About the School
The School of Public Health is an interdisciplinary entity that offers innovative opportunities for graduate training, public health research, and programming to ensure our public health system is responsive to future health challenges. The school offers academic and research excellence in a number of areas:
- Aboriginal peoples’ health
- Agricultural and rural public health
- Applied public health
- Environmental health
- Global health
- Human-animal interface in infectious disease
- Social and behavioural health
- Vaccinology and immunotherapeutics
Graduate students enrolled in the School of Public Health have access to many world-class research facilities at the University of Saskatchewan:
- Academic Health Sciences Complex – A $100 million facility housing interdisciplinary health sciences education and state-of-the-art research laboratories. The complex ensures a top-quality environment for health sciences education, and is home to the School of Public Health. (Click here for a fly-by video of the Academic Health Sciences Complex)
- The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) – Research expertise in areas such as environmental water safety and quality, food safety and quality, and the epidemiology of animal-borne human disease, such as West Nile virus and cryptosporidium. The WCVM hosts the Canadian centre that monitors and reports on wild animal diseases across Canada, such as chronic wasting disease in deer and elk.
- Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) – A world leader in research on infectious diseases, with strength and expertise in the study of disease pathogenesis and the development of novel vaccines and vaccination technologies. VIDO has achieved five world firsts in vaccine developments, has been awarded 80 patents and has more than 30 patents pending.
- The Canadian Light Source (CLS) – The CLS is Canada’s only high-energy synchrotron. It is a $135 million facility that produces high-energy light so bright that it allows scientists to “see” the molecular structure of matter. Medical beam lines enable high-resolution imaging of protein structures to help create better vaccines.
- Innovation Place - Adjacent to the University of Saskatchewan, Innovation Place is one of the most successful university-related research parks in North America. It is home to many organizations within the research and development community in Saskatchewan.
- International Vaccine Centre (InterVac) – One of the largest vaccine research laboratories in North America. A biosafety Level 3 containment facility, which will allow research on diseases such as hepatitis C, SARS, HIV, tuberculosis and avian influenza.