Open House is our annual event for prospective students to experience life as a University of Saskatchewan (uSask) student!
- Explore our campus and facilities
- Take part in hands-on activities
- Meet university staff and faculty
- Speak with current students about the uSask experience
Open House is Friday, September 28, 2018. Registration is free and opens in September.
Students will learn about uSask's programs, admission requirements, student experience, campus and facilities. It is an opportunity to experience the culture and lively atmosphere of uSask while classes are in session. Each student will choose three different sessions to attend. Please note the time slot for the sessions you are interested in (session time slot one, two, or three). You will need this information when registering. We recommend that students register early to get the sessions they are interested in. See the list below for the sessions we are offering in 2018.
Aboriginal Student Achievement Program (ASAP) Pathways – Learning Together
Find your path in university! Build your confidence, knowledge, and skills, while connecting with other Indigenous students with similar academic goals. Join a cohort of 30 students and receive guidance and mentorship from upper-year Indigenous peer mentors throughout the year. Learn with instructors who are committed to collaborative and creative teaching, and work closely with Aboriginal Student Advisors who connect with students through a holistic lens: mentally, spiritually, physically, and emotionally. We are here to help you achieve your academic and lifelong learning goals! Offered in session time slots one and two.
Aboriginal Students’ Centre
The Aboriginal Students’ Centre is dedicated to supporting the academic and personal success of Métis, First Nations and Inuit students. The centre offers personal, social, cultural and academic support through programs, services and events held throughout the academic year. We are located within the new Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre, which is a signature building on campus. Please join us in learning more about the programs and supports that we offer, and the community we share at the Centre. Offered in session time slots one and three.
Aboriginal Traditional Medicine
This presentation will focus on traditional medicine from the Plains Indigenous Peoples of Saskatchewan. Cultural Advisor for the University of Saskatchewan, Bob Badger, will provide teachings of the concept of traditional medicine and how they were used historically. He will also give basic teachings about how traditional medicine is used in a contemporary setting. The presentation will have some of the medicines and other Aboriginal items such as rattles and a cradleboard that Bob will share some basic teachings and stories about. Offered in session time slot one.
Achieving Indigenous Success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Are you an indigenous student who wants to learn more about Science/Technology/Engineering/Math? This panel discussion will feature Indigenous professionals who have worked in STEM fields and will focus on achieving Indigenous success in STEM. The panel will participate in a guided discussion where each panelist will answer questions that offer perspectives on the benefits and challenges of being a STEM university student, and discuss the path to becoming a scientist or professional engineer. We will also discuss our new IPIC Engineering Access Program that offers incredible support and guidance through your engineering degree. Offered in session time slot one.
Agriculture: Animal Science and Animal Bioscience
Are you interested in learning about domestic animal production or studying and understanding a diversity of animal biological systems? Are you looking for a suitable program that provides the necessary courses and hands-on experience towards applying for veterinary medicine or medicine? This session will explore the similarities and differences between the B.Sc. in Animal Bioscience and the BSA Animal Science programs. Find out which of these programs is the best fit for you if you are interested in working with animals. Offered in session time slots one, two and three.
As the world’s population explodes and oil reserves shrink, agricultural enterprises will be heavily depended upon to supply the world with the fibre, fuel and food the human population requires. Students with sales, marketing, finance, business, renewable and non-renewable resource, trade and entrepreneurial skills and knowledge are already high in demand within the bioeconomy. Career paths include agricultural sales, marketing locally and internationally, positions in agricultural financial institutions, trading, financing, business management, renewable resource management, policy development, analysis and more. Offered in session time slots one, two and three.
Horticulture is a multi-disciplinary study that includes several areas of study: vegetable, fruit and greenhouse production; ornamental horticulture (arboriculture / floriculture); plus landscaping. It is the most diverse of the agricultural industries and is unique in that it involves both art and science. Consider a career in horticulture if you want to introduce new fruit and vegetable crops with better nutrition, storage ability, and better suited to a changing environment, design and maintain an urban forest and green spaces that help improve the environment, improve people’s livelihood through rural and urban agriculture, or work both locally and internationally to help increase food security. Offered in session time slots one and two.
Agriculture: Soil Science, Environmental Science and Renewable Resource Management
Many of the most pressing environmental issues require effective soil management to resolve them: climate change; global food shortages; lack of quality drinking water; and human health (toxicology). With the increasing awareness of climate change and global increase in human population, the services of soil scientists are already in high demands to find solutions to environmental and food security problems. Soil science also allows one to discover how plants can clean up pollution, investigate a boreal forest, reclaim soils contaminated due to mining activities, explore the world beneath your feet, and experiment in the field and in the lab. Offered in session time slots one and two.
Alumni: Young Alumni Panel
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the Greystone walls of the University of Saskatchewan? Then this is your chance! Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with other prospective students and hear valuable advice from our young alumni. These alumni influencers, which include graduates from all colleges and walks of life, will share their uSask student experience, the lowdown on resources that helped them prepare for life after university, and behind the scene tips for navigating campus. This “if-I-only-knew-then-what-I-know-now” information can only come from alumni who have been in your shoes. Offered in session time slot three.
What is ‘culture’? How does cultural diversity shape who we are and how we interact with the people around us? How does it shape the society in which we are a part of? How can understanding culture help and influence ‘real world’ applications like health care and resource management? These are some of the questions that anthropologists explore every day! This session will demonstrate how anthropologists address these questions and how anthropologists are working in a variety of communities and settings. Come and learn more! Offered in session time slot three.
Have you wondered what life was like 8000 years ago? How an old stone tool was used? What the environment was like in the past and how it affected the people who lived there? How disease leaves marks on the human skeleton? These are some of the questions archaeologists explore. Whether it is a human burial, a bison jump, an ancient village, or a single artifact, this session will introduce students to archaeology at uSask and future careers in the discipline. Offered in session time slot one.
Arts and Science
Ever wonder what you can do with a degree from the College of Arts and Science? Are you uncertain about what to study, or do you feel like you want to study everything? Interested in getting into any professional colleges, like Medicine, Law or others? If so, then come and learn more about the College of Arts and Science and where our programs can take you. With more than 60 program options, there really is something for everyone in the College of Arts and Science. Offered in session time slots one and two.
Bioinformatics combines computer science and molecular biology, and the areas of biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, probability and statistics. This session features an interactive activity to introduce students to this rewarding program. Offered in session time slots one and two.
We offer courses in a range of life science topics, and have flexible programs you can tailor to meet your interests. Biology is an excellent choice if you are interested in medicine, dentistry, nursing, veterinary medicine or other health sciences. We are proud of our teaching laboratories where exciting hands-on learning opportunities emphasize critical skills development. This session will showcase our physiology teaching lab and you can record your ECG and heart rate. Offered in session time slots one, two and three.
Degrees in the biomedical sciences (BMSC) provide the strongest foundation for further training in health care-related professional programs and graduate studies. In this workshop, we seek to spark your interest in our undergraduate programs through scientific demonstrations in biochemistry, microbiology and immunology, physiology and pharmacology, and exploration of human body models from anatomy and cell biology. The first two years of our programs are referred to as the BMSC core platform and majoring in any of our four BSc programs can serve as an excellent entry point for your admission application into professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, optometry, veterinary medicine and graduate studies and research. Offered in session time slot three.
Get a taste of business and explore all that the Edwards School of Business has to offer. Our graduates have so many opportunities, whether you want to work at a large company or start your own business. You will participate in an interactive session where you will explore our six majors (Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, and Operations Management) and learn about co-op, study abroad and other exciting opportunities. Offered in session time slots one, two and three.
Explore the University of Saskatchewan on a guided tour lead by a current uSask student, and learn about our historic and student-focused university . We have one of the most beautiful campuses in Canada and we’d love to show you around! Offered in session time slots one, two and three.
When you study chemistry, you study the fundamental basis for everything, and give yourself a fundamental basis for a career. Chemistry grads go on to work in petroleum, mining, agriculture, environmental and research sectors, as well as going on to study in fields like medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, and law. A chemistry degree will give you a chance to do research in a laboratory, and can include projects at the synchrotron and cyclotron. Come and learn what "the central science" has to offer you. Offered in session time slot one.
An understanding of how technology works is key to any professional career, from health and sciences to business and humanities. Technology is growing at a very fast pace—don’t be left behind! From electives to majors, we will talk about how you can use computer science to best prepare for your future. This session will cover the big question of, “What exactly is computer science?,” followed by a hands-on workshop creating animated graphics (a friendly introduction to programming). Offered in session time slots one and three.
The College of Dentistry offers a four-year Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree program. Join staff and dental students in an interactive session and learn about admission requirements and details of the DMD program. Offered in session time slot three.
Ever wonder about the people whose hard work onstage and behind the scenes help create the magic of theatre? Join us in Drama as current students present scenes from Arcadia, our first production of the 2018-19 Greystone Theatre season. Then afterwards, tour our facilities, theatres, workshops, and classrooms to get a sense of what career opportunities may await you in performance, technical theatre, and theatre studies. Offered in session time slot two.
This session will introduce you to what economics is all about, what kinds of things can you expect to learn in economics, and what jobs/earning potential can you expect with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Bring a pencil. We will play an economic game. Offered in session time slots one and two.
Does working with children or youth interest you? Would you like to learn more about becoming a classroom, physical education or music teacher? Come explore career options with the College of Education! You will receive information on what it’s like to be in the College of Education and what it takes to be part of one of the most noble of professions: teaching. Offered in session time slots one, two and three.
Engineering: Career Path Panel
Students are often unsure of what engineering actually is. This is your chance to ask engineers (including uSask alumni) from diverse fields what they do in their careers and what a typical work day is like. Offered in session time slots one and three.
Engineering: Student Panel
Learn about engineering from students just like you! What is engineering? Who is a good fit for an engineering career? This interactive panel will allow you to ask questions to current engineering students, hear about their experiences as students at uSask, and learn more about this dynamic and rewarding career path. Offered in session time slots two and three.
Engineering: Women in Engineering
Women make up more than half of the Canadian population, but are significantly underrepresented in the Engineering profession. However, over the past 10 years, the percentage of female engineers has been increasing. If you are a young woman who is interested in problem solving and helping society – this session is for you! Come listen to a panel of professional female engineers discuss their passion for their profession and why they believe women make great engineers. Offered in session time slot two.
The session will involve participants in interactive presentations on literary studies. From manuscripts to films, from plays and slam poetry to digital texts and graphic novels, our professors will demonstrate their socially and culturally connected approaches to analyzing English literature. As well as an overview of our programs and the skills that are developed through our courses, we'll end with a question period and a discussion of how textual analysis allows our graduates to connect to a variety of exciting careers. Offered in session time slots one, two and three.
Do you want a career where you can make a difference? Around the world, environmental change is affecting people, and environmental challenges such as food security and climate change are going to impact our lives. Environmental problems can be complicated and controversial and require people from a variety of backgrounds to develop innovative solutions. Join us to learn about the environmental opportunities available to you on campus and to learn about why being an environmental student at uSask is a smart choice! Offered in session time slots one and two.
Interested in a career in the Geological Sciences, or maybe just want to learn more about Earth and its 4.5 billion year history? This session will provide you with information on the different programs available at uSask in the Geological Sciences, as well as discuss the current economic climate and its impact on our graduates. If time allows, a tour of the Geology building will follow to highlight the main theories taught in Geology, as well as reveal our exemplary rock, mineral and meteorite collection. Offered in session time slots one and two.
Health Sciences: Clinical Learning Resource Centre and Interprofessional Simulated Healthcare
The Clinical Learning Resource Centre (CLRC) is an interprofessional simulated healthcare facility that provides experiential learning activities for the various University of Saskatchewan Health Science Colleges and Schools: Medicine, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing as well as Pharmacy and Nutrition. At the CLRC, healthcare students are provided the opportunity to practice with simulated patients (trained actors), mannequins and partial task trainers before they utilize their knowledge and skills with real patients. Offered in session time slots one, two and three.
Health Sciences: The Remote Presence Robotics Program
Want to see how we use robots to provide health care? Yes, you read that right! ROBOTS! The Remote Presence Robotics Program uses innovation and technology to connect doctors (and other health care providers) to patients in their own communities hundreds of kilometres away. Offered in session time slots one, two and three.
Health Studies is a four-year interdisciplinary undergraduate program that leads to a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree. It combines a wide range of courses from the natural and social sciences, and humanities/fine arts, providing you with breadth and depth. Four core courses cover everything from shamanism to biomedicine, integrating health with all aspects of the individual, society, culture, and the environment. You can use this degree to apply for studies in Medicine or other graduate studies, or for many positions in the burgeoning field of health and heath care in Canada. Offered in session time slots one, two and three.
Learn about the services and supports offered by the International Student and Study Abroad Centre (ISSAC). ISSAC is a resource and campus partner for all students, staff, and faculty. ISSAC is dedicated to fostering a welcoming, globally aware and engaged campus community. Come learn about the services ISSAC offers to all international students and intercultural programming offered to all students. Offered in session time slot three.
The College of Kinesiology is a great option for students interested in studying human movement, active living and healthy lifestyles. Students interested in becoming physical education teachers can do the combined program and will complete both Education and Kinesiology degrees in five years. There are five seats reserved each year in the College of Kinesiology specifically for students of Aboriginal ancestry. Find out the classes students take and what you can do with a Kinesiology degree. Offered in session time slots one and three.
Languages: French, German and Spanish
Faculty, teaching assistants and grad students will be on hand to present study and work opportunities for undergraduate language students in the department. Career and study abroad opportunities will also be discussed as well as well reasons for studying second languages, literature and cultural studies in the 21st century. Students will be provided with information on our array of course options as well as on ways to determine the appropriate language entrance level course for various linguistic backgrounds. Speakers from our various cohorts (faculty, teaching assistants, undergrad and grad students) will contribute to the discussion. Offered in session time slots one, two and three.
Welcome to the Murray Library! We are the biggest of seven library locations at the University of Saskatchewan with resources, facilities and programs to help you succeed. Take a library tour to learn about our study rooms, writing, math and research help. Find out about library computers, printers, laptops, and more! Offered in session time slots one, two and three.
In Linguistics, you learn how language develops in children alongside their cognitive abilities, how every language is a specific and complex combination of sounds, forms, and meanings, and how the expression of a culture is uniquely connected to a language. Language is at the core of the human experience. We use language every day, when we text, sing, think, write, read, learn, educate, or argue. Thus it interfaces with Psychology, Physics, Computer Science, Women and Gender Studies, Sociology, Music, Education, History, Archeology, Anthropology, and many other subjects. Offered in session times slots one, two and three.
Mathematics allows us to model and describe the universe around us. It is a versatile subject that gives a foundation for continuing in other fields such as science, engineering, education and economics. In this technological age, many jobs require knowledge in mathematics or statistics. Whether you are interested in courses that teach cryptography, mathematical modeling, experimental designs in statistics, or if you are looking to expand your mathematical and statistical skills for other areas of study—we have something for you! Come to our session to find out how mathematics or statistics can become your passion! Offered in session time slot two.
Medicine: Social Accountability in Medicine
What is social accountability? The Division of Social Accountability is working within the College of Medicine and its stakeholders towards building greater health equity with a focus on addressing priority health needs of underserved communities. We work with partners to integrate social accountability into education, research, advocacy, and clinical work at the College of Medicine. Learn about opportunities in global health, working with diverse populations, and how we’re aiming to impact health equity in our local communities and worldwide through health training and initiatives. This session is an excellent choice if you are considering a career in healthcare. Offered in session time slots one and two.
Join us for an overview of the many ways you can stay OR get involved in Music while a student at uSask! There will even be live music! The session will involve several faculty members from the Department of Music. Offered in session time slot two.
Nursing: Admission Requirements
Learn about high school and university requirements for admission to the College of Nursing. Brainstorm questions before you attend this session! Offered in session time slots one, two and three.
Nursing: Interactive Skills
Are you ready for nursing? Join this session to observe registered nurses practice skills and then try them out yourself! Offered in session time slots one, two and three.
Nursing: Student Panel and Distance Education Opportunities
Did you know you can study nursing at uSask in Prince Albert, Regina, Yorkton, La Ronge, Ile a la Crosse and Saskatoon? You will also hear about current student experiences in the nursing program. Offered in session time slots one, two and three.
Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics is the profession that translates the science of nutrition into practice to promote health. Find out how you can become a registered dietitian and learn about excellent career opportunities in clinical dietetics, food service administration, public health nutrition, etc. Taste some culturally diverse foods, learn about nutrition assessment tools, hear about the unique practicum program and try your hand at a myth-busting Q&A session. Offered in session time slots one and two.
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
The practice of pathology and laboratory medicine is referred to as ‘The Science behind the Cure’. Clinicians who work in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine are referred to as ‘The Doctors' Doctor’. 70-80% of decisions about patient care are based on information obtained from the hospital laboratory. Clinicians who work in laboratory medicine provide vital information to direct treatment of infections, cancer, bleeding disorders, genetic abnormalities, diabetes, kidney disease, abnormalities in pregnancy or newborns and much more. Laboratory clinicians are at the heart of patient care. If you are interested in contributing to improved health care we invite you to this exciting information session! Offered in session time slot one.
Come and see how pharmacy is changing. Pharmacists are taking on expanded roles as medication management experts to prevent adverse drug events and provide optimal drug therapy outcomes for their patients. Pharmacy practice includes a patient-centered care approach allowing pharmacists to deliver expanded services such as patient education, prescribing and adapting medications, and administration of injections. Offered in session time three.
Do you want to know what there is to know? If so, philosophy is for you. What is knowledge? Are there moral truths? What is consciousness? Is freedom possible? What is the meaning of life? What is a just society? Our session offers an opportunity to learn more about some philosophical issues, the benefit of studying philosophy as part of a university education, possibilities for post-graduate work related to philosophy, and our courses. The session will be led by a current faculty member who will lead participants through some introductory thought puzzles and explain why an inquiring mind is important for scientific knowledge, moral and political engagement, and a productive life. Offered in session time slots one, two and three.
Physical Therapy students will provide an overview of this healthcare profession and the admission requirements to study it as uSask. This session also includes a tour of our new state of the art physical therapy learning facilities. Offered in session time slot three.
Physics and Engineering Physics
This session features demonstrations using the science of physics. You will also learn about what you can do with a Physics or Engineering Physics degree and the what to expect from these classes. Offered in session time slot three.
Come to a fun and interactive session all about psychology at uSask! This session will give you a brief introduction to psychology and a quick overview of what programs and courses are offered in psychology at uSask. Most of the session will focus on some of the interesting and ground breaking research that is occurring in the Department of Psychology. Come and join the conversation, ask questions or just listen. Offered in session time slots one, two and three.
Residence Tour - College Quarter
Our Residence buildings are more than just convenient places to live - they are supportive communities of learners. Whether you're local or from far away, attend this session to find out what benefits Residence has to offer you. Residence staff will provide an overview of the Residence experience before attendees split into smaller groups to see the physical space on a guided Residence tour. Offered in session time slot three.
Residence Tour - Voyageur Place
Our Residence buildings are more than just convenient places to live - they are supportive communities of learners. Whether you're local or from far away, attend this session to find out what benefits Residence has to offer you. Residence staff will provide an overview of the Residence experience before attendees split into smaller groups to see the physical space on a guided Residence tour. Offered in session time slots one and two.
Religion and Culture
Turn on the news, and you will hear about myriad topics related to religion, politics, and ethics. Religion is a force in world events, from war to peace movements, genocide to social justice and the common good. Religion is a force with great potential for both good and bad. Discussing and studying religion forms informed and thoughtful global citizens. This session will introduce the field of Religion and Culture, what our program has to offer, career opportunities, and marketable skills. Offered in session time slot three.
Social Sciences: Experimental Methods
Experiments help us to learn and understand more about the world. During this session, we’ll talk about how social scientists in a variety of disciplines (eg. psychology, sociology, political science) use experiments and how they can help us further our understanding of our social world. You’ll also have a chance to try out some experiments in the Social Science Research Lab (SSRL). Offered in session time slot three.
Sociology provides a rich picture of our social world and its impact on our lives. Sociology majors such as Martin Luther King, Robin Williams, Michelle Obama, and Dan Aykroyd have all made their own contributions to how we understand the world today. The Department of Sociology invites you to attend our Open House information session. Come and learn about Sociology from our graduate students! We will introduce you to what Sociology is all about and what you can do with a Sociology major. We will also pass along information about great classes and internships in Criminology, Indigenous Justice, and Addictions. Offered in session time slot one.
St. Thomas More College
Tour the beautiful St. Thomas More College building on the main University of Saskatchewan campus. Discover MORE at our college to complement your university experience, including smaller class sizes, award-winning professors, student services and additional scholarship opportunities. Offered in session time slots one and three.
Come learn about the many diverse study abroad opportunities available to you through the International Student and Study Abroad Centre (ISSAC)! There are programs available in more than 30 countries around the world, and our diverse programs are suitable for both experienced and first time travelers. An International Education Officer will give you an overview of the opportunities available to you and can answer any questions you might have about how studying abroad will foster valuable skills for your future career and how it can help you grow personally and academically. Offered in session time slots one, two and three.
This session is a problem solving workshop that uses Design Theory to tackle tough sustainability-related problems. By examining the many components of each issue and tailoring solutions to the heart of the problem, this workshop will introduce participants to the various sustainability issues students will encounter at uSask and the frameworks that the Office of Sustainability uses to address them. Offered in session time slots one, two, and three.
Understand how toxic substances behave in the body and the natural environment. Discover how industrial emissions have polluted our ecosystem and how to evaluate and remediate their effects. Learn how new pharmaceuticals or pesticides and manufacturing waste products are regulated. Study poisonous plants and venomous snakes. These are just a few opportunities available to you when you choose to major in toxicology at uSask. Offered in session time slot three.
Get hands-on experience early on in your degree program and find things out for yourself through research projects. To investigate a problem or create something new, you will ask questions, explore answers, and share your results. This practice of discovery is core to what our university does best. We will show you ways to connect your interests to your studies and gain skills for your future through research-based classes, projects, volunteering, paid summer jobs, and extracurricular opportunities. Offered in session time slots one, two and three.
Urban and Regional Planning
Professional planners direct the development of cities, towns, and regions. Planners work with citizens, developers, and elected officials to create great places and thriving communities. Professional planners connect knowledge with action, using their skills in design, environment, public engagement, political and economic analysis, transportation, planning law, geomatics, and applied research. Many have great careers in the public sector, such as at urban or rural municipalities, provincial or federal government departments and conservation authorities. Many thrive in the private sector with planning consulting firms or real estate development companies. Some pursue further education in areas like architecture, public policy, and environment. Offered in session time slots one, two and three.
The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) offers a four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. This session outlines the admission requirements, details about the DVM program, career opportunities and why you should choose the WCVM. Offered in session time slots one and two.