Research grants to USask advance Indigenous agriculture, safe water, reconciliation

SASKATOON – Four University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded more than $160,000 in Connection Grants by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for projects aimed at revitalizing agriculture on Indigenous lands, fostering reconciliation, ensuring safe water supplies, and designing sustainable communities.

USask to recognize inaugural winners of young entrepreneur awards

SASKATOON –Members of the media are invited to to a special event at the University of Saskatchewan recognizing the inaugural winners of the Get a Bigger Wagon Young Entrepreneur Awards, presented by Gordon and Maureen Haddock:

Cameco Spectrum 2019 fascinates families of all ages

SASKATOON—Members of the media are invited to attend Cameco Spectrum 2019 on the University of Saskatchewan campus this weekend.

New leader for USask’s leading-edge food security research program

SASKATOON – Renowned plant molecular geneticist Dr. Andrew Sharpe (PhD) will lead the next phase of the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre (P2IRC), which will focus on using digital breeding techniques to create climate-smart crops and on artificial intelligence and digital data acquisition tools to enhance the yield potential of large-scale food crops.

Government invests in USask nuclear innovation

With $3.6 million in new funding, the Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Sciences (SCCS) at the University of Saskatchewan will renovate and equip its Innovation Wing to conduct leading-edge imaging research that will improve detection of cancers and other diseases, and advance human, animal and plant health.

Poor diet, sedentary lifestyle put newcomer children’s health at risk

SASKATOON – A comprehensive study by University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers involving 300 immigrant and refugee children in Saskatoon and Regina shows that many newcomers embracing a western diet and lifestyle are on their way to developing chronic health problems within five years of their arrival.

Volker Gerdts named new USask VIDO-InterVac director and CEO

SASKATOON – Following an international search, Dr. Volker Gerdts has been selected to lead the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre, a world leader in infectious disease research and vaccine development.

USask health research leaders honoured with SHRF awards

SASKATOON – Internationally recognized environmental and health researcher Dr. Ingrid Pickering (PhD) has been awarded the 2018 Achievement Award by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF)—one of 10 University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers honoured for providing innovative solutions to health challenges facing the province.

University of Saskatchewan launches new mental health training program for physicians

SASKATOON – A new training program that will better equip physicians to assess and treat mental health conditions in children and youth is launching this week in Saskatoon.

USask and NRCan sign MOU to advance national water security

OTTAWA – At a special ceremony today, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will strengthen the country’s commitment to managing its freshwater resources in a time of rapid climate change.

Innovative USask software project to boost Canada’s research capacity

SASKATOON — In an era when multidisciplinary research teams work across institutional and geographical boundaries generating vast amounts of live data that’s kept on various devices and platforms at scattered worksites, the ability to quickly access, process and share data securely with colleagues is essential for success.

USask historian awarded top national honour for popularizing history

SASKATOON – Dr. Bill Waiser (PhD), distinguished professor emeritus of the University of Saskatchewan, is the 2018 recipient of the Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media: The Pierre Berton Award—the top Canadian honour in the field of history and heritage.