The president’s perspective: New year brings new optimism for USask

The year 2020 will be remembered as the year of the pandemic, but for President Peter Stoicheff it was also the year the University of Saskatchewan (USask) passed one of the most critical tests in its storied 113-year history.


USask study finds COVID isolation worsens student diets, inactivity, and alcohol intake

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) study has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant worsening of already poor dietary habits, low activity levels, sedentary behaviour, and high alcohol consumption among university students.


Stretching more effective than walking to lower high blood pressure: USask study

A new University of Saskatchewan (USask) study has found that stretching is superior to brisk walking for reducing blood pressure in people with high blood pressure or who are at risk of developing elevated levels.


USask biomedical scientist receives national Heart & Stroke Foundation award, scholarship

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) biomedical scientist has been ranked first among Canada’s best young researchers, earning a prestigious scholarship from the Heart & Stroke Foundation.


NSERC, FCL commit $2.5M to renew USask research chair focused on eco-friendly gas station cleanup

An innovative collaboration among Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), the federal funding agency NSERC, and the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is improving how contaminated sites are cleaned up and managed to protect the environment.


Lentils first breakthrough in CDC history of re-shaping Prairie agriculture

It’s hard to imagine what Saskatchewan’s pulse industry would be like today if the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre (CDC) had never been created.


USask’s CDC celebrates a half century of crop innovation

A scan across the horizon reveals how much Saskatchewan’s agricultural landscape has changed in half a century: millions of acres of ripening lentils, fields of sky blue flax, and stubble poking through snowy expanses, ready to receive springtime’s direct-seeded crop.