Established in 1907, the University of Saskatchewan (uSask) is a member of the U15, a group of the top Canadian research universities. Our main campus, well known for its beauty, is located in the heart of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada and is home to programs ranging from business, law, and arts and science to engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine, along with many others. Study at uSask is enhanced by our world-class facilities, including the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, VIDO-InterVac, the Global Institute for Food Security, the Global Institute for Water Security and the Sylvia Fedoruk Centre for Nuclear Innovation.
Our students enjoy a high level of support typical of a smaller university, creating an environment that inspires collaboration, innovation and discovery. More than 23,000 people from around the world, including more than 2,900 international students, study at uSask, and our more than 150,000 alumni are spread across the globe. Our graduates, recognized for their work ethic, resourceful nature and determination, will continue to build on our history of success to address the world's challenges now and in the future.
Due in part to the high quality of research infrastructure, uSask has six areas of special focus: Aboriginal Peoples, agriculture, energy and mineral resources, animal and human health, synchrotron science and water security. In addition to having the opportunity to work and study at one of Canada's top research universities, our students, faculty, researchers and staff enjoy a high level of support typical of a smaller university, creating an environment that inspires collaboration, innovation and discovery.
Residences at the uSask provide an unparalleled living environment for students. You will be part of a diverse and global community where you can develop life-long friendships and create lasting memories. You will also be living in a safe, study-orientated setting where you can access continuous academic and personal support from your peers, residence staff, faculty-in-residence and others.
The University of Saskatchewan Students' Union maintains a list of off campus accommodations. You can access it here: https://ussu.ca/main-page/services/housing-registry/.
At the University of Saskatchewan, students can benefit from a wide range of support services. Whether you are looking for academic, cultural, spiritual or personal support, health and counselling services, or services to help you with day-to-day activities, we can help.
The on-campus Student Employment and Career Centre offers:
ResumeTalks - Develop and discuss your job search documents.
Career Coaching - Talk about your career choices and goals and identify the direction you need to take.
InterviewTalks and Mock Interviews - Develop, practice and polish your interview skills.
Career Assessments - Understand yourself so you can establish clear career goals and make informed career decisions.
Whether it is Friday night lights football games or pep rallies for our championship-winning basketball team, our students get together to cheer on our 15 different Athletic Teams! We have one of the largest and most active intramural sports programs in the country; we have more than 50 intramural hockey teams alone! Enjoy getting together for friendly competition ranging from inner-tube water polo to soccer and more. Our Physical Activity Centre includes a 13,500 square foot fitness centre, 2,400 seat triple gymnasium, 210 metre running track, 42 foot climbing wall, racquetball / squash courts and a Jr. Olympic swimming pool.
Louis' Pub, in the heart of campus, is open during the day and evening for meals, and hosts music shows throughout the year. Both touring and local bands are showcased. We are proud to have world class performing ensembles rehearsing and performing right here on the uSask campus as well as diverse entertaining plays performed every season by our student actors. Our grassy Bowl, at the centre of campus, is a hot spot for Ultimate Frisbee in the summer and snow sculpting in the winter and if you enjoy socializing and meeting new people Campus Rec has the perfect experience for you!
With over 130 campus clubs and societies, it's easy to find a group of people with common interests. Joining a group is extremely easy and is a great way to meet like-minded people, make a difference, and/or obtain professional development.
All students have free, unlimited access to lynda.com, an online training resource containing thousands of videos. Our campus computer store offers computer and printer repair services and a laptop clinic to tune up your device, install software, remove malware, and more. If you need to store and share your digital files, the university offers a free service to all students called ownCloud.
The International Student and Study Abroad Centre (ISSAC) is a bustling hub of student activity, centrally located ISSAC is a place where you can relax with friends, get advice from an International Education Officer, study or participate in a variety of events and cultural activities hosted by university partners or student groups throughout the year. The Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre is an inclusive, intercultural gathering place that is dedicated to student success. The centre is a place to connect with other students, access campus supports and use the bright and open student space. The centre also provides space for Indigenous student leadership and is home to the Aboriginal Students' Centre.
The University of Saskatchewan strives to provide services to all students to allow for the best university experience possible. Among the many student services, we have the Pride Centre, Disability Services for Students, Women's Centre, Aboriginal Students' Centre, Childcare Services, and a Global Commons for international students. The University of Saskatchewan is committed to Aboriginal student success, to fostering meaningful relationships with Aboriginal communities throughout this province and to incorporating Aboriginal content into course and program curricula.
Here at uSask, we have one federated college, St. Thomas More College, as well as several affiliated colleges:
Briercrest College, Horizon College & Seminary, Saskatoon Theological Union, Gabriel Dumont Institute of M?tis Studies & Applied Research, and St. Peter's College.
uSask has over 20,000 students from over 100 countries. Our warm community welcomes people from around the world. It creates open dialogue, and fresh opportunities for learning inside and outside the classroom. uSask is here to support your transition to university in Canada. Our International Student and Study Abroad Centre have staff to help you make a smooth transition with intercultural learning opportunities and one-on-one support, and our Language Centre has a complete English Program, whether you want to study in the University or just improve your English.
Explore the University of Saskatchewan and find out more about your future campus. Lasting approximately 90 minutes (1.5 hours), our tours are conducted by current students who can tell you what life as a student here is like. We have one of the most beautiful campuses in Canada and we'd love to show you around! Go to https://admissions.usask.ca/tours-and-events/campus-tours.php for campus tours, or https://admissions.usask.ca/tours-and-events/events.php to check out our events.