University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan | Saskatoon, Sask. | Founded 1907

University of Saskatchewan football game

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In a province with more than 40 per cent of Canada’s arable land, the University of Saskatchewan has traditionally been seen as a hotbed of agricultural research. But there’s much more on the go here, including leading research in areas of global importance, such as water and food security. USask has made a name for itself as the home of the Canadian Light Source—Canada’s national synchrotron research facility, which can accelerate electrons close to the speed of light—and VIDO-InterVac, one of the world’s leading developers of vaccines and therapeutic technologies. The Health Sciences Building integrates eight fields of health sciences and is indicative of the interdisciplinary nature of study and research at USask.

“Our students are welcomed into a problem-solving, entrepreneurial environment where their research, scholarly and artistic efforts have the power to affect real change,” says president Peter Stoicheff.

Built on 750 hectares along the South Saskatchewan River, the campus is known for its beauty. The Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre, designed by renowned architect Douglas Cardinal, is an intercultural gathering place that helps integrate Indigenous culture on campus.

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Standout Programs
Biomedical Sciences: This program was revamped to prepare students for work in biomedical sciences and graduate studies. Students may now choose from five specializations, including a new option in interdisciplinary biomedical sciences.
Interactive Systems Design: This program combines the principles of human perception, memory and cognition with computation and programming. Courses in art and art history, psychology and computer science are included.
• Kanawayihetaytan Askiy (“Let Us Take Care of the Land”): Students learn about lands governance and resource management in Indigenous communities. A certificate and two diploma programs are available.

Cool Courses
Quantitative Reasoning: Designed for students who dislike math, this course applies math to problems such as taking out student loans and interpreting climate data.
Remote Fitness Delivery: This kinesiology course focuses on teaching fitness and using different technologies to support clients’ health without meeting them in person.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 70% · Science: 70% · Commerce: 75% · Engineering: 80%
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 16,776 · Part-time: 1,529
Graduates: Full-time: 3,015 · Part-time: 418
International Students: First-year: 6.9% · Graduate: 44.4%
Male-Female Ratio: 44 to 56
Housing Facts
Residence offerings reduced because of COVID-19
Residence Spaces: 825 (2,264 last year with 400 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs: Apartment-style: $4,768 to $11,568

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