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Global Fellow Award

Dr. Karen Tanino Receives Global Fellow Award from Iwate University, Japan

Dr. Karen Tanino, College of Arts and Science, Plant Sciences, was nominated as Iwate University's Global Fellow on April 18th. This title is conferred with the purpose of improving international relations at Iwate University. Dr. Tanino was awarded the title for her continuous contribution toward research exchanges between University of Saskatchewan and the United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences (UGAS) since 2009, including arrangements of the student internship program and dual Ph.D. agreement. Dr. Tanino was awarded a plaque from Professor Akira Iwabuchi, President of Iwate University. The University of Saskatchewan and Iwate University have had a long and successful partnership, thanks largely to the contribution of Dr. Tanino.

International Research Success

Drs. Hassan Vatanparast (Pharmacy and Nutrition, Public Health) and Pammla Petrucka (Nursing) are bringing together Universidad de San Carlos and ASDECOHUE (Guatemalan Agricultural Cooperative) in Guatemala, Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology and Green Hope Organisation in Tanzania, and three Canadian partners, All Rise, Regina and Saskatoon Food Banks, on a project “Global Leaders Scholarship – Seeking Sustainable Solutions in Food Security and Nutrition for Women and Children: A Tri-Country Approach” with $449,200 CAD funding support from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Advanced Scholars Program, which is jointly funded by the Community Foundations of Canada, Rideau Hall Foundation, International Development Research Centre, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and Universities Canada. This collaborative team led by Drs. Vatanparast and Petrucka has also received cash and in-kind support from the Office of the Vice-President Research, College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, School of Public Health, and College of Nursing.

Summer of social justice in India

For two weeks, nine delegates from the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Arts & Science will lend their expertise at an intensive summer workshop in India to help the next generation of researchers there advance social justice. Titled Social Justice: Practice and Research, the June 19 – 30 workshop is jointly organized by the College of Arts & Science and the host university, the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) in Gujarat, India. Social sciences and humanities experts from both universities, along with guest speakers, will lead sessions attended by about 60 participants from India.
- See more at: http://artsandscience.usask.ca/news/articles/1173/Summer_of_social_justice_in_India#sthash.7GaxfBwD.dpuf