When USask launched its intention to “Be What the World Needs,” who could have predicted a pandemic would shift the course of so many things?

Yet, here we are, leading in this fight against COVID-19 and helping save those affected and afflicted by this pandemic. We have proven to ourselves that we are resilient and that we can do hard things.

We can be what the world needs.



The quest for a solution

USask's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) emerges as Canada's leader in vaccine development.


Changing the narrative

At the age of four, Lua Gibb (LLB'05) set out to become a lawyer. Today, grounded in her lived experience as an Indigenous woman, she has accomplished that and a whole lot more.

Working at a distance, innovating together

In March 2020, millions of people had to pack up their lives and move online to work, learn, and socialize. Despite the drastic shift in everyday life, USask faculty, staff, students, and alumni persevered in this new world of work and learning.

The resilience of health-care workers

Meet several members of USask’s health-care grads as they bring us into their world and reveal the good, the bad and the ugly after effects of the pandemic.


Be what the world needs

We take an inside look into the photos that showcase USask's quest to Be What the World Needs.

CLS combats COVID-19

USask’s Canadian Light Source (CLS) is being used to discover COVID-related treatments, vaccines, or improve conditions for frontline workers. Read about five ways world-leading researchers are working to make the world a safer place.

Taking over the airwaves

With the world cooped up in their homes this past year, many people turned to podcasts to curb the negative impacts of isolation. We check in with three podcasts hosted and produced by USask alumni.


Green & White spoke with four Huskie athletes to get their thoughts on the pandemic, the effects on their sports and what the future holds.

USask research is for the birds

The legacy of renowned USask alumna and conservationist Mary Houston (BA’47, BEd’50, S.V.M.) lives on through her $2.3-million gift.

A reward in itself

Ronald and Mary Dyck Memorial Award allows student to reach full potential.


President's message

It was not clear in March 2020 how we would fare during the uncertain time ahead. But throughout this pandemic one thing remains certain: USask alumni are what the world needs.

Remember when

Celebrating USask’s Nobel Laureate Gerhard Herzberg: A legacy in unravelling the mysteries of the microscopic world.

A piece of USask for Calgary alumni

The University of Saskatchewan Calgary Hub is designed to be an innovative gathering space for Calgary alumni and community members.

Alumni Highlight with Lindsay Knight

At 13-years-old, Lindsay Knight (ARTS'10, MA'13) discovered the lyricism and storytelling of hip-hop music. The latest outlet for Knight’s creativity has been her term as the University Library’s first Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence at USask.

Alumni Mover and Shaker with Dr. Ashley Tshala

Dr. Ashley Tshala (BSc’16, MD’20) still feels the sharp sting of racism she felt as a youngster growing up in a predominately white Saskatoon neighbourhood. But, strengthened by her past, Tshala builds a solid foundation for the future.

Alumni Advice with Darren Burke

As the CEO of Outcast Foods, USask alumnus Dr. Darren Burke (PhD'01) is rewriting the rules when it comes to how we consume produce, all in the hopes of combating the intensifying problem of food waste.

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