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A synthetic compound that shows singular potential for treating epilepsy
and chronic pain has been discovered at the U of S
and licensed to a California biopharmaceutical company for development.
Faced with rising printing and mailing costs, an almost $40,000 budget
cutback, and not wanting to nickel-and-dime students
needlessly, the Office of the Registrar has decided to offset the costs of
publishing and distributing the University Calendar
and the Registration Guide through selling advertising in both these
Enrolment at the U of S - now serving 18,627 students through its degree,
certificate, and diploma programs - has been slowly
decreasing over the last five years, but the majority of the University's
programs remain fully subscribed.
Professor Jim Miller's Shingwauk's Vision: A History of Native Residential
Schools (U of T, 1996) has been short-listed for the Humanities and Social
Sciences Federation of Canada's $1,000 Harold Adams
Innis Book Prize, established to recognize excellence in research and
By next February, the University hopes to conclude a contract with either
Coca-Cola or Pepsi-Cola, giving one of these soft
drink giants exclusive cold-beverage rights on campus.
Last week on campus, the Health Services Utilization and Research
Commission (HSURC)Saskatchewan's health research
granting agencyannounced about $1.3 million for University researchers
working in five categories.
A visit to the U of S Museum of Antiquities in the coming months will
yield rich rewards. An exhibition of rare coinsdating
back to 650 BC and valued at tens of thousands of dollarsis one of two
special collections now on display.
If you visit the exotic coin display, you also get to see some
extraordinary artifacts that have survived from the ancient world.
They constitute a kind of war and peace dichotomy.
Last Saturday, about 500 men and women from across Canada attended the
Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologist's Wall of
Honor dedication ceremony in the Dr. Leo Kristjanson Atrium, in the