Liv Erickson Wins Top
Scholarship To U of S

Written by Ryan Vincent
Monday, Mar 20 2023
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Central Collegiate senior, Liv Erickson, has been awarded one of the Best and Brightest Entrance Scholarships to the University of Saskatchewan. 

The George and Marsha Ivany President's First and Best Scholarship is awarded based on academics, leadership and contributions to the school and community, to a student from a Canadian high school with a 95 per cent average or higher.  

Erickson is one of five students to be awarded the scholarship and will receive $40,000 towards her schooling over the course of four years at the U of S. 

“I feel amazing,” she says. “I always felt really drawn to U of S for so many reasons, and it really felt like [the scholarship] solidified my decision clearly, and it’s gotten me really excited about going to university... I’m really pumped about it, it’s an awesome thing to receive.” 

She currently has a 96 per cent average and has made numerous contributions to the community. 

“In my written application, I talked about starting an environmental club at my high school, as well as getting involved in some other youth climate activism groups in Regina. Also, I spoke about my executive role in SLC (Student Leadership Council). I’m the Head of Fundraising so I plan a lot of fundraisers for our school.” 

Erickson is the Central Collegiate representative on the Youth Advisory Committee for the Moose Jaw City Council. The Youth Advisory Committee speaks about situations and issues in Moose Jaw that youth face and tries to come up with solutions to present to the city council. 

She also volunteered as a coach for the “Girls in the Game” organization. 

“They focus on encouraging young girls to stay in sports and encouraging self-confidence and strength, both mentally and physically,” she adds. 

Erickson plans on going into the Faculty of Arts and Science for a degree in the Environment and Society program with a certificate in sustainability. 

“I’m just passionate about climate action and I think that having an education in that field is what's going to make you a better leader. If you know what you’re talking about, you can act properly and be fit for any role, whether that's in politics or in any other sort of policy-making area. Even if that’s working on projects in sustainability, or research, or education, I think you really need to know what you’re talking about to be able to make a greater impact.”

November 16, 2010

Last reading as Saskatchewan Poet Laureate

Robert Currie

Robert Currie

Published on November 16th, 2010
Rebecca Lawrence
Moose Jaw Times Herald

Moose Jaw’s Robert Currie will give his last reading as Saskatchewan’s Poet Laureate at the city’s public library on Nov. 23.

    Currie, who is an award-winning author of poetry, fiction and radio plays, said it was fitting his last reading will be in his home town and at the place where he has written much of his work.

    “I have done a lot of my writing right here in this library as they let me use the archives.

    “I was a teacher for 30 years and took six months off in 1975 unpaid and we had little kids at home and the staff at the library let me use the archives (room) just to go there and write there all day and I took my type writer in and just left it there and came in every day to work so in a sense, it became my office,” he said.

    Currie has been poet laureate since 2007 and in 2008 was asked to continue the position for another two years.

    His term officially ends on Dec. 31 but his last reading will be at the library and his last event will be a speech at the Saskatchewan Book Awards on Nov. 27 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina.

    “It’s been very interesting,” Currie said of his time as poet laureate.


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