Our Vision, Mission, and Values

Our Vision

To learn, seek, discover, and share knowledge in pharmacy and nutrition that advances the health of the people of Saskatchewan and beyond.

Our Mission

To develop skilled and caring pharmacy and nutrition professionals and scientists, and to create knowledge – through excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, outreach and engagement – for the health of individuals and communities.

Our Values

  • Excellence
    Pursue exceptional quality and performance in all that we do.
  • Innovation
    Promote discovery and creativity through critical thinking and independent thought.
  • Collaboration
    Build and sustain strong, enduring partnerships with our stakeholders.
  • Commitment
    Exemplify dedication to the University, our professions and the local, national and global communities.
  • Respect      
    Celebrate diversity and treat individuals with dignity, fairness, courtesy and compassion.
  • Integrity
    Conduct all of our activities with the highest standards of ethical and professional behaviour.
  • Initiative
    Encourage and commit to leadership and engagement within the University, our professions and the local, national and global communities.
  • Responsibility
    Act in accordance with our mission and goals, to be accountable and promote sustainability.

Our Strategic Directions

In May 2008, the University of Saskatchewan adopted its Second Integrated Plan – Toward an Engaged University 2008-2012.  Based on the planning efforts of all colleges and administrative units, the Plan focuses energies and resources on three interconnected areas:  improving the undergraduate and graduate student experience; enhancing the University’s profile in research, scholarly and artistic work; and working together more effectively across unit and institutional boundaries.  Cutting across these priorities are University-wide aims to engage more fully with Aboriginal peoples, to internationalize, and to foster innovation throughout our programs and services. 

Built on College planning processes in the 1990s, and based on the University’s Strategic Directions, we have rearticulated our vision, mission and values and identified four strategic directions that will move our College forward in concert with the shared vision of the University.  These are:

  • To Deliver High Quality, Widely Recognized Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
  • To Develop and Support Leaders and Agents of Change in Practice, Research and Education
  • To Build Excellence and Productivity in Scholarship and Leading-edge Research
  • To Ensure Sustainability through Acquisition and Effective Management of Resources

Please click here to view the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Strategic Plan 2008-2012.

In addition, the College has proposed an exciting University-wide initiative.  Our Proposal for a Health Quality Improvement Focus in the Health Sciences will partner health science and other colleges, the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council, health regions and organizations involved in Quality Improvement (QI) to create and disseminate knowledge and develop QI tools and skills.  It will enable our graduates and faculty to contribute to continuous, system-wide improvements in health care quality in priority areas. 

Our College’s Plan for the future is solidly aligned with the University Plan, and as well with the visions of our two professions.  The Blueprint for Pharmacy: the Vision for Pharmacy and A Vision for Dietitians…in 2020 will guide ongoing efforts to ensure our curricula continue to prepare outstanding pharmacy and nutrition professionals.

We look forward to working with all of our stakeholders – students, faculty, staff, alumni, colleagues within and outside the University and our professions to achieve our goals in the coming years.