Excellence Awards 2017-04-03T14:46:43+00:00

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.

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. The 2016-17 recipients are:

  • Steven Rayan (Department of Mathematics and Statistics)
  • Barbara Phillips (Department of Management and Marketing, Edwards School of Business)
  • Karen Schwean-Lardner (Department of Animal and Poultry Science, College of Agriculture)
  • Patrick Kelly (St. Thomas More College)
  • Jeff Schoenau (Department of Soil Science)
  • Nadya Foty-Oneschuk (St. Thomas More College)
  • Simonne Horwitz (Department of History)
  • Fred Phillips (Department of Accounting, Edwards School of Business)
  • Brian Zulkoskey (Department of Physics)
  • Carolyn Brooks (Department of Sociology)

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.The 2016-17 recipient is:

  • Alexandria Werenka

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. The 2016-17 recipients are:

  • Anastasia Sylvestre: Pride Centre Doug Wilson Award
  • Sandi Yao: Help Centre Award
  • Amy Gainer: Women’s Centre Award
  • Jillian Rogers: Food Centre Award
  • Sharon Osi: Safewalk Award

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. The 2016-17 recipient is:

  • Derek Tannis: U of S Staff Member

Freda Salikin USSU Staff Spirit Award

This award recognizes USSU staff members who are responsible for enhancing the student experience. The 2016-17 recipient is:

  • Desiree Moody: USSU Staff Member

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. The 2016-17 recipient is:

  • Christopher Hengen-Braun

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. The 2016-17 recipients are:

  • Preston Thomson: Member of Student Council
  • Robyn Akre: USSU Centres
  • Rashid Ahmed: Volunteerism
  • Enactus: Campus Group of the Year

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. The 2016-17 recipient is:

  • Jacqueline Toews

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. The 2016-17 recipient is:

  • Brent Bobick, Western College of Veterinary Medicine