USask researchers explore untold history of psychedelics -

SASKATOON -- A University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher has led the creation of a new book which compiles stories of the history of psychedelic drugs around the world, both clinically and culturally.

USask appoints new lentil and faba bean breeder -

SASKATOON – Dr. Ana Vargas (PhD) has been appointed as the new lentil and faba bean breeder and an Agri-Food Innovation Fund Chair at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

USask research tackles food insecurity in the community -

SASKATOON – Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) have cooked up a new way to fight local food insecurity in Saskatchewan: a dry soup mix product to be distributed by the Regina Food Bank and the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre.

Mitigating rural poverty through sustainable biomass production: USask research -

SASKATOON – A recently published paper by University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers explores the nexus between climate change, biomass production, and rural poverty, and outlines a hopeful path to a future where environmentally sustainable practices advance the economic and social well-being of vulnerable people around the globe.

USask cattle feed innovations good for the planet and our pockets -

SASKATOON – By exploring novel treatments to existing agricultural byproducts, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers are working to establish environmentally sustainable and economically feasible feed alternatives to benefit Saskatchewan producers and consumers alike.

USask climbs worldwide sustainability rankings -

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has risen in the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability, cementing its position as a top-100 institution globally taking on the world’s greatest environmental, social and governance issues.

GIFS at USask partnership receives $56 million commitment for Bangladesh agtech centre -

SASKATOON — A research and training initiative launched by the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) of the Ministry of Agriculture in Bangladesh has received a $56.2 million commitment from the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

VIDO awarded U.S. contract for its Vaccine Development Centre -

SASKATOON — The University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) in Canada has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, 75N93023D00013, by the United States’ National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

USask part of SSHRC-funded nationwide theatre school research project -

SASKATOON--In a one-of-a-kind national theatre research project, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is involved in a Canada-wide collaboration of post-secondary theatre schools to create more diverse, equitable and inclusive theatre education across the country.

USask to host 95th annual Remembrance Day ceremony -

SASKATOON—The University of Saskatchewan (USask) community, members of the public and the media are invited to gather for USask's 95th annual wreath-laying ceremony and brief program on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Memorial Gates in honour of Remembrance Day.

North West College and USask join forces to expand registered nursing education -

NORTH BATTLEFORD – North West College and the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are proud to announce a partnership to bring expanded educational opportunities to students of northwest Saskatchewan. This collaborative endeavour will create new pathways for aspiring registered nurses to pursue their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree without leaving their communities.

USask Fall Convocation to celebrate 934 graduates -

SASKATOON – This fall, 934 students will receive 956 degrees, certificates and diplomas from the University of Saskatchewan (USask). These graduates join a century-old community of more than 171,000 alumni worldwide whose contributions are helping to shape our world.

USask moving up in international subject rankings -

SASKATOON -- USask achieved high rankings in multiple areas in both the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject and the ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

Talking taxes: New USask-City of Saskatoon research project -

SASKATOON -- University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers are working with City of Saskatoon officials to identify potential avenues for property tax reform, as well as developing strategies to communicate these changes to city residents.

USask’s VIDO signs agreement with Pirbright to advance vaccine manufacturing -

SASKATOON — The University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Centre for Veterinary Vaccine Innovation and Manufacturing (CVIM) at The Pirbright Institute (Pirbright). The MOU allows for expanded collaborations and training around vaccine manufacturing to drive innovations for animal health.

GIFS laboratory at USask brings latest sequencing technology to Western Canada -

SASKATOON — World-class talent and sequencing technology at the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is enabling researchers in agriculture and other disciplines to more quickly — and cost effectively — explore the genomes of plants, animals, and microbes.

FSIN, USask College of Law to sign MOU to foster First Nations child welfare legal research -

SASKATOON – The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) and the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Saturday, Oct. 21 at noon. The MOU represents a collaborative commitment to advance legal reform in child welfare systems for First Nations communities in Saskatchewan.

USask co-hosts Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week featuring former Chief Cadmus Delorme -

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) will co-host the eighth annual Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week, including events designed to raise awareness, promote education, and encourage action in the pursuit of justice, and featuring a lecture from renowned Indigenous leader Cadmus Delorme, former Chief of Cowessess First Nation.

Diefenbaker Canada Centre gears up for annual USask Ghost Tours -

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) stands as a testament to over a century of remarkable history, marked by a fusion of architectural grandeur and academic excellence. Lurking beneath the surface are some well-kept secrets and tales of paranormal activity that await discovery.

Take a trip back in time – and explore something new – with the Amati quartet -

SASKATOON – The second annual concert series, Discovering the Amatis, featuring the famed University of Saskatchewan (USask) Amati String Instrument Collection, will open on Oct. 15 in with a special performance by Stéphane Tétreault on cello, an instrument that has a unique and fascinating history.

USask to offer Bachelor of Education program in Pelican Narrows -

PELICAN NARROWS, Sask. – Representatives from the University of Saskatchewan (USask), Northern Lights School Division and Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation (PBCN) Education Authority met in Pelican Narrows Wednesday, Sept. 27 to sign an agreement between their organizations to offer the Bachelor of Education degree program in the northern community.

New centre at USask honours Indigenous connection to the land -

SASKATOON – Guided by Indigenous peoples, the new kihci-okâwîmâw askiy (Great Mother Earth in Plains Cree) Knowledge Centre at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) serves as a resource for Indigenous communities and organizations seeking land-related information, training, and research partnerships.

USask’s VIDO selected for CEPI’s international research network -

SASKATOON — The University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) has signed an agreement today to join the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations’ (CEPI) preclinical research network. VIDO is the only organization in Canada and the ninth in the world selected for this research network to date.

USask law graduate earns prestigious Royal Society of Canada award -

SASKATOON - Darian Lonechild, who graduated from the Juris Doctor degree program in the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) College of Law earlier this year, received the Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella Prize from the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

Joint research team studies sustainable cities in Copenhagen -

SASKATOON - Representatives from the University of Saskatchewan (USask), the City of Saskatoon, and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) are going to Copenhagen to study what goes into building healthy and sustainable cities.

USask hosts McKercher Lecture Series at the College of Law -

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Law is pleased to announce a series of thought-provoking lectures as part of its Fall 2023 lineup. These captivating sessions will explore critical topics in law and justice, featuring distinguished speakers from across Canada. Media representatives are invited to attend and cover these enlightening events.

World-leading quantum computer will give USask ‘Quantum Boost’ -

SASKATOON - The inauguration of the ‘Quantum System One’ quantum computer by the Platform for Digital and Quantum Innovation of Quebec (PINQ²) and IBM Canada is making waves for research, scholarly and artistic works (RSAW) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

Province funding new Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon -

A new Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon will transform an existing network of 11 decentralized, outdated buildings into a revitalized complex that offers modern, technology-rich learning for students and greater opportunities for applied research and investment.

Genome Canada supports innovative USask agricultural research -

SASKATOON – Two research projects led by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) have received a total of close to $12 million to enhance climate-forward research projects in the field of sustainable and resilient agriculture.

Vice-President of Research presents on priorities at USask -

SASKATOON – Dr. Baljit Singh (PhD), Vice-President Research, University of Saskatchewan (USask), will share updates on the research, scholarly and artistic work (RSAW) of USask as we look ahead to the 2023/2024 academic year.

New USask research chair focuses on improving Indigenous children’s wellness -

SASKATOON – Newly appointed Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Dr. Wendie Marks (PhD) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is investigating links between obesity in Indigenous children and their exposure to environmental factors during pre-conception, prenatal, or early postpartum periods.

Soil health research a priority for USask researchers -

SASKATOON – A dedicated group of students and faculty at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are exploring soil health and management using unique crop research facilities available at USask.

Putting Indigenous knowledge at the forefront of water research in Canada -

MISTAWASIS NÊHIYAWAK – In an attempt to create a better water future for everyone, Indigenous water experts and Knowledge Keepers have created a protocol that puts co-generation of research at the forefront, and promote its use across Canada in future water research projects.

USask-led project develops guiding principles for community-engaged research -

SASKATOON – An international research group working under the auspices of the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) chair in Biocultural Diversity, Sustainability, Reconciliation, and Renewal, has developed a set of foundational principles to help guide and enhance community-engaged sustainability research.

New USask funding to advance Canada’s beef sector -

SASKATOON – Dr. Antonio Facciuolo (PhD) from the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has new support to develop a vaccine against Johne’s disease—a chronic intestinal disease of cattle that is significant to both the beef and dairy industry.

USask to host International Conference on Isotopes -

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is proud to be a partner in the 11th International Conference on Isotopes (11ICI) which will take place July 23-27 in Saskatoon and produced through a partnership with Discover Saskatoon and the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation Inc. (Fedoruk Centre).

USask reaches new heights in world university rankings -

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) made a significant leap forward in the QS World University Rankings (QS WUR), jumping up more than 100 places to reach the institution’s best-ever placement in the ranking.

USask’s LFCE receives funding to build research capacity -

SASKATOON – Saskatchewan’s minister of agriculture, the Honourable David Marit, announced funding today on behalf of the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan of $6.6 million over five years for the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE).

Honouring long-term care COVID-19 victims -

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask)-led Remember Rebuild Saskatchewan is launching a new Saskatchewan contribution to the national COVID in the House of Old (CIHO) Exhibit, which looks at the impacts of the pandemic in Canadian residential care homes, remembering the thousands of Canadian care home residents and workers who died of COVID-19 or suffered through extended periods of stress and isolation.

Diefenbaker Canada Centre at USask introduces admission by donation -

SASKATOON – Beginning June 2, the Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) will transition to an admission-by-donation structure, allowing visitors to contribute any amount of their choice as they explore remarkable exhibits.

USask recognizes Pride Month -

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan kicks off Pride Month with a Pride flag-raising ceremony on June 1 at 1 pm in front of the Peter MacKinnon Building. Media are welcome to attend.

VIDO scientists receive $1M to strengthen mpox preparedness -

SASKATOON – Scientists Drs. Alyson Kelvin (PhD) and Angela Rasmussen (PhD) from the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) have received $1-million in total funding to study mpox (formerly known as monkeypox) from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

USask research uncovers new insights into nitrogen, phosphorous and their neighbours -

SASKATOON – Nitrogen may be the most common element in the air that we breathe, but it and nearby elements on the periodic table still hold great mysteries to uncover. Thanks to separate University of Saskatchewan (USask) research projects led by Canada Research Chairs, the nature of pnictogens—including nitrogen, phosphorous, and antimony—and how they interact with other elements is becoming clearer.

USask researchers develop new online nutrient calculator -

SASKATOON – As crop plans are mapped out for the 2023 growing season, there’s a new resource for farmers and agronomists to build a more complete picture of the nutrient requirements of key crops grown across Western Canada.

Cumberland House celebrates 26 graduates of community-based Cree teacher education program -

CUMBERLAND HOUSE, Sask. – Media are invited to join the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and the Northern Lights School Division at the community celebration in honour of the upcoming graduates of the Bachelor of Education Cree Teacher Education Program (CTEP) cohort offered by the College of Education, and the College of Arts and Science in the community of Cumberland House.

USask to pay tribute to honorary degree recipients -

SASKATOON – This spring, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) will celebrate five remarkable individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to their communities throughout their careers.

VIDO and VFI collaborate to strengthen pandemic preparedness -

SASKATOON – The Vaccine Formulation Institute (VFI) and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) have signed a collaborative research agreement to help drive joint vaccine development.

Two USask alumni awarded prestigious McCall MacBain scholarship -

SASKATOON – Thanks to a landmark $200 million gift in 2019 by John and Marcy McCall MacBain, University of Saskatchewan (USask) graduates Julia Morelli (BA’23) and Minh Au (BE/BSc’23) will be pursuing fully funded master’s degrees worth $100,000 each at McGill University, while participating in mentorship, coaching, and a leadership development program.

USask students training for the future in agriculture technology -

SASKATOON – Graduate students at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) will experience a one-of-a-kind training opportunity thanks to a new program that has received a $1.6 million grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

BMO’s $2 million donation to University of Saskatchewan to accelerate research critical to the future of food in Canada -

SASKATOON – Critical research into regenerative and digital agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan will be accelerated thanks to a $2 million donation from BMO. The donation will support two initiatives within the College of Agriculture and Bioresources: the *BMO Soil Analytical Laboratory and the Jarislowsky and BMO Research Chair in Regenerative Agriculture.

Researchers snap, share the beauty of USask research -

SASKATOON – From ecosystems in peril, to the intense gaze of an Arctic fox, to the illuminated neurons of a fruit fly, winners in the 2023 University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Images of Research competition celebrated the art and artistry of research, scholarly, and artistic work at USask.

USask launches new University of Saskatchewan Insect Research Facility -

SASKATOON – Today the University of Saskatchewan (USask) launched the University of Saskatchewan Insect Research Facility (USIRF), the first insect research facility with quarantine capabilities in a western Canadian university. Research conducted in the new facility will boost Canadian agriculture, protect the environment, reduce risk to food security, and provide fundamental insight into insect ecology.

USask invites media to attend launch of new insect research facility -

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is celebrating the launch of the University of Saskatchewan Insect Research Facility (USIRF), the first of its kind in a western Canadian university and one of only a handful of facilities in the country specifically designed to conduct research on arthropod plant pests and beneficial insects.

Report supports further work on equity, diversity, and inclusion at USask College of Medicine -

SASKATOON – A report to help the University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Medicine better address issues of systemic inequity was jointly released today by the medical school and the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC). The SHRC conducted research and interviews to develop the report using a systemic investigation and advocacy approach.

Join us for the USask Student Sustainability Fair -

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is hosting a student sustainability fair on Thursday, March 30 from 1–4 pm in the atrium of the Agriculture Building on campus.

New USask research hits cancer with a “one-two punch” -

SASKATOON – After attacking a tumour with a targeted therapy, the cancer might stagger but often comes back fighting — usually even harder to defeat. University of Saskatchewan (USask)-led research has revealed a promising strategy to strike tumour cells and land a knockout blow by choosing the right combination of cellular mechanisms to target together.

USask signals upward trend in QS world subject rankings -

SASKATOON – The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject released Wednesday show the University of Saskatchewan (USask) was a strong performer among nearly 1,600 universities assessed by the British company specializing in analyzing higher education institutions globally.

USask’s College of Medicine Regina campus cuts the ribbon on MD program expansion and new anatomy lab -

REGINA – The College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is celebrating the expansion of its Regina-based undergraduate medical doctor (MD) program with the grand opening of its new campus facilities. The ribbon cutting ceremony officially marks the expansion of the MD program in Regina to the full four years and celebrates the MD program being based in two Saskatchewan cities.

USask collaborates with key partners in India -

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vice-President, Research, Baljit Singh is one of several leaders on a Saskatchewan-led mission trip to India.

Global Institute for Food Security at USask partnership leads to inauguration of ag-tech centre in Bangladesh -

SASKATOON – The Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is pleased to announce the inauguration of an agricultural technology centre at the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) in Gazipur, Bangladesh, as part of its ongoing partnership with the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) of the Bangladesh Ministry of Agriculture.

Global Institute for Food Security partnership in Bangladesh produces first sequenced genome of year-round jackfruit -

SASKATOON – The Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is proud to announce its partnership with the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU) has led to the sequencing of a year-round jackfruit variety genome, making Bangladesh the only southeast Asian country other than China to entirely sequence a genome.

VIDO first non-U.S. organization invited to join high containment network -

SASKATOON — The University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) has been unanimously accepted as the first and only international organization in the Research Alliance for Veterinary Science and Biodefense BSL-3 Network (RAV3N), a partnership of 18 United States-based large biocontainment facilities focused on veterinary infectious diseases.

New exhibits at the USask Diefenbaker Canada Centre bring perspective on the history and future of Canada -

SASKATOON — Canada’s triumphs, failures and sacrifices are on display at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) in a new travelling exhibition from the Canadian Museum of History and Canada’s History Society. Showcasing unforgettable images and thought-provoking texts, the new exhibition, Snapshots of Canada, will be presented until May 27, 2023.

High-tech simulators at USask create new reality for dental training -

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) College of Dentistry is the first Canadian dental college to acquire a leading-edge technology allowing students to develop and refine their skills as they drill, fill or clean the teeth of virtual patients.

New research chair at USask to focus on Métis governance and policy -

SASKATOON – The Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S), University of Saskatchewan (USask), and Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) have committed a combined $1,130,000 over four years to support the establishment of a JSGS Research Chair in Métis Governance and Policy—the first of its kind in Canada. The funding will also support scholarships and internship opportunities for verified Métis students and the development of a Métis governance training program.

Clinical trial planned for novel Alzheimer’s disease therapy at USask -

SASKATOON – A novel therapy developed for Alzheimer’s disease — previously shown to significantly slow the progression of the disease and, in some instances, reverse cognitive decline — will be tested in a Phase II clinical trial at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

Métis Nation–Saskatchewan and JSGS at USask invite media to a celebratory announcement -

SASKATOON – The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), along with senior leaders from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S), invite media to join us in celebrating an announcement aimed at enhancing research, student scholarships and opportunities, and training related to Métis governance.

USask, U of R celebrate U-Prairie Challenge Championship Weekend -

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) Huskies and University of Regina (U of R) Cougars/Rams will celebrate the completion of the inaugural U-Prairie Challenge (UPC) presented by SaskMilk with Championship Weekend festivities from Friday, February 3 to Sunday, February 5 at Merlis Belsher Place.

Leaders in discovery: five USask researchers honoured with top provincial health awards -

SASKATOON – Dr. Volker Gerdts (DVM, PhD), director and CEO of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) and professor in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), has been recognized with an Achievement Award by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF).

USask awarded $5.2 million for innovative research projects -

SASKATOON – Early detection of infectious diseases in chickens and developing regional influenza vaccines for pigs are among 28 innovative livestock and forage research projects at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) to be awarded a total of $5.2 million in new funding Wednesday.

USask research income growth leads Canada’s medical universities -

SASKATOON – Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities rankings for 2022 published Wednesday place the University of Saskatchewan (USask) first among the country’s tier of 16 medical universities for research income growth from all grants, contracts, and contributions.

USask awarded $14 million to support innovative crop research -

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been awarded $14 million through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF), with $7.2 million of the funds allocated to operating the Crop Development Centre (CDC) for the next five years.

Groundwater warning in California a wake-up call for Canada: Famiglietti -

SASKATOON – A team of scientists who pioneered methods to observe changes in global groundwater stores over the past two decades using a specialized NASA satellite mission has made a surprising discovery about the aquifers that supply California’s Central Valley region.

Sinclair named USask Storyteller-in-Residence -

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) Métis drama professor Bruce Sinclair has been named the University Library’s Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence at USask for 2023.

Community engagement art event looks to achieve gender justice at USask -

SASKATOON – The Community University Institute for Social Research (CUISR) and the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) President’s Advisory Council on the Status of Women (PACSW) are hosting an event at the Remai Modern to gather and share perspectives on ways to ensure substantive intersectional gender equity at the university.