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Greetings from the University of Saskatchewan (USask)!

As the second month of the school year is drawing to a close, we sincerely hope you and your students are doing well and have been able to settle in.

Here at USask, we are adjusting to our primarily virtual workspace, and are offering new online programming to meet yours and your students' needs as they consider what's on the horizon for them in 2021.

In this update:

What Is Engineering? is going virtual in 2020!

Students, counsellors, parents and other supporters are all welcome to register for What Is Engineering? We can't invite everyone to come see us at the Engineering Building, but you'll still get a first-hand look at USask Engineering AND learn all about our redesigned first-year engineering program, dubbed RE-ENGINEERED.

What is Engineering? 2020
Tuesday, November 17, 4 - 7 pm CST (SK time)

Come meet the professors who will be teaching RE-ENGINEERED and hear them answer the question: "What Is Engineering?" You’ll also learn about our co-op program and engineering careers, and hear from our award-winning student groups. Plus we'll have a live Q & A session so you can have all of your questions answered.

Register now for What is Engineering? 2020
Learn about Engineering at USask

Prospective students and their supporters are invited to join the University of Saskatchewan online at USASK EXPRESS, where we will walk students through applying to university step-by-step.

USASK EXPRESS application workshops are offered on November 10, 19 and 24, 2020 from 6:30-8:30 pm CST (SK time). Each event includes application workshops, information sessions and a drop-in Q&A.

Eligible students who register for and submit an application at a USASK EXPRESS event and provide required documents like transcripts could receive a decision within one week.

If you have any questions about USASK EXPRESS online events, please contact Eriko Musashi, Student Recruitment Officer, at eriko.musashi@usask.ca.

USASK EXPRESS
USask Open House 2020

Recordings from USask's Open House, which took place on September 24, 2020 are now available online. They will be shared with students who attended the event, and you are welcome to share them with any of your students interested in learning more about USask's programs and student experience.

New degree type: Biomedical Sciences

USask will begin offering a revamped biomedical sciences degree program starting in May 2021. Made possible through a partnership between the College of Arts and Science and the College of Medicine, the retooled Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) [B.Sc. (BMSC)] will provide cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary training that will position USask students for careers in the biomedical sciences and health professions, as well as for graduate studies and research.

Majors available in the Biomedical Sciences program include:

Find admission requirements on the Requirements and deadlines page.

New travel regulations for international students

The Government of Canada recently announced that as of October 20, 2020, international students attending select designated learning institutions (DLIs) in Canada and who have a valid study permit or have been approved for a study permit are able to enter Canada.

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is one of the institutions that developed a readiness plan that met the strict federal and provincial criteria required to host international students.

While most university buildings remain closed until further notice and classes at USask continue to be delivered primarily remotely (online) with limited in-person instruction, students may be considering travel to Canada to study for a number of reasons and if they choose to do so, we are here to support them through the process.

International students are encouraged to review information for international students at USask, as well as USask’s COVID-19 health and safety requirements to help make informed decisions regarding travel.

In particular, information about travelling to Canada should be reviewed carefully, including documents required to enter Canada, mandatory quarantine requirements that apply to all incoming travelers, how to apply for a USask supported quarantine option and other important things to consider prior to making travel plans.

USask's International Student and Study Abroad Centre is here to help if students have questions. They can be reached by email at international.students@usask.ca or by accessing daily drop-in advising on Monday-Friday from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm (CST).

USask virtual counsellor information sessions

Reminder: USask is offering virtual counsellor information sessions for counsellors in Saskatchewan and Manitoba (Oct. 29, 9 am SK time), British Columbia (Oct. 29, 11 am SK time/10 am Pacific time) and Alberta (Nov. 5, 10 am SK time/9 am Mountain time).

You are invited to register at the links above. Registration closes two days prior to each event.

USask news

Important dates and deadlines

Oct 15
• Applications for Best and Brightest Entrance Scholarships open

Oct 29
Virtual counsellor information session - SK and MB
Virtual counsellor information session - BC

Nov 5
Virtual counsellor information session - AB

Nov 10, 19 and 24
USASK EXPRESS application workshops

Nov 17
What is Engineering?

Nov 20 
• Deadline to apply for joint admission for the 2021 Winter Term (January) for USask's English for Academic Purposes program + a USask degree

Dec 1
• Deadline for Canadian citizens and permanent residents to apply for admission for the 2021 Winter Term (January)
• Deadline to apply for early admission to:
       Kinesiology
       Education
       Agriculture and Bioresources - Animal Bioscience
• Deadline to apply for admission to be eligible to apply for Best and Brightest Entrance Scholarships

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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