Preamble

The University of Saskatchewan, situated on a beautiful campus in the vibrant city of Saskatoon on Treaty Six territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis, is grounded in the history and values of a dynamic, resilient, forward-looking province. It has a well-deserved reputation for imagination, collaboration and achievement. The University of Saskatchewan has a wide range of academic and professional programs delivered throughout the province, a research infrastructure unparalleled in Canada, and an innovative, energetic faculty, staff, student and alumni community.

The university cultivates a remarkable “can-do” attitude, drawn from its prairie roots and from the outstanding contributions of members of the university community from around the world. This work and learning environment has transformed the lives of all who have experienced the unique spirit of the university.

Mission

The university supports the aspirations of the people of Saskatchewan through innovative, interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to the discovery, dissemination, integration, preservation and application of knowledge, including the development and study of artistic and creative work to build a rich cultural community.

Through a supportive teaching and learning environment, the university prepares its students for enriching careers and fulfilling lives as engaged global citizens.

It serves the wider community through a range of collaborative engagements that build upon its discovery, teaching and outreach goals.

Vision

The University of Saskatchewan will be nationally and internationally recognized as a distinguished university dedicated to research excellence.

It will be among the best in the world in areas of special and emerging strength, and in areas of particular relevance to the needs and aspirations of the people of the region. It will be a welcoming place for students, educators and researchers from around the world. As a leading Canadian university, it will become an outstanding institution of research, learning, knowledge-keeping, reconciliation and inclusion with, for and by Indigenous people and communities.

The university’s achievements will inform exceptional teaching, learning and engagement in a digital world, and will help solve local and global challenges.

Statement of principles and values

The University of Saskatchewan and its people, in all our diversity, aspire to be part of something great. This aspiration is best achieved through a belief in principles that are vital to our institution, and through uncompromising commitment to values—ways of conducting ourselves—in our work.

The University of Saskatchewan and its people believe in the following principles:

  • Excellence
  • Innovation, curiosity and creativity
  • Openness, transparency and accountability
  • Embracing different ways of knowing, learning and being
  • Academic freedom
  • Collegiality
  • Collaboration
  • Community focus
  • Reconciliation
  • Diversity, equality and human dignity
  • A healthy work and learning environment
  • Financial and environmental sustainability

The University of Saskatchewan and its people are committed to acting in accordance with the following values:

  • Respect and inclusiveness
  • Integrity, honesty and ethical behavior
  • Fairness and equitable treatment