University Library the new home to CHASR

The Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research (CHASR) now reports to the University Library, becoming part of our portfolio in supporting research at University of Saskatchewan (USask).

CHASR (formerly the Social Sciences Research Laboratories) is a USask-based research support and consulting service that works with researchers and clients both on and off campus. CHASR regularly engages and supports academic-based researchers from a variety of disciplines, backgrounds, and institutions, government (federal, provincial, and municipal) and NGO clients, and private sector firms.  

Since its inception, CHASR has been part of the College of Arts and Science and has grown from a vision coming out of one discipline into a nationally recognized research facility. A home for CHASR within the University Library is a natural progression, considering CHASR’s interdisciplinary work and its support beyond the College of Arts and Science to colleges and units across campus. 

Welcoming CHASR to the University Library builds on our previous combined efforts to relocate the Computational Research Lab (CRL). In 2020, we introduced plans to move CHASR’s CRL into brand new space on the second floor of the Murray Library, recognizing that it complements the Digital Research Centre located across the hall. We look forward to welcoming the campus community to the new space when we can return. 

It is also an exciting time for CHASR to become part of the library on the heels of their new partnership with the Canadian Press on their quarterly omnibus survey, Taking the Pulse of Canada. This news survey is an extension of Taking the Pulse of Saskatchewan, CHASR’s existing partnership with Postmedia News and CBC Saskatchewan. This is one of several national and international partnerships that CHASR has forged over the years. 

CHASR will continue to provide its current suite of servicesCHASR’s general office will remain in the Arts Building and its existing labs will remain in their current locations in the Arts, Agriculture, and Education buildings.  

For more information about services offered or research completed, visit the CHASR website. 


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