Greetings from Saskatchewan, Canada.

On behalf of the Saskatchewan Education Alliance Group on International Research, Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, I kindly invite you to attend the virtual and recorded Local Action, Global Impact: Building Awareness on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Saskatchewan’s Postsecondary Education event on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (Saskatchewan).

This event, hosted in partnership with the Government of Saskatchewan, will raise awareness on how Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be addressed in higher education, and provides a unique opportunity to engage with key stakeholders to further advance SDGs across Canada.

We have a great line up of speakers representing different sectors, including the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization; United Nations Global Compact; International Institute for Sustainable Development; Sustainable Development Solutions Network; University of Saskatchewan; University of Regina; Saskatchewan Polytechnic; and Parkland College. The Honourable Gene Makowsky, Minister of Advanced Education, Government of Saskatchewan, will be present to bring opening remarks. Please view the agenda here.  

Given the broad scope of the SDGs, this event will focus only on the four SDGs that best relate to our mandates as higher education institutions:

  • SDG 4: Quality Education;
  • SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth;
  • SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities; and,
  • SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals.

The diverse audience of academics, students and representatives from higher education institutions, and government officials will enable a rich and engaging discussion on the topic of the SDGs.

Saskatchewan is the first province in Canada to have a provincial table whose members include representatives from higher education institutions and officials from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education. Our role is to work collectively in advancing the SDGs locally, nationally and internationally.                  

On behalf of the Saskatchewan Education Alliance Group, I request you to accept our kind invitation. We will be truly honoured if you could attend.

Please click on the following link to register for the event before April 10.

Registration for Local Action, Global Impact Event

Please note that the event will be recorded. Login details will be provided to all registered participants 24 hours prior to the event.

Dr. Meghna Ramaswamy, Chair
Saskatchewan Education Alliance Group on International Research, Development and the Sustainable Development Goals


The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is hosting a series of podcasts on internationalization and the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Podcast 1 - Internationalization and the SDGs part 1

Podcast 2 - Internationalization and the SDGs part 2

Podcast 3 - Internationalization and the SDGs part 3

Link to all available and upcoming podcasts.

Biennial Symposium on Communications (BSC) is a prestigious international research conference in communications, information theory, and signal processing. Organized since 1962 by Queen’s University, the Symposium is now presented by the Canadian Society of Information Theory, and its 30th edition will be hosted online by the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, from June 28 to June 30, 2021. It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in this event by submitting previously unpublished contributions from a broad range of topics in communications, information theory, and signal processing. We are excited to have influential plenary and tutorial speakers addressing popular and emerging topics in signal processing and communications. We look forward to your support and participation in BSC 2021!

University of Saskatchewan Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Ha Nguyen is the Chair of this prestigious international research conference.


Keynote Speakers:

Yonina Eldar, Weizmann Institute of Science, IsraelAmir Khandani, University of Waterloo, CanadaMarco De Renzo, CentraleSupelec, Paris-Saclay University, FranceWei Yu, University of Toronto, Canada

Tutorial Speakers:

Hien Q. Ngo, Queen's University Belfast, UKBruno Clerkx, Imperial College London, UK

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) International Office was pleased to partner on the 27th National Congress on Rural Education in Canada, with the theme of Rural Education for a Sustainable Future.  You may be aware of our USask People Around the World (PAW) initiative—this year we were thrilled to partner with the National Congress to advance sustainable education through national and global perspectives!

The 27th Congress was hybrid (in-person and/or virtual) and took place on March 27-28, 2022.  The event included dynamic keynote speakers and several panels (including from international presenters), in the area of rural and remote education. The Congress highlighted global perspectives on rural and remote education and sustainability research, and engendered exciting discussions between educators, school and system leaders, parents, community members, and researchers.

Conference Website

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

For information on past USask People Around the World (PAW) Conferences please see below:

PAW 2020

PAW 2021 

Global Conversations

The next global conversation TBD.

The Visiting Professors Global Conversations Series is presented by the International Office.