Building the future through creativity, collaboration, and research success

One of Canada's Top 15 Research Universities  U15

Hammering away at the truth

When trying to understand our currently rapidly warming climate, USask scientists are looking to the geologic past, 56-million years ago, for answers.

Christopher West, post-doctoral fellow and recent geology PhD graduate, uses a rock hammer on Ellesmere Island in Canada's Far North to reveal the fossil remnants of trees from the Eocene epoch which covered this now windswept tundra.

West studied more than 5,000 samples to create the only comprehensive analysis of fossil plants ever undertaken from the Canadian Arctic.

The research, supervised by USask geologist Jim Basinger and Dave Greenwood, USask adjunct professor of geology and Brandon University biology professor, is the culmination of nearly 40 years of field work.

(Photo credit: Markus Sudermann)




Signature area (noun), \ˈsig-nə-ˌchu̇r ˈā-rē-ə\: areas of outstanding achievement enabled by our research capacity, investments, history and sense of place. (USask)


Using the best tools,

The best minds need the best support. USask has some of the most advanced research facilities, centres, and networks in the world.


The Canadian Light Source synchrotron, the International Vaccine Centre, and the Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Sciences are some of our exceptional facilities.


With the Global Institute for Food Security and the Global Institute for Water Security and numerous other centres -- USask is changing the world.

Reaching new heights,

USask scientists and scholars are winning awards and breaking new ground in research.

Our expertise

USask has stellar research talent, including Canada Excellence Research Chairs, Canada Research Chairs, Industrial Research Chairs, Centennial Research Chairs, Saskatchewan Research Chairs, and named chairs.

Award winners

Our researchers are garnering attention from all sides.  Sometimes, it's OK to brag.

Canada First Research Excellence Fund Programs

USask is only university to have been awarded two CFREFs. Exclusivity has its benefits.

Newest publications

See our latest findings, hot off the presses.

Office of the Vice-President Research

Connect to all the essential information. Find contacts, forms, ethical guidelines, and much more!

Sharing our knowledge and talent with the world,

Expand your mind by expanding your horizons

Watch stories of great USask cross-cultural opportunities and international student successes.

USask International Office Connect to your next adventure. Get in touch, today!

Building strong foundations,

How can students like you

get involved in research?

 Get involved, today!

Whether in the lab or out in the field, great adventure awaits you. Search for great undergraduate research opportunities, here.

 Read student success stories

Getting involved in research can seem intimidating. Students can make a difference.  We feature stories of graduates and post docs in our Young Innovators series.  Undergrads are integral to research, too.

 Everything you want to know about research but are afraid to ask

The journey of 1,000 miles starts with a single step, but where do you start?

Photo credit: Alistair Maitland Photography

Remembering our origins,

To keep focused on the horizon, you need to be firmly rooted in the past.


An evolution in healthcare

How do you improve medicine? One evidence-based step at a time.

Targeting cancer

The Cobalt-60 'cancer bomb' saved the lives of millions. We have USask researchers to thank.

Deo et Patriae

For 110 years, research has been at our core. Take a walk through time.

And turning our ideas into solutions.

With an entrepreneurial approach, Innovation Enterprise, turns ideas and technologies developed here into solutions for the benefit of society, industry and the environment.

 Be inspired

We're putting the genius in ingenius, and the ingenius in your company.

Ideas into commercial success

Go from napkin-back to ready-to-launch with our Innovator's Guide!

 Find help

Put U of S Researchers in your corner to help your business succeed.

 Fast License to success

Access USask technology faster and easier -- get a license in a snap.

Student entrepreneurs

Students are learning the art/science of entrepreneurship.