Grit McCreath named to University of Saskatchewan Board of Governors
Posted July 16, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 16, 2009
Grit McCreath, a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan who enjoys considerable recognition for her work as an educator and in the not-for-profit sector, has been appointed to the university's Board of Governors.
Effective July 1, 2009 and continuing for a three-year term, McCreath will serve as the university's Senate representative on the board. Her appointment coincides with the completion of her three-year term as senator during which she served on the executive committee and an ad hoc committee set up to review terms of reference for Senate committees.
"The University of Saskatchewan is privileged to have Grit McCreath join its Board of Governors," said President Peter MacKinnon. "With the knowledge and insight she acquired over her career in the education sector, and with her life-long commitment to this institution, Grit will be a much valued member of the board."
After earning a Bachelor of Education degree from the U of S, McCreath served as a teacher, teacher-librarian and administrator for over 30 years in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario. Her teaching experience extended from Kindergarten to Grade 12, and included work in both public and private schools.
Outside of school, McCreath has served on a number of boards, including those of the St. Albert Public Library, Junior Achievement Alberta, YWCA Calgary, Famous 5 Foundation, University of Calgary Research Ethics, Friends of Prince Albert National Park and the Whyte Foundation.
She has been honoured twice by the City of Calgary for work on school/business partnerships and named one of that city's Women of Distinction. McCreath also received the Conference Board of Canada Royal Bank Partners in Education Award.
McCreath is co-author of 'Waskesiu and its Neighbours: A Casual Illustrated History', a celebration of Prince Albert National Park's 80th anniversary.
Located in the heart of Saskatoon, the University of Saskatchewan is one of the leading medical doctoral universities in Canada. With 58 degrees, diplomas and certificates in over 100 areas of study, the University is uniquely positioned in the areas of human, animal and plant studies. World-class research facilities, renowned faculty and award winning students make the U of S a leader in post-secondary education.
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