Who can join?

Undergraduate students conducting research

All undergraduate students conducting course-based, independent, or faculty-led research projects at the University of Saskatchewan are welcome to take part in SURE: Student Undergraduate Research Experience.

Students who register in SURE will be eligible to receive co-curricular credit by completing a minimum ten hours of research training, webinars, or events supported or delivered through SURE each term (fall, winter, or summer). SURE also partners with the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for the annual Summer Symposium, and with the USSU to support the Undergraduate Research Symposium in January.

Winter 2021 SURE registration is now closed. However, all undergraduate researchers are welcome to access and use our resources. 

Read our story about launching SURE as a pilot in spring 2020.


Webinars, Training and Events

SURE and University of Saskatchewan partner departments (such as USask library, Student Employment and Career Centre, Campus Safety Services, Social Sciences Research Lab and others) offer live and recorded webinar/seminars as training events or learning opportunities on a variety of topics of interest to student researchers. Check back often as this list grows. You may attend live, or watch a recorded event after - both are acceptable for SURE CCR credit. 

Event Description Presenter Date/Time Link
USask Undergraduate Research Workshops Build your research skills. Topics include developing research questions, strategic searching for information, and communicating your research results. USask Library Student Learning Services Varies -- check the link for upcoming and past webinars such as Refining a Research Topic and Developing a Research Question; Comprehensive Searching for your Literature Review; Finding and Evaluating Sources; Sharing your Academic Work; How to Create a Research Poster. 

REGISTER USask Library Undergraduate Research Workshops

USask Undergraduate Writing Workshops

There are a number of excellent undergraduate writing workshops being offered online. 

USask Library Student Learning Services

Topics include: Science Writing Basics, How to Write an Excellent Paper; Punctuation 101; Powerful Paragraphs; Writing Thesis Statements; Using Evidence in Your Writing; Editing and Proofreading Tips and Tricks; and more!

USask Undergrad Writing Workshops signup

USask Undergraduate Citations Workshops

Workshops to help you navigate each discipline's unique citation style.

USask Library Student Learning Services

Learn APA, MLA and Chicago. 

USask Undergrad Citations Workshops Signup

USSU Undergraduate  Symposium The annual USSU Undergraduate Research Symposium  undergraduate student researchers

March 1-5 2021

View past event calls here: USSU Undergraduate Symposium

SURE previously recorded webinars are all available for viewing. Each viewing can count toward your SURE 10 hours for co-curricular credit. Follow these links to SURE playlists on YouTube, where you can also subscribe and be notified when we add new videos.

The SURE program is sponsoring the Science, Research & Society Club.

A noon lunch and learn session open to SURE participants and the wider campus community, this club aims to engage students in STEM and research across campus. It aims to support students in two ways: to create a safe space for students to discuss, analyze and question research articles, science concepts and ideas; and to explore the human aspects of science by having conversations about topics like imposter syndrome, representation in STEM and research and EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion).

The University of Saskatchewan Safety Services portal has a number of online training courses, several of which can count toward your SURE Co-Curricular Credit. Note: all links take you to the Safety Services training portal and registration is through Safety Services for these courses. 

Course Unit Link
Covid-19 Health and Safety Safety Resources safetyresources.usask.ca
Safety Orientation for Employees Safety Resources safetyresources.usask.ca
Office Ergonomics Safety Resources safetyresources.usask.ca
Laboratory Safety Safety Resources safetyresources.usask.ca
WHMIS Safety Resources safetyresources.usask.ca
UACC ethics courses Safety Resources Safetyresources.usask.ca

Many students, staff and faculty are required or encouraged to complete the online TCPS 2: CORE ethics training offered by the Panel on Research Ethics. It contains 8 modules on research ethics that are applicable to all research, regardless of discipline or methodology, and can usually be finished in about 3-4 hours. (Please note: you may only count TCPS 2: CORE towards your SURE CCR credit once). 

Find it here: tcps2core.ca

The University of Saskatchewan Library has developed a self-guided online tutorial on Academic Integrity. It's well-worth your time. 

Find it here: Academic Integrity Tutorial

The Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research (formerly SSRL Social Sciences Research Laboratory) has a number of webinars archived and available via their YouTube channel. If you are unable to attend one of our live training sessions and you need something that SURE did not cover, check these out. 

SURE Summer Symposium

Symposium 2020

The SURE Symposium 2020 was held August 24th through 26th, online via the new USask LMS, Canvas. 

Students, judges, supervisors and the entire USask community were all welcome to attend. 

SURE Symposium winners:

Jessica McLeod-Mitchell (3rd place, Geology)

Spencer Krips (2nd place, Education)

Timothy Onofrychuk (1st place, Medicine)

We also had six honourable mentions: Alana Krug-McLeod, Jared Espenant, Jessica DeBruyne, Katrina Phippard, Monisha Chakder, and Shawn McAdam. 

Our thanks to the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for their support and awards for the event! 

Remote Research Support

Researching Remotely

The University of Saskatchewan has compiled an excellent site called Researching Remotely.

The University Library has laid out their remote library online instructions. 

The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning has developed some guides -- particularly useful if you're giving presentations online, or teaching. Find it at Remote Teaching. 

The University of Saskatchewan Library has numerous resources for students conducting research. These include workshops and webinars, writing help, math and stats help, copyright issues, citation guides, research guides and more. Find all this and more under 'Get Help.'