University of Saskatchewan

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Academic Priorities Fund Expenditures

The University of Saskatchewan’s Academic Priorities Fund (APF) is a special fund used to support institutional priorities. It contains $4.5 million in permanent funds for the second planning cycle. Two million of this total is provided by a special grant from the Government of Saskatchewan; $2.5 million is allocated by the university in its Multi-Year Operating Budget Framework. The purpose of integrated budgeting and institutional planning is to support areas of highest priority. Funds committed from the APF in 2008-09 reflect this closely in that items funded are initiatives expected to improve the student experience, enhance research profile and improve our ability to work together more effectively. 

Permanent Funding Committed in the Second Planning Cycle as of April 20, 2009

Permanent Funding Committed in the Second Planning Cycle as of April 20, 2009

Permanent funds in the Academic Priorities Fund

Total available over planning cycle         $4.5M
Spent in 2008-09                                     $1.574M
Remaining                                                 $2.926M


This pie chart shows  a summary of the permanent funds committed in 2008-09, which totals $1.57 million. Funding not permanently allocated is available for one-time expenditures.


One-time Funding Committed in the Second Planning Cycle as of April 20, 2009

One-time Funding Committed  in the Second Planning Cycle as of April 20, 2009

One-time funds

Actual spent in 2008-09                         $872,000


This pie chart shows a summary of one-time funds spent in 2008-09, which totals $872,000.

One-time funding committed to date for this planning cycle (includes 08-09 amounts)
Below are the totals of one-time funding commitments made to date for the four-year planning cycle, totalling $4.974 million.
More one-time funding is likely to be committed in the remainder of the planning cycle.


Guaranteed Scholarships Program  $340,000
Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City (CLASSIC) $260,000
Biomedical Sciences Curriculum    $868,000
Indigenous Lands Management Institute (ILMI)  $560,000
Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity (ICCC)  $500,000
College of Graduate Studies and Research (CGSR)  $780,000
Student Information System $130,000
Huskie Athletics Marketing  $150,000
Learning Communities $827,000
Integrated Planning (IP) Initiatives Fund $500,000
Graduate Students Global Commons  $59,000
Total $4,974,000