University of Saskatchewan

July 25, 2014   

Arts & Science

The College of Arts and Science is the oldest and largest college at the University of Saskatchewan. With over 8000 students (including 700 graduate students) and 325 faculty, the College includes one third of the University faculty and teaches nearly half the courses. Faculty and staff in the 22 departments and 15 interdisciplinary programs bring in nearly one third of the total research revenue for the University. There are 14 Canada Research Chairs in the College (50% of the University total) as well as several other endowed chairs.

The College of Arts & Science provides outstanding research facilities for its faculty and students. These include the Canadian Light Source, the Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre, the Plasma Physics Laboratory, VIDO and a high performance computing lab. Many of the departments house research clusters such as the Institute for Space and Atmospheric Studies and Native-Newcomer Relations. The Digital Media Research Centre, scheduled to open in Fall 2006, will facilitate research in the fine arts and humanities using modern technology.

The College places a strong emphasis on providing research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Students participate and learn about cutting-edge research and theories, have access to world-class facilities and gain actual research experience through summer research positions and research-based courses.

The College has strong ties with community organizations and businesses such as those in the research park at Innovation Place. Faculty are also part of interdisciplinary research groups on campus and around the world. Our participation in the University of the Arctic demonstrates our commitment to locally-based research.

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