Research & Development

Pammla Petrucka
Passionate about Nursing: Pammla Petrucka's Story

I am passionate about nursing. I began my career by training for a nursing diploma and went on to earn a B.Sc. and then a Ph.D. I wanted to put my skills to work in the part of the world that most needed them, so I went to work in East Africa. While working there in 2011 I became a volunteer with Academics Without Borders, under whose auspices I worked with the Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery. Our goal was to improve the school’s program so that it could offer a B.Sc. in Nursing to nurses who already had a diploma in the profession. I worked with the AKU faculty and administration at their Kenyan, Ugandan, and Tanzanian campuses.

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Internationalization Award - Call for Nominations

J.W. George Ivany Internationalization Award

The University of Saskatchewan has established the J.W. George Ivany Internationalization Award to recognize the exceptional contributions of a faculty member or administrator toward the internationalization objectives of the university. The award was named after Dr. J.W. George Ivany during whose presidency the University formalized its commitment to internationalization.

The recipient receives a plaque and a $1000 award at Fall Convocation. The monetary award can be applied to any activity promoting internationalization for the University of Saskatchewan.


All faculty members currently employed on a full or part-time basis, as well as those holding Emeritus status, and current administrative staff are eligible. Additionally, groups and organizations that promote internationalization at the University of Saskatchewan are eligible for the J.W. George Ivany Internationalization award.


Nomination Form

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