More than 90% of cervical cancers are caused by the Human papillomavirus (HPV) and screening for HPV can be achieved using a self-collected vaginal swab as an alternative to the conventional Papanicolaou (Pap) test. This is not the reality in Saskatchewan today which puts a lot of women at a higher risk of undiagnosed HPV and potentially life-ending cancer. This is about to change thanks to a novel pilot project proposed by Dr. Jennifer Brown Broderick and her team, funded by women philanthropists from Saskatoon and across Saskatchewan.

Arla Gustafson, Royal University Hospital Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, is retiring after 15 years in the position. Even if the change doesn’t come into effect until spring 2022, the search for the new CEO has already begun to ensure a smooth transition of leadership.

Royal University Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Osborn as our 2021-2022 Volunteer Board Chair. Doug has served on the RUH Foundation Board of Directors since 2015 most recently Chairing the Development Committee and serves as a Campaign Cabinet member for our $20 million Mission Possible: Operation New OR Campaign.