Museums, Galleries, Gardens...
The University of Saskatchewan has a 100 year legacy collection of art, plants, animals, artifacts, and displays. The collections are valued for student learning, but are excellent for perusing on a day off, with a school class, or as a quiet break from a hospital visit. Opening hours vary, please see the links below.
SWITCH (Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health)
SWITCH is a student-managed interdisciplinary wellness project providing after-hours health care at West Side Community Clinic in Saskatoon. SWITCH operates two shifts per week, year-round to provide clinical services and broad health programming to youth, adults and families.
U of S dental clinics provide care to a wide range of patients. Students under the supervision of licensed dentist mentors use state-of-the-art technology to treat people with limited financial means at the Student Treatment Clinic. Underserviced neigbourhoods of Saskatoon are served at Saskatoon West Dental, and, pediatric and adult dental emergency patients are treated at the Hospital Dental Department at Royal University Hospital.
Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc. provides free, professional, and confidential legal services for low-income members of the Saskatoon community who otherwise cannot afford legal advice or representation. CLASSIC also works with other community organizations through mutual referrals to ensure clients' legal and non-legal issues are appropriately addressed.
The award-winning PotashCorp Kamskénow program provides engaging hands-on science and mathematics activities to Saskatoon Community Schools. Students are instructed weekly, during school hours, over a 13 week period. This regular interaction among Science Outreach Instructors, classroom teachers, and students builds a relationship where the enthusiasm for science and discovery can be constantly reinforced and have lasting effect.
From art, drama and music to nature, science and athletics, the University of Saskatchewan offers a range of educational fun for kids of all ages! From campus activities to field trips, your kids will get plenty of fresh air and exercise as they make new friends in our hands-on, creative learning environments. Our camp leaders are qualified instructors - with many of them being former kids' camps participants themselves.
International Centre for Northern Governance and Development
The ICNGD was built to enhance the capacity of Saskatchewan’s northern communities through northern-tailored education programs and community-applied research foccusing on northern governance, health and social development, innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development, capacity building, and resource development and environmental management in Northern Saskatchewan, the Provincial Norths, and the Circumpolar North.
Science Ambassador Program
The Science Ambassador Program pairs senior undergraduate and graduate science, engineering, health science, and education students with remote Northern Aboriginal community schools. Each spring, in 4 to 6 week community placements, Science Ambassadors work alongside teachers to organize and prepare hands-on activities and experiments, seek out creative and culturally relevant ways of demonstrating science, facilitate classroom discussions, participate in extra-curricular community events and cross-cultural learning, and mentor students exploring possibilities for careers and continuing education.
Northern Medical Services
Northern Medical Services works towards equitable, accessible health care in Saskatchewan's North. In northern communities the physician's role is much more than the clinical care of patients. Liaison with other health-care personnel, local community committees and other agencies providing services to the community is essential. NMS works cooperatively with both Regional Health Authority Boards and Tribal Councils in the provision of these services.
Student Energy in Action in Regina for Community Health Inc. (SEARCH) is a student run, interdisciplinary primary health care initiative situated in Regina's North Central neighbourhood. Student volunteers, professional mentors, and partners serve over 1,000 clients each year at its informal, drop-in clinic, which also provides healthy snacks and beverages, childcare, and a warm and safe environment.
Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it! MEND SK empowers Saskatchewan children and families to live fitter, healthier and happier lives in Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, North Battleford, Moose Jaw, La Ronge, White City, Assiniboia, St. Louis, Muskoday First Nation, and Whitecap Dakota First Nations. To connect with a program near you, use the link below.
Province-wide and Western Canada
Veterinary Medical Centre
The VMC is a state-of-the-art animal health facility offering a wide range of clinical and referral services to western Canadian animal owners and veterinarians. Clinical services are available to all western Canadian animal owners, from livestock owners in rural B.C. to pet owners in Saskatoon. The VMC offers primary services such as vaccinations and regular checkups, and a range of specialized services including medical imaging, internal medicine, surgery, oncology, dentistry, ophthalmology, reproduction services, acupuncture and rehabilitation.
For 31 years, the U of S has partnered with the Saskatchewan agriculture industry to bring timely agricultural market information, analysis, and education to prairie producers. View the Market Prospects video library using the link below.
Continuing Education and Development for Nurses
CEDN identifies, develops, coordinates, delivers, and evaluates education for nurses and other health care providers that work in Saskatchewan and beyond. Our programs promote lifelong learning, the maintenance of competencies and quality of care and are accessible to professionals throughout their careers. For current offerings visit the CEDN website.
Distance, Continuing, and Community Education
For over 100 years, the University of Saskatchewan has extended itself to rural and urban communities across the province. Distance, Continuing, and Community Education offers a range of credit courses, language training, and professional development programs in Saskatoon, at many distributed partner facilities across the province, and online. Specialized and general interest programs for people of all ages are offered at the Saskatoon campus.
Edwards School of Business Co-op Program
To integrate classroom instruction with real life work situations, Edwards School of Business offers a co-operative education program placing third year undergraduate and MBA business students with employers ranging from small businesses to large corporations. The ESB Co-op program is a cost effective means of evaluating future employees and gives businesses access to enthusiastic students providing fresh ideas and perspectives.
The College of Engineering operates various programs across the provice promoting promote science and engineering to children through science camps, clubs, and workshops.
Connect with us!
Members of the public, community based organizations, and civic leadership interested in opportunities to work with the University of Saskatchewan's world-class faculty, facilities, and resources are invited to contact the Office of Community Engagement. We will help connect you with researchers, instructors, and staff specialists from any of our many colleges, departments, and research centres. Whether you are around the corner from us in Saskatoon, near one of our campuses in Regina or Prince Albert, or anywhere else on earth, we are interested in hearing from you.