Supporting excellence in teaching and research by supporting and celebrating faculty throughout their career at USask.


The vice-provost faculty relations provides leadership for faculty relations and support at the University of Saskatchewan. The vice-provost works in partnership with the provost and other members of the university's leadership to support strategic directions.

The role enhances the work of the provost and vice-president academic and his office in the areas important to:

  • recruitment
  • retention and career development for faculty
  • collegial relations including faculty and administrative appointments
  • support of negotiations with the Faculty Association as well as management and support for the smooth functioning of collegial processes


The vice-provost faculty relations reports to the provost and vice-president academic.


Dr. Scott Walsworth is a Professor of labour relations in the Edwards School of Business.  Before joining the University in 2007, he completed a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations at the University of Toronto.  Most recently, he completed a Master of Law (LLM) in employment and labour law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. He is the former Academic Director of the Labour-Management Relations Certificate Program and the former president of the national Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA) and the current director of the Saskatoon Chapter of CIRA.  In 2019, he began a four-year term as the Chair of the Educational Relations Board, a position created by the Saskatchewan Education Act to oversee labour relations between the province and its 17,000 teachers. Since 2020, Scott has worked as a labour arbitrator, adjudicating cases in the healthcare, public and private sectors.  He was the principal investigator on a prestigious three-year Standard Research Grant from SSHRC. With these funds, he investigated how, and under what circumstances, unions affect management decisions and firm outcomes, such as innovation, profits and employment growth. His work is published in several top journals including Industrial Relations (Berkeley), Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations and the International Journal of Human Resource Management. He continues to teach courses on industrial relations, and labour and employment law. He muddles through life in the company of a lovely wife, four energetic sons, and two lazy cats.

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General Inquiries

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