Debby received a Bachelor of Science from McGill University in 1989, a Philosophical Doctorate from the University of Toronto in 1994 and completed postdoctoral training at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, USA. 

Dean Burshtyn is an advocate for adapting graduate education and mentorship to fit the changing funding and employment landscape. She continues to lead initiatives designed to effect long-term positive change on graduate students’ learning experiences including designing the quality assurance processes for graduate programs and promoting the development and assessment of learning outcomes in graduate education linked to career preparation. Through her work with the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) Task Force on Excellence in Graduate Programs, Debby is committed to a vision of excellence in graduate programming across Canada and here, at USask.

Leadership Team