One of Canada’s top research universities, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is the core of a dynamic research hub centred in the growing city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Through a unique cluster of world-class research centres, including global institutes for food and water security, the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, the Crop Development Centre, and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac), the U of S is working to address critical challenges faced by people locally and around the world.

The U of S is known for six signature areas of research excellence—Aboriginal engagement and scholarship, agriculture and sustainable food production, energy and mineral resources, synchrotron sciences, one health, and water security. It is the only university in Canada awarded two grants from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). Through these investments totaling $115 million, the U of S conducts cutting-edge research into food security and leads the largest university-led water research program ever funded worldwide.

The university’s architecturally stunning, century-old campus is home to 17 colleges and graduate schools offering one of the widest arrays of academic and professional programs in the country. In an environment that inspires collaboration, innovation and discovery, more than 20,000 diverse and creative students from around the world are supported as they prepare to become engaged global citizens—ready to discover, preserve and apply knowledge in a changing world.

Research Strengths

The University of Saskatchewan inspires and supports discovery, creativity, and innovation across all disciplines, with a focus on multidisciplinary research areas including:

  • Agriculture
  • Water security
  • Energy/mineral resources
  • Aboriginal scholarship/engagement
  • Synchrotron sciences “one health” – an integrated approach to human/animal/ecosystem health synchrotron
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