Institutes and Centres for Research
Centre for the Study of Co-operatives
Acting Director: Lou Hammond Ketilson, Department of Management & Marketing, College of Commerce
The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives is an interdisciplinary teaching and research institution located on the University of Saskatchewan campus in Saskatoon. Contract partners in the co-operative sector include Credit Union Central of Saskatchewan, Federated Co-operatives Ltd., Concentra Financial (formerly Co-operative Trust), and The Co-operators. The centre is also supported by Saskatchewan Industry and Resources and the University of Saskatchewan, with Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and the CUMIS Group making additional contributions.
Community-University Institute for Social Research (CUISR)
Community Co-Director: Mr. Bill Holden, City of Saskatoon,
University Co-Director: Dr. Louise Clarke, College of Commerce
CUISR is a partnership between community-based organizations and faculty and graduate students from the University of Saskatchewan. Its overall goal is to build the capacity of researchers, community-based organizations and citizenry to enhance community quality of life.
Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity
Director: Keith Carlson
The ICCC fosters creative communities in the Arts. It encourages graduate and undergraduate programming across departmental boundaries. It increases the potential for research collaboration and funding success. It improves the University's capacity to connect with external partners.
International Centre for Northern Governance and Development
Director: Greg Poelzer
Since Fall 2008, the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development (ICNGD) has refocused its mission and mandate to concentrate on the Circumpolar North and its relationship to Northern Saskatchewan. With an emphasis on innovation, the goal of the ICNGD is to further research, graduate training, and capacity building around the issues of governance and development - economy, environment, social and health - in partnership with Northern and Aboriginal communities, industry, and government.
Forensic Behavioural Sciences and Justice Studies
Director: Dr. Stephen Wormith
The Centre for Forensic Behavioural Sciences and Justice Studies is a gateway to information, knowledge and enquiry into the broad domains of crime, justice and corrections. Crossing the boundaries of the social sciences, health sciences, management, and law, the Centre fosters a variety of interdisciplinary research, education and engagement activities aimed at understanding critical issues of crime and justice, and examining the criminal justice and corrections systems in Canada and elsewhere in relation to the offender populations, victims and public they are intended to serve.
Humanities and Fine Arts Digital Research Centre
Acting Director: Jon Bath
The Humanities and Fine Arts Digital Research facility fosters multidisciplinary research involving Digital Humanities and Fine Arts. An innovative and flexible location with leading-edge technologies, it encourages collaborative partnerships and serves as a performance venue for New Media exhibitions.
Institute for Computer and Information Technology (ICIT)
Contact: Kevin Schneider, Department of Computer Science
ICIT is a vehicle to bring together University and Industry researchers and developers in the Information Technology R&D sector. The University of Saskatchewan boasts high quality of Computer Science and Information Technology research. At the same time, the Computer and Information Technology R&D sector in Saskatchewan is rapidly growing, especially in the Saskatoon area. Closer connections between these players will advance Saskatchewan's high technology sector.
Institute for Society & Humanity
Director: Jene Porter, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Studies
Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies (ISAS)
Chair: Alan Manson, Department of Physics & Engineering Physics
ISAS is a research unit of the University of Saskatchewan offering career opportunities for PDFs, Research Associates, Research Engineers, Visiting Research Scientists, and Graduate Students. Degrees may be awarded in the disciplines of Physics, Engineering Physics, or Environmental Engineering. Research activities are based upon a diverse set of observational systems, including ground-based radar and optical devices, and satellite-systems. These systems and related software are developed in the Institute; there is emphasis upon experiment-design, tomography and radar-processing. The analysis of the data from these systems, and the elucidation of physical processes, leads to complementary theoretical and modelling activities.
The Social Sciences Research Laboratories
Director: Jason Disano
The Social Sciences Research Laboratories, or SSRL, is a premiere research facility that supports faculty, staff and students doing cutting-edge research in the social sciences. This unique facility provides access to innovative, state-of-the-art research infrastructure and research supports that are unparalleled in Canada.
Subatomic Physics Institute (SPIN)
Spokesperson: Tom Steele, Department of Physics & Engineering Physics
The mandate of SPIN is the promotion and facilitation of research in pure and applied subatomic physics.