Elizabeth Williamson, University Secretary
Phone: (306) 966-4635
The University Secretary is named as an Officer of the University in the University of Saskatchewan Act (1995). The Secretary is responsible to the Board of Governors through the President for the exercise of powers and duties pertaining to university governance and protocol. The Act directs the Secretary to perform all duties assigned under the act, keep all records necessary to the office and perform any other duties that the Senate, Board, Council or General Academic Assembly may require. Such duties include the provision of advice and interpretation to the university community on matters of authority, process and governance as they are prescribed through legislation, by-laws, policies and regulations.
Elizabeth Williamson was appointed as University Secretary on January 31, 2013, effective April 8, 2013.
Elizabeth provides administrative support for the governance of the university, including the Board of Governors, Senate, General Academic Assembly and University Council. She also provides assistance in interpreting university policies and matters of jurisdiction and governance related to policies while assisting with appeals, audits, and protocol and ceremonies.
Additional details regarding the Office of the University Secretary are available at http://www.usask.ca/university_secretary/
Cathie Fornssler, Committee Coordinator
Phone: (306) 966-5036
Cathie Fornssler, B.Ed. with distinction (Sask) provides administrative support to the Academic Programs Committee, Instructional Development Committee, Academic Support Committee, Nominations Committee, as well as faculty promotion, tenure and sabbatical appeal committees. She also administers the Course Challenge and other policies related to the Academic Programs Committee. Please submit the following to Cathie: Course challenge submissions; proposals for new programs, program deletions, major program revisions, changes in admission quotas, examination regulations. Cathie can also answer questions about program change procedures and committee review policies.
Sandra Calver, Coordinator of University Governance
Phone: (306) 966-2192
Sandra Calver, B.A., with distinction, English (Sask), ARCT piano performance (Royal Conservatory of Music) provides administrative support to the Research, Scholarly and Artistic Work Committee, the Planning and Priorities Committee and Centres Subcommittee. As Coordinator of University Governance, she contributes to the operation of the University’s governing bodies—Senate, University Council, General Academic Assembly and the Board of Governors—and interprets the University Act, bylaws and policies to members of the University community.
Please submit Notices of Intent for New programs and Centres proposals to Sandra.
Jennifer Mainland, Executive Assistant to the University Secretary
Phone: (306) 966-4635
Jennifer has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the U of S and brings a broad range of skills and experience to her role assisting the University Secretary.
Please contact Jennifer for information regarding the following:
- Board of Governors
- Policy and the Policy Oversight Committee
- Meeting requests for the University Secretary
Lesley Leonhardt, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (306) 966-4632
Please contact Lesley for information regarding the following:
- Governance Committee of Council
- Student Appeals and Discipline
- Chancellor's calendar
- Booking rooms 206 and 238 Peter MacKinnon Building
Phone: (306) 966-4967
Audit Services reports to the Audit committee of the Board of Governors through the University Secretary.
- Al Novakowski, University Auditor
- John Cornwell, Associate University Auditor
- Kelly Bendig, Information Systems Audit Specialist
- Doug Tuomi, Operational Audit Specialist
- Karen Yang, Internal Auditor
- Colleen Walker, Administrative Coordinator