Any research or study conducted at University facilities, or undertaken by persons connected to the University, involving human participants, animals or biohazardous materials must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate University of Saskatchewan Research Ethics Board (REB) or Committee. 

The Graduate Students' Association (GSA) is a not-for-profit organization that represents the over 4000 graduate students at the University of Saskatchewan. The GSA provides professional, academic, and social activities and services, and promotes awareness of issues relevant to graduate students. All graduate students at the University of Saskatchewan are members of the GSA and thus have the right to vote in elections, referenda and at general meetings. The general membership is the highest decision-making body of the GSA.

The International Student and Study Abroad Centre (ISSAC) is a central support unit and a campus partner for all students, staff, and faculty. ISSAC is dedicated to fostering a welcoming, globally aware and inclusive campus community.

Safewalk volunteers walk people safely to their destination on or near campus from Sunday to Thursday, 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Outside of these hours, Protective Services provides walking escorts. This service is free and available to students, staff, faculty and campus visitors.

Virtual Safewalk
Using the USAFE app, send your location in real-time to a friend so they can watch you as you walk to your destination. If necessary, they can trigger a call to emergency services. 

Protective Services
Peace officers within Protective Services are highly trained individuals who assist the campus community through educational programs, emergency response, crime prevention and community policing. Protective Services is open every day, all day.

Discrimination and harassment prevention
The University of Saskatchewan is committed to creating and maintaining a positive environment for working and learning that is free of discrimination and harassment.The Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policy applies to all members of the university community including individuals employed directly or indirectly at the university, students, volunteers and visitors.

USAFE safety app
USAFE is the university's safety app, which features emergency contacts, safety tips, personal safety tools, maps, and much more.

Alcohol and drugs safety

Sexual assault
Its a crime no matter the past or present relationship between the people involved.

On-campus contacts:

There is a large community on and off-campus that can provide support:

The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning
Supports teaching and learning through a variety of events, workshops, and ongoing programs. Explore this website further for diverse topics ranging from open pedagogy, learning technologies, Indigenization of the curriculum, to experiential learning.

Much of our programming is customized to the academic unit we work with. If you, your college, or your department need assistance with curriculum design, teaching strategies, or other aspects of teaching and learning, contact one of our experts below or email and we can start a conversation.

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Passionate about developing the next generation of researchers helping to fuel Canada's knowledge-based economy. Develop your career through new research connections, experience, and professional skills training. Funding is available for all disciplines.


Access and Equity Services (AES) Guided d by Saskatchewan's Human Rights legislation and accommodates individuals requiring accommodations during their program based on disability, religion, family status, and gender identity. Find out more. 

Aboriginal Student Centre (ASC) is a welcoming place to make friends and access support through personal, social, cultural, and academic programs and services. Staff support the academic and personal success of Indigenous students. 

Graduate Student Health and Dental Plan administered by the GSA. Graduate students can register in this plan to get extended health and dental coverage. Apply or Opt-Out Now

Health care support from physicians, nurse practitioners, dietitian, and registered nurses
Available to you right on campus. To book an appointment, email
Visit them on the web.  

Same-day mental health support
If you are in crisis, are distressed, concerned about another student, wanting to book a mental health intake, or seeking same-day telephone counselling, do not come in person, instead, phone 306-966-5757 or email For after-hours support, please contact Saskatoon Mobile Crisis at 306-933-6200 or Crisis Services Canada at 1-833-456-4566.

Saskatchewan Health All new Saskatchewan residents (domestic students from another province/territory, international students and returning Canadians) must register themselves and their dependents for a Saskatchewan Health Card to receive health benefits. Apply Now

Taking care of your mental health


Providing a safe working environment is a priority. Our Safety Resources unit provides safety procedures and guidelines and offer numerous safety courses concerning occupational health and safety including:

  • biosafety
  • radiation safety
  • equipment use
  • lab safety
  • proper waste disposal
  • fieldwork and international travel safety
  • transportation of dangerous goods
  • ergonomics
  • and more