ISAP Summer Start

Join us August 22-24th, 2022

ISAP Summer Start 2022 will offer a combination of online and in-person activities for incoming ISAP First Year Learning Community Students facilitated by the ISAP Peer Mentors, ISAP Program Staff, and instructors and program coordinators from diverse academic Departments in the College of Arts and Science.

Your USask

ISAP Summer Start will introduce you to diverse resources, learning platforms, and community networks that you’ll “make your own” as you begin your post-secondary learning journey. We’ll meet the Trish Monture Centre staff and Academic Advising team, and spend time the classrooms and laboratory spaces where you’ll be starting your fall term classes.  

Ready, Set… Go!

ISAP Summer Start includes three days of workshops and guest lecture events that will orient you to some common styles of teaching and assessment (we’ll offer an opt-in mock exam experience) used by instructors in the College of Arts and Science. All of our sessions are led by ISAP course instructors, teaching assistants, and campus friends. This is a great chance to get to know faculty and staff

Build Your Toolkit

We’ll spend some time with staff from the USask Library Learning Hub and ISAP Peer Mentors exploring the “soft skills” that will smooth the wheels of your first year courses. For example, which note-taking strategies are best for which courses? How do you ask for help? What kinds of learning tech are recommended for your courses?

And Your Network

ISAP Summer Start is a great way to meet other students who will be in your fall term classes, ahead of fall term! We’ll include lots of opportunities for networking, some team learning challenges, and social breaks throughout ISAP Summer Start. If weather allows, we’ll finish up with a Barbeque in the Bowl, with friends and family welcome.

Keynote Lecture

Each year, ISAP Peer Mentors invite a leading faculty member to offer a Keynote lecture on a topic of special interest on the second day of Summer Start. Keynote 2022 TBD.

Past speakers:

  • 2021: Dr. Benjamin Hoy, Department of History: Treaty Lines and the 49th Parallel
  • 2020: Dr. Simon Lambert, Department of Indigenous Studies: Indigenous Communities’ Crisis Response, Practice and Policy
  • 2019: Dr. Holly Graham, College of Nursing, Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing: Indigenous Perspectives in Community Health

What students say about ISAP Summer Start

“Honestly, I loved it all. I can't wait to start school.”

“Being at the university helped make me feel more comfortable.”

“I am now no longer overwhelmed by the word chemistry.”

“I really enjoyed all the tours and how we were introduced to all the help we can get on campus—and where to get it.”


 ISAP Summer Start is offered by the College of Arts and Science in partnership with

Questions about ISAP Summer Start?

Contact the ISAP Programs Office: or call 306-966-1681