Community starts here

Our faculty and students exemplify what it means to be community minded. Here are just a few examples of community on and off campus.

Legal eagles

Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City (CLASSIC) provides free, professional and confidential legal services for those who otherwise cannot afford legal advice or representation. The student-run clinic has operated since 2007 and works with similar organizations through mutual referrals so that clients' legal and non-legal issues are appropriately addressed.

Science for everyone

The Science Ambassador program pairs senior undergraduate and graduate students with northern community schools for four-six week placements each spring. Science Ambassadors work with local educators to provide engaging, culturally-responsive, hands-on science education activities in the classrooms.

Community learning

The Aboriginal Student Achievement Program (ASAP) is a learning community in which students, guided by student peer mentors, explore the potential of their local and global communities. ASAP brings together Aboriginal first-year students who take a common set of courses, meet weekly with upper-year peer mentors and connect with Aboriginal role models.

Healthy communities

Student Wellness Initiative Towards Community Health (SWITCH) was created by students to enrich educational experiences and to provide much needed services for Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods. Teamed by volunteers, SWITCH augments the training of future professionals while improving the health, education, and skills of people from Saskatoon’s core communities.

The greater good

Enactus is a global organization comprised of student, academic and entrepreneurial leaders who see business as a means to address social change. The U of S chapter impacts the community through educational economic opportunity programs ranging from financial literacy to food security.

Global gathering

The International Student and Study Abroad Centre (ISSAC) is a resource and campus partner for all students, staff and faculty. ISSAC is dedicated to fostering a welcoming, globally-aware and engaged campus community through programming, events and exchange opportunities.

Things that matter

DoSomething is a global non-profit organization linking change-minded individuals in over 130 countries with projects that transform their communities. Since 2013, the U of S branch has worked tirelessly on causes related to homelessness and poverty, education and literacy, mental health, human rights, and much more.

All smiles

At the College of Dentistry’s Student Treatment Clinic, students work under the supervision of licensed dentist mentors to treat those with limited financial means. Saskatoon West Dental clinic is an off-campus clinic that provides services to underserviced, inner-city neighbourhoods, and underprivileged citizens of Saskatoon and acts as a transitional clinic for senior dental students.

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