U of Saskatchewan: Aboriginal Students’ Centre New Student Welcome

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U of Saskatchewan: Aboriginal Students’ Centre New Student Welcome

by pmnationtalk on July 9, 2018335 Views

What to expect

The ASC New Student Welcome is a free program for new Métis, First Nations and Inuit students. It’s a great way to get familiar with campus and meet new people before classes start in September.

It begins in the morning on Thursday, August 30 and ends in the afternoon of Friday, August 31. This is a free program! Meals and on-campus accommodation are provided by the Aboriginal Students’ Centre. The only thing you have to arrange is transportation.

During the event, new Indigenous students will:

  • get an introduction to the uSask campus,
  • meet new people, including fellow students, academic advisors, instructors and uSask leadership,
  • listen to guest speakers,
  • learn about services available to students like the the Aboriginal Students’ Centre, on-campus family doctors, tutoring, and campus clubs,
  • learn about degree programs offered,
  • be entered to win prizes, including a laptop, a Samsung tablet and other great prizes and
  • become part of one of the best learning communities in Canada!

Get familiar with the uSask campus and meet new people, including fellow students, academic advisors, instructors and uSask leadership.


The event starts on Thursday morning with welcome introductions at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre. Day 1 will conclude with dinner and a keynote from a special guest.

Friday begins with breakfast followed by a full day of presentations, workshops and activities. We will end with a BBQ and prize giveaways.

**A full detailed schedule with be sent to all registrants at a later date**

Special Guest

Brigette Lacquette

On Dec. 22, 2017, Brigette Lacquette was selected to represent Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Lacquette made her debut in Canada’s National Women’s Team Program in 2008 with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team. She is a two-time participant at the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship winning gold in 2010 and silver in 2009. As a member of Canada’s National Women’s Development Team she appeared in 21 games, winning gold at the Nations Cup in 2013 and 2016.

On the blueline, the 25-year-old from Mallard, Man., has worn the red-and-white in 34 games for Canada’s National Women’s Team. Lacquette is a two-time silver-medallist at the IIHF Women’s World Championship (2015, 2016) and won a gold-medal at the 2013 4 Nations Cup.

Lacquette played her NCAA career at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and also won the Clarkson Cup with the CWHL’s Calgary Inferno in 2016.



There is no cost to attend. The program, meals, and night of accommodation is free. Priority for accommodation is given to students outside of Saskatoon.  Students must arrange their own transportation.


Students registered to attend this event can stay for free in the newly-built Holiday Inn on the university campus. This is a great opportunity to see what it is like to live on campus. Students will stay in a shared rooms Thursday night. Priority is given to students from outside of Saskatoon.

Alternatively, if a student will be living in residence for the fall term, they can check-in early to their room for free.*

* Students must be registered in the New Student Welcome event to receive free early check-in. 


Students who attend will be entered into a draw to win a laptop, a Samsung tablet and other great prizes.

What to bring


  • Casual clothes for three days
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, tooth paste, dental floss, hair brush, razor, deodorant, etc.)
  • Sunblock, sunglasses, hat
  • Rain jacket, umbrella
  • Water bottle
  • Spending money (for snacks, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Comfortable shoes as our program involves walking
  • Note pad
  • Pens/pencils
  • Backpack or bag to hold material provided to you during the program


  • A Hotel room on campus
  • A roommate (possibly)
  • Private shower facilities
  • Lunch and dinner on Thursday, Aug. 30
  • Breakfast, lunch and a BBQ on Friday, Aug. 31
  • Prizes!


For more information, contact:

Lori Delorme
Student Services Coordinator
[email protected]


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