Centre Update
19 November 2014

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Centre Celebrates 30th Anniversary
with Unveiling of Donor Wall
Students, staff, faculty, and representatives from the co-operative sector gathered in late October to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the formation of the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives. It was the perfect occasion to recognize the importance of the on-going financial support of the Centre’s donors; the Centre would not exist today without this unique and productive partnership.
The Centre's panel on the donor wall in the Diefenbaker Building
Financial supporters of the Centre over the past thirty years have included the following:
  • Federated Co-operatives Limited
  • Saskatchewan Credit Unions
  • Concentra Financial (formerly Co-operative Trust)
  • The Co-operators Group
  • CHS Inc.
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Government of Saskatchewan
  • Saskatchewan Wheat Pool
  • The CUMIS Group
  • Co-operative College of Canada
Together, they have contributed nearly $10 million to co-operative teaching, research, and outreach since the Centre opened its doors in 1984.

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Faculty, staff, and co-op sector personnel gather for presentations during the Centre’s thirtieth anniversary celebration.
Glen Tully, the Centre’s new advisory board chair and former board chair of Federated Co-operatives Limited, brought greetings from the co-operative sector.
A New Sponsor!
We are thrilled to announce
that CHS Inc., a leading farmer-owned co-
operative in the US, which has provided the Centre with funds to develop a Certificate in the Social Economy and Co-operatives plus two new graduate classes, has come on board as a new Centre sponsor. Longtime Centre colleague and friend, CHS Foundation President William Nelson, left, was instrumental in negotiations.
Check Out This New Blog

Murray Fulton, below left, director of the Centre, and colleague Brent Hueth, director of the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives, have started a new blog titled Cooperative Economy: Perspectives on the Economics, Policy, and Management of Cooperative Enterprise. Recent posts have ruminated on the possibility of independent book publishers in Canada forming a book distribution co-op and the future of co-operative management programs in Canada. Check it out at
Save the Date!

11 December 2014
Hartley and Margaret Fredeen Scholarship in Co-operative Studies Seminar

3:30–4:30pm, Canada Room
Diefenbaker Building
University of Saskatchewan

Cara Spence Gress, winner of the
2013 Fredeen Scholarship, will give
a presentation titled "Partnerships for Health: Universal Health
Care in Tanzania." We will also be announcing the winner of the
2014 scholarship.
Thank you, as always, to our sponsors
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