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Open House

Get to know your future university at our annual Open House on Friday, September 29, 2017.

Open House is your chance to experience life as a University of Saskatchewan 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

Check back for more information about Open House.

At Open House, you will have the opportunity to attend sessions about programs and colleges across campus. Stay tuned for details.

Below you can browse some of the sessions offered in 2016.

Select a theme to filter the list below:

Aboriginal Students’ Centre: Dedicated to First Nations, Métis and Inuit student success

Offered at:
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Student life

We offer a wide variety of programs, services and events throughout the school year. This is our first year within the new Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre, which will be a signature building on campus. Please join us in learning more about the personal, social, cultural and education supports that we offer, and the community we share at the centre.


Aboriginal traditional medicine

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am

Medicine

This display 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 display will have some of the medicines and other Aboriginal items such as rattles and a cradleboard that Bob is willing to share some basic teachings and stories about.


APEGS presents 'What is Engineering?': A student perspective

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Engineering

Learn about engineering from students just like you! What is engineering? Who is a good fit for an engineering career? Let us help you answer those questions. This will be an interactive panel discussion where you can ask questions of current engineering students, hear about their experiences as students at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina, and learn more about this mysterious career path.


APEGS presents 'What is Engineering?': Let an engineer answer that

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Engineering

Students are often unsure of what engineering actually is. This is your chance to ask engineers from diverse professions what they do in their careers and day to day! This will be an interactive panel discussion where you can ask questions of engineers working in various industries to get a better sense of how you can be a part of the engineering profession!


Apply on the spot: Application for admission workshop

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Student life

If you want to apply to the University of Saskatchewan, we will have staff available to walk you through the application process.


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

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Arts and Science

Have you ever wondered what life was like 8000 years ago? What about the stories surrounding an abandoned house on the prairies? Do you find shows like CSI fascinating? What was this old stone tool used for? These are the types of questions archaeologists explore daily. Whether it is a recent crime scene, a 5,000-year-old human burial, a bison jump on the prairies, an ancient village, or a single artifact, this session will illustrate to students how archaeology is applied to the study of the human past. It will also explore how the Archaeology professions is growing right here in Saskatchewan.


Are you interested in becoming a veterinarian?

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) offers a four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. Our sessions will be classroom presentations outlining requirements for applying, details about the DVM program, career opportunities and why you should choose the WCVM.


Biology: Meet the science of the 21st century

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Arts and Science

We offer courses in a range of life science topics, and have flexible programs you can tailor to meet your interests. Our graduates engage in a diversity of careers: education, research and environmental sciences to name a few. Biology is an excellent choice if you are interested in medicine, dentistry, nursing, vet med or other health sciences. We emphasize hands-on learning, promote critical skills development and provide exciting learning opportunities. Our Open House session will showcase our physiology teaching lab. Come see what we can do!


Biomedical Sciences: A gateway to health and related professions

Offered at:
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Arts and Science

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.


Business, economics, resources and entrepreneurship in the bioeconomy

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Agriculture and Bioresources

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.


Campus Recreation Tour

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Kinesiology

On this tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the PAC, the University of Saskatchewan's state-of-the-art fitness centre.  Come and learn about Campus Recreation, including the many sports and teams you may participate in, as well as fitness classes offered at the PAC and much more!


Campus tours

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Student life

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. 


Chemistry: Molecular science from mining to medicine

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am

Arts and Science

This session will include a presentation of a tour of chemistry facilities. Attendees will learn about how students in the chemistry program have the opportunity to work in laboratories with professors and other students on internationally-recognized research programs, and the many career options open to a chemistry graduate. The presentation and tour will show off our modern laboratories and include some (safe) chemical demonstrations.


Computer science is everywhere

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm

Arts and Science

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 creating animated graphics (a friendly introduction to programming).


Developing business professionals to build nations

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Edwards School of Business

Business graduates have so many opportunities, whether you want to work at a large company or start your own business. Get a taste of business and explore all that Edwards has to offer. Matched with a first-year business student, you will participate in interactive mini-sessions led by upper-year students 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.


Domestic animal production and animal biosciences

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Agriculture and Bioresources

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 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.


Everyone can go abroad

Offered at:
11:30am - 12:20pm

Student life

We'll help you find the perfect adventure. Learn about study abroad opportunities at uSask.


Food science and the chemistry of food and nutrition

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm

Agriculture and Bioresources

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 to give one the scientific knowledge to solve real problems associated with the many facets of the food system. Degree options include BSA in Food and Bioproduct Sciences and BSc in Food Science. This session 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 new 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 foods and what causes their deterioration ? work as food inspector doing quality control and quality assurance


Global and Canadian governance and politics

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Arts and Science

This session will provide you with a basic hands-on orientation to political polling and surveys. You will participate by responding confidentially to a series of questions related to important political, policy, and ethical issues facing Canadians today using technology common in many university classrooms, and together, we'll discuss how this kind of data applies in local, provincial, national and global contexts.


Health Studies

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Arts and Science

Health Studies is a four-year interdisciplinary undergraduate program that leads to a Bachelor of Arts and Science (B.A. & Sc.) 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 a graduate program (master's or Ph.D.), or for many positions in the burgeoning field of health and heath care in Canada.


History matters!

Offered at:
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Arts and Science

This session will include information on history department courses, faculty and opportunities. It will also explain to students why "history matters" in their daily lives and how a history degree can lead to exciting careers.


Horticulture, fruits, vegetables, urban agriculture and more

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Agriculture and Bioresources

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 * work both locally and internationally to help increase food security


Inkmarks and networks: Connecting to English

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Arts and Science

This session will demonstrate the scope and impact of literary studies. Through presentations on some of the media we research—manuscripts and books, oral tales and films, digital texts and graphic novels, slam poetry and short stories—you can engage with our socially and culturally connected approaches to English. This session features interactive displays (there may indeed be Speed Scrabble) and a Q&A session which will be based on our questions of what inkmarks and networks mean to you.


Interested in the environment?

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Arts and Science, Agriculture and Bioresources, Engineering (Environmental Programs)

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 8 environmental degree programs in 3 colleges at uSask. We will also share information about students groups and other supports specific to students in these programs!


International student session

Offered at:
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Student life

Useful information for international high school students wanting to study at uSask.


International Studies Program

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Arts and Science

Understanding contemporary global challenges and responding to them requires citizens with global literacy. International Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides insights into our interconnected world. It approaches contemporary international issues from an interdisciplinary perspective, with diverse courses drawn from a broad range of departments from all over the University of Saskatchewan. This session will introduce you to the interdisciplinary program of International Studies.


Introduction to soil and its role in environmental science and resource management

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Agriculture and Bioresources

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.


Kinesiology

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm

Kinesiology

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 good 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 5 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.


Language programs at uSask: French, German and Spanish

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm

Arts and Science

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.


Linguistics: The best choice you will make in your life

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Arts and Science

The session describes the discipline of Linguistics, the scientific study of languages, in an interactive and fun way. Linguistics has many lucrative career choices that will be introduced to you during the session. You will also learn some fascinating facts about world languages.


Mathematics: The universal language

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm

Arts and Science

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

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

College of Medicine

Medicine is a challenging program that offers incredible career opportunities. Join the College of Medicine Admissions Office staff for an overview of the admissions requirements for the College of Medicine. In addition, medical students will be available to share their experiences with you, answer your questions and tell their stories about why they wanted to pursue medicine.


Murray Library Tour

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Student life

Welcome to the Murray Library! We are one 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, Wi-Fi and more! 


Music

Offered at:
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Education

Learn about music opportunities at uSask.


Nursing

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Nursing

Hands-on-skills, admission requirements and hear from our current students.


Sociology in our time

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Arts and Science

Sociology provides a rich picture of our social world, and this picture can be utilized in a variety of ways; sociology majors such as Martin Luther King, Robin Williams, Michelle Obama, Dan Aykroyd and Regis Philbin have all made their own contributions to how we understand the world today. In this session you will be introduced to the study of sociology, learning interactively how we experience ourselves and the world around us. Students are introduced to how sociology understands mainstream and social media as well as the creation of sub-cultural groups, crime, and social inequalities.


St. Thomas More College: Tour and presentation

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
1:30pm - 2:30pm

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.


U of S Language Centre: Pathways to degree studies

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm

Student life

The Language Centre offers various programs to develop English language skills. Learn about the option available to you. 1. Full-time Academic Program - completion of this language & skills program satisfies proficiency requirements. 2. Bridging Program - advanced ESL + credit courses. 3. Part-time Program - evening classes to enhance language skills.


Undergraduate research

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Student life

Get involved in this process early on. Through research you will ask questions, use the methods of a discipline to find answers and analyze, and share your results. This practice of discovery is core to what our university does best. Strengthen your scholarship and developing relevant skills for your future.


Want to be a teacher?

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Education

Does working with children or youth interest you? Would you like to learn more about becoming a classroom teacher, Phys. Ed. teacher or band 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. Receive information on how to prepare yourself to apply for admission to the new direct-entry Education program.


What is economics and why do we get paid so much?

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm

Arts and Science

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 Economics BA. Bring a pencil. We will play an economic game.


You can get there from here: An in-depth look at the College of Arts and Science

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm

Arts and Science

Ever wonder what you can do with a degree in the arts or sciences? Have you wondered what career options are available? Are you planning a career in a professional field such as medicine or law? Are you a university bound student who is uncertain about what to study, or do you feel like you want to study everything? If this sounds like you, then come and learn more about the College of Arts and Science. This session will explore our majors, minors, interdisciplinary areas of specialization, study abroad options and also look at our Learning Community program, which helps first year students build community, explore careers and enrich academics. With more than 60 program options and 21 different departments, there really is something for everyone in the College of Arts and Science.


Your mind: Where it is and how to use it

Offered at:
10:30am - 11:15am
11:30am - 12:20pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Arts and Science

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? Is there meaning in existence? What is a just society? Our session offers an opportunity to learn more about some philosophical issues, the benefit of philosophy study to a university education, possibilities for post-graduate work in 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

Offered at:
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Arts and Science

In the session 'Physics and Engineering Physics', you will see demonstrations being done using physics. You will also learn more about the course information that you could see if you were to go into Physics. To wrap up the session, you will learn more about a physics or engineering physics degree.


Open House is a chance for teachers, guidance counsellors and others to hear directly from the university about admissions, changes to our programs, upcoming events or other information that will help you in your role as student advisors.

Parents: we know you are just as eager to learn about your student's future university as they are! Programming for parents is an important part of Open House and you will learn about university admissions, scholarships and more, to help you assist your student in preparing for post-secondary education.

Help us to introduce prospective students to uSask at our annual Open House! Student and staff volunteers are needed throughout the day to help our visitors check in, guide them throughout campus to information sessions, assist with clean-up, etc.

Volunteer registration will open in mid-summer. If you have any questions, please email openhouse@usask.ca.

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