University of Saskatchewan


The University of Saskatchewan Mission Statement


Authorization: Board of Governors
Approval Date: May 20, 1993

Our Mission

The University of Saskatchewan belongs to the people of Saskatchewan. As an academic community, our mission is to achieve excellence in the scholarly activities of teaching, discovering, preserving and applying knowledge.

Our Heritage

The University of Saskatchewan was founded in 1907, just two years after the creation of the province, to provide traditional and innovative post-secondary education to the youth of Saskatchewan. Walter Murray, our first president, supported by the people of Saskatchewan, faculty, students, staff, and politicians of both existing parties, developed a University which was guaranteed the independence necessary to function effectively. The University provided a unique blend of liberal, professional, and applied education to prepare its students to help the people of Saskatchewan build an agriculturally based province with the economic and cultural benefits of modern urban society.

One of the ways in which the University of Saskatchewan fulfilled its unique mission was by establishing colleges of Arts and Science and Agriculture on the same campus so each would influence the other. Gradually, various schools and colleges were introduced to provide Saskatchewan with educated professionals. Graduate programs were added as society's needs became more complex. Over time, the University developed affiliations with several colleges and research institutes on or near its campus.

The vision of the early settlers could not have been realized without the financial and moral support of the people of the province and the talents and efforts of faculty, staff, and students. Today, the University continues to provide liberal, artistic, and professional education, enriching the lives of the people of the province. As the province's major research institution, it has made significant contributions to all branches of knowledge, to agriculture, to health care, to resource development, and to many other segments of Saskatchewan's culture and economy. Its graduates are leaders in all sectors of society within the province, in Canada and beyond.

We, the members of the University community, are proud of our heritage. We commit ourselves to assuring its continuity, even as we give contemporary expression to our objectives and activities

Our Vision

The University of Saskatchewan will be a model of scholarly inquiry, a place where all who contribute to its achievements - students, faculty, and staff - can take pride in their commitment to this centre of excellence dedicated to the service of the people of Saskatchewan and Canada.

The University will be a diverse yet integrated institution through which students and scholars interact with national and international colleagues in a broad range of academic activities.

The University will provide leadership by reflecting the demographic realities of the Province in our students, faculty, and staff.

The University's graduates will be adaptable to rapid change and be competitive with their peers around the world.

The University of Saskatchewan will initiate further interdisciplinary approaches to issues facing society.

We look forward to developing additional collaborative relationships with other educational institutions and to extending University programs to the broader community.

We are confident that we will help society become more just, culturally enriched, and prosperous.

We recognize that as the needs of Saskatchewan continue to change, creative ways to balance new initiatives with current activities will be required.

Our Values

Members of the University community share certain values:

Our Goals

Guided by our values, the University of Saskatchewan community will achieve its mission through these goals:

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