Since its inception in 1982 one of the primary goals of the Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan membership has been to support and promote research to find the precise causes of schizophrenia. It is their hope that once these findings are revealed that the treatment of schizophrenia will be improved upon and lead to an eventual cure of this very complex brain illness.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, under the leadership of Myrtle Surjik, Provincial President of the Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan, an increasing level of emphasis was being placed on raising funds for this critical area of research. The initial, time consuming and very labour intensive fund raising events hosted for this purpose by the Regina Chapter volunteers were later replicated by the Saskatoon, Weyburn/Radville and Swift Current Chapters. Over time the membership of SSS and the general public got behind this important initiative on a province wide basis!
To facilitate the responsible receiving, administration and disbursement of these funds a separate incorporated entity was formed in 1992 called the Schizophrenia Research Foundation Saskatchewan Inc. In recognition of the leadership and sustained support provided by Myrtle and Dave Surjik of Regina in promoting research on schizophrenia the “Myrtle and Dave Surjik Schizophrenia Research Scholarship” was named in their honour in 2001.
Donations to support research can be made by cheque or money order payable to:
Schizophrenia Research Foundation Saskatchewan (SRFS) Inc.
Box 305, Regina, SK, S4P 3A1
The SRFS Inc. offers:
$10,000 Scholarship for a post doctoral fellowship at the University of Saskatchewan.
For more information, please call (306)584-2620.