USask joins in announcing Herzberg50 and ‘NobelCanadian’ commemoration projects

As part of a national initiative to mark the 50th anniversary of Gerhard Herzberg’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is partnering with heritage education organization Defining Moments Canada, Canadian Heritage, and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) on a major digital project that will showcase Herzberg’s life and achievements to a wide public audience including high school students.

USask to pay tribute to honorary degree recipients

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) will honour four remarkable individuals proudly associated with the university who have gone on to make significant contributions to their communities and to Canadian society throughout their careers.

USask Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence hires new director

SASKATOON – Scott Wright has been selected to lead the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) as director, effective May 19.

Virtual Water Gallery brings together a world of art and science 

SASKATOON – A team of researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (USask), and others from around the world, are partnering with artists to launch a new online exhibit of art and science that aims to inspire and inform about water issues globally.

Waniska Centre holds pipe ceremonies to establish relationships with partner organizations

SASKATOON – Newly formed research relationships at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) were honoured and blessed with virtual pipe ceremonies on April 6 and 13, 2021.

Uptick in Canada’s Lyme disease cases: why we should care

SASKATOON - While health workers are caring for people infected with the novel coronavirus, veterinary researchers are helping to protect the public from illnesses spread by another health threat: ticks.

Ministers Champagne, Joly and Carr highlight Budget 2021 biomanufacturing investments

Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.

Saskatchewan’s first satellite passes major milestones

SASKATOON – A group of University of Saskatchewan (USask) students developing the province’s first cube satellite (RADSAT-SK) is getting closer to sending their project into orbit.

Federal budget supports USask’s VIDO with $59.2M

SASKATOON – Today the Government of Canada announced $59.2 million to the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO). The funding supports the development of its vaccine candidates and the expansion of its research facilities, including a National Centre for Pandemic Research.

The role of government and division of power: National survey reveals Canadians’ views divided about pandemic management

SASKATOON – Researchers from the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and the University of Regina (U of R) have collaborated with leading public policy organizations across the country to release the second report produced from the Confederation of Tomorrow 2021 Survey of Canadians.

Deciduous trees offset carbon loss from Alaskan boreal fires, new study finds

SASKATOON – More severe and frequent fires in the Alaskan boreal forest are releasing vast stores of carbon and nitrogen from burned trees and soil into the atmosphere, a trend that could accelerate climate warming. But new research published this week in the journal Science shows that the deciduous trees replacing burned spruce forests more than make up for that loss, storing more carbon and accumulating it four times faster over a 100-year fire interval.

Saskatoon COVID-19 wastewater testing results now available to public

SASKATOON – Saskatoon residents now have access to the results of wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, thanks to a partnership between University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers, the City of Saskatoon and the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

New USask partnership will use traditional Cree approaches to make communities safer

nehiyaw wicihitwin (Cree helping Cree) program is grounded in Cree culture, language, values and beliefs

Beauty under pressure: winners of USask Images of Research announced

SASKATOON – Despite unprecedented challenges, University of Saskatchewan (USask) students, faculty, staff, and alumni snapped images of what research looks like from their side of the lab bench, dig site, and desktop, and submitted more than 70 images to showcase the beauty of that work.

Masks, vaccines, lockdown and trust: National survey reveals what Canadians think of COVID-19 pandemic response

SASKATOON – Researchers from the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and the University of Regina (U of R) have collaborated with leading public policy organizations across the country on a national public opinion survey that gives voice to Canadians about major issues shaping the future of the federation and their political communities.

Boost for USask research to bolster beef production with better biology approaches

SASKATOON – A multi-agency research team led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) veterinary reproductive biologist Dr. Gregg Adams (DVM, PhD) aims to make rapid strides in improving the productivity, efficiency, and sustainability of Canada’s $18-billion beef sector by integrating advances from the field of omics into livestock production.

Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the University of Saskatchewan partner to establish sole dental therapy program in Canada

SASKATOON – A new partnership between the Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority (NITHA), Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been awarded $150,000 by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) to create a model for establishing the only accredited dental therapy program in Canada.

Canadians hopeful for new workplace arrangements, dreading mental health and economic impacts of pandemic: USask research

SASKATOON – Canadians are bullish on a post-pandemic future when it comes to new ways to do their work but are apprehensive about dark days to come for their mental health, the economy, and for their personal finances—these are some of the highlights of the first Taking the Pulse of Canada national survey conducted by the University of Saskatchewan’s Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research (CHASR).

USask researchers help lead $9-million COVID Variant Rapid-Response Network

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) and University of Regina (U of R) researchers are joining forces with scientists across the nation to undertake surveillance, sequencing, tracing and research-driven action on the COVID-19 virus variants that have been identified in Canada.

New USask radiotracers could be key for new treatments and early detection for Parkinson’s

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) nuclear medicine researcher Chris Phenix has been awarded US$150,000 by The Michael J. Fox Foundation to develop diagnostic radiotracers for early detection of Parkinson’s Disease, a chronic degenerative brain disorder that affects more than 100,000 Canadians. The project is eligible for supplemental funding after one year if progress warrants additional pursuit.

USask researchers seek to prevent liver disease, high blood pressure, and understand lifelong impacts of Zika virus

SASKATOON – Three University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded a total of $1.87 million by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) for projects involving fatty liver disease, high blood pressure, and long-term impacts of Zika on babies born without tell-tale microcephaly signs of the viral disease to mothers with “silent” infections.

New USask research takes aim at improving water security, gender equity, and international co-operation

SASKATOON – A multidisciplinary research team from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been awarded $289,000 for a project to develop water security solutions that contribute to enhanced gender equity in the West African nations of Ghana and Senegal, where women and girls are hit hardest by impacts of climate change.

USask scientists help find the key to decoding rye genome

SASKATOON AND GATERSLEBEN – An international team led by the IPK Leibniz Institute in Germany and including University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers has succeeded in completely decoding the genome of rye, despite its large size and complexity.

USask researchers receive SHRF funds for projects with a virtual focus

SASKATOON – Virtual follow-up with discharged intensive-care patients and the development of culturally sensitive treatment for chronic musculoskeletal issues are just two of the 10 University of Saskatchewan (USask) research projects recently awarded funding from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF).

Ducks Unlimited Canada endowed chair at USask the first of its kind in the country

SASKATOON – A rising star in conservation science has been hired as the Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) Endowed Chair in Wetland and Waterfowl Conservation at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

Bacteria on the surface of the eye not all the same: new insights from USask research

SASKATOON – A pioneering study led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) veterinary ophthalmologist Dr. Marina Leis (DVM, DACVO) shows that bacterial communities vary on different parts of the eye surface—a finding that significantly alters understanding of the mechanisms of eye disease and can lead to developing new treatments.

USask model for predicting mountain snowpack provides clearer picture of spring runoff, impacts of climate change

SASKATOON – Scientists have developed a way to predict the depth and movement of snowpacks in the Canadian Rocky Mountains which will provide valuable information on spring runoff, risk of flooding, avalanche danger, and the impact of climate change.

Global Institute for Food Security researchers at USask help map broad genetic diversity of canola crop

SASKATOON – Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are members of an international consortium of leading academic and commercial seed companies from the USA, Canada, Europe and Israel, that has announced the successful mapping of the canola pan-genome (its entire set of genes). The International Canola Pan-genome Consortium was established in 2019 to advance the canola agricultural industry by capturing the broad genetic diversity of this crop.

New national data platform to track risks and benefits of medication use during pregnancy

SASKATOON – Over 75 per cent of pregnant women take medications for which the risks or benefits are unknown. A new national data platform involving a University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher announced today takes aim at improving health outcomes for women and babies across the country.

USask awarded $6.76M to help revive North American bison population, strengthen Canadian cattle industry

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been awarded $6.76 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to help conserve bison and other threatened animal species and address challenges facing the beef cattle industry, including antimicrobial resistance which poses a global threat to animals and humans.

USask awarded $3.2M towards first-in-Canada engineering biology centre for ag innovation

SASKATOON – The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will invest $3.2 million in a unique biomanufacturing facility at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) that will use cutting-edge “engineering biology” technologies to accelerate agri-food innovation and help address food security needs.

USask helps lead COVID-19 saliva dental research study

SASKATOON – Dentistry students and staff remain among the few groups on-site nearly daily at universities and colleges across Canada, including those at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

Calling all citizen scientists: help classify polar bears

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Doug Clark is launching a first-of-its-kind research project that will engage citizen volunteers to help advance knowledge about polar bear behaviour by analyzing a decade’s worth of images captured by trail cameras at Wapusk National Park in northern Manitoba.

Canada’s Global Nexus and VIDO join forces to combat COVID–19

SASKATOON – Two Canadian powerhouses in infectious disease research have joined forces in the fight against COVID–19, leading Canada’s response and preparedness for future pandemics.

USask receives $300K from FCL to renew research chair focused on co-operative governance

SASKATOON — The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) Chair in Co-operative Governance at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) will receive $300,000 over five years from Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), on behalf of the CRS in Western Canada.

Seniors, patients, astronauts will all benefit from new USask research on bone health

SASKATOON – A University of Saskatchewan (USask) team led by kinesiology professor Saija Kontulainen has been awarded $200,000 by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to research whether aerobic and resistance exercises can prevent bone loss associated with fat accumulation in muscles and bone marrow due to inactivity.

VIDO gains provincial support towards becoming a ‘Centre for Pandemic Research’

SASKATOON – Today the Government of Saskatchewan committed $15 million to support the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization’s (VIDO) position as a Centre for Pandemic Research.

New studies look at COVID-19 antibodies among Canadian correctional populations

The Government of Canada is investing approximately $1.2 million through Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) to support four studies of correctional service employees and individuals incarcerated in Canadian correctional facilities. The studies will determine how many of these individuals have antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and involve several federal institutions across the country and provincial prisons in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Quebec.

USask partners with Indigenous communities and City of Saskatoon on COVID-19 wastewater study funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada

SASKATOON – A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team has been awarded $137,392 from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to conduct a six-month COVID-19 wastewater surveillance project in Saskatoon and at five Saskatchewan First Nations communities to provide early warning of outbreaks.

Babcock to coach USask Huskie men’s hockey team

SASKATOON – Stanley Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medal-winning coach Mike Babcock is the new head coach of the University of Saskatchewan (USask) Huskies men’s hockey team.

Pulses prove to be a recipe for heart-healthy success

Take one part pandemic, add one part food guide recommendations to consume more meat substitutes, season with years of nutrition research with athletes to improve their metabolism and performance, and voila, you’ve got an online cookbook with 50 tasty legume-based recipes.

From ag waste to green energy source: USask researchers build better biomass pellet

SASKATOON – Countries in Europe and Asia are increasingly relying on biofuel – products made from wood and plant residue – as an alternative to fossil fuels in power generation and home heating. The most common form is biopellets, small, finger-sized pellets produced by compacting waste material from the forestry industry and farming.

USask-led research team shows alternate form of brain protein that causes Alzheimer’s actually protects against the disease

SASKATOON – Findings from a new study on Alzheimer’s disease (AD), led by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), could eventually help clinicians identify people at highest risk for developing the irreversible, progressive brain disorder and pave the way for treatments that slow or prevent its onset.

USask COVID-19 research to track online hate directed at Asian community

SASKATOON – What makes a social media post racist and how does that hatred spread? These are some of the questions University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers are tackling, measuring how social media hatred directed at the Asian community has risen dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic.

USask’s VIDO begins COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials at CCfV

SASKATOON – The first volunteers have been selected for a vaccine trial of COVAC-2, a COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Vaccine and infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

University of Saskatchewan and Innovate Canmore partner to boost technology innovation and impact

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is building on its long-standing presence in the Town of Canmore and the broader Bow Valley Region in Alberta by engaging with The Innovate Canmore Group.

Indigenous Achievement Week at the University of Saskatchewan

SASKATOON – Media are invited to attend this year’s online Indigenous Achievement Week (IAW) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

Global Institute for Food Security at USask awarded over $330K to provide missing genetic information for key forage crop

SASKATOON – The Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has received a $331,870 grant from Saskatchewan’s Agricultural Development Fund (ADF) for a project to help unlock key genetic information for bromegrass, an essential forage crop for cattle.

USask livestock research receives significant investment to advance industry

SASKATOON – Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) will provide more than $6.5 million to support livestock research efforts at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

USask researchers use Fort McMurray model to develop ice-jam flood mitigation assessment process

SASKATOON – The city of Fort McMurray, Alta., which has a lengthy history of flooding, is among communities adjacent to northern rivers across Canada that regularly confront the expensive problem caused by ice jams during spring ice breakup, or even at freeze-up or mid-winter breakup.

USask awarded $650K to work with First Nations and Métis communities to address the impacts of COVID-19

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been named one of the 15 winners of the North American 2020 TD Ready Challenge presented by TD Bank Group.

Global Institute for Food Security launches Canada’s first integrated Omics and Precision Agriculture Laboratory at USask

SASKATOON – Following a successful year of building, prototyping and delivering services to select customers and partners, the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has launched the Omics and Precision Agriculture Laboratory (OPAL).

USask study finds COVID isolation worsens student diets, inactivity, and alcohol intake

SASKATOON – A University of Saskatchewan (USask) study has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant worsening of already poor dietary habits, low activity levels, sedentary behaviour, and high alcohol consumption among university students.

Stretching more effective than walking to lower high blood pressure: USask study

SASKATOON – A new University of Saskatchewan (USask) study has found that stretching is superior to brisk walking for reducing blood pressure in people with high blood pressure or who are at risk of developing elevated levels.

NSERC, FCL commit $2.5M to renew USask research chair focused on eco-friendly gas station cleanup

SASKATOON – An innovative collaboration among Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), the federal funding agency NSERC, and the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is improving how contaminated sites are cleaned up and managed to protect the environment.

USask agriculture researchers awarded $5.8M to help feed the world, protect the planet

SASKATOON – Eighteen wide-ranging University of Saskatchewan (USask) crop research projects have been awarded a total of almost $5.8 million through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF), a program jointly supported by the federal and provincial governments and supplemented by industry partners.

Applied research projects to benefit Saskatoon residents 

SASKATOON – Four new research projects that will benefit Saskatoon residents are advancing thanks to Research Junction, an innovative partnership between the City of Saskatoon and University of Saskatchewan (USask). Research Junction awards funding to projects that apply advanced research methods to addressing current issues in our city. 

VIDO’s COVID-19 vaccine receives Health Canada clinical trial approval

SASKATOON – The Vaccine and infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan has received a notice of authorization from Health Canada to initiate a Phase 1 clinical vaccine trial.

USask awarded $4.8M for research chairs in digital gaming, health history, energy security, and environmental health

SASKATOON – Three University of Saskatchewan female researchers recognized as among Canada’s most promising leaders in their fields have been awarded new Canada Research Chairs (CRC) to advance their innovative work in digital gaming, northern energy security, and health history.

Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence program introduced at USask’s University Library

SASKATOON – The first position of its kind at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and unique in the province, the Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence program at the University Library is slated to begin as a six-week pilot on Jan. 4, 2021.

USask leads Canada’s medical universities in research income growth, moving up three places to 11th spot in overall national ranking

SASKATOON – In the just-published Canada's Top 50 Research Universities 2020 rankings, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is ranked first among the country’s medical universities for growth in total research income—an almost 40-per-cent gain in all external research grants and contracts

Saskatchewan’s first mental health court reduces recidivism, USask evaluation finds

SASKATOON – A University of Saskatchewan (USask) evaluation has found that the first group of people to come through Saskatoon’s Mental Health Strategy Court were arrested less often for petty offences in the year following their participation in the program.

Indigenous wellness learning at USask supported by CMA and SMA

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) fourth-year medical students will be able to take the national award-winning Indigenous wellness online course, The Role of Practitioners in Indigenous Wellness, at no cost with the generous support of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA).

National Indigenous health research leader honoured with SHRF Achievement Award

SASKATOON – A prominent national leader, visionary and researcher in Indigenous health—Carrie Bourassa of the University of Saskatchewan (USask)—was honoured with an Achievement Award from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) today.

USask partners on a made-in-Saskatchewan ventilator project

SASKATOON – One hundred made-in-Saskatchewan ventilators will soon be available to support the needs of the province’s residents, thanks to an innovative collaboration among the University of Saskatchewan (USask), the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), and RMD Engineering Inc.

Bleach-alternative COVID-19 surface disinfectants may pollute indoor air: USask research

SASKATOON – Cleaning surfaces with hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectants has the potential to pollute the air and pose a health risk, according to research led by the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

New physician training program at USask supports child mental health

SASKATOON – A new program at the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) College of Medicine is helping Saskatchewan physicians and nurse practitioners better support pediatric mental health needs in the province.

USask researchers lead national project to eliminate cervical cancer in Canada

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers will play a lead role in a $1.6-million Urban Public Health Network (UPHN)-led national research project to help eliminate cervical cancer in Canada by 2040.

Landmark study generates first genomic atlas for global wheat improvement

USask-led study sequences genomes of 15 wheat varieties around the world

Imminent surge in new COVID-19 cases in Saskatoon: USask wastewater data

SASKATOON – Data collected by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) wastewater surveillance team shows Saskatoon’s COVID-19 case numbers are likely to increase exponentially in the next seven days.

New agreement supports reconciliation and Treaty education at USask

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) through the Office of the Vice-Provost of Indigenous Engagement (OVPIE) and the Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to ensure that more Indigenous students graduate through increased work in Treaty education implementation and reconciliation at the university.

USask appoints new provost and VP academic

SASKATOON – Dr. Airini (PhD) is joining the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) leadership team as the next provost and vice-president academic for a five-year term beginning on February 1, 2021.

USask hackathon finalists tackle social impacts of climate change

SASKATOON – Three finalists for the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) first ever virtual hackathon have been announced and a public vote will determine the winner.

New Bloomberg terminals at USask aid remote learning amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Students will get hands-on experience with real-time data using financial terminals gifted by alumnus Gordon Rawlinson. 

USask researchers partner with industry to make food and pipelines safer, agriculture smarter

SASKATOON – Backed by $2 million from the federal government and partner organizations, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers aim to make Arctic pipelines stronger and safer, protect the food supply, and improve crop processing with cutting-edge technology.

USask physicist teams up with U.K. partners in world-first program of quantum technologies

SASKATOON – As part of a new U.K.-Canada collaboration, a University of Saskatchewan (USask) quantum physics team will develop a highly sensitive and precise sensor for measuring magnetic fields, a technology of potential benefit for geological prospecting, medicine, and quantum computers.

New e-book from USask and U of R policy school examines core issues of 2020 provincial election

The Saskatchewan Election: A 2020 Perspective provides a snapshot of the provincial election and the outcomes in a variety of policy areas.

Dr. Volker Gerdts to speak on COVID-19 vaccine work at VIDO-InterVac Community-Liaison meeting

SASKATOON – The general public along with members of the media are invited to attend the online VIDO-InterVac Community Liaison Committee (CLC) biennial community meeting on Nov.12, 2020.

USask launches first study on effects of smoked cannabis on brain development

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) pharmacologist Robert Laprairie will use a Brain Canada research grant to determine how a mother’s use of cannabis during pregnancy affects the brain of the developing fetus she’s carrying.

New CT scanner gives USask’s VIDO-InterVac scientists a window on COVID-19 disease

SASKATOON – New imaging equipment to help understand COVID-19 infection will soon be coming to the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization—International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), thanks to a Canada Foundation for Innovation grant announced today by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

USask researchers find face masks don't hinder breathing during exercise

SASKATOON – A new University of Saskatchewan (USask) study has found that exercise performance and blood and muscle oxygen levels are not affected for healthy individuals wearing a face mask during strenuous workouts.

Extending the lifespan of N95 masks

Researchers in national facilities at USask are working together to better understand how decontamination procedures might affect the structure and potential reuse of N95 masks.

USask launches global lecture series focusing on health, wellness

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) College of Kinesiology is launching the Don Bailey Lecture Series this week, featuring guest speakers from across the globe, presenting on a broad range of topics that advance health and wellness, and promote the importance of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.

COVID-19 callback centre set up at USask

SASKATOON – A callback centre for COVID-19 has been set up by the USask College of Nursing, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health.

USask doctor volunteers to support COVID-19 efforts in Bolivia

SASKATOON – Helping the community where he was born, Dr. Ivar Mendez has decided to take a six-month unpaid leave as department head of surgery at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) beginning Jan 1, 2021, to provide pandemic support in Bolivia.

COVID-19 levels in Saskatoon’s wastewater point to upcoming increase in cases

New tool developed at the University of Saskatchewan to detect virus levels

International team tracks record-setting smoke cloud from Australian wildfires

SASKATOON – Researchers with the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies are part of a global team that has found that the smoke cloud pushed into the stratosphere by last winter’s Australian wildfires was three times larger than anything previously recorded.

USask-led Global Water Futures announces 12 new projects to advance water security across Canada

SASKATOON – After four years of transformative research, the University of Saskatchewan (USask)–led Global Water Futures (GWF) program—the world’s largest university-led freshwater research program —is launching the second phase of its seven-year mission with a $2.5-million investment in 12 new critically important water security projects.

USask to pay tribute to distinguished honorary degree recipients

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) will honour a trio of survivors who went on to make major contributions to their communities and to society, and whose stories have inspired and informed Canadians all across the country.

USask law group helps promote inclusive justice system across Canada

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) CREATE Justice centre is teaming up with other organizations across Canada to acknowledge Access to Justice Week (Oct. 26-31) by providing the tools needed to address justice system obstacles.

USask researcher and Métis partners collaborate to jig away cardiac woes

SASKATOON – In a first-of-its-kind Canadian study, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Heather Foulds will assess the physical, mental, cultural, and social benefits that result from performing traditional Métis social dances—something she says can narrow the health gap between Métis and non-Indigenous people.

USask Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence moves into next stage of development with new interim director

Renowned University of Saskatchewan (USask) forage breeder Bruce Coulman has been selected to lead the university’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) as interim director, effective Oct. 19. An international search for a permanent director is underway.

USask plant scientists develop model for identifying lentil varieties best suited to climate change impacts

SASKATOON – With demand for lentils growing globally and climate change driving temperatures higher, a University of Saskatchewan (USask)-led international research team has developed a model for predicting which varieties of the pulse crop are most likely to thrive in new production environments.

New dental clinic on USask Prince Albert Campus welcomes patients

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – The University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) College of Dentistry has officially opened a seven-chair dental clinic on the USask Prince Albert Campus and is now accepting patients. 

USask VIDO-InterVac expands international role to test antiviral compounds against COVID-19

SASKATOON – The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been awarded a grant of almost $830,000 from the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator to determine the effectiveness of several antiviral compounds against COVID-19.

USask research teams awarded $345,000 for COVID-19 mental health projects

SASKATOON – Two University of Saskatchewan (USask)-led research teams have been awarded a total of $345,064 in federal funding to expand the reach of innovative digital technology projects aimed at meeting mental health needs of people coping with physical distancing and isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.