Award for Distinction in Outreach & Engagement - Fall 2010
Orest Murawsky’s work as an educator and his impact on Aboriginal education have provided powerful experiences for students, enhanced community partnerships and positioned the University of Saskatchewan as a national leader. Murawsky connection to the College of Education spans nearly 40 years. He has been in leadership positions with the Indian Teacher Education Program (ITEP) for more than 30 years, serving as director since 1986. The ITEP model has inspired other First Nation communities to deliver similar programs in other parts of Canada. His collaborative approach has contributed to significant and long-lasting educational partnerships everywhere. In 2005, the U of S Alumni Association recognized Murawsky as the inaugural recipient of the Alumni Award for Excellence for Aboriginal Initiatives.