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Hello and best wishes for December from the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

In this season of giving, we are excited to share with you many new promotional videos and materials produced by USask's colleges over the past few months. We also have an update for you regarding upcoming activities in the new year, including an invitation to book a virtual visit to your class from one of our Student Recruitment officers.

As always, we encourage you to let us know what you need in your role to support prospective students as they consider their futures and post-secondary education opportunities at USask. From all of us here at USask, thank you for all that you do.

In this update:

  • New promotional material from USask colleges
  • Book a virtual visit from a USask recruitment officer
  • Update to mathematics requirement for the Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)
  • Most university services closed Dec. 19-Jan. 3

New promotional material from USask colleges

Several of USask's colleges have released new promotional videos and publications to showcase programs to prospective students this term. While not an exhaustive list, here are several available now via our website and social media channels:

The Value of Arts and Science degrees videos and brochures

The College of Arts and Science is the only college of its kind in Western Canada, with the arts and the sciences studied in one collegial, interdisciplinary environment. Students in the College Arts and Science, regardless of their major, can explore courses from the sciences, the social sciences, the humanities and the fine arts to complete program requirements. This well-rounded educational experience is precisely what sets USask arts and science graduates apart.

Explore the value of arts and science programs through these brochures and videos.


 

Video series: Get to know Edwards School of Business

Edwards School of Business recently launched the new Get to Know Edwards YouTube video series to introduce prospective students to Edwards' programs and the exciting opportunities that makes studying at Edwards special. Video topics include an introduction to the college, information about the Bachelor of Commerce and certificate programs and ways students can set themselves apart through study abroad, co-op program and experiential learning opportunities.

Language Teacher Education Program publication

USask is accepting applications for the new Language Teacher Education Program (LTEP), designed to prepare educators to teach Cree or French educational programming in immersion, bilingual, intensive and core settings. The Cree stream is designed with a focus on early years learners (prekindergarten to grade 3) and the French stream focuses on early/middle years learners (prekindergarten to grade 8). The college has produced a printable brochure in Cree, English and French to aid in promoting this program route to prospective students, available for download below, as well as among the other brochures on our website.

Language Teacher Education Program (French and Cree) brochure:

Agriculture and Bioresources

Interested in meeting the demands of a growing, hungry world? Advancing responsible use of land, water and bioresources? Graduating with excellent, industry-endorsed scientific training and a foundation of marketable career skills?

The College of Agriculture and Bioresources is for you! Watch our videos to learn more and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @agbiousask.

Have you heard about RE-ENGINEERED? It's the brand new first-year engineering program at USask

We've redesigned first-year engineering at USask to help students succeed and make engineering more fun. We call the new first year RE-ENGINEERED. It's the only program of its kind in Canada.

Check out RE-ENGINEERED right now by watching our teaser videos that cover what you need to know in less than two minutes, or explore more through our longer videos and full playlist.

Teaser videos:
More to explore:

Book a virtual visit from a USask recruitment officer

Are your students thinking about applying to university, but aren't sure where to start? We'd love to help guide them!  We are happy to meet with an entire grade, a class, or even a group within a class. Please email Kathi Suderman, Coordinator of Student Recruitment, at kathi.suderman@usask.ca to book any of the following sessions with one of our student recruitment officers:

  • USaskSparks
    Interactive sessions using a digital challenge card platform for students to explore pathways to possible future careers and the programs that will take them there 
  • USask admissions and programs presentations
    Virtual information presentations for students who want to know more about programs offered at USask before applying
  • Apply-on-the-spot virtual workshops
    Step-by-step guidance through the USask online application process for students who are ready to apply
  • USask awards presentations
    Virtual information presentation to inform students of funding opportunities and discuss how to apply for USask scholarships and bursaries
Contact us to book a member of our team

Update to mathematics requirement for the Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)

The USask Admissions Office has published a clarification regarding the mathematics prerequisite for admission to the new Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) degree.

Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 (recommended), or the local equivalent of these Saskatchewan curriculum courses, meet the requirement for admission. Pre-calculus is recommended as pre-calculus mathematics is a prerequisite of several courses required to complete this degree.

Find up-to-date admission requirements and deadlines.

Learn about the Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) and available majors.

Most university services closed Dec. 19-Jan. 3

USask's winter closure has been extended this year and most university services, including admissions and scholarship application processing, will be closed from Sat. Dec.19 through Sun. Jan. 3. Services will re-open on Mon. Jan. 4.

Up-to-date information about the status of USask's operations can be found at covid19.usask.ca.

USask news

Upcoming dates and deadlines

Dec. 15

Best and Brightest Entrance Scholarships application deadline

Dec. 19-Jan. 3

• Most university services closed, including admission and scholarship application processing

Jan. 12, 7-8:30 pm

Setting Up for Success info night for students, parents and guidance counsellors to learn more about RE-ENGINEERED, student supports in engineering, scholarships and the engineering co-op internship program; more information will be posted to the Events page when available

Jan. 27

• Nomination deadline for Schulich Leader Scholarships, Canada’s most coveted undergraduate STEM scholarships

Feb. 15

• Deadline to apply for admission to:
       Kinesiology
       Education
       Kinesiology/Education Combined Program

• Deadline to apply for admission to be eligible to apply for USask's Competitive Entrance Awards, including scholarships and bursaries valued up to $32,000

• Deadline for international students to apply for admission to be considered automatically for University of Saskatchewan International Excellence Awards and International Baccalaureate (IB) Excellence Awards

• Deadline for international students to apply for admission to be eligible to apply for Canadian Curriculum Schools Awards, Council of International School Awards and Maple Leaf International School Awards

COVID-19 updates

For more information about the University of Saskatchewan's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit covid19.usask.ca.

Read stories about the USask community coming together to support one another on the USask Unites page.

Learn facts, tips and prevention about staying well during COVID-19.

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