Little Extras

We believe that sometimes it is the little things that can  make a world of difference. Whether it being helping you with child care, top-up pay for parental leaves, flexible work hours or funding training to help you advance in your career, we want you to be happy and successful.

Campus Daycare

The Campus Daycare centre offers licensed care for the children of U of S students, staff and faculty. The facility has room for 44 children between 30 and 60 months (two and a half to six years old).

Email or call the centre for more information or to get on the waiting list.

The University of Saskatchewan Students' Union (USSU) also offers spots to faculty and staff if spaces are available. Learn more.

Pregnancy/Adoption/Parental Leave

Eligible employees can take a pregnancy, adoption or parental leave of up to 52 weeks. This leave may be taken at your discretion before and/or after the birth or adoption of your child but is normally taken within 52 weeks of the birth or adoption of the child. Some employee groups will have their wage topped up to 95% for a part of your leave. Learn more.

Tuition waiver

Eligible faculty and staff can take classes where tuition is waived or reimbursed. Learn more.

Professional Development Fund

Eligible faculty and staff receive annual funding to help pay for activities that will enhance your work performance, ability or effectiveness. This can include conferences, training courses or professional memberships. Learn more.

Microsoft Office 365 for Employees

U of S has made an agreement with Microsoft to provide Office 365 to our employees for free. You can take advantage of this offer for home use and ensure you have access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more. You can download your Office 365 programs through PAWS>My Employment. Learn more.

All U of S faculty, staff and students have free and unlimited access to, an online training resource containing thousands of videos on the latest software tools and skills. Learn more.

Bus Pass

The U of S offers an Eco Pass to eligible employees. The Eco Pass is a regular adult bus pass which costs 40% less than a normal adult bus pass and offers the same riding privileges. You pay for your Eco Pass by monthly payroll deduction and can pick up your pass at the Parking and Transportation Services office. Learn more.

Retail Services

The U of S offers you an education discount on some computer packages, books, art supplies and textbooks through the U of S’s Retail Services. Learn more.

Animal Clinic

As an employee of the U of S, you’re eligible to receive a 10% discount on all services and pet food and a 5% discount for lab fees. The Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC) offers primary clinical services such as vaccinations and regular checkups, plus it provides a range of specialized services including medical imaging, internal medicine, surgery, oncology, dentistry, ophthalmology, reproduction services, acupuncture and rehabilitation. VMC offers 24-hour emergency and critical care and serves as the referral center for veterinarians across Western Canada. The discount doesn’t apply to the cost of drugs. Learn more.

Recognition programs

President's Service Award

The President’s Service Award recognizes staff members whose dedication and special efforts have contributed significantly to the success of their departments and the University. Successful nominees will receive a cash award and will be recognized at the Spring or Fall Convocation.

Long Service Awards

The Long Service Awards honour and recognize staff members who have demonstrated excellence in service to the University of Saskatchewan for 25 years. By honoring such individuals, the University emphasizes the importance of service to its mission and to its governance and provides incentive for staff members to pursue activities that enhance the quality of their service.

University Club

As an employee, you can purchase a membership to the University Club for lunches, suppers and special events. Learn more.

Food Services – many on-campus choices

As an employee of the U of S you have access to many on-campus choices for meals. For your convenience, you can sign up for an employee meal plan or a cash card to make purchases easily. Learn more.

Staying fit

At the University of Saskatchewan campus, you will have access to all of our fitness facilities, including our lap pools, squash and outdoor tennis courts and ice facilities. We also have kilometres of outdoor trails that weave around the beautiful Meewasin Valley to enjoy and indoor paths to keep you active all year long.

Physical Activity Complex

The Physical Activity Complex is a state of the art fitness facility that caters largely to students, faculty, and staff.

Cost of the fitness membership is an eligible expense under the Personal Spending Account or the Flexible Spending Program.Some employment groups receive free membership.

Lockers can be rented on a yearly basis or day use. Learn more.

Walking paths

We are fortunate on campus to have access to some of the best indoor and outdoor walking paths in Saskatoon. So get out there and take advantage of them. Learn more.