Students partaking in University of Saskatchewan programming in Prince Albert have a new place to study.
U of S President Peter Stoicheff says a 110,000 square foot building they’ve purchased will serve as the anchor for the university’s emerging Northern strategy.
Stoicheff says factors like distance, cost or lack of support system limit access to post secondary education. He says they’re talking more accessively, using terms like “learn where you live.”
“What we’re doing in Prince Albert is sending a signal that we to make that possible to as many as we can,” he said. “For a lot of people, Indigenous or non-Indigenous, coming from small centres to Saskatoon is very daunting and can often make the difference between success at university and the lack of it.”
All other university building are rental arrangements and money was allocated in the capital budget to accomodate the over $8 million cost for the school.
Nearly half of Prince Albert students are Native, with Stoicheff saying this move will reach more of them.
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