University of Saskatchewan

September 01, 2014   

Research, Scholarship and Artistic Endeavor

As the province's largest research institution, the University of Saskatchewan has a proud history of research, scholarship, and artistic endeavor.

The U of S is home to a vibrant research community, extending literally from earth to sky - from soil science to space and atmospheric studies.

It is the only university in Canada to offer the full range of health science colleges including Pharmacy and Nutrition, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Kinesiology, and Western College of Veterinary Medicine. There is also a School of Physical Therapy and a teaching hospital, Royal University Hospital, on the campus.

A unique cluster of life sciences expertise and facilities have made the U of S a leader in agricultural biotechnology, environmental science, water resource management and a range of other fields, including bio-energy, food safety, and toxicology.

Social science research is yielding insights into the changing face of rural and urban Canada, as well as new economic models to build strong communities. Working in partnership with Aboriginal peoples, researchers are beginning to illuminate paths that lead to a shared, equitable future.

In an increasingly complex and unpredictable world, scholarly work in the humanities is providing insights into the moral, spiritual, and intellectual issues that shape our societies. This enriches student learning and provides new knowledge to help guide our leaders and policy makers.

Artistic creativity nurtured at the U of S provides a critical mirror and commentary on society, providing perspectives that provoke thought, discussion, and debate.

Students at both the undergraduate and graduate level are exposed to research, scholarly and artistic activities early in their university careers, which greatly enhances the student learning experience. This can include taking part in research studies conducted by faculty and graduate students, practising research techniques in labs, undertaking work experience programs, and presenting fine arts work in plays and concerts.

The University of Saskatchewan is currently undergoing a process to identify areas of research, scholarly, and artistic strength and promise. This process provides the University community with an exciting opportunity, not only to describe its research, scholarly and artistic work landscape, but to build upon synergies among seemingly disparate areas and to celebrate outstanding achievements. The intent is to produce the Research, Scholarly and Artistic Work Landscape of the University of Saskatchewan. For more information, visit: http://www.usask.ca/vpresearch/strategic/preeminence.php