Graduate Chair: David Janz
Graduate Secretary: Tina Klein
Phone: (306) 966-2795University of SaskatchewanToxicology Centre44 Campus DriveSaskatoon, SKS7N 5B3
I graduated from the U of S undergraduate toxicology program. Through summer research opportunities provided by my professors, my love of research and science were nurtured thus graduate studies was a natural progression. As part of this interdisciplinary program, I have been challenged to dig deeper and draw on the wide range of expertise abundant around me. Although primarily environmentally focused, opportunities do exist for those more interested in a biomedical field, such as myself. One benefit of an interdisciplinary program is that the opportunities for networking and unique research niches exist and are supported by the program. Interactions with my supervisor, fellow graduate students, and other Toxicology members/staff are warm, supportive, and encouraging.
Nicole, M.Sc. Student
Toxicology is the science that deals with the harmful effects of chemical and physical agents on living organisms and biological systems.
Research and postgraduate teaching in toxicology is coordinated and led by the Toxicology Centre, with significant participation from members of the University's Toxicology Group. The Toxicology Group is an interdisciplinary body under the umbrella of the College of Graduate Studies and Research (CGSR) that consists of faculty members from many departments, as well as scientists and adjunct faculty from various government research institutions located on or near campus. Most Toxicology Group faculty are available to serve as supervisors for prospective graduate students.
Specializations within the program include analytical toxicology, aquatic toxicology, ecotoxicology, forensic toxicology, immunotoxicology, molecular and biochemical toxicology, nutritional toxicology, radiation and radionuclide toxicology, veterinary toxicology, and wildlife toxicology.
FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS
In addition to standard graduate stipends, scholarships and fellowships, the Toxicology Graduate Program provides special award opportunities to full-time students. Typical stipends are Ph.D. $20,400 and M.Sc. $17,400.
The U of S Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Toxicology is highly regarded by potential employers, including industry, consulting firms, government agencies, and academia. Graduates are well prepared for professional careers in toxicology and are highly successful in finding suitable employment in chemical, drug, food and resource industries, environmental consulting firms, federal and provincial government research laboratories and regulatory departments, or university-based research centres. Many pursue further postgraduate training.
For admission and degree requirements, please see the University Catalogue.