International Activities Committee of Council

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

Nine members of the General Academic Assembly, three of whom will be elected members of the Council, normally one of whom will be chair.
One undergraduate student appointed by the U.S.S.U.
One graduate student appointed by the G.S.A.

Ex Officio
The Provost & Vice-president Academic
The Vice-president (Research)
The Director of Enrolment
The President (non-voting member)
The Chair of Council (non-voting member)

Resource Personnel (non-voting members)
Director of Special Projects, College of Graduate Studies and Research
Manager, International Student and Study Abroad Centre
Director, University Language Centre

Administrative Support
University Advancement Office
The Office of the University Secretary

The International Activities Committee of University Council is responsible for:

  1. Recommending to Council on issues relating to international activities at the University.
  2. Reviewing policies and regulations relating to international activities at the University, and reporting observations and issues to Council.
  3. Promoting programs and curricula that provide an international perspective.
  4. Reviewing and providing advice on frameworks, procedures and agreements with foreign institutions to relevant university offices, the Planning and Priorities Committee, the Academic Programs Committee and/or other Council committees. 
  5. Promoting interactions with university and educational/research institutions outside Canada, to foster new opportunities for University of Saskatchewan stakeholders in teaching, learning and research.
  6. Receiving, reviewing and reporting to Council reports on matters relating to international student, research and alumni activities from the international units of the University, as well as sharing information with and forwarding reports to other appropriate bodies at the University.
  7. Designating individuals to act as representatives of the committee on any other bodies, when requested, where such representation is deemed by the committee to be beneficial.


Committee Schedule 2018-19


Membership 2018-19

Council Members 

Seok-Bum Ko                         Electrical and Computer Engineering             2021

Keith Walker                           Educational Administration                          2020

General Academic Assembly Members

Mirela David                          History                                                         2019

Nazmi Sari                            Economics                                                     2020

Karsten Liber                         Toxicology/SENS                                            2020

 Li Zhang                               Library                                                          2020

 Paul Orlowski (Acting Chair)      Educational Foundations                                 2020

 Punam Pahwa                        Community Health and Epidemiology              2021

Other members
Patti McDougall           [Provost designate] Vice-Provost Teaching and Learning (ex officio)
Jim Lee                      [Vice-President Research designate]  Executive Director, International (ex officio) 
Alison Pickrell             Assistant Vice-Provost, Strategic Enrolment Management (ex officio)
Peter Stoicheff            President (ex officio non-voting)
Chelsea Willness         Acting  Council chair (ex officio non-voting)
Crystal Lau                  VP Student Affairs [USSU designate]
Vita Anderson              [GSA designate]
Resource members
Penny Skilnik               Director of Internationalization and Special Projects, CGPS
David Parkinson           Director, University Language Centre
Pirita Mattola               Manager, International Students and Study Abroad Centre
Committee Support
Secretary:   Roxanne Craig, International Office

The President and the Chair of Council are also ex-officio non-voting members of all University Council committees.


Reports to University Council



June 2018

Report for Information: Annual Report of the International Activities Committee for 2017-18

May 2018
Report for Information - International Blueprint


June 2017
Report for Information - Annual Repory of the International Activities Committee for 2016-17

January 2017
Item for Information - Mid-year Report of the International Activities Committee


June 2016

Item for Information: Annual Report to Council 2015/16

April 2016

Item for Information: Templates for International Agreements

International Activities Committee Reports for 2014-15

June 2015

Item for Information: IAC Year End Report

January 2015

Report for Information: University Partnerships with International Institutes

International Activities Committee Reports 2013-14

Semi-annual report to Council (February, 2014)

Attached reports- 

Presentation on University Rankings from Institutional Planning and Assessment

International University Rankings and Metrics:  Summary of U of S rankings 2013

International enrolments and recruitment activities:  SESD enrolment 2013 report  CGSR enrolment 2013 report

Study Abroad and exchange programs:  Kalinowski and Pickrell, Funding international learning experiences

International research successes:  monthly reports October to December 2013 

January 29, 2014 - IAC response to Planning and Priorities Committee regarding TransformUS reports:  request   response   table of results

International Activities Committee Reports 2012-13

Annual report 2012-13



IACC Readings

Curriculum and Academics


Measurement, rankings, and evaluation


  • Blogs: Straight Thinking about International Education (Alex Usher; 2012) and University Affairs News Blog (Leo Charbonneau, 2012)