Ernie Barber, Interim Provost and Vice-President Academic
(306) 966-8489
Lori Auchstaetter, Executive Assistant & Director of Administration
(306) 966-8484
Danielle Pastushok, Administrative Assistant
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Maggie L’Arrivee, Administrative Assistant
(306) 966-1923
Martin Phillipson, Vice-Provost College of Medicine Organizational Restructuring (Term)
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Martin Phillipson

Martin Phillipson is vice-provost, College of Medicine organizational restructuring (Term).

Born and raised in England, Martin received his LL.B from Leicester University in 1989 and obtained his LL.M from the University of Saskatchewan in 1991. He joined the faculty of the College of Law in 1999 having previously taught at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and The Australian National University. His teaching and research interests lie at the interface of the fields of Intellectual Property Law and Environmental Law, with a particular focus on the legal, regulatory and socio-economic implications of the widespread adoption of agricultural biotechnology. He has published internationally on these issues and acted as a consultant to several national governments and the United Nations Environment Programme. He has also been an invited speaker at a variety of national and international conferences on the subject.

Martin served as the first associate dean, research and graduate studies in the College of Law from March 2008 to July 2011.

He has been the Co-Editor in Chief of Canada’s leading peer-reviewed environmental law journal (The Journal of Environmental Law & Practice) since 2003 and was Faculty Editor of the Saskatchewan Law Review from July 2007 up to his appointment as acting vice-provost, faculty relations in July 2011.

Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations

Jim Germida, Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations
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Jim Germida

Jim Germida is vice-provost, faculty relations and professor of soil science at the University of Saskatchewan.

He received his undergraduate training at the University of Maryland and did his graduate work at the Pennsylvania State University where he obtained his Ph.D. in Microbiology in 1980. In 1981, he joined the faculty of the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan. A soil microbiologist well known for his studies on the biodiversity and community dynamics of microorganisms in contaminated and agroecosystems, he is author of over 110 refereed journal articles and book chapters, and has given many invited presentations at national and international conferences in these areas.

Jim served as head of the Department of Soil Science from 1997 to 2004, and as acting vice-provost in 2004-2005; he was appointed to a five-year term as Vice-Provost in July 2005 and reappointed to a five-year term in 2010. 

He has been the co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Microbiology since 1993 and continues as a member of the Editorial Boards of Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Arid Land Research and Management, and Journal of Phytoremediation. He was president of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists in 2001, and is a member of the Council of Science and Technology Advisors and the Scientific and Technology Advisory Board to Environmental Canada.

Anna Okapiec, Administrative Assistant
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Jacque Zinkowski, Administrative Assistant
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Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning

Patti McDougall, Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning
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Patti McDougall

Patti McDougall is vice-provost, teaching and learning and associate professor of psychology.

Patti completed her undergraduate degree at Queen's University followed by a Master's of Applied Science at the University of Waterloo, and a Ph.D. in Human Learning, Development and Instruction at the University of British Columbia.  She joined St. Thomas More College (federated with the University of Saskatchewan) in 1998.

While at STM, she held the positions of assistant and associate dean as well as interim dean.  Patti has been actively engaged in developing interdiciplinary programming and experiential learning opportunities in the humanities and social sciences.  She is the recipient of several STM and UofS awards for her teaching and commitment to student experience.

As a developmental and educational psychologist, Patti's research follows two streams.  She studies social relationships in childhood and adolescence including such topics as friendship and social status, with a particular focus on studying the long term impact of bullying and victimization.  Her work in bullying has led to a role in national organizations like PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network), which links researchers and youth-serving organizations in a common goal to stop bullying and promote safe and healthy relationships.  Patti also investigates the domain of student experience where she examines youth-adult partnerships, the nature of the transition into university, students' educational goals, and factors that impact student retention.  She has authored and co-authored articles appearing in Merril Palmer Quarterly, Social Development, International Journal of Behavioural Development, and Journal of Experiemental Child Psychology, among others. 

Laura McNaughton, Research and Projects Officer to the Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning
(306) 966-5809
Danette Stang, Executive Assistant
(306) 966-8710