University of Saskatchewan

Over more than a century, the University of Saskatchewan has led  far-sighted research  and  innovation,  developing, for example, the cobalt-60 cancer therapy technology and more than 400 commercial crop varieties. Offering more than 100 programs in 14 colleges and three graduate schools, the university is renowned for its cluster of world-class science facilities that include Canada’s only synchrotron – the Canadian Light Source – and its unique vaccine and infectious disease research centre. The university is a powerhouse for food and water security research, with Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) programs in both areas – the only university with two CFREF awards.

Research and Learning Environment
The university has a strong focus on collaborative, inter-disciplinary research aimed at solving pressing global issues such as food, water and energy security. U of S is a leader in community-engaged scholarship, connecting research, teaching and learning with the needs and interests of local and global communities. Undergraduate research and experiential learning are priorities. With one of the highest populations of Indigenous students among Canadian post-secondary institutions, the university particularly fosters Indigenous student success.

International Engagement
The U of S is strongly committed to global engagement. Embracing a diverse student body, the university has one of the highest numbers and percentages of international graduate students, and offers opportunities to learn and engage in all regions of the globe. Strengthening global impact through worldwide networks in areas of research strength, the university currently has 116 international MOUs and 274 international research and development projects with institutions in more than 50 countries.


Core Research Strengths: 
Aboriginal Peoples: Engagement and scholarship
Agriculture: Food and bioproducts for a sustainable future
Energy and mineral resources: Technology and public policy for a sustainable environment
One health: solutions at the animal-human-environment interface
Synchrotron sciences: innovation in health, environment and advanced technologies
Water security: stewardship of the world’s freshwater resources