Through a wide range of community-based research projects, University of Saskatchewan (USask) students put knowledge into action for societal impact. 

As part of a Research Impact Canada project funded by The Conference Board of Canada and its partner the Future Skills Centre, five USask graduate students undertook work-study placements during the spring of 2020 at non-profit organizations in Saskatoon: the YMCA, Elizabeth Fry Society, Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre, Saskatchewan Elocution and Debate Association, and the Safe Drinking Water Foundation.

This website highlights the impact case studies written by the students, in collaboration with the Office of Research Profile and Impact, highlighting what the students learned about working with non-profits through their work-study placements, and how this new knowledge will support their future employment.

The project, carried out in collaboration with the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning, the Student Employment and Career Centre, and the USask College of Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies, is part of a year-long process of gathering data and workshops to inform tcreation of a graduate skills program at USask.

Key skills development goals of the project:
  • Understand key employment skills necessary for non-profits that support equity-seeking groups (e.g. Indigenous communities, newcomers to Canada)
  • Build onto the Future Skills Centre’s FUSION project by informing skills development in graduate course work
  • Increase research capacity and awareness for local non-profits and community partners

Read the student stories here: