cholodnuik is a humanitarian, mentor, counsellor, and educator. The Manager of Residences at the University of Saskatchewan, she also finds time to travel regularly to Africa where she focuses her efforts on a small community in Zimbabwe called Tshelanyemba. Her extraordinary dedication has helped provide the children of this community with access to better education and health care, as well as opportunities to become sustainably self-sufficient. Her tireless commitment to raising local awareness of this community in Saskatoon through public presentations, lectures, and fundraising were recognized by the YMCA with the 2000 Woman of Distinction award for Community Development and Social Activism and in 2006 with the CBIE Lewis Perninbam Award in International Development.