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Democratizing data: new interactive map empowers Canadians to access immigration data
October 14, 2022
Let’s say you want to know how many asylum seekers came to Canada from Iran in 2020. Where do you go to find out? What if you want to apply for a grant to start an after-school program in Lethbridge and you need to know how many 14-year-old refugee children live in the area? Now, you can click a mouse button and find the answers.
Delivering success: USask research sheds light on what makes maternity waiting homes work in low-income countries
October 13, 2022
SASKATOON – Pregnancy- or childbirth-related death is rare in high-income, western countries, but not so in low- and middle-income countries.
GIFS at USask receives $2.5 million in federal funds to modernize biomanufacturing in Canada
October 7, 2022
SASKATOON – With a dramatic increase in global food insecurity caused by a number of different factors, the Government of Canada is committed more than ever to strengthening Canada’s leadership role in food production and innovation. The government is supporting agri-food, biotechnology and biomanufacturing innovations that are needed to help meet increasing demands for safe healthy food.
Game on: USask researcher using video games as antidote to distraction, procrastination
October 3, 2022
SASKATOON – A University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher is breaking negative stereotypes about video games by using them as a tool for combating procrastination instead of causing it.
USask water and climate change expert to address UN
September 22, 2022
NEW YORK – Professor John Pomeroy, Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change at the University of Saskatchewan, and Director of the Global Water Futures Programme, will be in New York on Friday, Sept. 23, presenting to the United Nations (UN) in a high-level side event on the melting cryosphere and the ongoing threats to groundwater, streamflow and the sustainability of water resources management.
Sophisticated tools enable USask researchers to advance water security, human health
September 21, 2022
SASKATOON – Three University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $430,000 in total by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to help purchase cutting-edge equipment that will advance research aimed at reducing environmental and health-care burdens for Canadians.
USask-led research team aims to develop vaccines for prion diseases
September 20, 2022
SASKATOON – Even Dr. Scott Napper (PhD) uses words such as scary when describing the focus of his research—a group of diseases caused when otherwise innocuous proteins go rogue, creating conditions that are always fatal and currently untreatable.
USask researchers’ study of Salmonella transmission first of its kind
September 19, 2022
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) scientists are pursuing research unlike anything else in the world to learn more about how one of most infamous food-borne illnesses spreads.
USask team’s dorm monitoring project shows passive COVID-19 sampling effective: paper
September 15, 2022
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team that developed a low-cost, effective method to monitor seven student residences for COVID-19 has published a paper describing the scientific groundwork laid for the process whose results compared well with city-wide sampling in Saskatoon.
Newest Schulich Leaders welcomed to USask
September 14, 2022
SASKATOON – Sarah Ens and Ami Rai have been named the University of Saskatchewan (USask) 2022 recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship.
USask team plans unique facility to develop, test alternative fish food
September 13, 2022
SASKATOON – A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team is partnering with an array of industry groups to establish a “globally unique” facility on campus to develop and test plant- and insect-derived proteins to replace the fishmeal that has no great substitute in aquaculture feed today.
USask and SUNTEP install Métis Red River Cart on campus
September 12, 2022
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Office of Indigenous Engagement and the Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) are proud to unveil the Métis Red River Cart installation outside the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP) and the Gabriel Dumont College (GDC) centre located at McLean Hall on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at 1pm CST.
Rare instruments see light of day with new series, Discovering the Amatis
September 9, 2022
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan’s quartet of historic Amati string instruments featured in four-concert series launching September 11.
USask’s Dr. Vivian Ramsden (PhD) elected Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow
September 8, 2022
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Dr. Vivian Ramsden (PhD) will be inducted today as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), one of the highest honours for a health scientist in Canada.
USask suicide prevention strategy is a life saver
September 8, 2022
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has launched a suicide prevention strategy to help students in the province who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, those wanting to support someone experiencing thoughts of suicide, and those impacted by a suicide loss.
USask research informing decision on national school food program
September 1, 2022
SASKATOON – As you fret over lunches to send with your child to school, consider that Canada is the only G-7 nation—and one of only a few countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)—that do not have a nationally harmonized school food program.
USask research teams to test treatments for eliminating HIV infection, fibrotic diseases
August 30, 2022
SASKATOON – Research to explore the effectiveness of innovative targeted treatments for HIV infections, and the use of protein therapy to break down fibrous scar tissue are two of five new University of Saskatchewan (USask) projects awarded a total of $3.3 million in federal funding.
Regrowing nerves, understanding severe period pain are focus of new USask research
August 29, 2022
SASKATOON – Investigating the effectiveness of intermittent low oxygen therapy for nerve regeneration and increasing health professionals’ understanding of menstrual pain in female youth are two of five University of Saskatchewan (USask) research projects awarded a total of $3.3 million in federal funding.
USask chemists solve 27-year-old riddle, produce promising new compound
August 26, 2022
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) chemists have successfully produced for the first time a new, stable organic compound which has eluded other scientists for more than 27 years.
Fire-adapted insects make the most of breeding grounds sterilized by wildfires: USask research
August 24, 2022
SASKATOON – With a rise in the number of wildfires in Saskatchewan and beyond each year, burnt landscapes stripped of plant life are becoming more common. Most creatures find a burnt environment uninhabitable, but a University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team has discovered how certain species of insects use these scorched lands as a safe location to lay eggs.
Research finds insecticides impair a bee’s ability to move in a straight line
August 23, 2022
SASKATOON – Research conducted by former University of Saskatchewan (USask) doctoral student Dr. Rachel Parkinson (PhD) under the supervision of Dr. Jack Gray (PhD), professor of biology in the College of Arts and Science, has shown that even at sublethal quantities, insecticides impair a honeybee’s ability to move in a straight line.
USask major scientific centres awarded $170M of MSI funding
August 19, 2022
SASKATOON – Four flagship research centres at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) uniquely equipped to keep Canada at the forefront internationally in vaccine development, imaging science, sustainable water management and monitoring space weather have been awarded nearly $170 million.
USask researchers studying zebrafish to get to the heart of your heartbeat
August 18, 2022
SASKATOON – A research team at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been awarded a national grant to study genetically modified fish to gain a better understanding of how a human heart beats.
Bold USask projects aim to advance MS therapy, agriculture innovation
August 15, 2022
SASKATOON – Three interdisciplinary health and agriculture projects led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $250,000 each under a federal program that aims to foster innovative high-risk research with the potential to yield significant and impactful results.
Pewaseskwan at USask to work with The Key First Nation and Yorkton Tribal Council on researching heart disease and Kennedy’s Disease
August 12, 2022
ST. PHILIPS, SASK. – Pewaseskwan Indigenous Wellness Research Group (pewaseskwan) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has partnered with The Key First Nation and the Yorkton Tribal Council to support research on heart disease and spinal-bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA), also known as Kennedy’s Disease.
Pewaseskwan at USask invites media to research partnership ceremony
August 10, 2022
ST. PHILIPS, SASK. – Members of the media are invited to attend a research partnership ceremony between pewaseskwan Indigenous Wellness Research Group (IWRG) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), The Key First Nation, and Yorkton Tribal Council.
City-USask projects target Métis history, clean runoff, green rental housing
August 9, 2022
SASKATOON – In three new projects, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers are aiming to trace and reconcile Métis history in Saskatoon, prevent a toxic compound from entering the river, and expand participation of low-income renters and landlords in civic home energy efficiency programs.
USask research aims to improve water management with better streamflow forecasts
August 8, 2022
SASKATOON – A team led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Dr. Martyn Clark (PhD) has been awarded $180,000 over three years by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) to improve seasonal streamflows forecasts for river basins across the country.
USask researchers explore how floods and droughts are challenging science and society globally
August 4, 2022
SASKATOON – Floods, droughts, and other water-related disasters are some of the costliest natural events that occur in Canada and around the world. Even with significant global advances in science and infrastructure designed to predict and manage such extreme disasters, many communities still face major societal and economic impacts when these events occur.
USask business fair highlights youth entrepreneurs
July 28, 2022
SASKATOON – A group of youth in the city will showcase their micro-businesses at the first annual Edwards Entrepreneurship Exploration business fair on the University of Saskatchewan (USask) campus.
Reconstructing volcanic eruptions to help scientists predict climate risks: USask research
July 28, 2022
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Dr. Matthew Toohey (PhD) and University of Bern researcher Dr. Michael Sigl (PhD) were part of the research team that developed an updated, more accurate reconstruction of volcanic eruptions that can help scientists understand future climate risks.
Saskatchewan to launch new medical oncology residency program
July 27, 2022
REGINA – Medical residents interested in cancer care will have the opportunity to train at home for the first time in Saskatchewan’s history. The University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Medicine is launching a new residency program in medical oncology, in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (SCA), and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health.
USask approves policy on Indigenous membership/citizenship verification
July 25, 2022
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has approved a new policy on Indigenous membership/citizenship verification, the result of ground-breaking work by a task force led by Indigenous Elders and leaders.
USask archeological research digs into evolution of dog diets in new study
July 22, 2022
SASKATOON – Most people know their dogs as the furry friend who greets them at the door after a long day’s work, but dogs have an interesting and complex history all their own. A new study published in the journal Science Advances examines the ancient lives of dogs and the ecological impacts of their diets.
USask Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence joins Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network
July 19, 2022
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) has joined the Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network.
Discovery of ‘young’ deep groundwater tells surprising tale: USask researcher
July 19, 2022
SASKATOON – The findings of a recently published study of ancient groundwaters have important implications for such practices as carbon sequestration and deep underground storage of waste from nuclear power and oil and gas production, says University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Dr. Grant Ferguson (PhD).
USask enrolment surpasses 26,000, sets new record
July 18, 2022
SASKATOON – The latest University of Saskatchewan (USask) enrolment numbers are in and for the first time in the institution’s history, enrolment reached and then passed 26,000.
USask teams to establish research programs to better understand and treat serious diseases
July 14, 2022
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have received more than $930,000 in provincial funding support from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) for research addressing pressing health challenges faced by the people of Saskatchewan and impacting global communities.
One in five Prairie residents thinks free speech limited or non-existent
July 11, 2022
SASKATOON – The demands for “freedom” coming out of anti-mask protests, truck convoys, and streams of political rhetoric over the past two years have been imprinted on the brains of Canadians.
USask, U of R kick off province’s largest varsity sports competition
July 7, 2022
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) and the University of Regina (U of R) will go head-to-head in multiple sports in a season-long competition to determine the winner of the inaugural U-Prairie Challenge.
Global water basins hotspots prioritize areas under threat: USask research
June 29, 2022
SASKATOON – New research at the intersection of how humans and ecosystems interact with water shows that the most-stressed regions in the world are becoming drier leading to water governance, economic and social challenges.
Patient-oriented research in Saskatchewan receives $25.2 million in support
June 29, 2022
SASKATOON – The Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) based from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has entered a second phase of operation, thanks to a $12.6-million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and matching funds provided by a group of partners.
New VIDO Vaccine Development Centre supports vaccine innovation protecting Canadians, animals
June 28, 2022
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) has completed the construction of its Vaccine Development Centre (VDC), strengthening and expanding Canada’s domestic biomanufacturing capacity.
Saskatchewan HIV, HCV education program continuing at USask College of Medicine
June 27, 2022
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Medicine’s Division of Continuing Medical Education (CME) has taken over the delivery of education on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) for primary care providers. Funding of nearly $100,000 from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health will support the program for one year.
Pewaseskwan at USask signs MOU with SFNWC to support research with Indigenous women
June 24, 2022
TREATY 6 TERRITORY (SASKATOON) – The Saskatchewan First Nations Women’s Commission (SFNWC) at the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) and pewaseskwan—the Indigenous Wellness Research Group (IWRG) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask)—are signing a memorandum of understanding on June 24 to commemorate the start of a research alliance.
USask research sheds light on the building blocks of photosynthesis at the cellular level
June 24, 2022
SASKATOON – Cell division is one of the most important biological events that occurs in living organisms, as this process provides the building blocks of growth, development and life itself.
WCVM set to hire pollinator health research chair at USask
June 23, 2022
SASKATOON – A new University of Saskatchewan (USask) research chair position at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) will focus on the health of pollinators that play an integral role in global food production and agricultural sustainability.
USask researcher partners internationally to hone students’ skills to tackle global sustainability issues
June 23, 2022
SASKATOON – Dr. Maureen Reed (PhD) of the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and her colleagues want to transform the mentorship of sustainability scholars and practitioners — the people who tackle issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, poverty, and water security.
USask research chair to focus on pollinator health
June 22, 2022
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) will host the announcement of a new research chair in pollinator health on Thursday morning, June 23, at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM).
Teeth from royal cattle herds of Mesopotamia shed light on ancient urban cultures: USask research
June 22, 2022
SASKATOON – Newly published cutting-edge research led by University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Near Eastern archaeologist Dr. Tina Greenfield (PhD) reveals how domesticated livestock were managed in one of the world’s earliest cities.
Abracadabra to ABCs under scrutiny by USask researchers
June 21, 2022
SASKATOON – A multi-disciplinary group of University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded a total of $805,522 by the federal government for five social science and humanities research projects that will explore a diverse plethora of topics – from historical truths of the lives of female magic practitioners, to how today’s teacher education programs can be improved with insights gained from previous programs.
New VIDO vaccine manufacturing facility complete at USask
June 21, 2022
SASKATOON – Construction is complete of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization’s (VIDO) new manufacturing facility, the Vaccine Development Centre, on the University of Saskatchewan (USask) campus.
Sask. policy school, FNUniv launch nation-building program to support Indigenous leaders in advancing priorities and needs of their communities
June 21, 2022
SASKATOON – The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) at the University of Regina (U of R) and the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has partnered with the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) to offer a new Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Nation-Building.
Investment in USask project aims to give ag producers better access to data
June 21, 2022
SASKATOON – In an environment where the complexity of agriculture-related technology is ever increasing, producers face the challenge of interpreting and selecting data that are most useful to improving their operations.
Global Institute for Food Security at USask announces new Chief Scientific Officer
June 20, 2022
SASKATOON – The Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is pleased to announce the successful hiring of its first Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Nancy Tout (PhD). Tout’s appointment takes effect from Monday, July 18, 2022.
USask project creating COVID-19 archive to share, learn from critical experience
June 16, 2022
SASKATOON – A diverse team led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Dr. Erika Dyck (PhD) is creating a digital archive of provincial residents’ experience with the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that their stories and material can prepare the province to better cope with future health crises.
USask part of NSERC-funded training program to decolonize Canada’s medical device industry
June 9, 2022
SASKATOON – A multidisciplinary team will receive $1.65 million over six years from the federal government’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to build a program that will train graduate students how to integrate both engineering science and Indigenous views in the design of medical devices and technology.
USask leads national team in creating the next generation of food and water security leaders
June 9, 2022
SASKATOON – The newly funded Food-Water Nexus Education and Training (FWNET) program will foster a new wave of professionals primed to lead Canada through future agricultural and climate-related challenges.
USask centre hosts national gathering focused on Indigenous health research
June 8, 2022
SASKATOON – Indigenous students, academics and staff from across Canada will participate in three days of panels and workshops around Indigenous health research.
USask graduates celebrate in-person for first time in two years
June 2, 2022
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) spring convocation ceremonies will be held in-person this year at Merlis Belsher Place for the first time since fall 2019.
USask’s Diefenbaker Canada Centre celebrates achievements of women in STEM
June 2, 2022
SASKATOON – A new exhibition at the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) will showcase the crucial role of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
USask co-leads $3.2M research project focused on carbon sequestration for mitigating climate change
May 30, 2022
SASKATOON – A team led by Dr. Angela Bedard-Haughn (PhD), dean and professor of the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), and Dr. Cameron Carlyle (PhD) from the University of Alberta has been awarded $3.2 million in funding for research on carbon sequestration in perennial forage and pastures.
A recipe for success: USask researchers champion improved MS care with a ‘local flavour’
May 26, 2022
SASKATOON – Multiple sclerosis (MS), which affects one in 3,000 Saskatchewan residents, is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts how information flows from the brain to the rest of the body. With World MS Day on May 30 focusing on connections – both to others and to quality care – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers Dr. Katherine Knox (MD) and Dr. Sarah Donkers (PhD) are working to bring physical rehabilitation for those living with MS closer to home.
USask researcher examines link of genetic mutation and immune systems to blood cancers
May 24, 2022
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) research findings published in Cell Reports examine how a genetic mutation affects the body’s immune system response to viruses and its link to the development of two types of blood cancers.
USask engineering PhD student awarded 2022 QE II scholarship
May 17, 2022
SASKATOON – Sandhya Chandran, a PhD student at the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) College of Engineering, has been awarded this year’s $20,000 Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship by the Government of Saskatchewan.
USask collaboration establishes first dental therapy degree program in Canada
May 17, 2022
SASKATOON – Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) has given its support for a new national dental therapy educational program and approved $2.1 million in funding to establish the program, which will be run collaboratively through a partnership between the Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority (NITHA), the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) College of Dentistry, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, and Northlands College.
USask-led study aims to understand, mitigate change in western boreal forest
May 16, 2022
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan wildlife ecologist Dr. Philip McLoughlin’s (PhD) research team has been awarded $1.87 million by a federal granting agency for an interdisciplinary project to study complex environmental changes occurring in Western Canada’s Boreal Plains and help mitigate the consequences.
USask-led study finds a high-fish diet may not be bad for you
May 13, 2022
SASKATOON – A synchrotron-based study led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers shows that the chemical form of mercury found in the brains of people who ate a lot of fish over a lifetime is completely different from the mercury form found in the brains of people who were poisoned.
USask verification task force focuses on Indigenous membership/citizenship
May 12, 2022
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask), along with external Indigenous partners, has launched a task force that will create a policy for Indigenous Membership/Citizenship Verification with Documentation. Comprised of Indigenous people, this task force will lead the improvement and development of internal practices and advance truth and reconciliation.
USask, international researchers will work with Inuit youth, explore art as a tool for monitoring impacts of climate change
May 11, 2022
SASKATOON – A Canadian-United Kingdom research team has received $1,538,725 in funding to undertake a three-year project.
USask mentorship program supports professional development for new physicians in Saskatchewan
May 11, 2022
SASKATOON – A new multi-year provincial mentorship program will support the professional development needs of all new physicians in Saskatchewan who are in their first five years of practice.
USask research will focus on social justice and physical health in vulnerable populations
May 9, 2022
SASKATOON – Two University of Saskatchewan (USask) research projects will highlight the importance of equitable opportunities for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (2SLGBTQ+) and Indigenous peoples to participate in their communities throughout life as adult leaders and during their youth.
USask professor recognized with prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship
May 5, 2022
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) associate professor Dr. Vince Bruni-Bossio (PhD) has received a 3M National Teaching Fellowship, the most prestigious national teaching award in Canada.
Vice-Dean Indigenous Health position created at USask College of Medicine
May 4, 2022
SASKATOON – The College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has hired its first vice-dean Indigenous Health. The position was created to bring Indigenous health and issues more fully to the forefront in college priorities, while also serving to improve how these critical areas are addressed.
Researchers at USask providing Indigenous leadership in $5M grant for national heart failure research network
May 4, 2022
SASKATOON – Leading Indigenous researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) will play a critical role in a new national, patient-driven network addressing the challenges of heart failure (HF), a common condition that is often fatal and on the rise in Canada and which disproportionately impacts Indigenous people.
USask to spotlight six honorary degree recipients
May 4, 2022
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) will pay tribute to six remarkable individuals who have made extraordinary contributions throughout their careers.
Oẏateki Partnership brings together three leading institutions to transform education and employment systems for Indigenous Youth
May 3, 2022
SASKATOON – The Oẏateki Partnership is a unique and unprecedented collaboration among three leading post-secondary education institutions in Saskatchewan designed to transform education and employment systems to support success for Indigenous youth.
FutureNow event at Saskatchewan legislature to showcase undergraduate student work
May 2, 2022
REGINA – On May 3, the FutureNow event will bring undergraduate students from four of Saskatchewan’s major post-secondary institutions together to share their best research, scholarly, artistic, and applied work with Saskatchewan legislators.
USask ranks 58th among 1,400 universities worldwide in advancing sustainable development
April 28, 2022
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) tied for 58th place in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact overall rankings, which measured the success of more than 1,400 universities around the world in advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Wildfire smoke accelerates glacier melt, affects mountain runoff: USask research
April 26, 2022
SASKATOON – As global temperatures rise, wildfires are becoming more common. A new study by University of Saskatchewan (USask) hydrology researchers found that exposure to wildfire smoke can cause glaciers to melt faster, affecting mountain runoff that provides major freshwater resources for life downstream.
Coffee concert featuring rare Amati instruments on USask campus
April 25, 2022
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) Department of Music is hosting an intimate concert featuring the university’s collection of Amati instruments, one of the only complete Amati quartets in the world.
New fire hall to be built next to USask main campus
April 22, 2022
SASKATOON – The Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) has announced it will be breaking ground for a state-of-the-art fire station along Preston Avenue, adjacent to the University of Saskatchewan (USask) main campus.
USask to host Roughriders training camp
April 19, 2022
SASKATOON – The Saskatchewan Roughriders are returning to Saskatoon for Coors Light Training Camp as part of a three-year agreement with the University of Saskatchewan (USask).
USask research aims to help cows, forage plants deal with stresses
April 18, 2022
SASKATOON – Two University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $322,000 in total by a federal agency for developing drought and salinity-tolerant forage crops, and reducing heat stress in dairy cattle.
USask, provincial government to increase support for internationally trained family physicians
April 14, 2022
SASKATOON – Rural and remote Saskatchewan communities will benefit from an increased number of internationally trained family physicians through additional provincial funding to the Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment (SIPPA) program.
Global Institute for Food Security at USask receives provincial funding to measure and promote sustainable agriculture practices
April 13, 2022
SASKATOON – The Government of Saskatchewan has announced $2 million in new funding to the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) as part of its 2022-23 budget released on March 23.
USask teams funded to breathe new life into lung health research
April 12, 2022
SASKATOON – Three transdisciplinary research teams from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) have been awarded almost $350,000 to discover solutions to lung health challenges.
New vision for USask MD degree admissions process
April 11, 2022
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Medicine is making important changes to its medical doctor admissions approach to draw more applicants who reflect Saskatchewan’s population and ultimately stay to practice medicine here. The changes will be in effect for the next round of applications to the program, which are open from early August to October 1, 2022, with successful applicants starting the program in August 2023.
USask report identifies sectors putting global freshwater resources at risk
April 11, 2022
SASKATOON – A new report led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers reveals how industry practices are driving critical threats to global freshwater systems, including groundwater depletion, metal contamination, plastic pollution, and water diversion.
USask experts collaborate on international project to transform water predictions
April 6, 2022
SASKATOON – A team of hydrologists from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and University of Calgary (UCalgary) comprises the Canadian contingent in an unprecedented international collaboration that aims to revolutionize flood predictions across North America.
USask to host Defining Moments Canada exhibit on Gerhard Herzberg in celebration of basic research
April 6, 2022
SASKATOON – As part of a national initiative to mark the 50th anniversary of Gerhard Herzberg’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has partnered with heritage education organization Defining Moments Canada (DMC) to present the travelling exhibition Enterprises of the Human Spirit: 50 Years of Scientific Excellence in Germany and Canada.
New USask-led training program to improve care for people with substance use disorders
April 6, 2022
SASKATOON – Individuals struggling with substance use disorders will now have greater access to improved care, thanks to a new training program for health care professionals. The provincial government has provided $255,000 in 2021-22 for the program, which aligns with their commitment to reduce the misuse of prescribed opioids.
USask-led multi-disciplinary team helping to develop strategy for virtual care
April 5, 2022
SASKATOON – Internationally renowned virtual care pioneer Dr. Ivar Mendez (MD, PhD) of the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is leading a large group of experts to help the province develop a long-term strategy for delivering health services remotely
Student sustainability trade show ceremony on USask campus
April 5, 2022
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is hosting a student sustainability trade show on Tuesday, April 5 from 2–4 pm in the atrium of the Agriculture Building on campus.
Province of B.C. doubles student seats in veterinary medicine program at USask
April 4, 2022
SASKATOON – More B.C. veterinary students will attend the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) on the University of Saskatchewan (USask) campus this August, following an investment from the Province of B.C. to double its number of subsidized seats for the first time in more than a decade.
Assault weapons ban, climate change action divisive: Prairie residents
April 4, 2022
SASKATOON – Prairie residents are in lockstep with fellow Canadians in saying COVID-19 and the 2021 federal election were the two biggest issues that divided the country over the past year.
USask announces new Beef Industry Integrated Forage Management and Utilization Chair
April 1, 2022
SASKATOON – Bree Kelln has been selected as the new Beef Industry Integrated Forage Management and Utilization (IFMU) Chair for the University of Saskatchewan (USask).
USask-led study aims to provide guide to ‘build back better’ after pandemic
April 1, 2022
SASKATOON – A large interdisciplinary team led by two University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers, which is collaborating with community service agencies in Saskatoon and Regina, has been awarded $390,000 by a federal agency to study the wider social and health impacts of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan.
USask teams awarded $600,000 to find innovative solutions to addictions
March 30, 2022
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded more than $600,000 to catalyze innovative ideas and move research into real-world settings in the face of the growing challenge of addictions in the province.
Collaborative surveillance team detects SARS-CoV-2 virus in Saskatchewan white-tailed deer
March 28, 2022
SASKATOON – Nearly two years after researchers pooled resources to build a wildlife surveillance program, there’s proof that SARS-CoV-2 virus is circulating among free-ranging, white-tailed deer in Saskatchewan.
USask, international researchers find modern animal life could have origins in delta
March 25, 2022
SASKATOON – The ancestors of many animal species alive today may have lived in a delta in what is now China, suggests new research published in Nature Communications by an international team including University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers.
The state of water security in Canada: A water-rich nation prepares for the future after seasons of disaster
March 22, 2022
OTTAWA – Canada is known as a water-rich nation, but we are not a water secure nation. Researchers warn that if a national strategy based on the latest science and Indigenous knowledge is not taken seriously and urgently, our water security could be in even greater peril, risking the lives, livelihoods and health of communities and the integrity of our natural environment.
World Water Day event live from Ottawa
March 21, 2022
OTTAWA – Members of the media are invited to attend a special World Water Day event live from Ottawa featuring the country’s top water scientists, Indigenous water leaders, policy makers, and politicians for a discussion and announcement on the state of water security in Canada. The event is hosted by the University of Saskatchewan-led Global Water Futures (GWF).
New video encourages empathy and understanding through sharing a cup of tea
March 21, 2022
SASKATOON – The City of Saskatoon (City), the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and members of the Afghan community released a video today to highlight the strength of refugee communities in Saskatoon and to acknowledge the important role everyone can play in the growth and development of their communities.
USask researchers aim to boost uranium, wheat sectors with novel technology
March 18, 2022
SASKATOON – Two University of Saskatchewan (USask) projects have been awarded Natural Sciences and Engineering Council (NSERC) Alliance Grants totaling $885,000 for research aimed at developing novel technologies to improve productivity and profitability in the key agriculture and uranium sectors.
Federal funding invested in research that will build cancer prevention tools rooted in Métis culture
March 10, 2022
SASKATOON – A University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher has been awarded more than $175,000 from three major funding bodies to support a project that seeks to lower cancer rates of Métis peoples by using cultural connection as a prevention tool.
USask opens downtown gathering space in Calgary
March 10, 2022
CALGARY – While Calgary is proudly known for the ‘C of Red,’ you can expect to see more green and white in the future.
USask study finds dog therapy can reduce ER patients’ pain and anxiety
March 9, 2022
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) research shows therapy dogs can help reduce pain and improve well-being for people treated in emergency rooms.
USask research videos in Cree, Dene highlight ideas to build capacity in North
March 7, 2022
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have produced four videos—two each in Cree and Dene—to present the results of a project that partnered with seven Indigenous communities to study ways to build social and economic capacity for living well in the province’s North.
USask wastewater COVID detectives’ paper is a roadmap for other scientists
March 3, 2022
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers set up a wastewater monitoring program that’s become the province’s sole reliable source for data on the prevalence of COVID-19. Now they have published a paper that provides a blueprint for other scientists to emulate their work.
USask research collaboration shows increased wildfires may slow recovery of Earth’s ozone layer
March 3, 2022
SASKATOON – A new study reveals that an expected increase in wildfires due to climate change may lead to chemical reactions that cause destruction of the Earth’s protective ozone layer and slow its ability to recover. As global warming continues, it is likely that the scale and frequency of wildfires will increase, raising questions about how this will impact the planet’s protective ozone layer over time.
USask research finds substance derived from tire debris is toxic to two trout species
March 2, 2022
SASKATOON – Every time it rains, fish living downstream of storm drains are exposed to pollutants, including the tire-derived compound 6PPD-quinone, in the runoff. Recently, this substance has been linked to massive die-offs of coho salmon across the West Coast of the United States.
Saskatchewan policy school places second at national competition
March 2, 2022
SASKATOON – Students from the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy’s (JSGS) University of Saskatchewan (USask) and University of Regina (U of R) campuses placed second at the 2022 National Public Administration Case Competition.
Mathematicians build the future of materials through art: USask research
March 2, 2022
SASKATOON – Art and mathematics may go hand-in-hand when building new and better materials for use in quantum computing and other quantum applications, according to University of Saskatchewan (USask) mathematician Dr. Steven Rayan (PhD).
Crop, forestry residues fuel USask, industry green project
March 1, 2022
SASKATOON – With Saskatchewan’s north home to a boreal forest that’s larger than Germany, and its south making up nearly half of Canada’s cropland, the province’s agriculture and lumber industries alone annually produce about 24 million tonnes of biomass residue.
The dollars and ‘sense’ behind wetland conservation: USask research
February 28, 2022
SASKATOON – A team of University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers has built a tool designed to estimate a value for wetland services to help farmers, land planners and policy makers understand the benefits of wetland conservation in agriculture.
Seven USask alumni honoured with Achievement Awards
February 28, 2022
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has announced the 2022 winners of the Alumni Achievement Awards, one of the university’s highest honours.
USask drama professor aims to make the stage a more inclusive place
February 24, 2022
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) associate professor of drama Carla Orosz is undertaking a research project that will shine a spotlight on a major need in theatre—designing performance staging that is complementary to diverse skin colours.
Partnership expanding work on National Index on Agri-Food Performance
February 23, 2022
WINNIPEG – Today, Protein Industries Canada announced a co-investment into the second phase of Canada’s National Index on Agri-Food Performance, alongside lead partners Pulse Canada and the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan, with the support of David McInnes, Coordinator of the National Index on Agri-Food Performance.
New federal funding to enrich USask digital agriculture research
February 22, 2022
SASKATOON – A University of Saskatchewan (USask) Computer Science and Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) team has been awarded $125,000 in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) to support the development of innovative greenhouse imaging and computing infrastructure.
USask centre co-hosts symposium on data ownership in agriculture
February 22, 2022
SASKATOON – While they may not know it, farmers produce more than crops when they jump onto their tractor or combine. They are also generating data that is being consumed by agri-business firms and organizations.
USask researchers collaborate with Indigenous communities to address health inequities with new federal funding
February 18, 2022
SASKATOON – Two University of Saskatchewan (USask) research teams have been awarded more than $2.8 million in federal funding to address systemic inequities in the lives of Indigenous people in the areas of home life, mental and sexual health.
USask researcher awarded SSHRC funding to build more engaging online learning platforms
February 18, 2022
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Dr. Shan Wang (PhD) has been awarded funding by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to investigate how to improve online discussion forums for students on e-learning platforms.
USask AgBio researcher David Natcher named UArctic Chair
February 11, 2022
SASKATOON – Professor David Natcher from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been appointed as the UArctic Chair in Water, Energy and Food (WEF) Security in the Arctic for the next five years.
USask-City of Saskatoon study finds ways to divert edible food from landfill
February 8, 2022
SASKATOON – Diverting edible items from the landfill to improve food security is an easy cause to support. Removing the barriers to make it happen, however, can be complicated.
USask study finds post-surgical monoclonal antibody treatment reduces breast cancer recurrence
January 28, 2022
SASKATOON – Treating women diagnosed with one type of early-stage breast cancer with the monoclonal antibody trastuzumab after surgery reduces the risk of the cancer returning, reports a research team led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) oncologist Dr. Shahid Ahmed (MD).
USask scientist becomes first Canadian to win Royal Astronomical Society honour
January 26, 2022
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Dr. Kathryn McWilliams (PhD) has been awarded an honorary fellowship from the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) of the United Kingdom.
USask researcher named fellow by distinguished American science organization
January 26, 2022
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Dr. Jeffrey McDonnell (PhD) has been named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
USask sponsors inaugural Canadian Black Scientists Network BE-STEMM Conference
January 24, 2022
SASKATOON – The Canadian Black Scientists Network (CBSN) is hosting the first annual Black Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine and Health (BE-STEMM) conference, to be held virtually on Jan. 30-Feb. 2.
USask announces new Food and Nutrition degree
January 20, 2022
SASKATOON – A new undergraduate degree program at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) will fill a growing need for interdisciplinary training in both food science and nutrition.
Investments in USask livestock research fuels innovation, protects animal health
January 19, 2022
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $4.2 million to develop livestock-related innovations that range from improving forage feed to advancing work on vaccines to tackle the global spread of African swine fever (ASF).
Internationally recognized Parkinson’s disease researcher honoured with Achievement Award
January 19, 2022
SASKATOON – The Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) announced the winners of the 18th annual Santé Awards to celebrate top health scientists in the province.
Global Institute for Food Security at USask receives award to improve economic and environmental impact of bread wheat
January 17, 2022
SASKATOON – The Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been awarded $295,000 by Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) for a project aiming to improve phosphorous and nitrogen uptake and efficiency in bread wheat – developments that would provide significant environmental and economic value in Canada and beyond.
$500,000 in federal funding awarded for Canada Research Chair at USask
January 13, 2022
SASKATOON—A University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher has been awarded $500,000 in funding through the federal government’s Canada Research Chair renewal program to support new insights into the development of “smart” radioactive pharmaceuticals that may be used as innovative treatments for cancers, brain disorders, and infectious diseases.
New partnership to increase skills and talent in Canada’s agrifood sector
January 12, 2022
SASKATOON — The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is helping to develop a new, $1.08-million specialized training program targeted at preparing workers for the jobs agri-food sector employers are eager to fill.
USask crop research aims to innovate, thanks to new funding investment
January 11, 2022
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded more than $5.7 million to develop crop-related innovations ranging from plant-based edible 3D printing and packaging to using drones for monitoring crops and soil health.
Disrupting COVID-19 with potential new treatments: USask research
January 7, 2022
SASKATOON – A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team has discovered insights into the structure of the virus that causes COVID-19, possibly leading to new treatment options.