Six awards for outstanding teaching are offered annually, spread across the following categories. Click the title of each award to view criteria.

Graduate Student Teacher Award

For graduate students at any stage in their studies who have taught or assisted teaching for at least one academic term, and are registered as students during the term in which they are nominated.

Support of Teaching and Learning Award

For staff in a role supportive of teaching and learning such as student advisors, career counsellors, and lab support staff

New Teacher Award

Nominees must be tenure-track or continuing status faculty members whose first faculty appointment is at the University of Saskatchewan and who are within the first five years of their appointment. The recipients will still be eligible if they have taught (as a graduate student or sessional lecturer) at the U of S or elsewhere prior to their initial appointment as a faculty member, so long as their first continuing faculty appointment is at the U of S. Faculty who teach only graduate students are eligible for this award.

Outstanding Teacher

Nominees must be a tenure-track or continuing status faculty members who are beyond the first five years of their appointment at the U of S, including faculty who teach only graduate students.

Strategic Themes

Nominations for the New Teacher and Outstanding Teacher awards should also identify the strategic theme used to frame the nominations. The strategic themes reflect the U of S mission, vision, and values statement. The 2018 strategic themes are:

  •  Indigenization – Evidence in support of this theme can include, for example, instructional activities that address one or more of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action
  • Sustainability – Evidence in support of this theme can include, for example, instructional activities that contribute to a sustainable future
  •  Inclusivity – Evidence in support of this theme can include, for example, instructional activities that contribute to building a learning environment that is inclusive of diverse backgrounds and perspectives
  •  Internationalization – Evidence in support of this theme can include, for example, instructional activities that support international initiatives or include international perspectives
  •  Interdisciplinary teaching – Evidence in support of this theme can include, for example, instructional activities that build connections between different fields of study
  •  Innovation – Evidence in support of this theme can include, for example, instructional activities that are novel and effectively support student learning within the nominee’s teaching context
  • Collaboration– Evidence in support of this theme can include, for example, instructional activities that include students, faculty from other fields of study, and/or community members

Nomination Process

Nominations should be submitted to the Gwenna Moss Centre at awards_gmctl@usask.ca as a single PDF document by February 28 (extended deadline).

Previous Themed Awards

To see the previous Provost's Themed Awards and their recipients, please click below:

Previous Provost's Themed Awards