Connecting with the community
to ensure we go far, together.
Under the leadership of the USask Office of the Vice-President Research, a new social innovation strategy is under development to expand community-engaged research activities across Saskatoon and Saskatchewan that are meaningful for the communities with which we work, collaborate and co-create knowledge.
We're working with communities to help reach their research needs
- @Station 20 West
- As part of our strong commitment to community-engaged research, teaching and learning, USask leases office and meeting room space at Station 20 West in Saskatoon's inner-city neighbourhood for researchers and their community partners. The newest tenants are a new University of Saskatchewan-led network dedicated to improving health and wellness in Indigenous communities—the First Nations and Métis Health Research Network, as well as the national co-ordinating centre for the nine Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) across Canada, funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.
- Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU)
- In collaboration with University of Regina, at SPHERU, we study the social factors that affect the wellbeing of groups within a population, with a focus on population health intervention research: we look at how to address inequities by taking action on the social determinants of health.
- Centre for the Study of Co-operatives
- We're an interdisciplinary centre of higher learning that provides people with tools to understand co-operatives and to develop them as solutions to economic and social needs.
- Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR)
- We're a U of S-based partnership of organizations that support patient-oriented research in Saskatchewan.
- Rural and Remote Memory Clinic (RRMD)
- Our focus is on diagnosis and management of atypical and complex cases of suspected dementia, where an interdisciplinary team assessment is most needed.
- Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA)
- We conduct and stimulate research, education, and health promotion programs aimed at enhancing the health and well-being of agricultural, rural and remote populations.
- Community-University Institute for Social Research (CUISR)
- We're partnering with the larger community in order to engage in relevant social research that supports a deeper understanding of our communities and that reveals opportunities for improving our quality of life.
- Research Junction
- A major initiative of the City of Saskatoon-USask Memorandum of Understanding, we connect USask students and researchers with City of Saskatoon staff to develop collaborative research projects that address contemporary urban issues for the benefit of Saskatoon residents.
We're actively engaged in sharing the benefits of our research with the public.
- Current public offerings - Whether it's providing access to galleries and museums, artistic and athletic pursuits, or services U of S researchers are working with members of the public, community based organizations, and civic leadership.
- USask Speakers Bureau - free, engaging public lectures can be requested from a collection of faculty, graduate students, instructors, and researchers. First, consult the list of topics available, then Request a Talk.
Visit our Community Engagement and Outreach portal to find out more.
Partnering with Industry
Research Excellence and Innovation is responsible for the commercialization of research and knowledge developed by the University's researchers, faculty, staff and graduate students. Our focus is to foster and develop collaborative work environments among researchers, industry partners and funding agencies.
Partnering for Success
In honor of the fifth anniversary of NSERC’s Strategy for Partnerships and Innovation, U of S Engage-funded researchers and their industrial partners shared their thoughts in a series of videos on what makes a successful partnership.