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 USSU Teaching Excellence Awards recognizes professors and Teaching Assistants who demonstrate teaching excellence at the University of Saskatchewan. An excellent teacher not only gives us access to knowledge but also gives us the tools with which to turn that knowledge into wisdom. Students evaluate teachers and their environment in a number of ways; three important areas include enthusiasm, organization, and fairness of evaluation. The culmination of these aspects leads to an environment where students feel free to explore, critique, grow, and become leaders.

Do you have a Professor or Teaching Assistant that inspires you? Is your instructor passionate about teaching? Do they go that extra mile to ensure you succeed?

Nominate them for a Teaching Excellence Award!

Awards are presented at a ceremony in March. If you have any questions about the program, please contact our Vice-President (Academic Affairs) at 306-966-6968, or by e-mail at vpacademic@ussu.ca

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 2018-19 recipients are:

  • Jon Bath (Department of Art and Art History, College of Arts and Science)
  • Alison Norlen (Department of Art and Art History, College of Arts and Science)
  • Martin Gaal (Department of Political Studies, College of Arts and Science)
  • Laura Wright (Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Science)
  • Adrian Clark (Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Science)
  • Scott Thompson (Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Science)
  • Barbara von Tigerstrom (College of Law)
  • Noelle Rohatinsky (College of Nursing)
  • Glenn Stuart (Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, College of Arts and Science)
  • Tania Duclos (Department of Language, Literature, and Cultural Studies, St. Thomas More College)

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 2018-19 recipient is:

  • Trudy Unger (College of Nursing)

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 2018-19 recipients are:

  • Amanda Zimolag: Pride Centre Doug Wilson Award
  • Sanyam Sood: Help Centre Award
  • Chiamaka Okonkwo: Women’s Centre Award
  • Megan Kuznitsoff: Food Centre Award
  • Elizabeth Anderson: 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 2018-19 recipients are:

  • Jordan Hartshorn and Jamie Fast: U of S Staff Members

Freda Salikin USSU Staff Spirit Award

This award recognizes USSU staff members who are responsible for enhancing the student experience. The 2018-19 recipient is:

  • Jesse Carlson: USSU Staff Member

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 2018-19 recipients are:

  • Michael Aman: Member of Student Council
  • Hannah Feairs: USSU Centres
  • Akinwande Akingbehin: Volunteerism
  • Young Women in Business: 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 2018-19 recipient is:

  • Brett Maerz

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 2018-19 recipient is:

  • Vanessa MacCormick (College of Kinesiology)