The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy Student Association at the University of Saskatchewan campus has named Paul Bretscher, MPP student, as the inaugural recipient of the student association’s Student Leadership Award.
The Student Leadership Award recognizes a current student who has shown exemplary leadership during their JSGS studies and has made a demonstrable impact on improving the student experience. Such leadership may include, but is not limited to, organizing events, peer tutoring and promoting student engagement and informed dialogue. Nominations are made by another current student in any JSGS program, on either a full or part-time basis.
A native of Saskatoon, Paul joined the school after completing his undergraduate degree in economics and political science at the University of Toronto (U of T). During his time in the Master of Public Policy program, Paul helped establish the JSGS Student Association (U of S chapter) and was instrumental in developing a social community for his fellow graduate students. He was also active in the community, serving as secretary and a member of the Board of Directors for the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. In the fall, Paul will be returning to Ontario to begin his PhD in the Department of Political Science at the U of T.
The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy Student Associations, on both the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan campuses, aim to create a positive experience for JSGS students, advocate for their needs, foster a cohesive student community and build positive relationships with other organizations outside the two universities.