Rawlinson Centre for Aboriginal Business Students

The Edwards School of Business strives to be a leader in providing dedicated support and services unique to Aboriginal business students amongst business schools across Canada.

In March 2001, the Edwards School received an initial gift of $1,000,000 gift from Gordon Rawlinson, President of Rawlco Radio in order to establish the Rawlinson Centre for Aboriginal Students (formerly Rawlco Resource Centre). The gift was established with the following objectives:

  • To recruit and retain First Nation students through to graduation from the undergraduate business degree program
  • To enhance Aboriginal business students' educational experience by providing access to needed equipment and resources
  • To encourage Aboriginal students to remain in Saskatchewan upon completion of their business education

Student Support and Services

At the Rawlinson Centre, Aboriginal students can find a place to study, attend cultural events, and access dedicated student scholarships, tutoring services, and emergency financial assistance. The Centre is one of the only dedicated spaces for Aboriginal business students in the country. Services include:

  • Scholarships

    In addition to general USask scholarships, bursaries, and awards, Edwards has a number of dedicated awards for self-declared Métis, First Nation, and Inuit students. The Rawlco ABAC Awards (valued at $2,000) are provided to all graduates of the Edwards Aboriginal Business Administration Certificate (ABAC) program.

  • Professional development fund

    Edwards students can apply for co-curricular funding to subsidize costs related to activities that support academic success and the development of a professional network.

  • Math Bridging Program

    If you are interested in a program at the University of Saskatchewan that requires Foundations of Mathematics 30 and/or Pre-Calculus 30 (Grade 12 MATH B 30 and/or MATH C 30), the Rawlinson Centre can help you upgrade while taking courses in the ABAC program.

  • Tutoring

    Assistance is available for individuals or small groups to receive extra help in classes or to prepare for an exam or assignment.

Contact Us

To learn more, please contact:
Carson Magnuson, Indigenous Achievement Advisor