Mission, Vision and Values

of the University of Saskatchewan

Who we are

The University of Saskatchewan, situated in the vibrant city of Saskatoon on Treaty Six territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis, and on one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses, is grounded in the character of a dynamic, forward-looking province. We have a well-deserved reputation for creativity, collaboration, and achievement. Supported by an innovative, energetic faculty, staff, student, and alumni community, and by a research infrastructure unique in Canada, we deliver across Saskatchewan and beyond one of Canada’s widest arrays of academic and professional programs.

The university displays remarkable resilience and a commitment to problem solving, attributes drawn from our prairie roots and from the outstanding contributions by members of our community from around the world. Our university’s unique spirit has transformed the lives of those who have experienced it.

Our mission

The University of Saskatchewan advances the aspirations of the people of the province and beyond through interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to discovering, teaching, sharing, integrating, preserving, and applying knowledge, including the creative arts, to build a rich cultural community. An innovative, accessible, and welcoming place for students, educators, and researchers from around the world, we serve the public good by connecting discovery, teaching, and outreach, by promoting diversity and meaningful change, and by preparing students for enriching careers and fulfilling lives as engaged global citizens.

Our vision

We will contribute to a sustainable future by being among the best in the world in areas of special and emerging strengths, through outstanding research, scholarly, and artistic work that addresses the needs and aspirations of our region and the world, and through exceptional teaching and engagement.

We will be an outstanding institution of research, learning, knowledge-keeping, reconciliation, and inclusion with and by Indigenous peoples and communities.

Our principles and values

A belief in principles vital to our institution and a commitment to key values—ways of conducting ourselves—constitute the raison d'être of our mission and vision.

The University of Saskatchewan community believes in the following principles:

  • Academic freedom
  • Collaboration
  • Commitment to community
  • Different ways of knowing, learning, and being
  • Diversity, equality, and human dignity
  • Excellence
  • A healthy work and learning environment
  • Innovation, curiosity, and creativity
  • Openness, transparency, and accountability
  • Reconciliation
  • Sustainability

The University of Saskatchewan community is committed to acting in accordance with the following values:

  • Collegiality
  • Fairness and equitable treatment
  • Inclusiveness
  • Integrity, honesty, and ethical behaviour
  • Respect

Responsibility: President 
Authorization: Board of Governors, Senate and Council
Approval Date: May 20, 1993
Amended: Nov 21, 2016


Contact USask's Executive Leadership Team.