USask Traditions and History

Our historic main campus in Saskatoon is recognized as one of the most beautiful in Canada, with plenty of green space, stately greystone buildings and tree-lined walkways.

As you explore this place, you will discover the spaces that define your university experience. Museums and galleries, libraries, sporting event venues, student hangouts and natural spaces are where life happens and where your most powerful memories can be created.

Established in 1907, the University of Saskatchewan has a long history of excellence. Our graduates are known for their work ethic, resourceful nature and determination, and will continue to build on our history of success to address the world's challenges now and in the future.

Some of our notable alumni and faculty include:

  • 1 former Prime Minister of Canada
  • 2 Nobel laureates
  • 1 Academy Award winner
  • 1 band on the cover of Rolling Stone
  • 3 justices of the Supreme Court of Canada
  • 4 Governor General's Literary Award winners
  • 10 provincial and territorial premiers
  • 280+ Order of Canada recipients


We are Cutting Edge


We're innovating, connecting, and discovering solutions through our research.

  Research Highlights

Research highlights and major announcements.

Signature Areas

Areas of research and scholarship that help position USask among the most distinguished universities in Canada and the world.

Research Profile and Impact

A unit of the Office of the Vice-President Research communicates USask research and its impact to the public. Graduate students and faculty supervisors are at the core of the research story. Here are just a few ways of how your story is told.


USask is home to pioneers in discovery who are improving lives, expanding opportunities, strengthening social cohesion and protecting the environment. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, they will take to the TEDx stage with compelling stories of ambition and achievements, sharing their voice and vision to be what the world needs.

TEDxUSask Playlist

Images of Research

Each year, our researchers capture the impact of their research - how their research made a difference to society, the economy, and global challenges – with an image and a simple description. The results are nothing short of amazing.

Organized by Research Profile and Impact, the ninth annual competition featured:

  • 143 image entries in five submission categories from students, faculty, staff and alumni representing 12 colleges and schools,
  • A total of seven judging panels made up of students, staff, and faculty
  • Over 2,250 public votes cast in the Viewers' Choice category
  • Over 16,000 views of the contest

Visit the Image Gallery

Young Innovator Serices

USask student researchers are harnessing creativity and drive to make discoveries and uncover new knowledge in areas that matter to Canadians. In a long-standing partnership between USask and the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, this series highlights examples of student research at USask. Showcase your research - find out how!

Young Innovators Series

Get Involved

There is more to campus life than class and studying. Remember to take time to take care of yourself, meet new people, and enjoy the journey.