How do you give?

Today is One Day for Students!

One Day for Students is the University of Saskatchewan’s annual day of giving, where the campus community, our alumni, donors and friends are invited to make a special donation that can help students overcome hurdles to their educational goals. 

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Once again, the university asks its community to support the Nasser Family Student Emergency Trust with a gift of any amount; the fund helps students facing crises so they can continue to meet their educational goals. 

The fund was created by Professor Emeritus Dr. Kay and Mrs. Dora Nasser, who again will match donations, dollar for dollar. Last year’s event raised $103K for students in these emergent situations.

Student leaders with Kay and Dora Nasser, Debra Pozega Osburn and Shaina Lynden during One Day for Students in 2018.

Your gift doesn't end there. It keeps giving—to students, and also back to you.

Your donation is doubled!

Your donation to the Nasser Family Student Emergency Trust will be generously matched by Professor Emeritus Dr. Kay and Mrs. Dora Nasser. Thank you to the Nasser family!


Your donation is tax-deductible. You'll be emailed a confirmation with a receipt that you can use for tax purposes.

With a donation on One Day for Students, you’ll be helping assist students with unexpected crises, such as:

Flights home for funerals and other family emergencies
Delays in or a sudden loss of funding, especially loss of employment or other situational loss of income; funds to replace stolen personal belongings
Funds for alternative living arrangements after fires and family breakups
Unexpected increases in rent and other household expenditures
Personal medical emergencies; extra medical costs, including expenses for children with special needs

How to access the Nasser Family Student Emergency Trust

If you are experiencing an unexpected financial crisis, please contact Student Central to complete a crisis aid application. This assessment will help determine the most appropriate response to your individual needs.

Student Central can be reached at:

Administration Building 105 Admin Place

How do you give?

Afia Alam – current USask student

I see community service as the key element to my future. I believe that each person should leave the world a little better than how they found it.

I volunteer at the Global Gathering Place with newcomers at their classes and assist them to settle here. On campus, I am involved with Bangladesh Undergraduate Student Federation and AIESEC to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through volunteering and raising funds.

Besides that, I mentor kids to help them reach their goals. It's a great way to make a difference in a kid's life. It allows me to take the skills and knowledge I have and give them to a kid who might otherwise struggle.

Kenneth Cook – current USask student

After one-year of studying at the University of Saskatchewan, I decided to become a peer mentor with the College of Arts & Science; specifically, for the Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways (ISAP).

By joining ISAP, it has encouraged me to be a role model for first-year Indigenous students and inspires my peers to do the same for future Indigenous students.

I know first-hand that the topics of Indigenization and decolonization around education, or in current events, is extremely prevalent and can be overwhelming. I have found that establishing a student-to-student relationship provides better insight on potential academic struggles. Achieving an interdependent relationship while in ISAP has proven beneficial in maintaining my academic success by reducing the stereotype threat.

Reggie Nyamekye – current USask student

I give by volunteering at events, both on and off campus. Whether it is supervising a science challenge, fundraising for a hospital or being a member of a take down crew; each volunteering event is a fine opportunity to be of service to others, contribute my effort and connect with people. 

From a run for the cure cancer event, where I cheered people on to the finish life, to providing information to new students about resources available to them, volunteering brings me a sense of purpose and great satisfaction in being of help.

The impact of One Day

How your gift makes a difference

Visit us in the Upper Place Riel to grab a coffee, learn about USask student volunteers, make a donation, and participate in an art installation showing us how YOU give.