The College of Arts & Science is home to a diverse array of research centres and units. These vital and distinct groups exist to strengthen, facilitate and promote research excellence and activity across departments, the university campus and beyond.
The Centre is a gateway to information, knowledge and enquiry into the
broad domains of crime, justice and corrections. Crossing the boundaries
of the social sciences, health sciences, management and law, it fosters
research, education and engagement activities aimed at understanding
critical issues of crime and justice, and examining the criminal justice
and corrections systems in Canada and elsewhere in relation to the
offender populations, victims and public they are intended to
The Centre for Hydrology provides a focus and catalyst for hydrological
research at the University of Saskatchewan. It is designed to bring
together and coordinate academic, graduate student, postdoctoral and
allied government research staff for research, training and outreach on
hydrological issues of local and global importance and to coordinate the
University's presence in hydrology.
The Collaboratorium is a focal point for community-engaged scholarship
within the College of Arts & Science that provides students with summer
internships to work with faculty and graduate student supervisors on
projects designed in partnership with community groups and organizations
to meet community and academic goals.
This centre’s mandate is to intensify existing and stimulate new
research, encourage student supervisory collaborations between campus
researchers and provide a hub for students, faculty and staff interested
in high performance computing.
The Historical GIS Lab unites history and geography to explore change
through time and variation across space. Merging historical methods with
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology opens up innovative
analytical possibilities for historical research..
An innovative and flexible location with leading-edge digital
technologies, the DRC fosters multidisciplinary research, encourages
collaborative partnerships and serves as a performance venue for new
Institute for Aboriginal and Indigenous Graduate Studies and Research (IAIGSR)
The IAIGSR is an initiative between the Department of Indigenous Studies
and the Department of History. Its aim is to heighten research
collaboration in Aboriginal and Indigenous studies, to increase the
level, visibility and impact of individual and collaborative research on
Aboriginal and Indigenous topics and increase the numbers of graduate
students working in Indigenous Studies.
The ICIT is a vehicle to bring together university and industry
researchers and developers in the information technology research and
Solar Terrestrial Physics (the study of the relationships between the sun
and the earth's magnetic field and atmosphere) and Planetary Astronomy
(the study of the atmospheres of other planets in the solar system) are
the focus of the Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies.
Established in 1958 by H. M. Skarsgard (professor emeritus), the
laboratory's first experimental work centred around the study of
electron acceleration in the plasma betatron. These experiments led to
the study of plasma turbulence and some of the earliest work on
turbulent heating in toroidal geometry.
The Centre for Quantum Topology and Its Applications is an
interdisciplinary centre devoted to the mathematics and physics of novel
new quantum materials, inspired by the discovery of topological
materials that have revolutionized condensed matter physics. The quanTA
Centre is involved in the theory, simulation, and realization of a new
generation of quantum materials, with a focus on enabling innovations
such as quantum computing and energy-efficient technologies.
The SSRL provides access to specialized research infrastructure
(computers, equipment and software) and research space (specific and
multi-purpose).It also offers access to specialists with backgrounds and
training in specific social science research methodologies (e.g.,
quantitative and survey research; qualitative research; experimental
research; mapping, GIS and spatial analyses).
Social Research Unit (SRU)
The SRU’s mandate is to facilitate and support the research of
Department of Sociology faculty members and the dissemination of
findings, and also to provide technical and infrastructural research
support and assistance to faculty members from other academic units and
Housed in the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, SPIN’s
mandate is the promotion and facilitation of research in pure and
applied subatomic physics and related disciplines at the University of