“This is a remarkable accomplishment. These awards are a clear recognition of the ongoing engagement in teaching and the leadership exemplified by the WCVM community. Our commitment to teaching excellence is integral to our student’s success,” says WCVM Dean Dr. Gillian Muir.
For the USask Provost’s College Awards for Outstanding Teaching and the Provost’s Themed Awards, judges assess nominees in four categories: how they exemplify learning, how they strive for excellence in teaching, how they continuously enhance their teaching practice, and how they assess fairly and lead purposefully.
Dr. Brent Bobick, lecturer and director of the WCVM’s anatomy lab in the Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, is the WCVM’s 2023 recipient of the Provost’s College Award for Outstanding Teaching. This award series annually recognizes an outstanding teacher at each college at USask and includes a $1,000 prize.
Dr. Al Chicoine, an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, is the recipient of the Provost’s New Teacher Award. This annual award, which includes a $1,000 prize, is given to a faculty member who has taught more than five years at USask.
Carolyn Cartwright, manager of the BJ Hughes Centre for Clinical Learning at the WCVM, is receiving the Provost’s Support of Teaching and Learning Award for 2023. This annual award, which includes a $1,000 prize, honours staff in a role supportive of teaching and learning such as student advisers, career counsellors and lab support staff.
The annual awards evening includes recognition of four awards administered by the USask International Office. Dr. Gregg Adams, a professor and researcher in the Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences is the 2023 recipient of the Global Research Leadership Award for Faculty. The award recognizes the exceptional contributions of a USask faculty member and researcher to strengthen the global profile of USask and includes a $1,500 prize for the recipient.
In addition, the WCVM congratulates Matt Hutcheson for receiving the USask President’s Staff Excellence Award. Hutcheson, radiation safety officer with USask Safety Resources, works closely with the WCVM in upholding safety standards. Over the past few years, Hutcheson has played a critical role in supporting the new PET-CT (positron emission tomography-computed tomography) unit in the WCVM’s Allard-Roozen Medical Imaging Suite that opened in 2019.