Announcement of the inaugural winner of the International Flagship Partnership Research Grant
Former U of S Interim President Gordon Barnhart and Beijing Institute of Technology President Hu Haiyan announced the inaugural winner of its International Flagship Partnership Research Grant (IFPRG)—funded in partnership by the U of S and the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT).
Lee Wilson, associate professor of chemistry at the U of S, and Bo Wang, chemistry professor at BIT, were named co-recipients of the IFPRG funding for a joint project that will have the team investigating applications in contaminant absorption or volatile organic compound adsorption. Wilson and Wang will each receive $20,000 for the two-year project, which will begin January 2016... More >
2016 International Year of Pulses - story by Michael Robin
2016 has been designated as International Year of Pulses by the United Nations to heighten awareness about the crops’ benefits in terms of nutrition, sustainable food production and food security.
Saskatchewan is a lead player. Farmer-driven research and development has been the hallmark of pulse crop produc­tion in the province since the first varieties were developed at the University of Saskatche­wan’s Crop Development Centre (CDC) 40 years ago.
Researchers from the Colleges of Agriculture and Bioresources, Pharmacy and Nutrition and the Department of Sociology are working with colleagues at Hawassa University in Southern Ethiopia to harness pulses to improve nutrition in poor rural regions... More >
GIFS Recruits Top Researcher
The Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) has recruited Tim Sharbel as its first research leader, an internationally renowned plant scientist from Germany whose research into a cost-effective way to produce seeds without pollination could improve agriculture and help combat global hunger.
As the new GIFS Research Chair in Seed Biology at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and a plant sciences professor in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, Sharbel will work with colleagues across campus, nationally, and internationally on a crop-breeding tool that could change the way hybrid seed can be made.
“Sharbel’s work has major implications for plant science research and the global seed business,” said Maurice Moloney, GIFS’ executive director and chief executive officer... More >
Japanese Interns from Iwate University
“Saskatoon, the City of Bridges, really reminded us of Morioka with a river flowing through the city and a number of bridges connecting two sides of the city.” Said Ms. Misaki Ito, a staff member from Iwate University in Morioka, Japan.
Building on a longstanding relationship initiated by Professor Karen Tanino in the Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, the U of S and Iwate University implemented a faculty and staff internship program in September 2015. This initiative is coordinated by the International Office, College of Graduate Studies and Research, International Student and Study Abroad Centre, Language Centre, and the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness... More >

Did you know?

In the 2014/2015 academic year students of international origin made up:

15% of total enrolment
38% of graduate students
9% of undergraduate students
3% of postgraduate clinical students
47% students in non-degree programs

In the 2014/2015 academic year the top five countries of citizenship for international graduate students was:

China – 23.24%
India – 12.67%
Iran – 10.49%
Nigeria – 7.51%
Bangladesh – 5.49%

In the 2014/2015 academic year the top five countries of citizenship for international undergraduate students was:
China – 47.69%
Nigeria – 10.12%
India – 3.97%
South Korea – 2.17%
Bangladesh – 2.02%

Events

Celebrating International Research and Development at U of S
Globe

When: February, 2016

Where: campus wide - see calendar of events

Chinese New Year Celebration - Year of the Monkey
The University of Saskatchewan, the Confucius Institute and the Chinese Students' and Scholars' Association present:
Chinese New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 6, 2016
7:30 - 9:30 pm (doors open at 6:30)
Quance Theatre, Education Building, University of Saskatchewan
Contact the Confucius Institute for more information - (306) 966-1200