Administrative Office Space Policy
The USask Health Sciences, in consultation with the appropriate Health Sciences Dean, is responsible for the day-to-day administration of all space in the Health Sciences Building and for any changes in space allocation or policy. The Health Sciences has final approval on all space allocations, including office space allocations for administrative personnel in the Health Sciences Building.
The Health Sciences is committed to cohesion within college, school, department, and research units — where applicable and desired — with the goal of supporting administrative personnel to work in the same general area as their peers and supervisors.
Annual Space Audit Policy
In order to provide the Health Sciences Space Committee(s) with meaningful and current information, the Health Sciences undertakes annual space audits of the use of office, laboratory, and other relevant spaces in the Health Sciences Building.
Art Placement Policy
The Health Sciences manages all public spaces in the Health Sciences Building in consultation with the Operation Committees overseeing space allocation and use in the facility. Any change in the use of space in the facility or renovations to the space must be pre-approved through the Health Sciences.
Display Monitors Policy
The University of Saskatchewan (USask) Health Sciences manages a number of display monitors in the B- and A-Wings of the Health Sciences Building. The purpose of these screens—which may be utilized by students, faculty, and staff—includes communicating news and promoting events, services, and other pertinent initiatives within the building.
Display Monitor Installation Request Policy
The University of Saskatchewan (USask) Health Sciences is responsible for the day-to-day administration of all space in the Health Sciences Building, including spaces where units may wish to install and manage large-format display monitors at their own expense. Any change in the use of space in the facility or renovations to the space must be pre-approved through the Health Sciences.
Faculty and Academic Staff Office Allocations Policy
The USask Health Sciences, in consultation with the appropriate Health Sciences Dean, is responsible for the day-to-day administration of all faculty and academic staff office space in the Health Sciences Building and for any changes in faculty and academic staff office space allocation or policy. The Health Sciences has final approval on all space allocations.
The Health Sciences is committed to cohesion within college, school, department, and research units — where applicable and desired — with the goal of supporting faculty and academic staff to work in the same general area as their colleagues.
To facilitate research activity and interactions among faculty in research clusters and their trainees, the Health Sciences Deans Committee (HSDC) will attempt to house those faculty members in close proximity.
For other faculty, including faculty whose primary duties are teaching related, the HSDC will attempt to co-locate them in areas which provide faculty with access to each other and to students with minimal restraints.
Key and Access Card Policy
It is the policy of the USask Health Sciences to issue building and room keys/access cards to faculty, staff, resident students, authorized non-resident students or visiting scientists, and persons or organizations having contractual agreements with the university.
Individuals as specified above must be issued the fewest number of necessary key/access cards—at the lowest level in the locking system hierarchy—to provide the required access.
Lab Key and Access Card Permissions Policy
The purpose of this policy is to protect the property and privacy of the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and of individuals assigned to use Health Sciences facilities, by limiting access to owned or leased facilities to assigned individuals and to their supervisors.
USask staff and students joining a lab in the Health Sciences Building must contact their laboratory manager to arrange for keys and/or an access card.
Lab and Facility Filming / Photography Policy
The University of Saskatchewan (USask) Health Sciences regularly receives requests from internal units and the media to film or photograph labs and simulation spaces within the Health Sciences Building. This policy is primarily intended to ensure that all safety protocols are followed where necessary.
This document also provides information to help people determine who should be consulted to secure the necessary permissions and apply any related safety protocols in spaces where requests have been made for filming and photography projects within the Health Sciences Building.
LEED Daylighting Policy
This policy was developed to ensure the LEED standards pertaining to “daylighting” as originally designed for the Health Science D and E Wings are followed so as to not disadvantage the occupants of interior offices.
Poster and Temporary Signage Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide direction for internal and external individuals, groups, and businesses regarding the placement of posters, advertisements, handbills, and temporary signage.
Research Space Allocation Policy
The USask Health Sciences has established procedures for the allocation and reallocation of research space in a building designed with collaboration in mind. Available space is a finite resource. As such, a policy that allows research efforts to flourish via a fair and transparent research space allocation procedure is crucial.
Space Booking Policy
The USask Health Sciences manages all public spaces in the Health Sciences Building as well as a small number of the meeting rooms. Any use of event space or meeting rooms in the facility must be pre-approved.
Website Request Policy and Procedures
The University of Saskatchewan (USask) Health Sciences periodically receives requests to help communicate or promote important information, events, and opportunities through the Health Sciences website (healthsciences.usask.ca) that may be of interest to members of the USask community.
This document outlines the key considerations that should be taken into account before making a request of this type and provides an overview of the internal vetting processes used when determining which requests move forward.
The USask Health Sciences Building is comprised of over 75 research labs, 650 office spaces, 50 meeting rooms, and classroom capacity to accommodate over 1500 students. Spread throughout five wings spanning (in some areas) up to six floors, the facility is often a challenge for newcomers to navigate.
To reference floor plans and locate spaces within the Health Sciences Building, please click the links below.