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Toxicology Centre

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Graduate Chair: David Janz

Graduate Secretary: Tina Klein

Phone: (306) 966-2795

University of Saskatchewan
Toxicology Centre
44 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK
S7N 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

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.

CAREER PATH

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.

M.Sc. +

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A recognized undergraduate degree in the life sciences such as: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.), Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.S.A.) or Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (B.S.P)
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (e.g. 60 credit units).
  • International applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements set forth by the college.

Ph.D. +

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A recognized undergraduate degree in the life sciences such as: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.), Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.S.A.) or Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (B.S.P)
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent)
  • International applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements set forth by the college.