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The Indigenous Business Students' Society is a group within the Edwards School of Business that works towards enriching the student experience.


Marissa Pilat

IBSS Spokesperson Headperson

Hey everyone! My name is Marissa Pilat (she/her) and I am a 3rd year marketing major. This is my first year on the EBSS and I am super excited to get involved and meet new people! I am also currently in the co-op program in hopes to secure a job for a work term! Outside of the EBSS I can be found shopping at Winners (it’s a problem), taking my dog for walks, doing work for my volunteer position with the Saskatoon Dog Rescue, cooking and baking, or finishing work that I procrastinated on. I am excited for the upcoming school year and what it has to bring!

Dante Carter

IBSS Logistics Headperson

Hi everyone! My name is Dante and I am a fourth year marketing major. I am excited to be VP Internal on the EBSS this year, as well as a Headperson on the IBSS. Please feel free to reach out to me if you need anything!


Lauren Aussant

IBSS Student Supports Headperson

Hi everyone! My name is Lauren Aussant and I am a fourth year management major! I am also completing a certificate in politics and law and plan to continue my education in law, political science, or social change and equity! This year, I am excited to be the VP of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization for the EBSS and the Students Supports Headperson for the IBSS! Look out for the amazing events and initiatives that my teams and I have planned for this year!

Lexi Martin

IBSS Traditions and Events Headperson

Hello everyone! My name is Lexi Martin, I grew up in the Qu’Appelle Valley in the town of Fort Qu’Appelle, SK. I am a proud Dene/Nakoda woman and a member of Ceg-A-Kin (Carry the Kettle) First Nation in Treaty 4 territory, with paternal roots from Fond Du Lac Denesuline First Nation in Treaty 8 territory. During my first year at USask, I wanted to be more involved and find a place where I felt safe, supported and welcomed, that’s exactly what the IBSS became to me. Our team focus’ on building a community for Indigenous students, working towards reconciliation and hosting multiple events throughout the school year. I am in my second year of business through the ABAC (Aboriginal Business Administration Certificate) program, and I am excited to be this year’s Traditions and Events Headperson for the IBSS! In my spare time I like to play hockey, golf, spend time with my friends and family, and enjoy binge watching movies and TV shows. I hope everyone has a great school year!

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