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Poet’s goal: To produce life-changing work
Renee Saklikar’s devotion to the work of writing is undeniable. It’s in the light of her eyes as she talks about writing and in the rise and fall of her voice as she reads for an audience. It’s in her expression as she teaches her students about their own work. Saklikar is living true to her calling: She is a poet. Read her story.
7th Floor Media helps Aboriginal students achieve academic success
Klahanie R. Rorick has several goals: one is to help other Aboriginal students be as academically and professionally successful as she is. So when 7th Floor Media, part of SFU Lifelong Learning, approached her about contributing to a website that would help Aboriginal students succeed in their post-secondary studies, she said yes. Read her story.
Novelist’s future hinged on three words
Five years ago, Gurjinder Basran was a telecom manager, a wife, and a mother of two. Today, she’s also the author of the award-winning novel Everything Was Goodbye—all because of one question. Read her story.
Paul Brandt, the man under the cowboy hat
The story of why Briercrest College and Seminary, a private college in Caronport, Sask., awarded Paul Brandt, country music superstar, an honourary doctorate degree.
Portage woman helps college reconcile with First Nations peoples
A young woman from Portage la Prairie, Man., is hired to help a small college in Saskatchewan reconcile with its First Nations and Metis students. This story first appeared in the Moose Jaw Times-Herald‘s print edition September 29, 2010, and later in the Central Plains Herald-Leader.
Student helps rebuild lives in China
A young woman from Connecticut travels to Deyang, China, to teach English in a region devastated by a recent earthquake. This story first appeared on the front page of the Trumbull Times‘ print edition.
Former Caronport High student sets his sights on NHL
Tyler Stahl of the Chilliwack Bruins is drafted to the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes. This story first appeared in the Moose Jaw Times-Herald‘s print edition.
Finding God beneath the notes
Corey Doak, a folk singer from the Oakanagan, talks about God, beauty, and artistry. Download the print edition in The Oakanagan (Kelowna).
In sickness and in health
Dr. David Guretzki, a professor of theology and the husband of a chronically-ill wife, teaches a weekend course on chronic illness in marriage. Read his story in the Lethbridge Herald (January 2010).
Briercrest to offer ancient Hebrew in virtual reality
A Saskatchewan colleges offers a course in ancient Hebrew in virtual reality. This story first appeared in the print edition of the Moose Jaw Times-Herald August 18, 2010.
Scott Lesher leads on and off the game floor
Scott Lesher, a volleyball player from Lacombe, is learning to lead on and off the game floor. Read his story in the Lacombe Globe, his local paper.