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A message from the dean to the College of Arts and Science community

Posted on 2020-04-06 in College Vision

Dean Peta Bonham-Smith talks about the Nasser Family Emergency Student Trust in a new video.

In a new video, Dr. Peta Bonham-Smith (PhD), dean of the College of Arts and Science, is encouraging members of the college community to support students facing emergency situations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I know many of you have been asking me and the college how can you help. One of the ways that we can help is to contribute to the Nasser Family Emergency Student Trust,” said Bonham-Smith in the video, which was recorded at her home.

Social disruptions from the novel coronavirus pandemic have resulted in a loss of income for many University of Saskatchewan students. The Nasser Family Emergency Student Trust provides funding to students experiencing financial and personal crises.

Financial support from the trust can be used to help cover necessities such as travel, food and shelter during a challenging time. Students do not need to repay the money they receive.

Donations to the Nasser Family Emergency Student Trust can be made online at

Bonham-Smith ended the video with a message to students.

“We miss you,” she said. “But you know your home is with us in the College of Arts and Science, and we look forward to seeing you all back on campus when we are given the green light to set foot back on our beautiful campus.”


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