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 140 graduate 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 a 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, interdisciplinary research aimed at solving pressing global issues such as food, water and energy security. USask 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
Global engagement in teaching, learning, and research is an institutional priority at USask. Embracing a diverse student body, the university welcomes over 3,000 students from more than 130 countries around the world, and offers opportunities to learn and engage in all regions of the globe. Strengthening global impact through research networks worldwide, the university currently has 139 international MOUs and over $15 million in international research funding with 121 partner institutions in 47 countries.

 

Research Strengths: 
Agriculture: food and bioproducts for a sustainable future
Energy and mineral resources: technology and public policy for a sustainable environment
Indigenous Peoples: engagement and scholarship
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