University of Saskatchewan - College of Graduate Studies and Research

Label Label Label

Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas

University of Saskatchewan - College of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty:College of Graduate Studies and Research
Field of Study:Aboriginal Studies
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Public Administration
Areas of Research:Geochemistry; mineralogy; igneous and metamorphic petrology; mineral deposits; sedimentology; structural geology; paleontology (including invertebrate and vertebrate paleontology, ichnology, palynology and palaeobotany); stratigraphy; history of geology; applied geophysics (including seismology and gravity and electrical methods); hydrogeology; environmental geology.
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,698


The Joint Master Degree in Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas (GENI) is delivered and administered with the Arctic University of Norway (UiT). 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 project, 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.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    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
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 11, 2022