GIWS Students & Young Researchers

Global Institute for Water Security Students and Young Researchers

The GIWS–Students and Young Researchers is a student-led organization with the overarching objective of cultivating an inclusive and unified water community of young professionals who collectively strive for growth and shared learning experiences.

GIWS Memberships

Our members are part of a strong interdisciplinary research community that is dedicated to fostering water security in Saskatchewan and beyond. By becoming a member, you will receive regular updates on professional development and research collaboration opportunities.


There are a variety of scholarships and awards for  students at USask. Many students are supported by a combination of awards, fellowships, or scholarships from university wide competitions, department specific opportunities, and national or external awards.

Find Faculty

For many of our graduate academic programs, you will be working closely with a faculty supervisor who will guide you through your research project or thesis. It is often helpful to find a supervisor who has similar research interests to your own.

Graduate Studies at Usask

Looking to apply for graduate studies at USask? Find everything you need to know here!

  • Why choose USask?
  • Our campus, including housing
  • Tuition information
  • Graduate programs
  • Find a supervisor
  • How to apply
  • Check your application status

There are many resources available for current graduate students, including: 

  • Manage your program
  • Supervisor relationships
  • Thesis and dissertation guidelines
  • Appeals, extensions and leaves
  • Academic help
  • Teaching and professional skills
  • Program completion and convocation

Postdoctoral Fellowships at Usask

Interesting in becoming a postdoctoral fellow at Usask? All the information you need is here, including: 

  • Research and teaching responsibilities
  • Selection process
  • Renumeration and benefits
  • Application process
  • and more!

Have questions about your postdoctoral appointment? There are resources for you!

  • Postdoctoral fellows policy 
  • Available resources
  • Professional development 
  • Funding and fellowship
  • Research ethics
  • Contact information

International Student Guide

Find everything you need to know about life as an international student at USask, including immigration matters and information on working and living in Canada. 

  • International Student and Study Abroad Centre
  • New Students Arrival Information
  • Improve your English
  • Immigration
  • Working in Canada
  • Living in Canada

Teaching and Learning at Usask

The University of Saskatchewan's Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning is committed to supporting and improving teaching and learning at the University of Saskatchewan. They have a variety of programming and resources to help faculty, instructors, postdoctoral fellows and grad students.

  • Teaching strategies
  • Incorporate earning technologies into your teaching practice
  • Writing a syllabus
  • Course design 
  • Access funding
  • Redesign your curriculum

There are also numerous events and workshops that a free to attend, visit their website for more information. 

Campus Life


There are a variety of housing options for students in USask residences. For more information, visit 

Living in Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Located on the banks of the picturesque South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, USask is found in the heart of our province's largest city.

Saskatoon is known for its high quality of life, modern amenities, welcoming people and sense of community. Our residents appreciate the city’s contribution to the booming provincial economy and our commitment to scientific excellence that is evident in the numerous world-class research facilities and centres of industry found on campus and throughout the community.

Visitors and new residents from nearby and from abroad are welcome here. Come discover for yourself why Saskatoon is a wonderful place to call home.

For more information about our beautiful city, visit:

Additional Resources

More resources can be found in the Apps and Services area in PAWS.