Meet our Provost and VP Academic

Dr. Airini

The provost and vice-president academic alongside a diverse faculty of talented and creative teachers and researchers plays a critical role in creating learning environments and providing experiences that foster lifelong learners who are creative, adaptable, critical thinkers with the empathy and resilience to solve local and global challenges and are fully prepared to be what the world needs.

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Dr. Airini - Provost and VP Academic

As the vice-president, Dr. Airini works with academic leadership within our complex and globally engaged research institution to support our commitment to being the university the world needs.


Vice-Provost Faculty Relations

The vice-provost faculty relations provides leadership for faculty relations and support at USask.

Vice-Provost Teaching, Learning and Student Experience

The vice-provost teaching, learning and student experience provides leadership in creating student experiences that develop our future learners, professionals and leaders.

Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement

The vice-provost Indigenous engagement provides inspirational and transformational leadership for fostering meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities and to promoting Indigenous knowledges and scholarship.

Associate Provost Strategic Priorities

The associate provost strategic priorities leads the strategic priorities project that contributes to advancing our university’s teaching and research priorities and aspirations.

Associate Provost Health

The associate provost health provides leadership for USask Health Sciences educational programming and research.

Deans and Executive Directors

The provost works in collaboration with our deans of colleges and executive directors of graduate schools to deliver on USask's academic strategy.

Institutional Planning and Assessment

The Office of Institutional Planning and Assessment provides university-wide and unit-specific planning efforts and that can be used as a focal point for institutional initiatives and resource allocation.

Strategic Plans

The provost's portfolio has developed supporting plans that provide direction to achieving the ambitions, commitments and goals of the University Plan 2025

Supporting Plans

About the Role

The role provides institution-level leadership to a wide range of senior administrative positions across the university, including members of the President’s Executive Committee, deans and executive directors of 17 colleges and schools, and heads of other major senior administrative units. The provost and vice-president academic also provides leadership to a diverse academic community of department heads, faculty members, and professional and administrative staff across the university.

Senior academic, planning and budget officer at USask responsible for developing an academic agenda that is connected to the financial decisions of the university and best supports the student experience in all colleges and schools.

For each meeting of university council, the provost provides both a written report and a verbal report. Provost Reports to Council can be found in monthly agendas and highlights of the provost's verbal reports can be found in Council meeting minutes

Senior Administrator Appointment and Resignation Guidelines are available for those reporting up to the provost and vice-president academic.


 Peter MacKinnon Building, Room 212
105 Administration Place
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A2

General Requests

For meeting, speaking or general scheduling requests, and general information or questions please contact Danielle Pastushok.