The Inter-D Program (interdisciplinary studies) graduate program at USask allows students to design their own graduate program with oversight by the CGPS' Interdisciplinary team to bring together qualified faculty from different disciplines. Because there are no constraints on which fields are brought together, there are virtually no two students in the same subfield.

Interdisciplinarity suggests establishing connections across, or the hybridization of techniques, tools, or theories from, different disciplines in order to advance understanding beyond the scope of a single discipline. It can also suggest creating “undisciplined” spaces between disciplines or working to transcend disciplinary boundaries altogether. Interdisciplinary approaches take on issues, problems, or creative projects that cannot be adequately addressed within a single discipline, or even multi-disciplines.

To be considered "interdisciplinary" individual programs will integrate course work and research that crosses two or more disciplines into a concise program that is not available within the traditional academic setting. InterD students create their individualized program of studies with their supervisor and Student Advisory Committee. 

Program management committee

Steven Rayan

Director of Interdisciplinary Programming & Committee Chair

Ulrich Teucher

Vice Committee Chair

Colleen Bell

Committee Member

Assem Hedayat

Committee Member
Hyunjung Shin

Committee Member

Alec Aitken Committee Member

Jennifer Lang Committee Member

Raha Moazed Committee Member


In pursuit of advanced interdisciplinary research exceeding the provisions of existing departmental programs, CGPS' Interdisciplinary program has no restrictions regarding the topic and in many cases the student draws upon expertise from several distinct faculties. Annual events are developed for InterD students as program requirements and are open to the public. Celebrate interdisciplinarity with us.

Keynote from Dr. David Ogborn




Thursday, April 13th at 3:00 PM (CST)

Thovaldson Bldg Room 159 and Via Zoom




Computer Music as Inter/Anti/Non-Disciplinary Research




Drawing from my own work (in musical and audiovisual live coding, network music, and the development of artistic software), as well as from broader histories of musical and computational experimentation, I will explore ways in which computer music research inherently and inevitably involves interdisciplinary crossings - and how such crossings can lead to a further engagement with the possibility of anti- and non-disciplinary research.


Dr. David Ogborn is an artist programmer and interdisciplinary researcher, based at the southwest corner of Lake Ontario, and devoted to the pursuit of improvisation and play in computational settings. Specific passions include making new programming languages, collaborative platforms, electronic music, sound and media art, and video games, often but not always with others. He is an Associate Professor in McMaster University's Department of Communication Studies and Media Arts, where he coordinates the Networked Imagination Laboratory (NIL), and teaches in the undergraduate Media Arts program, the MA in Communication and New Media, and the PhD in Communication, New Media, and Cultural Studies.


Interdisciplinary Studies 
College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
University of Saskatchewan
Room 116, 110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C9 CANADA

Contact Luis Corredor Duarte, MPA
Interdisciplinary Program Coodinator via

+1 (306) 966-2171

Inquiries from current students in the Inter-D program should be directed to interd.studies@usask.ca

Email Inquiries from prospective students should be directed to interd.applications@usask.ca
To access a knowledge base about the program for current students in the program, and to access information about INTD 990 events, please visit this site: https://canvas.usask.ca/courses/20025 (NSID required)