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French Grad Student Handbook

Important Contacts

Helena da Silva,
Department Head
ARTS Building, Room 409
306 966-5636,
 helena.dasilva@usask.ca

Marie-Diane Clarke
ARTS Building, Room 415
306 966-5645,
mariediane.clarke@usask.ca

Anne-Marie Wheeler,
French Section Coordinator & Undergraduate Advisor
ARTS Building, Room 410
306 966-1367
anne-marie.wheeler@usask.ca

Stella Spriet
French Graduate Chair, French Faculty
ARTS Building, Room 417
306 966-5648
stella.spriet@usask.ca

Max Kramer
French Faculty
306 966-7982
max.kramer@usask.ca 

Cheryl Soulodre 
STM French faculty & Languages Department Chair
306 966-8960
c.soulodre@usask.ca

Nadine Penner,
Graduate Program Admin Assistant (registration and general program inquiries)
Arts and Science Administrative Support Group
ARTS Building, Room 518
306 966-5797
asg.graduateprograms@usask.ca


Graduate Scholarships and Awards
Arts and Science Administrative Support Group
asg.studentawards@mail.usask.ca

Heather Lukey
Director of Awards and Scholarships
College of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Studies
University of Saskatchewan
Room 116 Thorvaldson Building,  110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 5C9
Canada
306 966-8697
heather.lukey@usask.ca

Carla Schulz
Office Coordinator
Arts and Science Administrative Support Group
ARTS Building, Room 522
306 966-4215
Carla.schulz@usask.ca

CGPS (College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies) 
Administration Building, Room C180 
105 Administration Place
Saskatoon SK CANADA S7N 5A2
306 966-5751 / Fax 306 966-5756
grad.studies@usask.ca

GSA (Graduate Student Association)
966-8471

ISSAC (International Student and Study Abroad Center)
For ISSAC events and sessions for international students, consult the Student Calendar,  the Global Connections Newsletter, ISSAC Facebook pageand the U of S AXIS Facebook group.
Drop-in advising: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Place Riel, Room 80
306 966-4925 / Fax 306 966-7824
students.usask.ca/international/issac.php

USSU (University of Saskatchewan Student Union)
306 966-4343

USSU (University of Saskatchewan Student Union)
966-4343

PAWS
966-1212

Main Library
966-6005

University Residences

International graduate students are advised to find housing before August since the rental market in Saskatoon is very difficult after the middle of August. Rents may be higher in the city than on campus, depending on the type of accommodation sought and it may be a good idea to apply for a room or an apartment in one of the university residences for at least the first few months while you acquaint yourself with other options. A list of university residences can be found online.

  • The McEown Park Residence in particular is a group of four buildings that include Assiniboine Hall and Wollaston Hall (1 and 2 bedroom apartments for upper year students; with a maximum of 2 people per apartment)
  •  Souris Hall (2 bedroom apartments for students with children)
  • Seager Wheeler Hall (6 bedroom apartments).  
  • The various prices reflect the number of people who share the apartment.
  • The university residences are only 5 minutes away from campus by foot, close to the PAC (Sports Complex) and stadium, and less than 30 minutes to the downtown area by foot.
  • Students can apply online
  • Call (306)966-6775 or (306)966-6911 for assistance, or send a message to residence@usask.ca or livewithus@usask.ca.
  • The address for the Residence Office is:

128 Saskatchewan Hall,
91 Campus Drive,
Saskatoon SK S7N 5E8.

University of Saskatchewan Acronyms

CGPS: College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
GSA: Graduate Students Association
GTF: Graduate Teaching Fellowship
ITS: Information Technology Services
UGS: University Graduate Scholarship
STM: St. Thomas More College

Future Paths for M.A. Students

  • A Master’s degree is usually required for entry into a doctoral or Ph.D. program in most Canadian universities.
  • A Master’s degree can help future, new and experienced teachers of French to broaden and deepen their knowledge of French grammar and francophone literature and cultures. It gives them an opportunity to make the transition into teaching or to refine their instructional skills.
  • A Master’s degree can provide teachers with advancement and increased salary opportunities. Educators who hold a Masters’ degree might pursue later careers as school administrators or educational policy planners for Saskatchewan’s French, Public, and Catholic School Boards.
  • Graduate students may be offered positions as teaching or research assistants to professors of French who are recipients of research grants, and their work may lead to collaboration on joint publications. Those professors will become their mentors and will help them to become successful members of the French research community.
  • A Master’s degree may lead students to other career paths such as: translation, Canadian and international politics, journalism, communications, education, or professional positions with international companies, to name only a few.