USask provides giving campaign update

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is giving an update on its Be What the World Needs major giving campaign.

Media are invited to a scrum with Cheryl Hamelin, Vice President University Relations. 


Date: Tuesday, June 11
Time: 2 p.m. (Sask. time) 
Place: Floor, Merlis Belsher Place

If a member of your organization wishes to attend, please RSVP including attendee name and news outlet to Daniel Hallen ( 


To provide some interesting visuals, we will provide interactive stations highlighting some of the projects USask students, researchers and academics are working on to have impact in the world.

  • College of Agriculture and Bioresources station, with a live demonstration of a 3D food printer that prints plant-based meats derived from pea or chickpea proteins, highlighting the potential of using this technology for personalized nutrition, currently targeting patients with dysphagia in long term care homes.
  • College of Engineering station, with a virtual reality tour of conceptual design of the Engineering Design Hub, a bold transform of the Hardy Lab for design and experiential learning.
  • Opus station, featuring three ventures supported by the university’s bold, new startup incubator: PathoScan Technologies offering a portable pathogen test kit for crops, IntelliYeast Labs providing a proprietary liquid yeast that optimizes performance and quality in the brewing industry, and ChiralGlitter with a non-toxic, biodegradable glitter made with cellulose from eucalyptus trees. 
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada Endowed Chair in Wetland and Waterfowl Conservation station, highlighting one of the largest animal tracking efforts in the world using remarkable improvements in technology and statistical tools allowing researchers to answer long-standing questions about animal migration. 
  • Art from ohpinamake Indigenous art prize winner Joi T. Arcand, a multimedia artist from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, whose artistic practice includes photography and large-scale installations involving nêhiyawêwin (Cree) syllabics.


For media inquiries, contact: 

Daniel Hallen
Media Relations Specialist
University of Saskatchewan