Faculty Ambassador Program Guidelines

The College of Graduate Studies and Research’s (CGSR) Faculty Ambassador Program is designed to enable the CGSR to more effectively promote both the research done at the UofS and the caliber of our faculty to prospective graduate students.  As part of this program, faculty who travel to conferences or institutions are provided with a tool kit and a brief orientation to assist them in promoting the University as a whole to prospective graduate students and institutional partners.

In addition to providing faculty with these tool kits and orientations, from time to time the CGSR will provide faculty with the opportunity to become further engaged in the graduate student recruitment process.  This could include:  a faculty ambassador accompanying CGSR staff on a recruitment trip, a faculty ambassador conducting a CGSR visit as part of his/her own trip, or visiting a nearby institution on behalf of the CGSR in addition to a faculty member’s previously arranged trip.  All costs incurred as a result of faculty travel on behalf of the CGSR will be reimbursed.

After the faculty member has agreed to act on behalf of the CGSR, and before the trip, the faculty member must submit a Faculty Ambassador Registration form and receive pre-approval for the reimbursement of associated travel costs.

At the conclusion of the trip, and before the travel funds are released, the faculty member must submit to the CGSR a UofS Travel Expense Claim Form, found here (on the U of S Financial Services Division site), and a Faculty Ambassador Trip Report, template found here. This report must include an overview of the activities undertaken on behalf of the CGSR and identification of any follow-up actions required by CGSR staff.

If you have questions regarding this program, or would like to become involved, please contact Marc Usunier at marc.usunier@usask.ca.