Since the 2020 opening of the Prince Albert campus hub, increased academic and research opportunities have been made available in Saskatchewan’s northern communities. A community reception to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the P.A. campus opening was held on Oct. 4 in the beautiful campus atrium and featured a speaker program and campus tours. Attendance at the event included USask president and vice-chancellor Peter Stoicheff, as well as government, research, community and industry partners, neighbors, students and families.
Located in the heart of the city of Prince Albert, the campus brings together in a single location USask educational programming previously taking place at various sites across the city. Established in 2020, the opening of the central P.A. campus was an essential step to demonstrating the university’s commitment to supporting Indigenous and northern education.
“Continuing to learn and grow in collaboration with Saskatchewan communities is a priority for the university, and the P.A. campus provides extended opportunities for student learning and world-class research while advancing our commitment to Indigenous peoples,” said USask President Peter Stoicheff. “As we reflect on the past two years and look toward the future for the USask Prince Albert Campus, we have never been better positioned to be the university the world needs.”
At the P.A. campus, students can start or complete degrees in the Colleges of Agriculture and Bioresources, Arts and Science, Education, Kinesiology and Nursing, and the Edwards School of Business. Additionally, students are also able to complete one year of study working towards degrees in dentistry, medicine, nutrition, pharmacy, physical therapy and veterinary medicine. The campus also plans to expand its dental clinic to accommodate students in the USask dental therapy program in the fall of 2023.
The P.A. campus provides multi-faceted student support including on-site academic advisors, Orientation and U-Start events, access to the University Library, and a distance education tutorial centre that offers writing, mathematics and statistics learning resources. It also serves as a hub for research projects taking place in northern communities.
Thanks to the support of alumni, donors and community members, USask continues to invest in the ambitious people, projects and places that make up Saskatchewan.