History of the Wilson Centre


Mr. W. Brett Wilson

The Wilson Centre was established in 2007 with a $1 million gift from entrepreneur & philanthropist, W. Brett Wilson. The Centre was founded as a partnership with the University of Saskatchewan to promote entrepreneurship among all disciplines. In 2010, W. Brett Wilson pledged another $1 million towards the continuation of Wilson Centre activities, with the new gift commencing in September 2011.

Over time, our focus has shifted to not only help early stage entrepreneurs take their ideas to the next step, but to facilitate the formation & development of viable new ideas from the ground up. With this in mind, we’ve been working to create a culture of innovative thinkers, with opportunities for the community to generate, explore, and test new ideas.

In the summer of 2015, the Wilson Centre expanded from their 250 sq. foot office in the Edwards School of Business to 4,000 square feet of space in the Concourse Building at Innovation Place.  

This space will will function as a “Catalyst Centre” with opportunities for new hands-on, experiential learning programs, sessions and events.

We are so appreciative to Innovation Place for being supportive and generous community partners in this initiative and look forward to the new opportunities this brings for University of Saskatchewan students, alumni, and members of the community to get involved with the Wilson Centre.