The Provost’s College Awards for Outstanding Teaching annually recognize teaching excellence in each of the USask colleges that teach undergraduate students. The Provost’s Themed Awards annually recognize four categories of teaching excellence across campus.

Horizons Project

Through a series of 26 funded initiatives, the Horizons Project is helping the University of Saskatchewan build an innovative and financially sustainable future.

Guided by our University Plan 2025, these strategic investments will support our research and innovation enterprise and enhance our academic programming to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for social, cultural, and economic development in Saskatchewan and the world. These initiatives will also create opportunities for better alignment and connectivity centrally and across academic units and will impact how we operate administratively across campus.

Period Equity Project

Every person who needs menstrual products should have access to those products. The USask Period Equity Project is about helping make that happen. Free menstrual hygiene supplies are available to all members of the USask community in many washrooms across campus, including washrooms designated as female, male, and gender neutral.

Alleviating period inequity is important to USask. Students have voiced their support for enhanced access to menstrual hygiene supplies on campus. Following consultation with students and student groups, the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic initiated the Period Equity Project with the goals of reducing period inequity and enhancing menstrual equity.

Provost’s Advisory Committee – Scarborough Charter (PAC-SC)

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic is creating a new advisory committee to guide activities related to the Scarborough Charter, with a focus on Black inclusion and Black excellence on campus.

In November 2021, USask signed the Scarborough Charter alongside dozens of partner institutions across Canada. Signatories of the Scarborough Charter are committed to redressing anti-Black racism and to fostering Black inclusion in post-secondary institutions, based on four overarching principles: Black flourishing, inclusive excellence, mutuality, and accountability.

The Provost’s Advisory Committee – Scarborough Charter (PAC-SC), co-chaired by the deputy provost, will provide USask’s provost and vice-president academic with advice on priorities and actions stemming from the commitments to action outlined in the Scarborough Charter. The PAC-SC will make recommendations on institutional strategy and transformative actionable steps to assist USask in achieving a more respectful, accountable, equitable, diverse, and inclusive community. The PAC-SC will also assist USask in preventing anti-Black racism by critically reviewing policies, processes, and practices to understand how they may contribute to systemic anti-Black racism and by providing recommendations that will further Black inclusion and excellence.  

Sustainability Faculty Fellowship

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic has launched the Sustainability Faculty Fellowship initiative as a key part of the education strand of the USask Sustainability Strategy.

The University Plan 2025 calls for us to be The University the World Needs and one that sets the standard in learning. We are called to be a university whose graduates have the drive, the curiosity, and the humility to work with others in addressing the greatest challenges and opportunities the world faces. Through nakaatayihtaamoowin, we understand sustainability to mean protecting and honouring the wellness of all humanity and creation by taking care of the relationships with which we’ve been entrusted —with the land, with the air and water, with our students, colleagues, and neighbours—guided by mindfulness, respect, and reverence. The USask Sustainability Strategy 2021-2031 builds on our University Plan 2025, outlining key goals related to teaching and learning. This fellowship program is a significant initiative that will move us towards these goals.