Green & White - Winter 2007

Toy Stories and Other Tales

Toy Stories and Other Tales

BY DAVID HUTTON AND NICOLE BAUTE
The precise texture of individual rat hairs. The subtle movement of a martian's third eye. The fine-tuned flicker of a background fireplace. These are the elements that bring computer-animated features like Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles to life.

A Rare Kind of Theatre

A Rare Kind of Theatre

BY MATT BARON
Five years after communist rule collapsed in the Czech Republic, a rare kind of theatre opened its doors in Prague and Don Nixon (BFA '90) found himself with an equally rare job. Nixon is the international production manager for the theatre-the only one in the new republic featuring artists from beyond its borders.

Buildings that Spin

Buildings that Spin

BY MATT BARON
Imagine architectural plans for an automated swivel tracking station that monitors the spreading of curbstone expansion. If your mind trips over that, try conjuring a Browband laboratory, coupled with a launching flow-meter attached to, well, "a micromesh double-fueler fructification tower."

A Natural Born Entrepreneur

Natural Born Entrepreneur

BY BEVERLY FAST
At 22, Michael Scissons (BA'06) can already lay claim to being one of the world's top 10 young entrepreneurs - and he's just getting started.

Cronus and the Brothers Three

Cronus and the Brothers Three

BY DAVID SHIELD
Odds are, you've never heard of Cronus Technologies Inc before. However, in just six short years, three brothers from small-town Saskatchewan have managed to pull off something pretty amazing.

The BioVenture Challenge

The BioVenture Challenge

BY MICHAEL ROBIN
In terms of tools, talent, and opportunity, the University of Saskatchewan is poised to become a leader in the emerging bio-economy and a new program is helping alumni become a part of it.