BSAUS is a social group of all the students from Bangladesh conceived with the objective to represent Bangladesh and its culture at University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
We started our journey in December 2011. We are ratified by the Graduate Students' Association (GSA) at the University of Saskatchewan since March 2012. The association aims to provide support for new Bangladeshi students as they begin their studies at the university as well as help the existing students enjoying a cheerful life in abroad.
Please see our constitution.
General Member | Alumni | Associate Member | Lifetime member
All current students, who have paid CAD 10 during their study life are termed as general member. Graduated general members will be in our organization as alumni forever. And the peopole, who are not the stdent of University of Saskatchewan but somehow affiliated with the univiersity for example- working as post doctoral fellow or any other post, spouse of a student and paid CAD 10, are our associate members.
Annual program to welcome new Bangladeshi students and bid farewell to outgoing Bangladeshi students.
We organize several programs throughout the year to represent Bangladeshi culture and heritage.
Indoor and outdoor sports: Cricket, football, badminton, carrom, cards etc. are arranged time to time.
Several get together parties are arranged for the memders of BSAUS to celebrate different occassions throughout the year.
Yearly picnic is arranged for the members of Bangladeshi students' community.
Events are organized to celebrate special days: International Mother Language Day, Bangla New Year etc.
BSAUS welcomes all the new Bangladeshi students of current year's session and bids farewell to recent graduated students.
An event organized by BSAUS where we play card and board games
BSAUS frequently organizes potluck parties
At the height of winter, BSAUS organizes indoor games such as badminton, table tennis and footsal
BSAUS celebrates the momentous occasion of the first day of Bengali year
BSAUS organizes trivia nights based on movies and tv series
BSAUS celebrates the summer by organizing picnics and BBQ parties
BSAUS organizes outdoor tournaments such as cricket and football
BSAUS promotes research of individual Bangladeshi students and organizes job fest
University of Saskatchewan is a good place to study in both undergraduate and graduate programs. You can get all information about this university from website. If you want to look all the departments in undergraduate please visit Undergrad Programs, and Grad Programs for graduate departments. Here is the link for graduate admission process and for admission requirements.
Congratulation to all new students who get the admissions in University of Saskatchewan, please have a look at the following information.
# After arrival you need to apply for Social Insurance Number (SIN) as it is essential to stay and work in Canada. Download an application form.
# Apply for a Bank account. Though you can find many bank in Canada like RBC, TD Canada trust, BMO, CIBC, ScotiaBank, and President`s Choice, the nearest Bank from university is RBC.
# Apply for health card. Without health card your every treatment will be very expensive. If you are student, within two months you will be able to get your card. Visit this link and start your application.
# You also need to apply for Saskatchewan Identification Card and for this visit this link.
# It is good to have a Bangladeshi International Driving License. Because as long as you are a Graduate student of University of Saskatchewan you can use your international driving license to drive in Saskatchewan. But you also need to apply for a Canadian driving license. Fot that visit this link
The website where you can look for housing, furniture both new and used, and almost everything: Kijiji. Students mainly live in the East side of the city. However, many students/Bangladeshi immigrants also live in the west side/downtown area of the city.
You can find all information regarding university housing here. You can find lots of Bangladeshi students in the university residence, so you can find this place very much suitable for you. University residence is little bit cheaper for families than anyother residence in the city. If you want to live here please apply as soon as possible. Wherever you stay, you have to pay security deposit equal to first month`s rent.
Graduate Tuition Fee is yearly around $ 6,500 including health and dental insurance & various fees. Monthly living cost for single person varies between $700 to $ 900 and for a two person family it will be between $1100 to $1400 and for a three person family including a kid will be around $ 2000 depending on living style and habit. These are all average estimates and vary person to person.
It is cheaper to buy 4 month-semester bus pass ($231) than monthly bus pass ($71). If you are undergrad student you will get your bus pass during your registration.
Saskatchewan have a comfortable and beautiful summer and spring, when temperature varies 5 to 30 degree C. Harsh winter period is Mid Nov - Mid March. Temperature could be near minus 40 degree C during winter with lots of snow. You can always get the weather information from www.weather.com or www.weather.gc.ca or www.weathernetwork.com. Time difference between Bangladesh and Saskatchewan is 12 hours.
You can find many South Asian groceries (Swadesh, Brothers, Madina and many others) around the city, from where you will get almost all kind of traditional food and other staff. From these shops you will also get Halal meat, traditional spices and fish.
Some of the halal restaurants are Swadesh restaurant , Meg’s restaurant, Turqyie Kebab, Afghan Kebob & Donair, Super Donair, H67 Donair, Spicy Bite, Kabab King and Mughal Diwan.
You can find many shopping malls across the Saskatoon. The famous shopping malls are Midtown Plaza, Center Mall, and Market Mall. You can also find important shops in Confederation, Stonebridge and Preston crossing areas. The shops, where you can find all most every necessary product immediately after reaching in Saskatoon for your initial setup are Real Canadian Superstore, Wall-Mart and Dollarama. For new cloths you may go to the Gap, Old Navy and Sears as well as for used staff Value Village.
Every Friday Jummah prayer is held on Education Gym in the University. The Saskatoon Islamic Centre (mosque) is located at 222 Copland Crescent, Saskatoon SK. Web site.
You may consider bringing original certificates, transcripts, calculator etc. Bring considerable amount of cash with you (better to bring in Canadian Dollar) and the amount should be around $ 1,500 or more to carry out initial set-up cost, rent, security deposit, bus pass etc. Try to come at least a week or earlier than that, before class starts.
Courtesy: Some information is taken from Mr. Nafiz’s original document.