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No big bucks to be saved by merging schools divisions: expert

Education finance expert John Weins says cons of fewer school boards outweigh the pros Saskatchewan might be tempted to merge school divisions, but it will not save the government a tonne of money, an educational expert says. John Weins, the retired dean… +Read More

New Alberta curriculum to be built by subject experts and industry leaders

Industry leaders and future employers will be among those helping guide Alberta Education in their journey to build the best curriculum possible for Alberta’s kids. Alberta Education is in the first stages of their four-year plan to overhaul the province’s curriculum for the six main subject areas (math, social studies, sciences, arts education, language arts—English and French—and wellness education,) and said after teachers and subject experts have laid out the foundation for the new curriculum, they’ll be seeking the input... +Read More

Edmonton mental health advocates to meet with Duke and Duchess

Two Edmonton youth mental health advocates will get the chance to share their messages with royalty this weekend. University of Alberta students Nancy Zhao and Ryan Forster will join 17 other students aboard a tall ship in Victoria, B.C. on Saturday in a special meeting with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate. Zhao, who founded a local chapter of, a national non-profit advocacy group working to change how people talk about youth mental health, said it was... +Read More

Liberals hand U of S $77.8 million for massive water research program

A new $143.7-million water research program could have “vast” economic benefits for Saskatchewan by allowing scientists to predict and citizens to prepare for floods, droughts and towering summer storms, according to its associate director. “If we go back in history, every civilization has been built upon its ability to manage its water successfully, and when civilizations have collapsed, it’s because they failed to do so,” University of Saskatchewan hydrologist John Pomeroy told reporters. “The deserts of the world are full of... +Read More
First Nations University

Summer camp aims to foster more Sask. Aboriginal entrepreneurs

A First Nations University summer camp is fostering the idea of entrepreneurship in Saskatchewan Aboriginal youth. The Eighth Annual Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship camp runs from Aug. 13 to 19, at the First Nations University campus in Regina. It is targeted to Aboriginal students in… +Read More

Shellbrook high schooler gets boost for veterinarian dreams

Like many children, the dream growing up for a Shellbrook high school student was to work with animals. Hailey Harms is now one step closer to fulfilling her dream of becoming a veterinarian after receiving a $2,000 scholarship from the Ministry of Agriculture. “I’ve always wanted to work with cows and cattle and poultry and I thought being a veterinarian would help ensure their health,” Harms said. She’ll graduate this June from W.P. Sandin High School and plans to enroll... +Read More
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