Centres

The University of Saskatchewan has a wide array of centres and institutes, which contribute to the vitality and creativity of the university in its pursuit of research, scholarly and artistic work, teaching and learning, and providing service to and meeting the needs of the community at large. Centres strengthen, coordinate, and facilitate activities across these areas and offer new areas of activity consistent with the university’s strategic direction and priorities. Centre activities are integrated within the university to benefit the university as a whole.

Centres Approval

Centres Approval

The centres policy and guidelines for application for the establishment of centres govern the creation of new centres.  Proposals for new centres are reviewed by the centres subcommittee and planning and priorities committee of Council.

Questions regarding the establishment of centres may be directed to Sandra Calver, Coordinator of University Governance in the Office of the University Secretary at sandra.calver@usask.ca.

Policy on Centres
Guidelines for the establishment of centres

Centres Assessment

Centres Assessment

The Report of the Implementation Team for the Management of Centres was submitted jointly to the Vice-President Research and Chair of the Planning and Priorities Committee of Council in February of 2010.  With the submission of the report, the Implementation Team was dissolved.  The report and policy recommendations related to a reporting and review process for centres are presently under review by the Vice-President Research Office and Planning and Priorities Committee. 

The report includes the following appendices:

Appendix A:  Implementation Team Mandate and Membership
Appendix B:  consultation Summary
Appendix C:  Status 'Snap-Shot" Report Template
Appendix D:  Annual Report Template
Appendix E:  Financial Template
Appendix F:  Centres Review Process
Appendix G:  University-level Guidelines on Standards for Assessment
Appendix H:  University of Saskatchewan Policy on Centres (March 2004)
Appendix I:   Guidelines for the Establishment of Centres (June 2008)
Appendix J:   Task Force Report on the Management of Centres (April 2007)
Appendix K:   University List of Units, Centres, Divisions, Institutes and Groups (as of February 2010)
Appendix L:   A Framework for Assessment:  Beyond Systematic Program Review (December 2008)

Due to the length of the report, two versions are posted.

Report with appendices A - G (26 pages)

Report with all appendices (68 pages)

 

List of Centres and Institutes

 

List of Centres, Divisions, Institutes and Research Groups at the University of Saskatchewan

UNIVERSITY LEVEL
 
 
Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA)
Director – Gordon, J., Department of Medicine
CCHSA Snapshot (PDF)  |  CCHSA Website

Centre for Continuing and Distance Education (CCDE)
Director – Cram, R.
CCDE Snapshot (PDF)  |  CCDE Website

 Centre for Discovery in Learning (CDL)
Director – D’Eon, M., College of Medicine
Centre for Discovery in Learning Snapshot (PDF)  |  CDL Website

Centre for Forensic Behavioural Sciences and Justice Studies
Director - Wormith, S. | Centre for Forensic Behavioural Sciences and Justice Studies Website 

Centre for the Study of Co–operatives
Director – Dr. Murray Fulton, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Centre for the Study of Co-operatives Website

Community-University Institute for Social Research (CUISR)
University Co-Director – Findlay, I., Edwards School of Business
Community Co-Director – Holden, W., City of Saskatoon
CUISR Website

Confucius Institute
University Co-Director - Zong, L., Department of Sociology

Diefenbaker Canada Centre
Director – Atkinson, A., Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Diefenbaker Canada Centre Snapshot (PDF)  |  Diefenbaker Canada Centre Website
 
Division of Biomedical Engineering
Chair – Sarty, G., Department of Psychology
Division of Biomedical Engineering Website

Biomedical Engineering External Review

Global Institute for Water Security
Director - Wheater, H. | Global Institute for Water Security Website

Global Institute for Food Security
Executive Director and CEO - Beachy, R.
Global Institute for Food Security Website

Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness (GMCTE)
Academic Lead – Greer, J., Department of Computer Science
GMCTE Snapshot (PDF)  |  GMCTE Website

Indigenous Land Management Institute (ILMI)
Director – Natcher, D.
ILMI Snapshot (PDF)  |  ILMI Website

Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre (IPHRC)
 
Director – Episkenew, J., University of Regina
IPHRC Snapshot (PDF)  |  IPHRC Website

International Centre for Northern Governance and Development (ICNGD)
Associate Director – Poelzer, G., Department of Political Studies
ICNGD Snapshot (PDF)  |  ICNGD Website

 
Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit, Inc. (SPHERU)
Interim Director – McIntosh, T., University of Regina
SPHERU Snapshot (PDF)  |  SPHERU Website

Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre (SSSC)
Director – Ward, D., Department of Chemistry
SSSC Snapshot (PDF)  |  SSSC Website 

SSSC External Review

 Toxicology Centre
Acting Director – Janz, D., Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences
Toxicology Centre Snapshot (PDF)  |  Toxicology Centre Website

Toxicology Centre Review

University Learning Centre (ULC)
Director – Greer, J., Department of Computer Science
ULC Snapshot (PDF)  ULC Website

 University of Saskatchewan Language Centre
Director – Parkinson, D.M.
University of Saskatchewan Language Centre Website

University of Saskatchewan Process Philosophy Research Unit (USPPRU)
Co-director – Flynn, M., Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education
Co-director – Regnier, R. H., Department of Educational Foundations
Co-director – Woodhouse, H., Department of Educational Foundations
(USPPRU)  Snapshot (Pdf USPPRU Website

Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO)
Director – Potter, A.
VIDO Snapshot (PDF)  |  VIDO-InterVac Website

W. Brett Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence
Director – Yong, S., Edwards School of Business
W. Brett Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence Snapshot (PDF)  |  W. Brett Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence Website

COLLEGE LEVEL

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND BIORESOURCES 

Centre for Northern Agroforestry and Afforestation
Director – Van Rees, K., AFIF Chair, Department of Soil Science
Centre for Northern Agroforestry and Afforestation Snapshot (PDF)  |  Centre for Northern Agroforestry and Afforestation Website

  Crop Development Centre (CDC)
Managing Director – Agblor, K. 
CDC Snapshot (PDF)  |  CDC Website

Feeds Innovation Institute (FII)
Executive Director – Christensen, Colleen
FII Snapshot (PDF)  |  FII Website

Indigenous Land Management Institute (see university level centres above)

 
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
 
Centre for Algebra, Logic and Computation (CALC)
Director – Marshall, M., Department of Mathematics and Statistics
CALC Snapshot (PDF)  |  CALC Website

Centre for High-Performance Computing (HPC)
Director – Spiteri, R., Department of Computer Science
HPC Website
 
Eighteenth Century Studies
Acting Director – Stephanson, R. A., Department of English
Eighteenth Century Studies Website
 
Humanities Research Unit
Director – Findlay, L. M., Department of English
Co-director – Battiste, M., Department of Educational Foundations
Humanities Research Unit Website

Institute for Aboriginal and Indigenous Graduate Studies and Research (IAIGSR)
Tait,C., Department of Native Studies
IAIGSR Website

 Institute for Computer and Information Technology
Schneider, K., Department of Computer Science
Institute for Computer and Information Technology Website

Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies (ISAS)
Chair – St.-Maurice, J-P., Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
ISAS Website

Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity (ICCC)
Director – Carlson, K., Department of History
ICCC Snapshot (PDF)  |  ICCC Website

 Social Research Unit
Department of Sociology
Social Research Unit Snapshot (PDF)  |  Social Research Unit Website
 
Subatomic Physics Institute (SPIN)
Spokesperson – Steele, T. G., Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
SPIN Snapshot (PDF)  |  SPIN Website


EDWARDS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Centre for the Advancement of Accounting Education
Director – Vaidyanathan, G.,
Department of Accounting

Centre for Strategic Financial Management
Director – Wilson, C., Department of Finance and Management Science
Centre for Strategic Financial Management Snapshot (PDF)  |  Centre for Strategic Financial Management Website

 Hanlon Centre for International Business Studies
Director - Kokkastamapoulos, N.
Hanlon Centre for International Business Studies Website 

 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Aboriginal Education Research Centre (AERC)
Academic Director – Battiste, M., Department of Educational Foundations
AERC Website

  Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit (SELU)
Director – Renihan, P., Department of Educational Administration
SELU Website

Sustainability Education Research Institute (SERI)
Director - McKenzie, M., Department of Educational Foundations
SERI Website

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 

Ron and Jane Graham School of Professional Development
Academic Director – MacLennan, J., D.K. Seaman Chair in Communication, College of Engineering
Ron and Jane Graham School of Professional Development

Saskatchewan Centre of Excellence for Transportation and Infrastructure
Director – Berthelot, C., Department of Civil and Geological Engineering
Saskatchewan Centre of Excellence for Transportion and Infrastructure Website

Saskatchewan Centre of Masonry Design
Director – Sparling, B., Department of Civil and Geological Engineering

COLLEGE OF LAW

 Native Law Centre of Canada
Research Director – Henderson, J. Y.
Native Law Centre of Canada Website


COLLEGE OF MEDICINE 

Centre for Integrative Medicine (CIM)
Managing Director - Epstein, M, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology
CIM Snapshot (PDF)  |  CIM Website

 
 
 Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Executive Director - Haworth-Brockman, M.
PWHCE Website

Proteomics Research in Interactions and Structure of Macromolecules (PRISM)
Director - Cygler, M.

  

ASSOCIATED HEALTH RESEARCH/SERVICE UNITS

   Cardiovascular Risk Factor Reduction Unit
Director – Wilson, T.W., Department of Medicine
Cardiovascular Risk Factor Reduction Unit Website

Division of Oncology
College of Medicine

 Northern Medical Services Division
Department of Family Medicine
Northern Medical Services Division Website

Saskatchewan Institute on Prevention of Handicaps
Executive Director – Agrey, N.
Saskatchewan Institute on Prevention of Handicaps Website

 Saskatchewan Pediatric Auditory Rehabilitation Centre (SPARC)
Director – Gore-Hickman, R.
SPARC Website

 

 

COLLEGE OF NURSING

Centre for the Advancement of the Study of Nursing Education and Interprofessional Education (CASNIE)
Director – Ferguson, L., College of Nursing
CASNIE Website


COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND NUTRITION
 
Nutrition Resource and Volunteer Centre
Division of Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutrition Resource and Volunteer Centre Website

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

Centre for Evidence-based Library and Information Practice
Director - Williamson, V.

WESTERN COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE 

Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC)
Executive Director –Dr. Craig Stephen, Department of Veterinary Microbiology
CWHC Snapshot (PDF)  |  CWHC Website

Centre for Applied Epidemiology
Director – Epp, T., Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
 

ST. THOMAS MORE COLLEGE

Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage
Director – Kordan, B., Department of Political Studies
Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage Snapshot (PDF)  |  Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage Website

 

RESEARCH GROUPS

HUMANITIES RESEARCH

Electronic Text Research at the U of S (ETRUS)
Coordinator – Liu, Y., Department of English
ETRUS Website
 

ENGINEERING RESEARCH
Engineering Research Groups Theme Areas

HEALTH RESEARCH
Health Research Groups Listing and Websites

 

ORGANIZATIONS REPORTING TO THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Canadian Light Source Inc. (CLS)
Executive Director – Hormes, J.
CLS Website

Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation (CCNI)
Interim Executive Director - Root, J.
CCNI Website

Prairie Swine Centre Inc. (PSCI)
President and CEO – Whittington, L.
PSCI Snapshot (PDF)  |  PSCI Website
 
Prairie Diagnostic Services, Inc.
 Prairie Diagnostic Services, Inc. Website
 
Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc.
President – Prefontaine, D.
Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc. Website
 
Western Beef Development Centre (WBDC)
President and CEO – Gullacher, D.
WBDC Website


OTHER ORGANIZATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE UNIVERSITY
 
Cameco MS Neuroscience Research Center
Director – Verge, V.M.K., Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Cameco MS Neuroscience Research Center Website

Cancer Research Unit, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
Vice-President Research – Carlsen, S. A.
Cancer Research Unit, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency Website

POS Pilot Plant Corporation
President and CEO – Kelly, D.
POS Pilot Plant Corporation Website
 
Regional Psychiatric Centre Prairies Correctional Service of Canada
Regional Psychiatric Centre Prairies Correrctional Service of Canada Website