Signature Areas

The University of Saskatchewan's "signature areas" are areas of outstanding achievement enabled by our research capacity, investments, history and sense of place.

Aboriginal Peoples: Engagement and Scholarship

By 2050, half of Saskatchewan's population may be of Aboriginal ancestry, a demographic shift that creates challenge and opportunity. Our shared journey will help advance Indigenous and non-Indigenous ways of knowing and prepare a new generation of Aboriginal youth for the global knowledge economy.
Aboriginal Education Research Centre
Native Law Centre

Agriculture: Food and Bioproducts for a Sustainable Future

Projections show that food production must double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population. We are working to strengthen Saskatchewan's agricultural leadership with new science, technology and policies to help feed a hungry world adequately, safely and sustainably.
Global Institute for Food Security
Canadian Feed Research Centre

Energy and Mineral Resources: Technology and Public Policy for a Sustainable Environment

Demand for energy and natural resources is starting to outpace supply. Clean energy solutions, sustainable resource development and sound policy development are vital to meet future demand while conserving ecosystems and sharing the benefits with all.
Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation
Mitacs MIERS Minerals Executive in Residence

One Health: Solutions at the Animal-Human-Environment Interface

Health for all species is inextricably linked to challenges such as emerging diseases, water and food safety, and environmental degradation. We are working to develop scientific, public health and policy approaches that integrate human, animal and ecosystem health.
U of S One Health Initiative
VIDO-InterVac
Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Science 
One Reproductive Health Research Group

Synchrotron Sciences: Innovation in Health, Environment and Advanced Technologies

With Canada's only synchrotron and the largest number of synchrotron users of any university in Canada, we are harnessing powerful imaging and analytical techniques to solve challenges in health, environment, materials science and other areas of global social and economic importance.
Canadian Light Source

Water Security: Stewardship of the World's Freshwater Resources

One in six people - 1.4 billion - live in water-stressed areas. Climate change, pollution and overuse are putting severe strain on quality and quantity of fresh water for drinking, sanitation and food production. We are developing new interdisciplinary science, technology and policy to address these urgent issues.
Global Institute for Water Security