Are you a new USask student who is about to start classes in Prince Albert?
Visit our new students page for everything you need to know.
PA Campus Learning Supports
Anyone taking classes at the USask Prince Albert Campus has access to free on-campus learning supports. You do the work.
The Prince Albert/DEU Writing Centre provides tools and support to help you write effective essays, reports and reviews.
Prince Albert Campus Writing Centre
Simply submit a project draft and a qualified tutor will assess your work and offer advice on ways to improve your project.
Contact the tutor if you have difficulty getting started, or want advice on constructing an outline.
- Write a project draft. Tutors do not replace writing instruction in your classes – they enhance and support it. Tutors will not write, edit or proofread assignments and will not ghostwrite essays or offer instruction in English as a second language.
- Use the following timelines when submitting:
- Submit your assignment by email at least 2-3 days (48-72 hours) before the due date.
- Assignments may be submitted on weekends but return times may be slower.
- Your assignment will be returned along with a tutor critique sheet. The critique sheet will provide comments about the following areas:
- What are the paper's strengths?
- Describe any weaknesses concerning the thesis or focus, voice or tone, organization, development, paragraphing etc.
- The tutor will suggest a strategy to improve on each weakness and offer additional comments to help you with your assignment.
Send a completed submission form along with your assignment to email@example.com. You will receive a response from a tutor confirming receipt of your assignment.
To discuss your assignment with the tutor email with the questions concerning your project.
Academic skills and support
The University Library provides a wide variety of academic resources and online supports including study guides, tip sheets, learning events and videos to enrich your learning experience and help you improve your academic performance.
The University Library offers study skills help, including pre-recorded workshops, resources and online help.
Student Wellness and Cultural Supports
Mental Health and Wellness
Need someone to talk to?
USask Prince Albert campus is pleased to provide its student body with two counselors, Brigette Krieg MSW, PhD and Nola Bremner BSW/RSW. Virtual and in-person counselling is available. Pop in and meet your counsellors in room 168. Counselor schedules and contacts are posted outside the office door.
Make an appointment by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: (306) 765-3909
Or contact our counselors directly:
Nola Bremner BSW/RSW - email@example.com
Brigette Krieg MSW, PhD - firstname.lastname@example.org
Smudges are held Mondays at 12:15 p.m. and Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Gathering Space. Everyone is welcome. Smudging is also available to students upon request.
Disability services and support
Access and Equity Services (AES)
Access and equity services are available for Prince Albert campus students who experience barriers to their education on the basis of a prohibited ground(s) including disability, religion, family status and gender identity. In order to qualify, students register with the AES office. Once registered, PA Campus students email their accommodation letter to their instructors and email@example.com for further instruction.
Distance and Distributed Library Services
Learn how you can access materials from the USask library.
Common Visiting Students
Prince Albert students taking distance and off-campus classes through the University of Regina or Saskatchewan Polytechnic can take University of Saskatchewan classes for transfer credit by applying as a common visiting student.
Online course tools
PAWS and Canvas
PAWS, your personalized access to web services at USask, is a customizable web environment used by students, faculty, staff and alumni. PAWS is where you'll access class registration, tuition and fees, scholarships and bursaries, textbooks and more.
PAWS quick tips
- Use PAWS to update your profile with the university, including your preferred name, email aliases and contact information.
- Your PAWS menu already includes content channels that are available to you based on your role at the university. Learn how to add additional channels you may be interested in.
- Choose which announcements you wish to see in your feed.
- View, print or email your class schedule for courses and labs that have set times.
You may be taking courses through Canvas, the learning management system at USask. Classes in Canvas should be available about a month before the start of class but instructors may limit access while they prepare. Course materials will remain in Canvas for up to four years after the class ends.
Instructors may record videos using Panopto for some of your classes. You can access Panopto videos from your Canvas course, or you can use your NSID to log into Panopto.
Grades and transcripts
Grades and transcripts can be viewed in your PAWS account.