The University of Saskatchewan’s Master of Northern Governance and Development (MNGD) program was created to develop leadership capacity in Northern Saskatchewan. This interdisciplinary program was designed in consultation with Northern stakeholders to meet the needs of learners and communities in the North.
The MNGD program has played an important role in strengthening capacity in Northern Saskatchewan. Students value the opportunity to complete a graduate degree while living in the North, as well as a curriculum that is relevant to their Northern experiences.
The program is helping to create positive role models in Northern Saskatchewan, particularly because many program graduates work in leadership positions in the North. In addition, the tight-knit nature of the program has helped fuel the development of a network of highly skilled professionals in the North.