Wheat genome blueprint accelerates innovation

Breakthrough research in creating a comprehensive blueprint of the wheat genome will bring disruptive innovation to wheat breeding, predicts University of Saskatchewan crop scientist Curtis Pozniak, whose team played a key role in the successful international wheat genomics project.

Dreaded “freshman five” weight gain not a myth

A unique University of Saskatchewan study shows that the “freshman five” — the pounds students are thought to gain within their first year of university — is not a myth, but a real phenomenon.

Wildfire season: is this the new normal?

Rapid melt of near-record snowfall in the Rocky Mountains in the spring caused serious flooding in parts of B.C. This summer, the drought and high temperatures have led to a very different situation.

Record number of Royal Society of Canada fellowships for U of S

Four University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers have been named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)—the largest number ever elected in a single year from U of S to the national fellowship of distinguished men and women from all branches of learning.

U of S to host CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will soon become the new home of the Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health (IIPH)—one of 13 institutes of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)—under the leadership of the institute’s scientific director, Carrie Bourassa, who is joining the U of S College of Medicine.

Rocks tell story of Saskatchewan’s tropical past

Swamps, hot weather and flourishing tropical plants. An ocean nearby…. Florida, maybe? No, it’s the story of a long lost Saskatchewan past that Meagan Gilbert is digging up from multimillion-year-old mud and fossils.

Mitacs helps U of S students gain research experience abroad

Students from three continents spent the summer working on projects that range from human and animal health to water security under the supervision of U of S faculty.