The Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations provides leadership for faculty relations and support at the University of Saskatchewan. The vice-provost works in partnership with the provost and other members of the university's leadership to support strategic directions and ensure successful completion of the integrated plan.

Service as a member of the Provost's Committee on Integrated Planning (PCIP) is a particularly important role played by the vice-provost. The role enhances the work of the provost and vice-president academic and his office in the areas important to:

  • recruitment
  • retention and career development for faculty
  • collegial relations including faculty and administrative appointments
  • support of negotiations with the Faculty Association as well as management and support for the smooth functioning of collegial processes
The vice-provost leads the President's Review Committee in its work regarding special remuneration for university faculty members. The Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations also leads the University Review Committee in its work in the tenure and promotion process.

Vice Provost, Faculty Relations

Mary Buhr, Interim Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations

Mary became Interim Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations on July 1, 2022, and is honoured to support our wonderful faculty in all aspects of their professional careers.

As a teacher, researcher, PAg and former Dean of USask’s College of Agriculture & Bioresources, Mary has served in numerous academic and agricultural capacities locally, nationally, and internationally. Her research explores sperm physiology to improve livestock productivity, and she is proud to lead a fabulous multinational team enhancing climate-smart, gender-sensitive agricultural education and outreach in Ghana.

Mary has been supported and educated throughout her life by numerous students and colleagues, and always by her amazing husband and two wonderful daughters.


Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations