Scholarship and the University of Saskatchewan

Boyer's work on scholarship influenced the University of Saskatchewan's mission statement, which states that the university is committed to "four interdependent" types of scholarship. Notably, teaching appears first in the list.

Picture of the U of S bowl & admin buildingIn fulfilling our mission, we commit ourselves to four interdependent scholarly activities:


  • To practice scholarship in teaching so we can inspire in our students love of learning and
  • To practice scholarship in discovery so we can contribute to the expansion of knowledge as one of Canada's respected institutions of education and research.
  • To practice scholarship in the integration of knowledge so we can encourage innovative thinking which combines and connects various disciplines.
  • To practice scholarship in the application of knowledge so we can serve society through our creativity and expertise.


Excerpted from the University of Saskatchewan Mission Statement Approved by the Board of Governors, 20 May, 1993.

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