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Faith Leaders are available for support during these trying times. Reach out, have a chat or share a prayer. #stayhome as much as you can but don’t forget to connect with others (virtually).

The University of Saskatchewan has a longstanding history of collaboration with faith representatives who have contributed to a campus culture of respect, inclusion, and pluralism. 

The growing diversity of religious and spiritual backgrounds and beliefs of the University community presents an opportunity to build robust connections with communities of faith, interfaith understanding, and co-operation. Faith Leaders are advocates for such conversations, provide spiritual guidance, support to the University community, advice regarding religious issues, and educational and cultural events.

Some Faith Leaders provide one-on-one spiritual counsel and all represent links to their wider faith communities.

Friends for Dinner

Home for holidays

Friends for Dinner is a fun and unique opportunity for students who cannot be with their families during the December holidays. It gives them an opportunity to enjoy a meal with members of the USask and Saskatoon communities while they learn about the wide-range of traditions found in Canada as host families share the spirit of the holiday season.

Some international students have never experienced the rich varieties of food, friendship and traditions of the Canadian holiday season. Some are alone during these festive days and are unable to be with their families during the university break.

If you are a registered international or domestic student who is unable to be with family during the holiday season, you are encouraged to register.

Friends for dinner is organized by the University of Saskatchewan’s International Student and Study Abroad Centre (ISSAC), Student Wellness Centre (Peer Health) and Faith Leaders Council.

Check this space for updates in December 2020.

Ongoing events - Cancelled temporarily

All of the ongoing events listed below have been cancelled or postponed for the time being. Please check this website periodically for future updates.

Good Breakfast - Cancelled

Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 - 9 am at the USask Community Centre (Room 104, Marquis Hall)

Join USask Faith Leaders for free muffins and coffee. Take breakfast to go, stay and chat, or study.

Bible Study - Cancelled

With Pastor Lou Leventhal

Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:15 pm at the USask Community Centre (Room 104, Marquis Hall)

Contact information

If you need someone to talk to, consider speaking with a faith leader. Faith leaders offer support and can connect you with the faith organization they are affiliated with.

Drop-in office hours take place in the USask Community Centre (room 104, Marquis Hall).

Baptist
Lou Leventhal

Drop-in hours: Wednesday, 3 – 5 pm

Ecumenical
David Kim-Cragg

Drop-in hours: Monday and Wednesday, 1 – 3 pm

Hindu
Nawal Sharma

Jewish
Rabbi Claudio Jodorkovsky

Lutheran
George Hind

Drop-in hours: Monday and Wednesday, 10 am – noon

Muslim (Sunni)
Fatima Coovadia

Muslim (Ahmadiyya)
Aziz Ahmad

Catholic
Michael MacLean

Redeemed Christian Church of God
Jide Oyetuga

Sikh
Jaswant Singh

Ukrainian Catholic:
Fr. André Lalach