Open House 2019

Open House 2019

Open House 2019 took place on Friday, September 27. Thank you to the 2,000+ visitors who joined us for student, parent and counsellor events.

If you didn't get a chance to attend Open House, we hope you can come visit for a campus tour or meet us at one of the many events and fairs we attend in Canada and around the world each year.

Students

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

Where will studies at USask take you? Find your direction and choose three or four sessions to attend out of more than 60 options.

The following is a list of Open House sessions offered in 2019.

Sessions

Aboriginal Students’ Centre: Building community on campus

The Aboriginal Students’ Centre (ASC) is committed to supporting the academic and personal success of Métis, First Nations and Inuit students.  Come visit us in the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre and learn about the personal, social, cultural and academic programs we offer.


Admissions: Apply on the spot

Already know that you want to be a USask student next year?  Want help with submitting your application? Sign up for this session to apply on the spot! We will have USask admissions staff help you with the application and answer any questions you may have.  Come prepared with your academic transcript and method of payment for your $90 application fee (credit card or cheque preferred). We will process your application within two weeks; you could be the first of your friends to get into university!


Agriculture: Plant sciences

If you are interested in and excited by a multidisciplinary approach to plants for food, feed, fibre and industrial uses then this option is for you. The largest and most diverse department in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources encompasses the studies of agronomy, applied plant ecology, crop science and horticulture science. Areas of study include crop physiology, crop genetics, pest management (entomology, pathology, weed science), plant biology, cropping systems, principles of plant ecology, crop management, crop quality, fruit and vegetable production, greenhouse and controlled environment production, urban greening, landscape design, native ecosystem restoration and environmental science.


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 toward applying for veterinary medicine or medicine? This session will explore the similarities and differences between the Bachelor of Science in Animal Bioscience and the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture - Animal Science programs. Find out which of these programs is the best fit for you if you are interested in working with animals.


Anthropology and the study of cultural diversity

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!


Archaeology: Reconstructing the past through bones, stones, and material culture

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.


Art and Art History: Exhibition making

This session takes place at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery in the Department of Art and Art History. Marcus Miller, curator of public dialogue and participation, and lecturer Jon Bath, associate professor, will be joined by at least one artist and one curator of an art exhibition currently on campus. A slide talk about the department and campus galleries will be capped off with an exhibition tour.


Arts and Science: Something for everyone

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.


Bioinformatics: Looking for an in-demand science career with impact?

Ever wonder how scientists sequence the genome of an organism, such as a human being or a canola plant? They use bioinformatics! Bioinformatics combines computer science and molecular biology, as well as aspects of chemistry, mathematics, and probability and statistics. It is a rapidly developing and exciting area that is having profound impact on everything from medical care to crop breeding. This session features an interactive activity to introduce students to bioinformatics and the university's Bachelor of Science program in the area.


Biology: The science of the 21st century

We offer courses in a wide 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, vet med or other health sciences. We are proud of our teaching laboratories where exciting hands-on learning opportunities emphasize critical skills development. This Open House session will showcase our physiology teaching lab and you can record your ECG and heart rate. Come see what we do!


Biomedical Sciences: A gateway to health and related professions

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 Bachelor of Science 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.


Business, economics, resources and entrepreneurship in the bioeconomy

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 and analysis and more.


Business: Developing business professionals to build nations

Get a taste of business and explore all that Edwards 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 pperations management) and learn about co-op, study abroad and other exciting opportunities.


Chemistry: The central science

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 cutting edge facilities like the synchrotron and cyclotron. Come and learn what "the central science" has to offer you.


Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies: From Syria to Scotland

Come and explore interdisciplinary approaches to ancient, medieval, and early modern worlds, from the archaeology of ancient Israel and Syria to the literature of late medieval Scotland. Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies is an interdisciplinary program that offers study and research opportunities for students who are interested in exploring the richness of past cultures.


Computer science is everywhere!

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 you for your future. This session will cover the big question of, “What exactly is computer science?,” followed by a hands-on workshop (a friendly introduction to programming).


Dentistry: Are you interested in becoming a dentist?

The College of Dentistry offers a four-year Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree program. Join staff and dental students in a hands on session and learn about the requirements to apply and details about the DMD program.


Drama: Lights! Sound! Action!

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 *Frankenstein*, our first production of the 2019-20 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.


Economics: What it is and why economists are paid so much

This session will introduce you to what is economics all about, what kinds of things can you expect to learn in economics, and what jobs/earnings can you expect with an Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Bring a pencil. We will play an economic game.


Education: Indian Teacher Education Program (ITEP)

Indian Teacher Education Program (ITEP) students and mentors will present on what it is like to be an ITEP student and be a part of the ITEP family on campus. Students who attend this session will have the opportunity to learn about the history of ITEP, admission requirements and application procedure.  Students will be able to ask USask ITEP students questions about student life and expectations.


Education: Learning to teach

Does working with children or youth interest you? Would you like to learn more about becoming a classroom teacher, phys. ed. teacher, or music teacher? Come explore career options with the College of Education! You will receive information on becoming an Education student, and learn what it takes to be part of the noble profession of teaching.


Engineering: Finding success as an Indigenous student in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)

Are you an Indigenous student who wants to learn more about STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – and how to build a career in one of these fields? Come hear from Indigenous professionals who have discovered their STEM career and who will pass along their tips for success. Each panelist will talk about the highs and lows of being a STEM university student and their path to becoming a scientist or professional engineer. We will also discuss our new IPIC Engineering Access program, which helps you become qualified to enroll in the College of Engineering and gives you awesome support once you’re here.


Engineering: Life as an engineering student

Learn about USask Engineering from students just like you! Why do they want to become engineers and why did they choose USask? What are the classes like? How do they handle school/life balance? What are their goals for the future? Who is a good fit for an engineering career? Our student panel will be ready to answer these questions and more.


Engineering: Ten great reasons to become an engineer

We’ll start with first things first – what is engineering anyway and what makes a good engineer? The answers may surprise you! You’ll hear from professional engineers who’ve graduated from USask. They’ll talk about why they chose engineering and why it’s a terrific career. You’ll be able to ask them about their jobs and what they do each day. After this session, you’ll know more about the variety of work engineers do and why it’s a wonderful career choice.


Engineering: Women in engineering

More women are choosing to become engineers – could it be the career for you? 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.


English: Inkmarks and networks

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.


Environment and society at USask

How do humans affect Earth's environment, and how does Earth's environment affect humans? Why is it important to consider the environment when we make social, economic, engineering, or cultural decisions? Can we better understand what the future holds for human civilization if we understand what is happening to Earth's environment today? Environment and society programs tackle these questions and many more, seeking to understand the past, present and future connections between Earth's physical environments and our social and cultural environments. Come see us to learn more.


Environment: Exploring environmental careers

Are you interested in making a real difference in the world? The greatest challenges that we face today are environment and sustainability related, and they need diverse professionals to solve them. You can be a part of the solution to these challenges from many different fields: business, engineering, science, marketing, education, etc.

Join us to learn how you can use your passion for the environment in multiple fields, and work with other students to be the change the world needs.


Food Science: The science and chemistry of food

Be part of the largest and most important industries in the world. Food science is a multi-disciplinary field involving chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition, microbiology and engineering that gives one the scientific knowledge to solve real world problems associated with the many facets of the food system. In this Open Hpuse session, we will talk about different disciplines of food science; demonstrate hands-on activities in food chemistry and explore the vast career opportunities available after graduation. Consider a career in food and bioproduct sciences if you want to create novel, exciting and nutritional products using unconventional ingredients like lentil flour, haskaps and limited preservatives, develop functional foods that promote health benefits beyond basic nutrition, study the nature and make up of foods and what causes their deterioration, or work as a food inspector doing quality control and quality assurance.


Geological Sciences: The study of Earth and its resources

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.


Health Studies: An interdisciplinary approach to health

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 graduate studies, or for many positions in the burgeoning field of health and heath care in Canada.


History: Learning from the past to solve the problems of the 21st century

The problems of the 21st century requires leaders who can understand complexity, think critically, reconcile multiple perspectives, and communicate ideas clearly and convincingly. A history degree trains students for an extremely wide variety of careers. Join the Department of History for this information session t learn about what's involved in a history degree at USask, the kinds of topics covered in courses, the skills you can acquire with a history degree, and what kinds of careers you can pursue after graduating.


Horticulture: Fruits, vegetables, urban agriculture and more

Horticulture includes several areas of study, such as vegetable, fruit and greenhouse production, ornamental horticulture (arboriculture/floriculture), and 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.


Hydrology: The science of water and the challenge of water security

The University of Saskatchewan is the top-ranked university in Canada for the subject of water resources, and the undergraduate program in hydrology is where we introduce students to the science of water. The availability of water resources will be a critical problem facing humans through this century and we need people who understand the way that water works. The program offers students the opportunity to learn from global leaders in the fields of water science and global change and provides both a classroom and field work experience. Come join us for more information.


Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways (ISAP): Learning in community

Access, entrance and enrichment! ISAP welcomes First Nations, Inuit and Métis students with a classroom experience that builds confidence, knowledge and skills, and co-curricular programming that connects Indigenous students to one another and to our campus community. ISAP First-year Learning Communities include many courses that contribute to, or are pre-requisites for, Indigenous certificate and degree programs, including the wîcêhtowin Theatre Program, Indigenous Justice and Criminology (IJC, formerly ABJAC), Certificate in Indigenous Governance and Politics, and Bachelor of Indigenous Studies. ISAP STEM courses include preparatory and first-year science and math courses to foster student success and enrich diverse STEM degree pathways with a focus on experiential, community-engaged learning.


Indigenous studies in the 21st century

Indigenous studies is now an independent field of study in which faculty and students explore and seek to understand the fundamental nature of Indigenous society. We work across a range of disciplines – history, geography, community health, policy, Cree language, law – developing and expanding innovative views on Indigenous knowledges. We expect excellence in conventional scholarship in addition to developing new and culturally appropriate methodologies and theories sourced in the Indigenous life. This brief session gives a taste of the exciting projects of faculty are working on while showing students how they can integrate Indigenous studies into a range of careers.


International student services at USask

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.


Kinesiology: Indigenous games and activities

Engage and participate in Indigenous games and activities in this session designed to introduce students to activity classes offered in the College of Kinesiology.


Kinesiology: The study of human movement, active living and healthy lifestyles

Whether you are interested in entering right out of high school or after a year or two in another program, 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.


Languages and Linguistics: How language works

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. It interfaces with psychology, physics, computer science, women's and gender studies, sociology, music, education, history, archaeology, anthropology, and many other subjects. Don’t you want to find out how language works in your life?


Languages: Where will language learning take you?

Come to our session at the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Studies, where we teach the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish. Speakers from our various cohorts (faculty, teaching assistants and students) will contribute to the discussion. Find out about our array of courses from beginner to graduate studies, what entrance level language course you should take, as well as career and study abroad options. 


Law: The case for applying to law school

Do you know where a law degree can take you? Our graduates have become lawyers, judges, advocates, premiers, governor general and even prime minister! If you’re thinking of pursuing a law degree, join us for a special Q and A to discover what it’s like to study at the College of Law. Our panel features faculty from the college and our Native Law Centre, upper-year students, and alumni working in legal and non-legal careers in Saskatoon. Perhaps you’d like to know what law school involves, or how hard it is? Or what career paths are open to you, and what legal practices are looking for in law graduates? Our panel will answer your questions about law school and beyond – so come ready to ask! We’ll also have information about the college, and tips on applying to our Juris Doctor (JD) program. We look forward to seeing you there!


Mathematics: The universal language

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!


Medicine: 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.


Medicine: Clinical Learning Resouce Centre and Interprofessional Simulated Heathcare

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 and 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.


Medicine: Indigenous perspectives in neuroscience

What is physiology and pharmacology? Learn about the study of the nervous system and how it interacts with the body and the body with it. Talk to a current Indigenous grad student in physiology and learn about his research on the nervous system.


Medicine: Pathology and laboratory medicine - The science behind the cure

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!


Medicine: Remote presence robotics

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. During this interactive presentation, you will learn about the innovations we are using to improve access to care in Saskatchewan, and have a hands-on opportunity to play with the different robots and technologies we are using to provide health care in the North!


Medicine: Social accountability and careers in healthcare

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.


Music matters!

Join us for an overview of the many ways you can get involved in music as a USask student: performance lessons, music education, theory, musicology, music appreciation, online classes and ensembles. There will even be live music at the event! The session will invite you to interact with several faculty members and students from the Department of Music.


Nursing: Admissions and student experience

Hear from current students about their experiences in the nursing program. Learn about requirements for admission and site choices for the College of Nursing. Brainstorm questions before you attend this session!


Nursing: Interactive skills

Learn about the exciting profession of registered nursing! Join this session to observe nurses and nursing students practice skills and then try them out yourself!


Nutrition and Dietetics: Promoting health through the science of nutrition

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 and public health nutrition, among others. 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.


Pharmacy: Become a medication management expert

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.


Philosophy: Your mind - What it is and how to use it

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.


Physics and Engineering Physics: Understanding how the world works

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 what to expect from the courses offered in our department.


Psychology: Discover psychology programs, courses and ground-breaking research at USask

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 the programs and courses that are offered in psychology at this university. Most of the session will highlight the ground-breaking research that is being conducted by faculty and students in the Department of Psychology. Come and join the conversation, ask questions or just listen.


Regional and Urban Planning: Careers in the public and private sectors

Planners direct the growth and development of cities, towns, and regions. They work in the public interest to create great places and thriving communities. Professional planners use their skills in community design, environment, public engagement processes, political and economic analysis, transportation, legislation, geomatics, and applied problem-solving to connect knowledge with action. Many have exciting careers working for cities, towns, 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. Others pursue career pathways into architecture, public policy, environmental conservation, to name a few.


Research: Gaining undergraduate experience

Research is a skill: it can be taught, learned, and practiced. To investigate a problem or create something new, you ask questions, explore answers, and share results. Research and discovery is core to what our university does best. This session will help you learn about research-based classes, projects, volunteering, paid summer jobs, and extracurricular opportunities.


Social sciences: Introducing 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 (e.g. 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).


Sociology: Sociology in our times

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 Indigenous justice and criminology, criminology and addictions and crime, law and justice studies.


Soil Science, Environmental Science and Renewable Resource Management

If you are interested in a career path that provides solutions to global food security or environmental pollution issues, then this is the right session for you. With increasing awareness of global challenges including climate change, increasing human population, food shortages, lack of quality water, soil reclamation and forest/wetland conservation; the services of soil and environmental scientists are already in high demand around the world. This session will provide information about career opportunities in soil science, environmental science and renewable resource management.


St. Peter’s College: Start your USask degree with us

St. Peter's College is an institution where students can start their USask degree in a friendly environment. We boast small class sizes, USask classes taught by USask instructors, and over $100,000 in scholarships to fewer than 100 students. Come learn why over 98% of our students recommend starting your USask degree with us.


Study abroad opportunities at USask

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.


Tour: Campus Tour

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! 


Tour: Residence – 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.


Tour: Residence – 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.


Tour: 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.


Tour: University Library

Welcome to the University Library! We're here to help you succeed. Take a tour of our Murray Library to learn about our spaces, writing, math, learning and research help. Find out about library computers, printers, laptops, help centres and more!


Veterinary Medicine: Admissions, career opportunities and our college

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.


Women’s and Gender Studies: Choose your adventure!

Women’s and gender studies examines human behaviour, institutions and culture, offering critical perspectives on issues engaging social diversities. Students develop a broad and inclusive vision across topics ranging from the impact of colonialism on Indigenous and settler peoples to changing economic and political roles. Explore gendered perspectives on ecological degradation, militarism and transnational organizing or study the portrayal of gender expression in video games, pornography and news media. Graduates find work with social justice and community-based organizations, as artists, writers and entrepreneurs; still others go into law, journalism, medicine, international relations, social work or education. With a degree in women's and gender studies, you can choose your adventure!


Counsellors

School counsellors, student services staff and post-secondary coordinators are invited to attend a full day of programming to learn what you need to know about USask to advise prospective students. You will hear from college representatives, admissions and scholarship experts about why students should apply to USask and what’s new this year in terms of admission requirements and application deadlines. There will be time for questions; however, we encourage you to let us know when registering online what’s top-of-mind for you.


Parents

We offer a full day of programming specifically for parents at Open House. As students consider their options for post-secondary education, parents will also be considering how best to support them. During our Open House parent program, parents will learn how to help their child transition successfully to university and will learn why USask is a great place for students to learn, grow and be what the world needs—something we strive for at USask.