uSask’s northern governance students involved in capacity-building initiatives

March 12, 2014

Masters students in the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development (ICNGD) at the University of Saskatchewan recently received scholarships from Cameco Corporation that will help with tuition and program costs. The scholarships will also help support students during the required internship component of the program, the newly launched “By the North with the North: Community Building in Northern Saskatchewan.” This research internship allows students to apply their knowledge in order to build capacity in a northern SK community by focussing on the program’s 5 core areas: governance, health and social development, innovation and entrepreneurship, capacity building, and resource development and environmental management. The ICNGD also recently held a forum on remote presence technology, which is currently used to deliver the Bachelor of Nursing program to northern SK communities. The forum, held in partnership with uSask’s College of Nursing, explored ways that remote presence technology can be expanded and best used in the health sciences. The use of this technology helps address the shortage of Aboriginal health care providers in the North, as well as enabling students to continue to use the technology in practice after graduation. uSask News (Scholarships) | uSask News (Remote Presence)