Applications are due by March 15th each year. The program begins in August.
|Program||Expected Length||Project and/or thesis||Course based|
The Joint Master Degree in Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas (GENI) is delivered and administered with the UiT the Arctic University of Norway. GENI is interdisciplinary and is open to students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds.
GENI will provide competence in the fields of governance, consultation and entrepreneurship for northern and indigenous communities. The graduates will form an international network that strives to understand the current and future challenges of the north such as climate change and globalization, and how to best resolve them in ways that strengthen the position of the communities and the peoples of the region.
Mobility is an integrated part of the program. Students are expected to participate in short-term exchanges in the form of field schools, both in Northern Saskatchewan and Northern Norway. Flexible education and online teaching will be a part of all core courses in the program. Through the applied research based internship, the program will provide students with a unique opportunity to gain work experience from industry, government and indigenous peoples concerning natural resource management, consultations and negotiations, and economic development or other governance issues in the circumpolar north.
An important outcome of the program is to provide students with the ability to take a leadership role in supporting their communities with economic development by using innovative and entrepreneurial approaches.
It is not necessary to find a potential supervisor before you begin an application. However, the list below may be helpful to learn about the research interests of our center members.
|Michael Atkinson||Political institutions, Public policy , Political corruption|
|Daniel Beland||Comparative public policy, Fiscal policy, Social policy, Political sociology, Historical and comparative sociology|
|Loleen Berdahl||Evidence, federalism, public opinion, public policy, regionalism|
|Beth Bilson||Administrative and municipal law; labour and employment law; legal history|
|Joel Bruneau||International trade, environment, pollution, resource, water|
|Douglas Clark||Polar bear-human conflicts, wildlife and protected area management, environmental governance and policy processes|
|Ken Coates||Regional innovation, Higher education, Aboriginal rights & land claims, Science & technology policy, Canada-Asia relations, Northern development|
|Kalowatie Deonandan||Latin America, development, foreign policy, human rights, indigenous, mining, nuclear, politics, resource development, women|
|Brett Fairbairn||Non-profit enterprises, Membership, participation, and organizational identity, History of democracy, Co-operatives in the new economy|
|Murray Fulton||Innovation policy, Behavioural economics, Climate change policy, Intellectual property rights, Co-operatives, Agricultural and resource policy|
|Joseph Garcea||Aboriginal, aboriginal politics, citizenship, governance, immigration, indigenous, intergovernmental affairs, multiculturalism, public policy, public-private partnerships|
|Don Gilchrist||Regional economics, public economics, urban economics|
|Richard Gray||Agricultural international trade, land use, risk and production economics, food safety, economics of nutrition, agricultural marketing|
|Jill Hobbs||Economics of food safety, quality and traceability, supply chain relationships in the agri-food sector, consumer behaviour|
|William A. (Bill) Kerr||Primary competitiveness & productivity; functional food processing; bio-energy/bio-product development; innovation systems analysis|
|David McGrane||Canadian Political Parties, Canadian Politics, Federal NDP, Federalism, Quebec, Saskatchewan Politics, elections, nationalism, poltical theory|
|Haizhen Mou||Health policy, Fiscal policy|
|David Palmer||Enzymology, Inhibitor design and synthesis, Medicinal chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Natural Products, Organic chemistry, Reaction mechanisms, biological chemistry, radiochemistry|
|Peter Phillips||Science, tech, & innovation policy, International political economy, Regulation, gov. & trade policy, Decision making & behavioural experimentatation|
|Jeremy Rayner||Global forest governance, Resource, environmental and energy policies, Policy theory (especially institutionalism and problems of policy change)|
|Kara Somerville||Canada, India, ethnicity, family, immigration, transnational|
|Keith Walker||Leadership Ethics, Policy Making, Community Relations|
Tuition and funding
The International Centre for Northern Governance and Development is pleased to offer funding scholarships for qualified students. This funding can help towards tuition costs, as well as cover living expenses during the period of study. Additional funding may be available for international applicants.
Thesis or project based program
Graduate students in a thesis or project based program pay tuition three times a year for as long as they are enrolled in their program.
|September 1 - December 31, 2016||$1300.00||$1950.00|
|January 1 - April 30, 2017||$1300.00||$1950.00|
|May 1 - August 31, 2017||$1300.00||$1950.00|
|Total per academic year||$3900.00||$5850.00|
Tuition information is accurate for the current academic year and does not include student fees. For detailed tuition and fees information, visit the official tuition website.
Master of Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas
- A four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent from a recognized college or university in academic fields of the social sciences, law or education,
OR, a three-year first cycle undergraduate degree, in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study, from an institution that meets the criteria set forth in the Bologna Declaration, will be acceptable as the equivalent of an undergraduate honours degree.
- A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of full-time study (e.g. 60 credit units U of S equivalent).
- Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English
Submit an online application
Once you begin an application, choose the following application forms in the system:
- Graduate (B) Fall term start - September
During the application, you'll be asked for:
- Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
- The names and email addresses of your three referees
- Two of your referees must be persons under whom you've studied. The third may be either a person whom you have worked professionally under, or under whom you've studied
- Your educational history from all post-secondary institutions you've attended
The application takes about 20 minutes to complete. You may save your application and return to it later as long as you remember the Login ID and PIN you've created.
At the end of the application, you will need to pay a non-refundable $90 application fee. It is recommended that you pay online with a credit card. If you do not pay online when completing your application, you will need to use an alternate form of payment. Your application will not be processed until payment is received.
If you are a past or current student you may begin an application in the admissions channel of PAWS.
Submitting Required Documents
Once you’ve completed an online application, you will need to upload the following documents:
Please note that in most cases, you will need to allow one business day after paying your application fee before you are permitted to upload documents.
Preliminary Statement of Marks
- Once you have submitted your application for admission and paid the application fee, you will be required to upload unofficial PDF copies of your academic transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended. This requirement will appear as Preliminary Statement of Marks or Additional Prelim. Statement under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.
- The uploaded transcript can be an unofficial copy of the transcript issued by the university or college, and must include a grading key/legend.
- All pages of a transcript must be uploaded as a single PDF document.
- Uploaded transcripts will be considered unofficial or preliminary. Official copies of your transcripts will only be required once you have been offered admission. This requirement will appear as Post-secondary Transcript under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.
If you receive an offer of admission, you will then be required to have your official post-secondary transcripts sent (by mail in a sealed envelope directly from the institution) to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.
College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room C180, 105 Administration Place
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5A2
- Transcripts usually indicate the institution’s name, grading scheme (typically on back of transcript), your name, course names, numbers, credits, and the grades you have received. Depending on the country or institution, some features may not be available.
- Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
- If you are a current University of Saskatchewan student completing your undergraduate program then a letter of completion of degree requirements will be required from your college.
For students who are required to provide proof of English proficiency:
- It is your responsibility to have completed an official and approved test with the appropriate score before the application deadline.
- Tests are valid for 24 months after the testing date and must be valid at the beginning of the student's first term of registration in the graduate program.
- Applicants will be required to upload a PDF copy of any required language test score. Uploaded test scores will be considered unofficial or preliminary.
If you receive an Offer of Admission you may be required to have your official language test scores sent to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.
Room C180, 105 Administration Place
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5A2
In addition to the above official documents, please upload the following documents:
- Writing sample, such as a term paper or essay, that demonstrates writing and analytical ability
- Statement of Research Interest, which should be approximately 1-3 pages in length and include:
- Specific areas of interest for the research project
- Demonstrated knowledge in northern and indigenous issues
Graduate Affairs Committee
International Centre for Northern Governance and Development
University of Saskatchewan
Room 231 Kirk Hall
117 Science Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8
Academic Programs Coordinator
- International Centre for Northern Governance and Development
Learn more about the academic unit offering this program
- Program and Course Catalogue
To view official admission and program requirements