Meet our Vice-President University Relations

Debra Pozega Osburn

University Relations strives to align, to uplift, to engage, to partner, to communicate, and to amplify and celebrate USask successes, reinforcing who we are and who we must be to become The University the World Needs.



Advancement is responsible for fundraising, stewardship and alumni relations for the University of Saskatchewan.

Strategic Communications

Strategic Communications is responsible for enhancing and protecting our university's reputation.

Government Relations

Government Relations provides support and strategic advice for anyone at USask that engages with any level of government.

Operations and Services

Operations and Services provides support to alumni and community relations, marketing and communications, and development activities.

We honour the past while we work with and for communities to shape the future.

- Debra Pozega Osburn

When Debra Pozega Osburn joined the USask leadership team as Vice-President University Relations on July 11, 2016, she was ready to continue to support the University’s strong connections with its communities and it's a commitment to being the university the world needs.

Strategic Plan

This University Relations strategic plan provides our portfolio direction to achieving the ambitions, commitments and goals of the University Plan 2025

Strategic Goal 1 
Increase recognition in core areas of excellence.

Strategic Goal 2 
Develop and execute a strong government relations strategy.

Strategic Goal 3 
Establish UR as a go-to resource for the campus community.

Strategic Goal 4
Build advocacy and support within external communities.

Strategic Goal 5
Frame and advance our institutional narratives.


 Peter MacKinnon Building, Room 252
105 Administration Place
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A2

General Requests

For meeting, speaking or general scheduling requests, and general information or questions please contact Mandy Brunet.