Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre

COVID-19 Update

SSSC is operational

The following changes will take effect as of Aug 04, 2020:-

  • The SSSC is open but researchers must book instruments online before coming to the lab. No walkup!!!
  • You do not need to book instruments 2 days ahead and get permission to use any instrument. Just book the instrument before use.
  • You must book instrument before use. Not booking instrument before use will result in immediate suspension from the SSSC
  • Any number of people from a group can use a technique at any time (e.g. NMR). The “one user per group per technique” has been dropped. Although you must book before use
  • The SSSC is available 24/7 as usual
  • You must clean work areas before and after use. You must wear mask.
  • Sample submission is not available for trained users. Sample submission is available to new users only.
  • Do not over book for “just in case” because others need to get work done
  • FBR2 NMR must also be booked to access the auto sampler. Submit as many samples as you want during your time slot. If someone is at the instrument, keep social distance or at least stay behind the glass wall.

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Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Center

What is SSSC ?

The SSSC is a multidisciplinary research laboratory where academic and industry research is conducted. Researchers in Agriculture, Engineering, Medicine and Natural Sciences use the $15M of instruments and components to conduct research. Highly trained professional staff in the SSSC teach and assist researchers with structure determination and spectroscopy. Over 1000 highly qualified personnel (HQP) have received hands on training and over 50 industries have utilized the SSSC through academic or contract research. SSSC staff work with researchers to develop interdisciplinary research methods and hybrid instruments to solve problems. The SSSC’s unique open access model for an advanced research laboratory has invigorated multidisciplinary research. The laboratory is staffed by funds from the Office of the Vice President of Research and it is equally accessible to all researchers on campus. The expert user from traditional disciplines is guaranteed access to a well-maintained instrument and the non-expert can expect assistance to develop experiments and interpret data. SSSC staff facilitate transfer of knowledge between disciplines, collaborations and new research development between disciplines. Access to the SSSC is 24 hours per day, year-round.

Learn About Us

Located in the historic Thorvaldson Building on the University of Saskatchewan campus; the Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre (SSSC) resides as the largest shared analytical instrument facility on campus.

Student Training

Our quality services and thorough training sessions are guided by our highly experienced and specialized staff. At the Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre, we offer the opportunity to learn one-on-one with our experts.

Analytical Services

In addition to our research and training, we also provide professional analytical services for small academic groups or industry.

Our Facilities

Within our research facilities we have rigorous, ongoing research from students and experts alike. In addition to our growing user base community, our facilities are continuously updated with the latest instruments and equipment. You can find more information about our facilities here

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