Special Advisor to the Provost 

The special advisor leads the implementation of the Academic Model, online education strategy development and other academic priorities. The special advisor coordinates the academic program council and degree authorization pathways, driving initiatives that promote excellence in teaching and ensure the academic model and framework support our programs and our students.

As a member of the senior academic leadership team, the special advisor is critical in strategic planning in support of the Office of the Provost, initiating action and ensuring that the accountabilities of those reporting to the provost are achieved. 

Our service area within the division include:

Dan MacKay



Dan MacKay is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (B. Comm) and the Memorial University in Newfoundland (M. Ed.).

Dan began his career at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in 1983 as an instructor in Business. In 1988 he was appointed program head for Business programs and in 2008, became the dean of the School of Business. He has most recently occupied the position of Interim associate vice-president, Learning and Teaching. He has maintained a strong interest in the areas of pensions and investments by serving as a director for an investment management company and as a pension plan trustee.