Excellence Awards2018-04-02T14:35:25+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 2017-18 recipients are:

  • Nathalie Johnstone (Department of Accounting; Edwards School of Business)
  • David York (Department of Political Studies; Arts and Science)
  • Roman Lukyanenko (Department of Finance and Management Science; Edwards School of Business)
  • Kyle Anderson (Department of Biochemistry; Medicine)
  • James Johnston (Department of Mechanical Engineering; Engineering)
  • Jeffrey Long (Department of Computer Science; Arts and Science)
  • Debbie Rolfes (Graham School of Professional Development)
  • Yin Liu (Department of English; Arts and Science)
  • Sarah Nickel (Department of Indigenous Studies; Arts and Science)
  • Krystopher Chutko (Department of Geography and Planning; Arts and Science)

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 2017-18 recipients are:

  • Vanessa Leon
  • Megan Vandendriessche

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 2017-18 recipients are:

  • Kim Chung: Help Centre Award
  • Iza Belle Lucenio: Women’s Centre Award
  • Adaeze Ezeaka: Food Centre Award
  • Soong Lau: 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 2017-18 recipient is:

  • Julian Demkiw: 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 2017-18 recipient is:

  • Bryan Froggett and Reche Epp: 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. The2017-18 recipients are:

  • Darcy Dumont: Member of Student Council
  • Leah Tank: USSU Centres
  • Kirsten Samson: Volunteerism
  • University of Saskatchewan Filipino Students’ Association: 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. The2017-18 recipient is:

  • Raina Kim

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. The2017-18 recipient is:

  • Jessica McDonald, English Department; College of Arts and Science