Meet our
Vice-President Research

Dr. Baljit Singh

We are building on a dynamic research culture that enriches the academic experience for our students, creates new knowledge across a broad array of disciplines, and helps improve the economic, social, and cultural vitality of our region and beyond. Together, we will unleash discovery the world needs. 


We're innovating, connecting and discovering solutions through our research.

Research Highlights

Research highlights and major announcements.

Signature Areas of Research

Areas of research and scholarship that help position USask among the most distinguished universities in Canada and the world.

Dr. Baljit Singh - Vice-President Research

Working with partners and building on the University of Saskatchewan’s renowned history of discovery and innovation spanning more than a century, Dr. Singh works to enhance globally important research with local impacts.


The Office of the Vice-President Research portfolio covers a tremendous range of activities and functions to support, enhance, promote and celebrate USask's research, scholarly and artistic activities.

Strategic Plan

This Research Strategic Plan provides our portfolio direction to achieving the ambitions, commitments and goals of the University Plan 2025

Strategic Goal 1 
Institutional Fortitude.

Strategic Goal 2 
Uplift Indigenization.

Strategic Goal 3 
Invigorate Our Health Cluster.

Strategic Goal 4
Embolden Our Strengths.

Strategic Goal 5
Put Our Knowledge To Work.

Role and Responsibilities

The Vice-President Research's primary accountabilities include:

  • Developing strategies, programs, services and supports to enhance the research, scholarly and artistic environment
  • Celebrating and promoting research, scholarly and artistic achievements and capabilities in provincial, national, and international arenas
  • Fostering innovation, entrepreneurship and knowledge transfer
  • Forging inter- and multi-disciplinary collaborations and research partnerships
  • Oversight of the management of the research enterprise, including policy development, processes and administration

Sensitivity of the university to the needs and aspirations of marginalized communities locally and globally has deeply influenced me and my work. I am deeply committed to the process of Indigenization and advancing education and research through collaboration with Indigenous scholars and communities.

- Dr. Baljit Singh


 Peter MacKinnon Building, Room 201
105 Administration Place
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A2

General Requests

For meeting, speaking or general scheduling requests, and general information or questions contact Alice Der.

Vice-President Research Appearance and Event Requests

If you would like VP Research Baljit Singh to appear and/or speak at an event, please submit the required request form. Please note that requests for speaking engagements must be made at least four weeks in advance of an event.