An Experience in Excellence is actualized through recognizing those leadership qualities in an individual that better both the academic and non-academic environment for the undergraduate students of the University of Saskatchewan.

The purpose of the USSU Experience in Excellence Awards is to show appreciation for those individuals who strive to enhance the student experience at the University of Saskatchewan. These individuals show us that one person can make a difference and bolster the image of our students, staff, and our University now and into the future.

The USSU is proud to announce a new Experience in Excellence Award beginning in 2011 and was created in partnership between the USSU and U of S Alumni Association.

Do you know someone that has graduated from the U of S in the last 5 years and is 35 years of age or younger? Are they actively engaged in their community and still connected to the U of S? Nominate them to win the Engaged Alumni Excellence Award.

Deadline for the following awards is 4:30 pm March 3, 2017.

Doug Favell U of S Staff Spirit Award

This award recognizes non-academic staff members who are responsible for enhancing the student experience. This award recognizes non-academic staff members who are responsible for enhancing the student experience.

Doug Favell U of S Staff Spirit Award Nomination Form

Vera Pezer Award for Student Enhancement

This award is presented to U of S student volunteers who have given their time and energy to ensure that non-academic facets of the student experience are enhanced.

Please nominate and complete the evaluation of a current undergraduate student or group that you think has contributed to creating a positive environment through their volunteerism at the University of Saskatchewan.

Vera Pezer Award for Student Enhancement Volunteerism Nomination Form

Academic Advising Award

This award honours outstanding delivery of Academic Advising at the University of Saskatchewan and serves to recognize the importance Academic Advising has on enhancing the student experience.

Please nominate and complete the evaluation of a current Academic Advisor that you think has contributed to creating a positive environment through their effective and professional approach to academic advising at the University of Saskatchewan.

Academic Advising Award Nomination Form

Walter Murray Leadership Award

This award is presented to a student who has provided leadership beyond the call of duty in enhancing the student experience at the University of Saskatchewan.

Please nominate and complete the evaluation of a current undergraduate student that you think has contributed to creating a positive environment through their leadership roles at the University of Saskatchewan.

Walter Murray Leadership Award Nomination Form

Teaching Excellence Award

Selected by students, the Teaching Excellence Award recognizes those who have demonstrated enthusiasm, organization, and fairness in evaluation, providing exceptional commitment and support to their classrooms.

USSU Centre Awards

The USSU Centre Awards recognize those among the University of Saskatchewan faculty, staff, students and alumni who have demonstrated leadership and courage in advancing the quality of life in support of those experiencing outstanding struggles.

Freda Salikin USSU Staff Spirit Award

This award recognizes USSU staff members who are responsible for enhancing the student experience.

USSU Young Alumni Excellence Award

The USSU Young Alumni Excellence Award is given to an alumnus who is actively engaged in their community and has maintained a strong connection to the alumni of the university, who has graduated in the past five years, and is 35 years of age or younger.

Instructional Support Award

This award honours outstanding delivery of instructional support at the University of Saskatchewan and serves to recognize the importance Academic Advising has on enhancing the student experience.

Teaching Innovation Award

This award recognizes the work of an individual who as been especially inventive or creative in their classroom practice and who has thus enhanced the learning experience of students through methods and materials that challenge traditional approaches.