A True Global Player.
"Discover A Global Saskatchewan" is a unique experiential learning project, headed by University of Saskatchewan student Czarina Catambing and her student team showcase the global profile (and international business personalities) of Saskatchewan.
Decades ago, Saskatchewan was simply considered a province picturesque with vast wheat fields as far as the eye can see. Though reputed as the 'breadbasket of the world', this province had little commerce to speak of other than agriculture where growing and selling wheat was the main commodity.
Much has changed in the past ten years. In reality, Saskatchewan is a true global player, with tens of billions of dollars in diverse exports and people services purchased by buyers all around the world. And not just in agriculture. This province is a bountiful land of assorted (and what seems endless) minerals, oil and gas, agricultural foods of all kinds (plant and animal), forestry, and water reserves. Saskatchewan is home to skilled international professionals found amongst the ranks of high government and corporate ranks in every country aside from our own. It hosts savvy entrepreneurs that invent, manufacture, and sell sought-after high-demand technology of all sorts globally. It has a strong reputation internationally. Yet, it is surprising within our communities much is needed to build a sense of "awarness" of just how far-reaching is Saskatchewan on the international business & trade scene. We must prepare our youth as future international players and teach them to take advantage of growing opportunities in the global markets."
Learn from Saskatchewan people who've been there globally, done that globally.
International Officer, Government of Saskatchewan, Executive Council and Office of the Premier Throughout Blair Hudyma's education and career he has gained tremendous amounts of international experience. From attending university in Norway to working for the Saskatchewan Government, he has learned the tricks of the trade such as researching cultural etiquette and keeping up with global events.
Senior Director of Organizational and Talent Development, PotashCorp. Candace talks about her desire to work for a company with global reach, which she found through PotashCorp. She shares her cultural blunders abroad and her approach to adapt to the local culture.
Executive Director, Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Kent takes pride not only in Saskatoon's local culture, but also Saskatchewan's position on the global stage. With significant insight into Saskatchewan's international impact, he acts as not only a leader in the Chamber but also promotes all the province has to offer to countries around the globe.
Executive Director of International Relations, Government of Saskatchewan. Renata shares how her job in agriculture landed her to a rewarding and exciting career that allows her to influence Saskatchewan's international relations and meet the world's most influential leaders.
Manager of Government Relations, Cameco. Ryan emphasizes how his love for travel and involvement with AIESEC gave him the work experience towards a career in international business.
Chief Executive Officer, Global Infobrokers Inc. Monica talks about how her early start in international business defined her attitude and perspective. She discusses how her experience and constant exposure to new cultures led her to start a company that "crosses the borders".
Former Minister of Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration, Government of Saskatchewan. Rob shares how he got involved with international business, his influences, and the importance of being exposed to different disciplines.
Director of Alliances and Business Development, Vendasta. Jacqueline reminisces her university years and how her spontaneity got her to Global Vision and eventually represented Canada in the G20 Summit. She also discusses her passion, technology and innovation, and how it is taking over Saskatchewan by storm.