Northlands College hosted its fourth annual Northern Visionaries Video Essay Contest. Student Advisor Brandi Bell says over 60students submitted video essays focusing on a number of issues from leadership to indigenization to motivation on how they want to make a difference in northern Saskatchewan. She says some of the videos talked about the food shortage in the north, more nurses, housing, poverty, alcoholism, domestic violence but how they could make a difference with their Northlands College education to go back to their home community and be a leader and innovator.
Top prize went to Leah Nagy of La Ronge, Shannon Bear of Deschambault Lake second, La Ronge’s Tim Shaw third, Creighton’s Christie Bartle finished fourth and La Ronge’s Ashley Carlson came in fifth. All of the finalist’s videos can be viewed on the Northlands College You Tube channel.