Sometimes the degree you start isn’t the degree for you.
On Sept. 4, the College of Medicine released its plan to restructure the college and address accreditation issues.
Two years after warning the College of Medicine that it would risk losing accreditation if it did not restructure its operations, a small team of inspectors has returned to the University of Saskatchewan to examine the changes the medical school has made so far.
University Council voted at its late December meeting to push through a sweeping plan to restructure the College of Medicine. The plan, titled “A New Vision for the College of Medicine,” was designed with consultation from both faculty members and university administrators.
The Sheaf has been covering updates to the ongoing restructuring of the U of S College of Medicine since early this year. On this page, you’ll find a timeline of all our coverage, ordered from the latest news to the story’s early beginnings. Click on individual headlines to read the full articles.
President Ilene Busch-Vishniac stood before university council Nov. 15 and spoke with gutsy candor about her job and the future of the College of Medicine. “Here I am, five months into my tenure, and yet I know — already — the biggest challenge that we face. I know what will define my term as president. And that’s what we do with the structure of the medical school at this institution.”
University of Saskatchewan President Ilene Busch-Vishniac prevented a bitter debate at last month’s university council meeting after arbitrating an under-the-table deal between university administration and College of Medicine faculty.
The aisles of Convocation Hall were packed tight as the general academic assembly convened for a rare special meeting Sept. 6 and voted to force university council to revisit its decision to approve sweeping changes to the College of Medicine.
A special meeting of the general academic assembly has been called for Sept. 6 to revisit university council’s hotly-debated decision to approve sweeping changes to the College of Medicine. University of Saskatchewan President Ilene Busch-Vishniac called the meeting after her office received 50 requests from individual academics at the university, which triggered a clause in the university’s legislation that has not been used since being enacted in 1995.
A full house of doctors packed the Neatby-Timlin theatre May 17 to plead that council reject a recommendation from university administration to rethink the strategy of the college.