Dr. Terry Zlipko (MD'74), inaugural co-chair, Community Advisory Committee. (Photo: Submitted)
Dr. Terry Zlipko (MD'74), inaugural co-chair, Community Advisory Committee. (Photo: Submitted)

Message from the Community Advisory Committee

I am thrilled to share with you the incredible progress we've made over the past year in representing and advocating for our community.


Following a comprehensive review of the College of Medicine Alumni Association's operations, we recognized the need for thoughtful adjustments to secure the vibrant and sustainable future of our cherished community, and we took action.

The dawn of a new chapter is upon us! With the unveiling of the College of Medicine Alumni and Community program we mark an exciting and pivotal step in sustaining the legacy first realized 40 years ago with the birth of the Alumni Association. While this endeavour may seem daunting, it holds the promise of transforming our operations to better foster sustainability in our activities, to strengthen bonds and provide enhanced communications, and to create new opportunities for philanthropy within our community.

I couldn't be more enthusiastic about the Alumni & Community program, as it equips us to better serve the needs of our esteemed alumni, students, residents, faculty, and leadership within the USask College of Medicine. This initiative offers a revitalized platform for every member of our community to express their individual voices while standing united as part of a rich tapestry of multigenerational and multicultural representation. It celebrates the myriad career paths and passions that are present within our community and recognizes the beautiful intersections that occur in the daily lives of our members. This unity is perfectly encapsulated in our new motto, "We are the pulse of the college."

I encourage you to become actively involved in shaping this exciting journey, and it all begins with joining our Community Advisory Committee. This committee, evolved from the former Alumni Association Board of Directors, offers you the chance to influence our funding priorities, outreach initiatives, and engagement opportunities, all aimed at benefiting the people of the USask College of Medicine.

I am looking forward to collaborating with the college to forge a bright and progressive future for our entire community. As a proud alumnus, physician, mentor and leader, I am the pulse of the college, as are you.

Together, we are the people of the College of Medicine, the alumni and community.

Dr. Terry Zlipko (MD’74)
Inaugural Co-Chair, Community Advisory Committee
Past President, College of Medicine Alumni Association