The University of Saskatchewan has established the award to recognize outstanding contributions by the University’s academic or administrative staff in furthering the process of internationalization at the University of Saskatchewan. The award has been named after Dr. J. W. George Ivany during whose tenure of presidency the University formalized its commitment to internationalization and who provided significant personal leadership in fulfillment of this commitment.
The recipient will receive an appropriately inscribed trophy and an award of $1,000, which can be applied toward any activity related to the process of internationalization. A master plaque listing past recipients of the award will be displayed in a prominent place on campus. The award will be presented annually at the Fall Convocation.
Award recipients will be expected to give a public presentation on the development of their international initiatives or on the research, scholarly/artistic work undertaken internationally.
For a list of recipients please go to: http://awards.usask.ca/employee/ivany.php
All faculty members currently employed on a full or part-time basis as well as those holding Emeritus status, and current members of the administrative staff are eligible. Additionally, groups and organizations which promote internationalization at the University of Saskatchewan may be recognized with this award.
Students, alumni, faculty, departments, colleges or members of administrative units may make nominations. Nomination forms are available from the Office of Global Relations. Four letters of support garnered both internally (from persons in the employ of the University of Saskatchewan) and externally, must be submitted with the nomination form. Nominations are to be submitted to the Office of Global Relations.
Individuals and groups recognized for outstanding contributions toward internationalization will have made major contributions in one or more of the following areas:
[a] internationalizing the learning environment or the curriculum;
[b] enhancing international mobility;
[c] promoting the academic success of international students;
[d] strengthening international research and graduate training;
[e] supporting internationalization through service and outreach.
In order to be nominated for this award, candidates must have undertaken initiatives that go beyond the normal expectations of academic or administrative responsibilities.
The selection committee will consist of: the Provost and Vice-President Academic as Chair; the Chair of the IACC or a designate; a representative from International Research; the Coordinator of Global Relations; the President of the International Students’ Association; the President of the International Studies Students’ Association; and one of the two most recent recipients of the award, as selected by the IACC.
Application Deadline – June 30. A call for nominations will be circulated to Deans and Vice-Presidents one month prior to this deadline.