Funding Campaigns

Training the physicians of the future.

labBy supporting the only training facility of its kind in Saskatchewan, you can help provide the latest in surgical equipment, instrumentation and simulation experience to the College of Medicine community. Your gift will also allow us to offer training courses that expertly combine academic theory and medical practice to improve patient health.

Support our next generation of physicians and surgeons.

White Coat on chair

A doctor’s white coat has served as a symbol of duty, responsibility, care and compassion for over 100 years. This ceremonial cloaking of future doctors marks the beginning of a career in medicine and welcomes students to the community of physicians through a powerful representation of compassion and honor.

To support our future physicians, the College of Medicine is launching the White Coat Crusade. Through this program, your gift of $250 will welcome a first-year student with their own white coat. Your donation will also contribute to a bursary to give these students access to much-needed financial aid during their years of study.

Funding Priorities

Anatomy and Surgical Skills Laboratory
By supporting the only training facility of its kind in Saskatchewan, you can help provide the latest in surgical equipment, instrumentation and simulation experience to the College of Medicine community. Your gift will also allow us to offer training courses that expertly combine academic theory and medical practice to improve patient health.

Neuroscience Research
The burden of neurological conditions both in Canada and worldwide is rapidly increasing. Collaborative neuroscience research, education, training and clinical innovation is needed to combat this epidemic. Thanks to donors like you, we can educate and provide funding to our talented research teams to develop innovations and discoveries of new technologies for the treatment of neurological and mental illness. 

Student Awards
Learning the art and science of medicine is a full-time pursuit. The average medical student will graduate with $100,000 of debt. We have a limited amount of bursary support for our students, but we have to do better. By supporting student awards, you are giving students with the greatest financial need the time to study and to make career decisions based on their interests and abilities, rather than their debt level. You are helping students during a time when they need it most, and they are truly grateful.

Aboriginal Health
The Aboriginal Health Research Fund provides funding to support ongoing research initiatives in the College of Medicine aimed at improving the health of Aboriginal communities, families and individuals.

Clinical Learning and Resource Centre
Simulation plays an important role in the education of health sciences students. It is vital to have the opportunity to practice and learn clinical skills in a safe, virtual environment.  Simulated real-life environments give students confidence in their ability to treat patients. With your support we can supply necessary equipment, maintain existing equipment and provide funding for future equipment needs.

Donor Appreciation

Thanks to donors, we are able to accomplish our mission. To them, we are grateful.

Alumni News


Current Publications

Connective Issue

The alumni magazine is published once annually.

Fall 2016

Connective Issue Fall 2016 Alumni Magazine

Alumni News

The alumni newsletter is published twice per year.

February 2017

February 2017 Alumni News

September 2016

September 2016 Alumni News

Alumni Association

Nora McKee


Craig Hubbard


Brian Ulmer


Bob Hickie

Professor Emeritus

Anita Chakravarti

Member at Large

Evan Howlett

Member at Large

Matt Johnson

Member at Large

Dennis Kendel

Member at Large

Stephen Sanche

Member at Large

Ashley Sasbrink-Harkema

Member at Large

Charles Simpson

Member at Large

Bonnie Liu

SMSS Representative

Odell Tan

SMSS Representative

Call for Nominations

The Lou Horlick “Spirit of the College of Medicine Award” was established in honor of Dr. Louis Horlick, Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.

To recognize the contributions made by Dr. Horlick to the College of Medicine, the College of Medicine Alumni Association has established "The Lou Horlick Spirit of the College of Medicine Award”.

The award will be given out annually to an individual associated with the College who has contributed over and above the call of duty and shows the spirit, dedication and enthusiasm that Dr. Horlick has exemplified over his career. The first presentation of this award was made at the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the College of Medicine to Dr. J. Spooner.

Terms of Reference

Full Terms of Reference

  1. A selection committee comprised of the Dean of Medicine, President, Past-President and Vice-President of the College of Medicine Alumni Association will select a worthy recipient of the “Lou Horlick Spirit of the College of Medicine Award”.
  2. The award will be open to nominations from the all alumni, faculty, staff and students of the College of Medicine.
  3. All of the College of Medicine alumni, faculty, residents, students and staff are eligible for nomination.
  4. The individual must have exemplified service and dedication over and above the call of duty.
  5. The award will be made once a year at a time and place to be set by the College of Medicine Alumni Association.

    Complete the Nomination Form and send to:
    College of Medicine Alumni Association
    Office 5D40 Health Sciences Building
    107 Wiggins Road
    Saskatoon, SK
    S7N 5E5 or Email:

  6. Deadline for submission of nominations:  April 30, 2017

Highlights in Medicine Conference


The Highlights in Medicine Conference is an alumni reunion event hosted annually by the College of Medicine Alumni Association. See photos from Highlights 2016.

At five year intervals, College of Medicine graduates from honoured class years are invited back to Saskatoon to renew friendships with classmates and participate in a first rate medical conference. This conference offers CME credited workshops, interactive sessions in the Health Sciences Building and special keynote addresses on new trends in medical research and integrative medicine. While the medical conference offers alumni the opportunity to learn; the reunion itself gives our alumni plenty of opportunities to socialize. Between the Dean's Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening, individual class activities on Thursday and the Reunion Banquet on Friday evening, Highlights participants can plan for a busy and fun experience!

Highlights 2017 will be held from June 21 to June 23, 2017 at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel in Saskatoon. Conference details and registration will be available in spring 2017.

Honoured Years: 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012.

The 31st annual Highlights in Medicine Alumni Reunion Conference, "Highlights in Medicine 2016 - Connecting the Past with the Future" was held at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel in Saskatoon from June 15-17, 2016. See photos from Highlights 2016.

Find Your Grad Photo

You can browse through the collections of grad photo composites and Greystones for each graduating class, or search for an individual photo.

Please note that only alumni who graduated more than 10 years ago are shown.

If you or your family member are included on this site, and do not wish to be, please contact for information on opting-out.

Stay in Touch

Fellow College of Medicine alumni are a great source of information and mentorship. You are part of a rich history and are encouraged to stay connected with alumni groups and your alma mater. Whether you are establishing your career outside the province or have selected to stay and work in Saskatchewan, we provide opportunities to meet and develop professional networks with fellow graduates.


Gail Shivak, Director of Advancement

Gail Shivak
Director of Advancement

Anne-Marie Cey, Alumni Relations Officer

Anne-Marie Cey
Alumni Relations Officer

Jeff Aramenko, Major Gifts Officer

Jeff Aramenko
Major Gifts Officer

Wendy Reynolds, Clerical Assistant

Wendy Matthews
Clerical Assistant Advancement

Donor Relations