The University of Saskatchewan was founded in 1907 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier put down the first stone in what would eventually become a 2,425 acre campus in the heart of the Canadian prairies.
Featuring soaring Collegiate Gothic style architecture and a panoramic view of the mighty South Saskatchewan River,2 the University of Saskatchewan campus is filled with green spaces and colourful flower beds that directly represent the institution’s passion for ecology and the environment.
All of this beauty and grace makes the University of Saskatchewan the crowning jewel of downtown Saskatoon, but it also has significant scientific and competitive accomplishments to boast about.
The University of Saskatchewan Space Design Team (USST), made up of professionals and students across multiple disciplines, has had several impressive first place finishes at the X-Prize Foundation NASA challenges. This is where they broke world records for space robotics technologies and wireless energy transfer.1
- 10th among Canadian universities with a primary focus on undergraduate education — Maclean’s Guide to Canadian Universities 2013
- 9th among universities that have medical schools and offer a wide range of PhD programs — Maclean’s guide to Canadian Universities 2013 3
- 151-200 in the world for engineering and technology subjects — Shanghai Academic Ranking for World Universities 2013 4
The University of Saskatchewan is situated on an idyllic campus on the South Saskatchewan River in central Saskatoon, as well as the campus adjacent and state of the art Innovation Place Research Park.
The University of Saskatchewan has 13 interdisciplinary colleges, as well as 6 affiliate and federated colleges. Students can also choose from 3 graduate colleges that offer a variety of programs, including 1 of only 5 Veterinary Medicine programs in the country. The total enrollment for the 2013/2014 academic year was 23,797 students across all disciplines. 5
Ideal Saskatoon Neighbourhoods for Students
While studying at the University of Saskatchewan, most students prefer to live close to campus in safe, and quiet neighborhoods with all the amenities that any student would ever want. Below are five of the most preferred neighborhoods for students:
Located in the northeast corner of Saskatoon, Silverspring is a residential neighborhood and home to an estimated 4,900 residents. With over 20 acres of park space, the residents of Silverspring enjoy activities such as baseball, hockey, tobogganing, and even cross country skiing.
You can also enjoy Saskatoon’s Natural Grasslands from the paved paths that flourish in the north east corner of the neighborhood. Silverspring is more of a quieter neighborhood and is about a 40-minute walk away from campus.
Situated in the east-central region of Saskatoon, Sutherland is comprised of an equal mix of single-family detached homes and multi-unit apartment buildings. The neighborhood is ideal for family life with two elementary schools and nine parks, including Sutherland Park which stretches over 9 acres.
Nearby is a big department store that has everything a student will ever need for home, from furniture and electronics, to groceries and clothing. Sutherland is the closest neighborhood to campus at a quick 15-minute walk away.
Also located in northeast corner of Saskatoon and predominately consisting of single detached homes and multi-unit apartment buildings, Forest Grove is also an ideal neighborhood for students. There are a few cafes and convenience stores on Central Avenue and more shopping options westward on Attridge Drive. Forest Grove is about a 35-minute walk away from the campus.
From shopping and dining to strolling through a quiet neighborhood, living in the heart of Saskatoon offers the best of both worlds, Home to a wide array of boutiques, restaurants and entertainment venues, downtown Saskatoon has something for everyone.