The College > Centennial
The Pharmacy Program at the U of S has reached the century mark. Looking back, you have been part of this great history of our College. Now we would like you to mark your calendar and come help us celebrate this achievement. It will be an exciting time.
The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition invites you to attend the College’s Centennial Year events and activities during 2013-2014.
Thank you to our sponsors!
- Alumni of Influence
- Remember When
- Centennial Launch
- College's Birthday
- UCup & After-Party
- Centennial Reunion Weekend
- Reunion Weekend Volunteers
- Guest Book
The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2013/14. For a century, we have played an integral role at the University of Saskatchewan. Our over 4,500 graduates have helped shape healthcare in the province of Saskatchewan and the rest of Canada. As part of these exciting celebrations, the College will be hosting a number of events including a launch in September 2013, participating in the U of S President’s Tour 2013/14 and a reunion weekend with a gala evening on June 26-28, 2014. During the centennial year, the College will be relocating into the new state-of-the-art Health Sciences Building, which will also house the Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and the Schools of Physical Therapy, and Public Health. This is a very exciting time for the College, the U of S, alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends as we reflect on the past 100 years and look to our future. We hope that you can join us in the celebrations!
If you have any questions, please contact Heather Dawson, Communications and Alumni Relations Officer, at 306.966.2502 or email@example.com.
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Centennial Alumni of Influence
The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2013-14. The College’s achievements over the past 100 years will be celebrated. There have been 4,500 graduates from the College throughout its history. While all alumni will have contributed, some have had the opportunity to contribute in outstanding ways in their endeavours. Their impact will take different forms and will vary in scope-from local to provincial to national to international. We are soliciting nominations of influential pharmacy and nutrition graduates over the last 100 years.
Nominations may be accepted from a person or group or organization. The nomination committee may put forward nominations as well.
Nominees must be alumni of the School of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, or College of Pharmacy and Nutrition. Based on the award criteria listed below, please explain in no more than 500 words, why the alumnus/alumna of the School of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, or College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan should be chosen for the Centennial Alumni of Influence Award. Please see the nomination form which outlines the criteria that will be used. The Centennial Alumni of Influence Selection Committee reserves the right to request further information regarding a nominee on a case-by-case December 1, 2013. The award can be granted posthumously to alumni (the next of kin will be notified of the award).
The Centennial Alumni of Influence Award Selection Committee will review each nomination according to the award selection criteria.
- The criteria are as follows; please note that not all the selection criteria will necessarily apply to a nominee:
- Must be an undergraduate or graduate alumnus/alumna of the School of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, and College of Pharmacy and Nutrition;
- Achieved distinction in their chosen field;
- Made an outstanding contribution in pharmacy or nutrition, which has not necessarily received public acclaim;
- Outstanding leadership (local, national and international);
- Excellence in research, academia and leadership;
- Excellence in professional practice through the improvement of patient care, community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, private-practice dietetics, hospital dietetics, etc.;
- Dedication to the profession, including mentorship, modelling, or facilitating others’ excellence in patient care;
- Service to the community at home or abroad that has made a difference to the wellbeing of others.
Nominators are encouraged to think broadly regarding what nominees may have done to influence others, such as business, political services, philanthropy, etc.
Nominations to be submitted to the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Alumni Relations Officer.
By email: email@example.com
By mail: College of Pharmacy and Nutrition
Attn: Heather Dawson
116 Thorvaldson Building, 110 Science Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C9
Download the Nomination Form (PDF)
Centennial Alumni of Influence Award Terms of Reference
The Centennial Alumni of Influence Awards will be given out in honour of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition's Centennial Year 2013-2014. Nominations will be accepted until December 1, 2013 and each nomination must be accompanied by a completed nomination form, summary of achievements of the nominee and letter(s) of support.
The Centennial Alumni of Influence Award Recipients will be presented with a unique certificate during the College's Centennial Reunion Weekend in June 26-28, 2014. If the recipient is unable to attend the reunion weekend, the recipient may identify a designate to accept the award. The award can be granted posthumously.
Publicity will appear in a special edition of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Centennial Magazine, a news release will be prepared and provided to the local media, a listing of Centennial AOI receipients will appear on the College website, and a keepsake booklet will be prepared with a photo and bio of each recipient.
The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition reserves the right to:
- Revoke an award granted to a recipient should circumstances arise that could unfavourably impact the reputation and/or image of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition;
- Authorize the deviation from these Terms of Reference, from time to time, on the recommendation of the Alumni of Influence Selection Committee.
Download the Centennial Alumni of Influence Selection Committee Terms of Reference (PDF)
Download the Centennial Alumni of Influence Selection Committee Membership List (PDF)
College of Pharmacy and Nutrition
Pharmacy – An Art, A Science, A Profession
In 1913, the same year the College Building was formally opened, the University Council approved President Walter Murray’s proposal for a School of Pharmacy. Murray’s original intention was for pharmacy to be a school within the College of Medicine, however, since a College of Medicine did not yet exist, the School of Pharmacy was established as a school within the College of Arts and Science.
The school offered a one-year program leading to a Certificate in Pharmacy. Alexander Campbell, a distinguished Saskatoon pharmacist, was appointed acting lecturer in November 1913. Twenty-two students were enrolled when the first pharmacy classes began in January 1914, in shared lecture rooms and the chemistry laboratory in the College Building.
Since these humble beginnings, over 4400 pharmacists have graduated from the college.
Here are a few highlights from the past 100 years:
- An optional four-year Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSP) program was established in 1916.
- On November 7, 1918, during the Spanish Flu quarantine of the university, tragedy struck when two pharmacy students threw a party with methyl alcohol for refreshments. One died later that night, and the other was permanently blinded.
- The school became the College of Pharmacy in 1923 and Campbell became the first dean of pharmacy.
- In 1924, the college moved to the new Chemistry Building in space specifically designed for the teaching of the pharmacy program.
- The Saskatchewan Pharmaceutical Association mandated the recently revised four-year BSP degree for pharmacist licensure in 1945.
- Post-war enrollment “skyrockets” and pharmacy was given additional space in a relocated military “H” hut designated as the Chemistry Annex. This “temporary” space would serve pharmacy for the next 20 years.
- Pharmacy moved into a new wing of the Thorvaldson Building in 1966.
- During the 1970’s, the emphasis in pharmacy practice shifted from the drug product to the impact of the drug on the patient. This new direction was called clinical pharmacy, and major revisions were made in the educational program to prepare pharmacists for their new role.
- In 1987, the College of Pharmacy became home for the Division of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly part of the College of Home Economics.
- July 1, 1994, the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition was established and Dr. Jim Blackburn became the first dean of the new college.
- The pharmacy program was granted full accreditation in 1995 by the recently established Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs.
- Dean Dennis Gorecki, appointed in 1998, was instrumental in the establishment of The Council of Health Science Deans to coordinate planning for the proposed new Academic Health Sciences facility.
Dr. Bruce Schnell, BSP 1960, Dean Emeritus
As part of the Centennial Celebrations, the College will post a reminiscence from a former pharmacy or nutrition student, faculty or staff. These reminiscences are a retrospective of the time each person spent in the College. If you'd like to submit a reminiscence, please contact Heather Dawson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It was 1988. My third year in the nutrition program at the U of S. Once each week, smiling Home Ec students - who would become part of the first graduating class in the newly formed College of Pharmacy and Nutrition - sold sandwiches to ‘starving’ students. It was a fundraiser for college apparel and events. From the second floor foyer of the Thorvaldson building we ran our version of what Subway restaurant is today. We offered a variety of bread, cheese, sliced meats, veggies and condiments for a nominal price to ‘starving’ students. Students and staff assembled their own sandwiches. The meat was kept in the green Tupperware container pictured. We always sold out. We’d clean everything up and store the supplies ‘til next time in the student’s lounge on the ground floor of Thorvaldson.
The exact timing of a small fire in either the lounge or the food lab evades me, but I do recall that there was a “garage sale” in the lounge to clear out smoke-damaged items. I claimed the green Tupperware container. Score! It had no such damage and I thought it would make a stellar storage vessel for chopped, ready-to-snack-on vegetables in my home fridge. Healthy snacking, in fact healthy eating overall, was something I valued deeply and was on the path to encouraging others to do.
It turns out 25 years, a couple provinces and many moves later, that salvaged green Tupperware container remains in my fridge. My 8 year old son, husband and I tap into it daily. I’m no hoarder. I appreciate a well-appointed, de-cluttered home, yet somehow that container survived all the moves and changes as my career and life has evolved.
When invited to reflect on the occasion of the Centennial, my thoughts were drawn to the fun and camaraderie the walls of the Thorvaldson building contained while we slugged through organic chemistry, statistics and other courses that seemed to have no relevance at the time compared to the passion that came alive in the food and nutrition classes in the same venue. The green Tupperware container is a symbol of that. Even more so, it signifies the tremendous tool box of knowledge, skills, critical thinking, experience and memories I held in my hands as I left the U of S and headed into the work world. Maybe that green Tupperware container will be in a museum some day? J
Those invaluable tools helped launch and continue to support a fantastic and rewarding career as a ‘food-tritionist” (a dietitian-Home Economist hybrid entrepreneur) dedicated to helping Canadians eat better and live healthier, happier lives. I am forever grateful for my time at the U of S, the dedicated and talented professors – including my original career mentor Dr. Shawna Berenbaum - and a career choice that just like selling those sandwiches has mostly felt more like fun and play than work!
Congratulations on the Centennial and thanks for the memories!
Thinking of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition brings a variety of fond memories to mind. They range from the day we carried the brand new foosball table into the SPNSS lounge that I purchased as Pharmacy student co-president, to the amazing experiences of my SPEP rotations, to the special friendships that were forged in those years. To retain some sanity during our busy curriculum, many of us kept busy with Pharmacy sports teams, our lounge and its many distractions, social events, and professional activities.
I attribute many of my successes to the relationships I developed in the Pharmacy program and the people I had the privilege of working under or alongside, who made the whole experience what it was. I made every effort to apply the fruits of my knowledge and the breadth of my network in a positive manner to benefit future pharmacists, upon graduation. This stemmed from a pay-it-forward mentality that I feel was ingrained in me from the first people I met at the College and reinforced by the following years of involvement.
My career, since graduation, has been working as a pharmacy manager in a community/retail setting. Once I transitioned into my new role, I began to actively pursue the opportunity to be a SPEP preceptor as soon as possible. It was through one of my past SPEP preceptors, and a past instructor at the College, Dr. Murray Brown, who personally introduced me to a fellow BSP, Dr. K. Wayne Hindmarsh. Dr. Hindmarsh was then the dean at the U of T Faculty of Pharmacy. The morning after our meeting, I was contacted and registered as a teaching associate for the upcoming semester. This was the beginning of something very special for me. To date, I have seen 34 students and interns move forward with their pharmacy hopes and careers under my supervision. The candidates range from aspiring high school co-op students to SPEP students from across Canada, as well as a variety of interns. My interns have hailed anywhere from the University of Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy, University of Toronto’s Faculty of Pharmacy, and as far away as India, Nigeria, the Philippines, and Australia. Ironically I have yet to have a BSP candidate! I have also been asked to help train future staff and managers at Rexall/PharmaPlus.
Becoming a teaching associate and preceptor was among several exciting changes and new additions following graduation. At the Centennial Anniversary CPhA Conference in Ottawa, I received the CPhA/Apotex Future Leader Award. The Award was a result of my efforts in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition and also with the expectation that I would continue the altruism within my profession that had been shown to me during my time at U of S. The conference and the award allowed for further networking and connecting with some very special contributors to our profession, both past and present.
My next goal was to forge a relationship with the newly established University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy as it had only recently accepted its vanguard class and was near my new home in the Waterloo region. Through a common contact, I was able to let my intentions be known to a very special person named Ken Potvin. No sooner had our paths crossed than I was helping the Society of Pharmacy Students (SoPhs) construct their new constitution and set the wheels in motion for the establishment of the student council. Shortly thereafter, I was added to Ken’s team of acceptance interviewers, promoted to team leader, and invited as a presenter at the annual White Coat Ceremony. In addition, my pharmacy team was recently awarded the Readers Choice Award (Guelph Mercury) for pharmacies in Guelph and we were the co-recipient of an award for Excellence in Customer Experience among all Rexall/PharmaPlus stores across Canada.
I must say I feel privileged to have been accepted into the Pharmacy program at the University of Saskatchewan. I will be forever indebted to those who helped me from the beginning and along the way. Being new to the province of Saskatchewan, I wanted to take every opportunity to meet new people. Also, as this was my second degree, I wanted to get more involved than I did during my BSc from the University of Waterloo. When I first joined the College, I made every effort to get to know my new classmates and the upper-year students. Once I had let a few people know I was interested in being active in our student body or in student-faculty settings, the upper-year students and faculty were incredible in helping foster my intentions. In fact, not only was I student co-president in my second year of the program, I was volunteering as an ambassador with the College through Experience US, which is a university-wide program to orient grade 12 candidates. I also co-chaired the Pharmacy student orientation committee for first year Pharmacy students.
It is very interesting to think that along that path, someone I met in my second year of the program, through my position as student co-president, connected me to the first in a series of people who many years later ultimately allowed me to start (early) as an SPEP TA and begin as a UW admissions interviewer.
Aside from my involvement with my fellow students and my SPEP rotations, I feel privileged that our faculty maintained an open door policy with us, attended our student-faculty events and supported me in a leadership role. Particularly, Drs. Gorecki and Suveges, with whom I sat on various committees and Dr. Suveges, who was later assigned as my mentor through our CPhA involvement. Dr. Jeff Taylor recognized some of my characteristics and worked to build upon my previous experiences by asking me to help lecture for a couple of his tutorials. Finally, Bev Allen, our SPEP coordinator. Not only did I NOT end up in Nunavut, but he was beyond doubt the bridge that connected me with some more truly special people in the form of my SPEP preceptors, often U of S graduates themselves. Preceptors are directly affiliated with the College in the sense that they are chosen based on their site and the experience they can provide. Each of them offered valuable life and practice lessons while fostering the perfect learning environment and leading by example. Their influence and experience lead me to want to do the same for others, when I graduated. I wanted to pay it forward as best I could and as soon as I could. I have thanked them many times and made every effort to keep in touch with them. They are Ron Wionzek, Trent Fookes, and Dr. Murray Brown.
Bev also offered an unrivalled community pharmacy management training elective that I wholly credit with my current pharmacy management knowledge. I am thankful for all of the insight he offered me during the program and since graduation.
These are some of the people and events that stand out as positively influencing my four years in the Pharmacy program and my career thus far. I hope I can emulate their benevolence, humility, and professionalism in my practice and with my students. Pharmacy truly is a beautiful art, science, and craft. I thank the University of Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy and Nutrition for giving me the foundation on which I attempt to raise a superstructure perfect in parts and honourable to the builder.
Donald Anton Zuck was born in Hafford, Saskatchewan in 1918. After service as an RCAF pilot during the Second World War, he received his pharmacy degree from the University of Alberta and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin. Following a research career with the Eli Lilly Company in Indianapolis, he joined the faculty of the College of Pharmacy and was a professor from 1965 to 1986. The following is excerpted from his unpublished autobiography, “Donald Anton Zuck - His Family and Story.”
New Employment and Returning to Canada
Sam Arnett, one of the senior members of my department once asked me how long I was going to prostitute myself at Lilly's? Thinking of the job satisfaction brother Victor enjoyed as a teacher, I wrote to Professor Finlay Morrison at the University of British Columbia who I had worked with when at school in Wisconsin. I expressed my interest in leaving research for academia, asking if he knew of any vacancies. He replied almost immediately that UBC was looking for exactly such a qualified person, but it wasn't yet in their budget. He said pretty much every pharmacy college in Canada had openings for an academic with industrial experience. My heart was set for Saskatchewan, Elma's and my home province. My letter of inquiry to the University of Saskatchewan was written to the dean of Pharmacy, Wes MacAulay. He passed it on to Dr. George Jeffery. George sent me information, including the salary scale. I decided to go for the rank of associate professor half way up the pay scale and a tenured position.
I was apprehensive of a new field, with the associated move, and may secretly have been wishing that I was turned down. Then, I could tell myself I had tried. But I made a formal application October 19, 1964 specifying a $12,000 salary, tenure, and moving expenses. My salary at the time with Lilly's was $14,800, with fringe benefits. At the same time, I also received offers from the universities of British Columbia, Ontario, and Alberta, as the word had apparently spread. But it was Saskatchewan I wanted and, on December 18, 1964, a letter arrived from Dr. J.T. Spinks, the president of the U of S, informing me the Board of Governors had approved my appointment as associate professor and asked for salary, effective July 1, 1965. Seeing how the University only gave $750 for moving, Dean MacAulay informed me that, although my employment and salary started July 1, I didn't need to appear before September 15th, so that the double salary would defray the moving costs. I had previously had contact with Dean MacAulay, long before I ever dreamed of teaching. I had asked the Lilly library to subscribe to the Canadian Pharmaceutical Journal and had noticed an article where he had an Honorary Doctor of Science degree bestowed from the University of Montreal and I had written him with congratulations. All these years later, he remembered me!
I enjoyed the campus atmosphere. The senior staff - Dean MacAulay, Dr. George Jeffery, Dr. Alex Wood, and Dr. Ron Coutts, all extended a welcome hand and made me feel a part of the gang from day one. The first University social function we attended was the president's tea welcoming new staff members. The social life on campus was exactly as I had hoped and one couldn't help but be proud of being a part of it. There was a 'class' and 'pride' and I felt so good being a part of it as it was a position I had dreamed of with envy all my life, but never dreamed I would be a part of. My only regret was that my mother and father were no longer with us to share my feelings and see their son as a college professor. They always knew and appreciated the value of education.
The campus function one would never miss was the annual Faculty Wives’ Ball. With the passing years and new staff replacing us older ones, the scale and class of functions were greatly diminished. We were at the hey-day of social grace. The best Ball was our last one. Elma was the assistant convener and her best pal, Jean Hartnett, the convener. Afterwards, the events declined and, where once 150 to 200 couples would attend, now there might be only a dozen.
Life changed at the University, starting in the seventies, with all decisions starting to be made by committee, and promotion depending on amount of research money you attracted and volume of papers published. My life on campus was most enjoyable and the dean was most receptive and kind to his staff. I had never registered as a pharmacist but I decided to apply and was accepted in 1966. Glen Hartnett, graduated Pharmacy belatedly in 1965 and joined the staff. He was ex-RCAF and, over the years, our two families became very close.
I had no reservations working for Dean MacAulay and, after the second year, was promoted by him to full professor, something that is done by committee with a stack of regulations these days. Dean Wes was like our big daddy and his wife, Gwen, was like a mother hen looking after the wives. She is a dear friend to this day. Dean MacAulay died suddenly December 19, 1975 of pneumonia. He was missed and it was the beginning of the end of an era. I was on the search committee for a new dean and we ended up promoting our own Bruce Schnell. The other considered candidate was Ron Coutts. He was on the staff, when I came, but moved to Edmonton, citing better research activities. During Bruce Schnell’s and Jim Blackburn’s terms, the U of S Pharmacy College surpassed Alberta in the field of research. Bruce Schnell was dean until 1982 when he was elevated to vice-president academic. Under his direction, the College grew in staff and research grants. Replacing Bruce, Jim Blackburn, one of own graduates was promoted and, during his tenure, made a name for himself.
University life continued to be very satisfactory. There were many days, walking from my parking spot into the College, when I felt so good it was scary. Annual raises were regular and, starting with a salary of $12,000 in 1965, I ended my career at $60,000. Always being fascinated in photography, I did the yearbook pictures, awards pictures, and recorded the College's important events. They gave me a well-equipped darkroom at the College and I enjoyed it very much. I was the Pharmacy representative to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, attending their faculty meetings. With my experience in manufacturing and dosage design, I was asked to formulate and produce their specialty veterinary drug requests. I also became involved with Dr. Mel Green, a physician who practiced holistic medicine in Prince Albert. I was asked to manufacture some of his 'pet' formulations. The money, I deposited in my university 'slush fund' and used to help finance some of the scientific trips which the College could not totally fund. On occasion, I would buy the odd piece of equipment for the manufacturing lab. My slush fund was in the thousands when I retired. It was left for the dean to use as he saw fit. Such manufacturing may not have been permitted as I do not think the facilities would have passed 'Good Manufacturing Practices' but I did not ask for such an evaluation. I thought I was fulfilling a need that had no one to help out. Dr. Green was later 'defrocked' by the Medical Disciplinary Committee for his holistic methods. He had a large patient following, mostly seniors, and they missed him.
About 1975, the NDP government, fulfilling an election promise, introduced a drug plan for Saskatchewan people. All prescriptions for drugs listed in the provincial formulary were paid for by the government, with the patient only paying a dispensing fee. Two committees were formed to design an acceptable formulary. I was asked to serve on the Drug Quality Assessment Committee which was made up of members from the medical profession and the College of Pharmacy. Our committee would examine the clinical data on any preparation submitted for inclusion in the formulary and would make recommendation either rejecting or recommending, subject to review of the manufacturing documents submitted on two consecutive lots. It was because of my industrial experience that I became a member. I reviewed the manufacturing documents to see if 'Good Manufacturing Practices' were followed. Also, all companies that wanted inclusion were required to have their physical plant visually inspected. Usually two members of the committee went for the inspections and I was usually one of them so I did quite a bit of traveling. I received expenses and $100 per diem.
When 1986 arrived, I was 67 and so the University retired me. The University threw a retirement party for Glen Hartnett and me, since both of us retired from the College at the same time. Brother Victor did a 'roast' on me with a slide presentation which went over very well. It was a wonderful party held at the Faculty Club on campus. The students presented me with a clock properly engraved for the occasion.
The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition hosted its official Centennial Launch on September 20, 2013 at 3:00pm on the steps of Thorvaldson Building on the U of S Campus.
The launch included remarks from Garry King and Dennis Gorecki, centennial planning co-chairs, U of S Vice President Heather Magotiaux, Gordon Wyant, minister of justice, and the Saskatchewan Pharmacy and Nutrition Students’ Society Co-Presidents Laura Almas and Shelby Anderson, with Dr. Jason Perepelkin serving as emcee.
With students, faculty, staff and alumni in attendance, the College kicked-off the centennial year in style. A centennial banner that is hung on Thorvaldson Building was unveiled by students with a reception following the event.
Thanks to everyone who came out to mark this milestone with the College!
Tailgate Party and U of S Huskie Football Game
The College hosted a tailgate party and attended the U of S Huskies vs. U of A Golden Bears Football game in honour of the Centennial Launch on September 20, 2013. The Tailgate Party was held in the second tent on the End Zone at Griffiths Stadium, U of S Campus with a burger BBQ, beverages and lots of fun! The BSP Class of 1973 were in attendance as part of their 40th reunion weekend.
With over 150 people attending the tailgate and an excellent view for the game, the U of S Huskies beat the U of A Golden Bears 39-17!
On November 29, 1913, the President of the U of S, Walter Murray, along with the Executive of the university's Board of Govenors, completed the arrangements for the opening of the School of Pharmacy in the College of Arts and Sciences. The support from the Saskatchewan Pharmaceutical Association was instrumental in the creation of the pharmacy program at the U of S.
Dean David Hill has declared November 29th as the College's birthday. The College will be holding a birthday celebration with cake and refreshments on November 29th at 12:00pm in E-Wing Atrium, Health Sciences Building, U of S Campus. All College faculty, staff, students, retirees and alumni are welcome to join us for the celebration.
If you are unable to make it on November 29th, please toast the College on its 100th birthday and sign the guestbook at the Guest Book tab!
University Cup & After-Party
On March 22, 2014, the College will be attending a U of S Huskies hockey game at the CIS PotashCorp Men's Hockey University Cup presented by Co-op. This is the national men's hockey university championships and the U of S Huskies will be hosting the tournament in 2014. It will be an opportunity to cheer on 3rd year pharmacy student, Brennan Bosch, and his Huskie teammates as they go for the University Cup.
The College will then be hosting an after-party at the Woods Alehouse (148 2nd Ave N - http://www.thewoodsalehouse.com/). The after-party will include a beer tasting where each attendee will have the opportunity to sample different Paddockwood beer and help choose our Centennial Beer!
Registration will open in early 2014.
Centennial Reunion Weekend
The College will be hosting a Centennial Reunion Weekend on June 26-28, 2014 to conclude the Centennial year celebrations.
Registration is now available for the Reunion Weekend. Registration is designed so each attendee can pick which events they would like to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Dawson at email@example.com or 306.966.2502.
Download the Centennial Reunion Weekend Schedule (PDF) - UPDATED November 18, 2013
The College has worked with the U of S Travel Provider, Uniglobe Travel to offer a promotion code with Air Canada for the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Centennial Reunion Attendees. To use the promo code, please see the information below:
Promotion Code: XC4CV6R1
- The booking is to be made to Saskatoon, SK only.
- The travel period begins Thursday, June 19, 2014 and ends Saturday, July 5, 2014.
- A ticket is eligible for the discount provided it has been purchased on www.aircanada.com, and provided the Promotion Code has been applied at time of purchase. The discount and the fare are subject to all applicable taxes and surcharges.
To book your flight using the code:
- Access www.aircanada.com, enter your travel information (Leaving From; Going To; Departure Date; Return Date; Number of Passengers) and enter the promotion code in the Promotion Code field.
- If you encounter any issues with using the promotion code, please contact Heather Dawson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 306.966.2502.
The College has held a number of hotel rooms specifically for the Centennial Reunion Weekend. These hotel rooms are now available for booking - please see the detailed information below for room rates and booking information.
601 Spadina Crescent E
June 26 - 28, 2014
Mode King Room - $199.00 + taxes and incidentals - 2 available
Mode 2 Doubles Riverview - $209.00 + taxes and incidentals - 8 available
Mode Queen Riverview - $209.00 + taxes and incidentals - 23 available
The block of hotel rooms will be held for this group before May 26, 2014. To reserve your room, you can either book online using the URL below or call the Delta Bessborough and quote "College of Pharmacy & Nutrition Centennial" for the Group Rate.
612 Spadina Crescent E
June 26 - 28, 2014
Traditional Queen - $185.00 + taxes and incidentals - 10 available
Traditional Double/Double Queen - $185.00 + taxes and incidentals - 10 available
Traditional Queen Pull-out City View - $185.00 + taxes and incidentals - 5 available
Traditional King City View - $200.00 + taxes and incidentals - 10 available
Traditional King River View - $215.00 + taxes and incidentals - 10 available
The block of hotel rooms will be held for this group before May 27, 2014. To reserve your room, you can either book online using the URL below or call the Sheraton Cavalier and quote "College of Pharmacy & Nutrition Centennial" for the Group Rate.
Park Town Hotel
924 Spadina Crescent E
June 26 - 28, 2014
Standard Single - $145 + taxes and incidentals - 25 available
Double River View - $155 + taxes and incidentals - 25 available
The block of hotel rooms will be held for this group before May 26, 2014. To reserve your room, please call the Park Town Hotel and quote either "College of Pharmacy & Nutrition Centennial" or the Guestroom Booking COde (#105641) for the Group Rate.
405 20th St E
June 25 - 28, 2014
Corner Queen Room - $169 + taxes and incidentals - 15 available
Queen Room - $169 + taxes and incidentals - 10 available
To reserve your room, please call the Radisson Saskatoon and quote "College of Pharmacy & Nutrition Centennial Reunion" for the Group Rate.
Reunion Weekend Volunteers
Volunteer information for the Centennial Reunion Weekend (June 26-28, 2014) will be available in Fall 2013.
Questions or comments: please contact Jacqueline Huck, Centennial Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com or 306.966.6328 or Heather Dawson, Communications & Alumni Relations Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 306.966.2502.
The College will have a selection of clothing for sale through the U of S Bookstore including:
- Men's and Ladies jackets
- Men's and Ladies zip-up bunny hugs
- Men's and Ladies golf shirts
- Men's and Ladies t-shirts
- Unisex ball cap
All of the College Centennial clothing has arrived!! Please visit https://bookstore.usask.ca/clothing.php?search_subdept=9905&search_type=title to see the clothing.
The U of S Bookstore will be selling a selection of College Centennial clothing at upcoming events such as the U of S Huskie Men's Hockey team game at the national championship on March 22, 2014 and throughout the Centennial Reunion Weekend on June 26-28, 2014.
The College is pleased to offer several sponsorship levels:
- Centennial Sponsor
- President Sponsor
- Dean Sponsor
- Friend Sponsorship
More information about each sponsorship level is included in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Centennial Sponsorship Package (PDF).
Gary Keegan, Development Officer
College of Pharmacy and Nutrition
The College has teamed up with the U of S Annual Campaign for Students to fundraise for the College's Centennial Legacy Fund. Your gift to the College's Centennial Legacy Fund not only helps students in need of financial support, but also rewards exceptional accomplishments, promotes leadership abilities, and gives students peace of mind and confidence.
It is said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. The college took its first step in September 1913 and is continuing the proud tradition of educating pharmacy and nutrition students to become the next leaders in health-care.
College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Centennial Annual Campaign for Students Brochure (PDF)
To give a gift online, please visit https://give.usask.ca/online/annualfund.php and select College of Pharmacy and Nutrition under the "My Gift is Designated to" category.
Thank you for considering a gift to the College's Centennial Legacy Fund - your gift is the extra support our students need on their incredible journey at the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition and beyond!
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