International biosciences leader named interim executive director and CEO for GIFS -
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) and the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) board of directors are pleased to announce that current board member Stephen Visscher will assume the role of interim executive director and CEO for GIFS beginning mid-November.
Education announces active learning classroom construction at the U of S -
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) College of Education is proud to announce construction of the Grit and Scott McCreath Active Learning Classroom, a progressive project designed to improve teaching and learning for future educators.
Donor supports Education Active Learning Classroom -
SASKATOON - The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) College of Education invites members of the media to attend a gift announcement by University of Saskatchewan alumni Grit and Scott McCreath that will advance opportunities in teaching and learning with technology in the Education Building.
954 University of Saskatchewan students graduate this fall -
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) invites members of the media to attend Fall Convocation.
Donor supports Education Active Learning Classroom -
SASKATOON - The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) College of Education invites members of the media to attend a gift announcement by University of Saskatchewan alumni Grit and Scott McCreath that will advance opportunities in teaching and learning with technology in the Education Building.
New chair and vice-chair for Global Institute for Food Security board -
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is pleased to announce that two well-known contributors to Saskatchewan’s agriculture sector will become the new chair and vice-chair of the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) board of directors.
U of S and James Smith Cree Nation explore joint research and health care initiatives -
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) College of Medicine, James Smith Cree Nation (JSCN), and JSCN Medical Clinic LP have signed an MOU to collaborate on initiatives that could include a joint radiology research chair, medical imaging services and research, and educational development opportunities for Indigenous youth.
U of S hosts Merlis Belsher Place community grand opening -
SASKATOON – Members of the media are invited to come out and join our community as we celebrate the official grand opening of Merlis Belsher Place.
Stressed bats can increase spread of deadly viruses -
SASKATOON – Bats are responding to stress from such things as habitat destruction, lack of nutrition and infections by increasing the production and shedding of viruses that cause serious and often fatal diseases in humans and other animals.
Third annual Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week begins at U of S -
SASKATOON – For a third year in a row, the University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) College of Law and justice stakeholders from across the province are coming together to bring awareness to access to justice.
U of S students launch Saskatoon’s first student-run emergency dental clinic -
SASKATOON — Members of the media are invited to join students from University of Saskatchewan (U of S) College of Dentistry, when they officially open Saskatoon’s first student-run dental clinic offering emergency dental care.
U of S host symposium on improving agriculture through digital technologies -
SASKATOON – Creating innovative plant breeding technologies to achieve global food security is the goal of the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre (P2IRC) at the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS).
U of S researchers partner with First Nations community to measure climate change -
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers are working with the Okanese First Nation in southern Saskatchewan on a project to track and adapt to the effects of climate change on reserve lands.
U of S ‘Father of Agricultural Medicine’ named to Canadian Medical Hall of Fame -
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Distinguished Research Chair Dr. Jim Dosman—the ‘father of agricultural medicine in Canada’—is among six Canadians named today to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame for contributions to medicine and the health sciences that have led to extraordinary improvements in human health.
University of Saskatchewan launches bold new strategic plan -
SASKATOON — The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) introduced today a bold new university plan to guide the institution’s direction over the next seven years.
U of S researchers awarded $8M to tackle social, climate issues -
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers have been awarded more than $8 million for projects ranging from designing videogames that promote social bonding to safeguarding Indigenous people from the northward spread of a nasty parasite, to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the cattle industry.
MEDIA ADVISORY: U of S unveils bold new strategic plan -
SASKATOON – Members of the media are invited to attend the announcement and launch of the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) new strategic plan. Throughout its history the U of S has been building towards becoming the university the world needs. The launch of our new university plan brings us closer to fulfilling that vision, connecting our local impact with our global aspiration.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Métis and Anishinaabe artists creating tunnel mural to tell Indigenous history at the U of S -
SASKATOON – Two well-known Indigenous artists will be painting a mural that celebrates Indigenous Peoples at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).
U of S Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence celebrates grand opening -
CLAVET – Today the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and its partners launched the $38-million Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE), a world-class complex of field and science laboratories that will be a powerhouse for innovative research, teaching and industry engagement in all aspects of livestock and forage production.
Provincial entrepreneurs to be awarded U of S honorary degrees -
SASKATOON – On Saturday, Oct. 27, accomplished Chief and entrepreneur Harry Cook, and expert innovator and entrepreneur, Brad Wildeman, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) during the Fall Convocation ceremonies.
U of S Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence opens -
SASKATOON – Members of the media are invited to the grand opening of the University of Saskatchewan $38-million Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE), located south of Clavet.
U of S appoints new director for its Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence -
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has appointed Kris Ringwall as the new director of its Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE), a powerhouse for innovative research, teaching and industry engagement in all aspects of livestock and forage production.
Midwifery linked to lower odds of birth complications for low-income women -
SASKATOON - New research from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) is adding new evidence in support of midwives as a safe option for prenatal care, especially for women who have low socioeconomic status.
Sundial and U of S collaborate to advance cannabis clinical research -
SASKATOON – Sundial Growers Inc. (Sundial) and the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) to undertake collaborative research exploring opportunities for clinical testing and other research activities that support the advancement of cannabis-related health solutions.
Labour relations update -
The University of Saskatchewan and CUPE 1975 are working towards a new contract.
U of S start-up shows golden touch on Dragons’ Den -
SASKATOON – A start-up company formed by University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researcher Stephen Foley, with two of his former students and a business partner, struck gold Thursday night on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. The panel on the reality TV show offered to chip in a total $1 million for a stake in the venture, Excir Works.
Non-epileptic seizure patients getting ‘lost in system’ -
SASKATOON – About 2,000 patients in Saskatchewan and 72,000 across Canada experience seizure-like episodes unrelated to epilepsy, but nearly half aren’t receiving followup care, harming their quality of life and driving up health-care costs even after their complex medical condition is properly diagnosed.
U of S encourages alumni and friends to return to their roots at Alumni Weekend -
SASKATOON –Alumni are encouraged to return to their roots and rediscover the beautiful University of Saskatchewan (U of S) campus during Alumni Weekend. From class reunions, to family-friendly events, to enlightening research—there is something for everyone.
U of S, Edwards hosts citizen symposium -
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) invites members of the media to attend its Dean’s Speaker Symposium, a day-long series highlighting the theme of citizenship.
U of S historian awarded Royal Society’s Tyrrell Medal -
SASKATOON – Bill Waiser, distinguished professor emeritus of the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), has been awarded the prestigious J.B. Tyrrell Historical Medal by the Royal Society of Canada for outstanding contributions to the field of Canadian history.
U of S and Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra conduct joint research: “Do brains play the same tune -
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers are harnessing new technology to learn what happens in the brains of symphony orchestra musicians when performing together.
Ground-breaking MS discovery could lead to better treatment -
SASKATOON – A new discovery in multiple sclerosis research, that nerve cells in the brains of MS patients contain stress granules that appear to contribute to nerve cell death, could lead to improved treatment of the disease.
Four Royal Society of Canada fellowships most ever for U of S -
SASKATOON – Four University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers have been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)—the largest number ever elected in a single year from the U of S to the national fellowship of distinguished men and women from all branches of learning.
U of S to host CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health -
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will soon become the new home of the Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health (IIPH)—one of 13 institutes of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)—under the leadership of the institute’s scientific director, Carrie Bourassa, who is joining the U of S College of Medicine.
Enrolment on the rise at U of S -
SASKATOON – As of the first day of classes on Wednesday, Sept. 5, fall term undergraduate and graduate enrolment at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is at 21,318, up three per cent compared to the first day of classes last year.
University of Saskatchewan prepares to welcome new students to campus -
SASKATOON–Media are invited to Orientation, the University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) official welcome for new students. More than 3,100 new students have registered to attend, the largest number to sign-up for Orientation to date.
Open textbooks save U of S students $1.18 million -
SASKATOON – As of this year’s fall term, free, online textbooks have saved thousands of University of Saskatchewan (U of S) students about $1.18 million since 2014 and have given U of S instructors the opportunity to develop reading material that complement their class perfectly.
International ASPIRE award presented to U of S College of Medicine -
SASKATOON – The College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan has been recognized internationally through the 2018 ASPIRE-to-Excellence Award in Social Accountability at the 2018 Association for Medical Education in Europe conference, in Basel, Switzerland.
U of S experts available for back-to-school topics -
University of Saskatchewan experts are available to comment on back-to-school.
U of S researchers provide new insights into fate of Franklin Expedition -
SASKATOON – Synchrotron studies of bone and teeth have led a multi-institution team of scientists to conclude that lead poisoning did not play a pivotal role in the deaths of crew members of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition of 1845, according to a paper published today in the journal PLOS ONE.
University of Saskatchewan receives prestigious STEM scholarships -
SASKATOON – Joel Pollak and Vaidehee Lanke have been named the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship that recognize achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
University of Saskatchewan crop scientists help crack the wheat genome code -
SASKATOON – A University of Saskatchewan (U of S)-led research team has played a key role in an international discovery that will have an impact on the food security of millions of people around the world—the sequencing of the billion-piece jigsaw puzzle that is the bread wheat genome.
U of S and local businesses host Bangladesh students -
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) College of Education, College of Arts and Science (Economics and English), and the Edwards School of Business (Finance) have partnered with several local businesses to offer a summer short course and symposium for students in business from Dhaka University.
University of Saskatchewan X-ray technology, wetlands research get NSERC boost -
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers Irena Creed and Tim Kelly have been awarded a total of $1.2 million by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) for two research projects that can improve the prairie environmental landscape and transform breast cancer screening technology.
U of S student awarded the only American fellowship in Canada -
Suneru Perera, a PhD student at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), is the only Canadian to be awarded a $150,000 US fellowship by an American agricultural research organization to develop processing techniques to expand the uses of canary seed, and help hone the skills he will need to succeed as an industry scientist.
U of S student receives prestigious international award -
SASKATOON – A University of Saskatchewan PhD student in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine is one of five recipients worldwide of the inaugural BioOne Ambassador Award announced today.
U of S researchers discover three new species of poisonous Colombian frogs -
SASKATOON — University of Saskatchewan researchers José Andrés and Andrés Posso-Terranova have discovered three new species of poisonous dart frogs — tiny and incredibly colourful animals that live deep in the Colombian jungle and appear to be already at risk of extinction.
U of S research advances materials science -
SASKATOON – Cutting-edge experiments conducted at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan in collaboration with the University of British Columbia and Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research have led to a key advancement in materials science that paves the way for creating more powerful electronic and energy efficient electronic devices in the future.
U of S CHAMPS kids camp gives patients confidence to have fun -
SASKATOON – Participating in traditional summer activities can be difficult for children who have had heart surgery, so having the chance to meet and play with kids who have similar experiences was how the Children's Healthy Heart Camp in Saskatchewan (CHAMPS) was born.
Four U of S students awarded prestigious Vanier Scholarships -
SASKATOON — 2018 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships have been awarded to four top University of Saskatchewan (U of S) PhD students working in health, water and feral horse conservation research.
U of S awarded $2.4M for Indigenous health care, stroke recovery and cancer research -
SASKATOON – Two Indigenous health initiatives are among four University of Saskatchewan (U of S) research projects awarded more than $2.4 million by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR).
U of S signs MOU in Kahkewistahaw First Nation for Indian Teacher Education Program -
New Agreement between U of S College of Education, ITEP and Kahkewistahaw First Nation.
Indigenous cancer care, MS among U of S research projects awarded $2 million -
Complicated, foreign and often inhospitable. This is how an Indigenous patient once described Saskatchewan’s complex cancer care system to University of Saskatchewan researcher Dr. Gary Groot.
U of S researchers study the risks and rewards of farmers taking kids to work sites -
Farm parents are aware of safety and include it decision-making about kids’ presence in the farm work environment. However, they also balance safety considerations with constraints such as child care and benefits of children’s involvement with farm tasks, including work ethic, heritage and accountability.
U of S launches Fast License program to speed commercialization -
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is making it easier for companies to commercialize technologies that university researchers develop.
Six U of S researchers awarded grants for improving respiratory health -
SASKATOON – Six University of Saskatchewan (U of S) research teams each have been awarded Ideas That Inspire grants of $25,000 jointly funded by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) and the Lung Association, Saskatchewan (LAS) to improve respiratory health in the province.
Preston Avenue will be partly closed for approximately two weeks -
Starting Monday, June 25, Preston Avenue – between 14th Street and College Drive – will be closed for construction. The closure is scheduled for approximately 15 days and is required to create access to the new Merlis Belsher Place. This timeframe is weather permitting and barring unforeseen issues. For safety reasons, there will be no access to sidewalks or bike paths while this project is underway.
U of S researcher Ingrid Pickering named CFI board chair -
SASKATOON -- University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researcher Ingrid Pickering has been appointed chair of the board of directors at the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), an independent organization that invests in leading-edge infrastructure that researchers across Canada need to advance research and innovation.
University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine granted full accreditation -
Saskatchewan’s medical school has achieved full accreditation of its undergraduate program from the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). The result was communicated to the University of Saskatchewan(U of S) yesterday. The college hosted a full-site accreditation visit in fall 2017.
Nine U of S researchers awarded SSHRC Insight Grants -
SASKATOON – Researchers at the College of Arts and Science received six of nine Insight Grants awarded to the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) recently by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), with College of Education researchers awarded three grants.
Will there be enough food to feed the world? U of S-GIFS international conference to discuss global food security June 19-21 -
SASKTOON – By 2050, there will be 9.6 billion people living on our planet. What does this mean to agriculture and to our food supply? Will there be enough food to feed the world?
U of S announces first holder of the David L. Kaplan Chair in Music -
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is pleased to announce the appointment of Véronique Mathieu as the first holder of the David L. Kaplan Chair in Music.
Incidence of epilepsy in Indigenous population double the national average -
SASKATOON -- University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers have discovered that the incidence of epilepsy in the Canadian Indigenous population is twice that of non-Indigenous Canadians.
Today at convocation (June 7) -
The University of Saskatchewan invites media to Day 4, the final day, of spring convocation.
Today at convocation (June 6) -
The University of Saskatchewan(U of S) invites media to Day 3 of spring convocation.
Today at convocation (June 5) -
The University of Saskatchewan(U of S) invites media to Day 2 of spring convocation.
Today at convocation -
The University of Saskatchewan invites media to day one of spring convocation to celebrate our graduates from the colleges of engineering and education.
AIMday™ program launched Canada-wide under new agreement between U of S Innovation Enterprise and Uppsala University in Sweden -
SASKATOON – Building upon the success of AIMday industry-academic matchmaking events and demand from other Canadian institutions for expansion of the approach, University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and Uppsala University have completed an agreement naming the U of S commercialization unit Innovation Enterprise as the Canadian AIMday hub.
3,458 U of S students set to graduate in June -
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) invites members of the media to Spring Convocation.
Ron and Jane Graham donate more than $2 million to build new sport science and health facility at the U of S -
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (U of S) alumni and long-time donors Ron and Jane Graham have made a donation of $2,068,000 to establish and build a sport science and health facility within Merlis Belsher Place.
U of S to announce major donation to fund sports science and health facility -
SASKATOON – Members of the media are invited to attend the announcement of a multi-million-dollar donation towards a brand new facility that will transform how the University of Saskatchewan supports all levels of athletes in achieving peak performance, improve injury treatment and enhance recovery.
U of S Graduation Powwow to attract thousands -
SASKATOON – Media are invited to attend the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Graduation Powwow, in partnership with Affinity Credit Union, which celebrates the academic achievements of graduating Métis, First Nations and Inuit students from the U of S and high schools across the province.
WWF-Canada and U of S to host renewable energy discussion -
Scientists and experts to discuss opportunities and considerations for communities and wildlife
SuperDARN Canada receives funding through province’s Innovation and Science Fund -
SASKATOON – The Super Dual Auroral Radar Network of Canada (SuperDARN), headquartered at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), will receive $1.58 million through Innovation Saskatchewan’s Innovation and Science Fund over four years.
Native Law Centre adds Cree name -
Members of the media are invited to attend a naming ceremony for the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Native Law Centre (NLC), which will add the Cree words “Wiyasiwewin Mikiwahp” meaning “law lodge” to the current name.
Unprecedented study reveals major shifts and threats to global freshwater supplies -
SASKATOON – An article in the research journal Nature by the incoming executive director of the Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) reveals the dramatic impact of climate change and human activities on the availability of freshwater around the globe.
U of S Gladue Rights Research Database first of its kind in Canada -
SASKATOON—A unique-in-Canada research database developed and launched at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will help to ensure the Gladue rights of Indigenous people are fully accounted for during sentencing.
Three U of S researchers awarded grants to help improve Indigenous health -
Three University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers are among six recipients of the Patient-Oriented Research Leader Awards recently announced by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) and the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) for projects focused on Indigenous health, mental health and addictions.
U of S hosts childhood arthritis study launch -
SASKATOON – Hosted by the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, a team of 55 Canadian pediatric rheumatology researchers will meet in Saskatoon this weekend to begin a five-year international study on childhood arthritis.
Canadian Blood Services funds JSGS-led research to investigate harmonization and reform of legislation on the sale of blood and tissue -
SASKATOON – Alana Cattapan, assistant professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has been awarded the Canadian Blood Services (CBS) James Kreppner Award ($43,275) to study the commercialization of blood and tissue in Canada.
Cutting out grains cuts out important nutrient sources -
New research highlights enriched grain and whole grain foods as important nutrient contributors to Canadians’ diets
U of S students achieve success in national and international space design competitions -
SASKATOON – In what will be Saskatchewan’s first student-designed satellite mission, a University of Saskatchewan (U of S) led space design team has been chosen by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to design, build, launch and operate a small cube-shaped research satellite for launch by rocket in 2021.
U of S computer scientist awarded Steacie Fellowship -
SASKATOON ¬– University of Saskatchewan (U of S) computer science professor Regan Mandryk, whose ground-breaking research involves developing digital game technology to assess mental health, has been awarded one of Canada’s highest honours for young scientists.
U of S announces 2018 honorary degree recipients -
SASKATOON – During the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Spring Convocation ceremonies from June 4-7, eight individuals who have made a worthy and unique contribution to their community will receive honorary degrees.
U of S hosts conference on indigenizing and opening academia -
SASKATOON – Members of the media are invited to attend the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Teaching and Learning Today Conference. During the two-day event, professionals from across Canada will come together to tackle two important topics in Canadian higher education—indigenizing and opening academia.
U of S gets major federal boost for isotope and vaccine production, water research -
SASKATOON – Federal investment of $5.25 million in three University of Saskatchewan (U of S) research centres will help protect Canadians against infectious disease, produce and deliver medical isotopes to hospitals using non-reactor nuclear technology, and help conserve water and energy by advancing green roof technology for cold climates.
Veterinary college at U of S maintains international accreditation -
SASKATOON – After undergoing intensive review in 2017, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan has successfully maintained its accreditation with the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Council on Education.
Gabriel Dumont Research Chair in Métis Studies and new graduate scholarships established at U of S -
SASKATOON – The Gabriel Dumont Research Chair in Métis Studies and Gabriel Dumont Graduate Scholarships for Métis Students have been launched in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).
Gabriel Dumont Institute, U of S launch joint initiative -
SASKATOON – Members of the media are invited to attend the announcement of an exciting new collaboration between the Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) and the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).
International partnership results in new vaccine for cattle in Africa -
SASKATOON – A vaccine against contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) developed by the University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) VIDO-InterVac, the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has been licensed for commercial production by the Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute (KEVEVAPI).
Academics and industry tackle “big data” challenges at U of S-led AIMday™ event -
SASKATOON — How can you extract the most value from volumes of data to better use Saskatchewan-grown crops for health and wellness applications? How can you use “big data” to improve short-term weather forecasting, optimize insurance pricing models and increase workplace safety in mining?
U of S announces UNESCO Chair in biocultural diversity, sustainability, reconciliation and renewal -
SASKATOON – The Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) are pleased to announce the creation of a UNESCO Chair in Biocultural Diversity, Sustainability, Reconciliation and Renewal.
CFI funds high-tech tools at U of S for cancer, water and food security research -
SASKATOON–Five researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) have been awarded a total of $625,000 by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for state-of-the-art equipment that advances leading-edge work in precision medicine, water research and swine welfare.
Top U.S. scientists join U of S food security research -
SASKATOON–Flagship programs at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) are helping to create a cluster of expertise in world-class plant breeding and attract top researchers.
U of S hosts high school students on campus for National Biomechanics Day -
SASKATOON – Sixty high school students will visit the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) campus on April 11th, to experience biomechanics first-hand.
U of S researchers target the most aggressive breast cancer -
SASKATOON – More than 25,000 women in Canada are diagnosed every year with breast cancer, with no specific therapy available to target the most aggressive sub-type called triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC).
U of S Images of Research competition winners unveiled -
SASKATOON – Research at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is a community affair, evidenced this year by the composition of the winners of the fourth annual U of S Images of Research competition. Top prizes were awarded to graduate students, a post-doctoral fellow, faculty and staff from a field of 86 entries across five colleges, three schools, and two research centres.
World-leading U.S. water scientist recruited to U of S Canada 150 Research Chair -
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has recruited NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory senior water scientist Jay Famiglietti as Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing, building on the university’s excellence in water science and bringing top international talent to the country.
Saskatchewan soil mapping goes digital with the help of U of S researchers -
SASKATOON – Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) have developed a new website to bring Saskatchewan soil maps online and to your mobile device.
U of S hosts young Indigenous athletes -
SASKATOON – Members of the media are invited to attend the second––in a series of training sessions––for the new Indigenous youth athlete program hosted by the College of Kinesiology and Huskie Athletics at the University of Saskatchewan.
U of S hosts conference on Indigenous health -
SASKATOON - Members of the media are invited to attend Gathering for miyo mahcihowin, a University of Saskatchewan (U of S) health conference that showcases the approaches to developing reciprocal, respectful partnerships between Indigenous communities and researchers.
Provincial RxFiles moves to College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the U of S -
SASKATOON - An internationally recognized program to assist doctors and pharmacists in deciding which drugs to prescribe is moving to the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).
One Day for Students celebrates giving on U of S campus -
SASKATOON - The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is holding its fifth annual One Day for Students campaign on Wednesday March 14, when we celebrate giving on campus and invite the university community, alumni, donors and friends to make a special donation to enhance the U of S experience for students.
U of S brings Brain Awareness Week to local classrooms -
SASKATOON - Students at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will travel to elementary school classrooms, teaching children about head and brain injury prevention, while also promoting brain research during Brain Awareness Week (BAW).
Circle discussion at the U of S to explore opportunities for cross-cultural justice system -
SASKATOON - Members of the media are invited to join expert speakers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) for Imagining a Cross-cultural Criminal Justice System: A Circle Discussion.
University of Saskatchewan announces new Prince Albert campus -
SASKATOON - On March 15, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) plans to purchase a property in Prince Albert that will bring together the university's educational programming currently taking place across the city.
Virtual reality transforms how U of S medical students learn about the nervous system -
SASKATOON - Immersive interactive virtual reality can be a valuable tool for teaching neuroanatomy, according to a study published in CMAJ Open by the University of Saskatchewan's (U of S) College of Medicine.
New science is forecasting the future in the changing climate of Western Canada -
SASKATOON – As a five-year study of the climate and hydrology of Western Canada comes to an end, researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) say they have diagnosed the water-borne effects of recent climate change and are now predicting future impacts including floods, droughts, and extreme weather events that could save lives and prevent billions of dollars in damages.
U of S study shows the changing climate and environment of Western Canada -
SASKATOON - As a five-year study of the climate and hydrology of Western Canada comes to an end, researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) say they have diagnosed the water-borne impacts of recent climate change and are now predicting future impacts, including floods, droughts, and extreme weather events that could save lives and prevent billions of dollars in damages.
Public policy school appoints new director of Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre -
SASKATOON – After more than a decade of working with Indigenous groups in defining healthy communities, JoLee Sasakamoose has assumed leadership of the Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre (IPHRC) as the new director, under the guidance of the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS).
U of S researchers awarded 12 SHRF Collaborative Innovation Development grants -
SASKATOON – Neurologist Dr. Michael Levin, inaugural Chair in Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Research at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), is among 12 U of S researchers awarded Collaborative Innovation Development grants by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) for 2017-18.
Expert to speak at the U of S on jury reform in Canada -
SASKATOON - Members of the media are invited to attend Jury Reform in Canada, with professor Kent Roach, and Prichard Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.
City of Saskatoon and U of S sign historic agreement -
SASKATOON - Today, the City of Saskatoon and the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore collaborations that will address issues related to urban planning, land development, reconciliation, transit and research collaborations, to just name a few.
U of S professor to discuss how Indigenous voices can add to political process in Canada -
SASKATOON - Members of the media are invited to attend the Wunusweh Lecture in Aboriginal Law, Shape Shifting: Making Space for Indigenous Process Within the Politics of Canada, with Marilyn Poitras, professor at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) College of Law, and former commissioner of the federal government's National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
University of Saskatchewan, City of Saskatoon set to formalize partnership -
SASKATOON - Members of the media are invited to an announcement with the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and the City of Saskatoon, on exploring opportunities to support and promote present and future collaboration.
University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business earns accreditation -
SASKATOON - The N. Murray Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has earned accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.
University of Saskatchewan a key partner in Agri-Food Supercluster announced today -
SASKATOON - As a world-leading agricultural research university, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will be a pivotal partner in Canada's agricultural supercluster-Protein Industries Canada-announced today in Ottawa by Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains as one of five national superclusters awarded a total of $950 million.
U of S hosts Canada 150 Book Launch with President Emeritus Peter MacKinnon -
SASKATOON - Members of the media are invited to join former University of Saskatchewan (U of S) president Peter MacKinnon for the launch of his new book University Commons Divided: Exploring Debate and Dissent on Campus.
College of Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies earmarks new scholarship money -
SASKATOON - The College of Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies (CGPS) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has announced two new scholarships aimed at supporting top graduate and post-doctoral researchers.
Romanow to speak at Indigenous student achievement ceremony -
Members of the media are invited to the University of Saskatchewan's (U of S) Indigenous student achievement awards ceremony. These prestigious awards will be presented to 44 students from 12 colleges and three student groups.
U of S to host People Around the World research conference -
Dr. Alaa Murabit of the UN is keynote speaker
Indigenous Achievement Week at the University of Saskatchewan -
The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) invites members of the media to attend Indigenous Achievement Week (IAW). The week is open to the public and celebrates the successes and contributions of Métis, First Nations and Inuit students, staff and faculty.
Expert to speak at the U of S on rape and sexual harassment -
SASKATOON - Members of the media are invited to attend It Takes More Than a Moment: Challenging Impunity for Rape and Sexual Harassmen, with Janine Benedet, presented by the McKercher Lecture Series at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) College of Law.
U of S SCI-FI Camps funding boost will immerse youth in STEM -
SASKATOON - The College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will receive approximately $165,000 in new funding to support SCI-FI Camps, with the goal of engaging underrepresented youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs.
U of S Diefenbaker Centre hits the ice with game-winning hockey exhibition -
SASKATOON - Hockey is many things, shinny on a frozen pond, the sweat-soaked smell of a locker room, a winning wrist shot, a roaring crowd. But most of all, it is an enduring national passion that brings Canadians together regardless of geography, language, gender or age.
Cameco Chair in Indigenous Health formally welcomed with pipe ceremony -
SASKATOON - A pipe ceremony this week will formally and traditionally welcome Dr. Alexandra King, Cameco Chair in Indigenous Health, to the University of Saskatchewan.King is leading work to improve Indigenous health care in Saskatchewan.
U of S-led homelessness mitigation project aims to be national model -
SASKATOON - The rate of homelessness in Saskatchewan is well above the national average. To tackle the issue, a community partnership in Prince Albert led by University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researcher June Anonson is developing a model that can be applied across the province and is transferable across Canada.
Province funds major science research at the University of Saskatchewan -
The Government of Saskatchewan has committed $2.2 million in funding to Compute Canada, a national organization that provides Saskatchewan’s research community with advanced research computing infrastructure, support personnel and services.
Breast cancer survivors needed for U of S study -
SASKATOON – Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) know that one in nine women in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. Fortunately, the survival rate for breast cancer is high, however, it often results in upper limb impairments following surgery.
U of S hosts Indigenous Spend-a-Day for prospective students -
Through interactive sessions, an Indigenous U of S student panel and an information fair, students learned about the program opportunities that have made the U of S the choice of more than 2,900 current self-declared Indigenous students.
Experts to speak at the U of S on impact of marijuana legalization -
SASKATOON – Members of the media are invited to attend Marijuana Legalization: Impacts on Students, Employers and the Public, presented by the McKercher Lecture Series at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) College of Law.
JSGS professor awarded $56k for women’s health research -
SASKATOON – Alana Cattapan, an assistant professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), has been awarded a New Investigator Grant by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) to explore how the concept of “women of childbearing age” influences public health policy and biomedical research.