USask a national leader in water research

Global water security could be the biggest environmental challenge of this century. And University of Saskatchewan (USask) scientists are at the forefront of this critical field of research.

Faster, more accurate diagnoses: Healthcare applications of AI research

When Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo shockingly defeated legendary Go player Lee Sedol in 2016, the terms artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep learning were propelled into the technological mainstream.

Immigrant children’s health declines rapidly after arrival in Canada

A healthy, happy future, free from poverty: This is the aspiration of many new immigrants and refugees to Canada and the United States. Leaving harsh conditions and food scarcity behind, they embrace the safety and relative affluence that North America offers.

USask Images of Research highlights research the world needs

Knowledge is beautiful. Researchers at USask know it better than anyone.

USask crop scientists help crack the durum wheat genome

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers played a key role in an international consortium that has sequenced the entire genome of durum wheat—the source of semolina for pasta, a food staple for the world’s population, according to an article published today in Nature Genetics.

Vaccine development speeding up at USask

The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is embracing new technology.

Why agricultural groups fiercely oppose the carbon tax

When the Pan-Canadian Approach to Pricing Carbon Pollution was announced in October 2016, it was met with passionate responses, from supporters and those in opposition.