University of Saskatchewan

July 25, 2014   

Research Online

Examples of interesting on line U of s research, scholarly and artistic work that maybe of interest to the general public:

  • Remaking the Book: Digitally Reconstructing the Otto Ege Manuscript Portfolios --Sessions held on June 13 and 14, 2005, provided information about the manuscripts in the Otto Ege “50 Original Leaves From Medieval Manuscripts, Western Europe XII – XVI Century” portfolio.

  • Art Gallery Tour --Take a virtual tour through the U of S Gordon Snelgrove Gallery operated by the Department of Art and Art History. On display are a wide range of creative works by faculty and students.

  • Atlas of Saskatchewan Project -- Get a preview of the new Saskatchewan Atlas being developed by the U of S Geography Department for publication in mid-1999. The plan is to develop an electronic version for the year 2000 -- Saskatchewan's 95th birthday. The atlas would be useful to schools, colleges, libraries, business, government, and the general public.

  • Digital Literature -- Explore the cultural, literary and biographical context of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein (1818), the prose and poetry of Romantic writer Anna Barbauld (1743-1825), and T.S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915) through hypertextual links to illustrations, related texts, and a variety of literary and critical sources. These digital editions are works in progress by professors and graduate students in the U of S English department.

  • Future of the Page -- The June 8-10/2000 "Future of the Page" conference, sponsored by the U of S, the Humanities Research Unit and the Mendel Art Gallery, brought together scholars, graduate students and members of the artistic community to explore the role of the page in the development of human communication. It focussed on the history of page design from papyrus roll to manuscript codex to printed book to hypertext, examining how the page has been structured as a site for information display and how it has shaped notions of linearity, information transfer and information access. To see a portable Latin Bible dating from the mid-13th Century and other images for the displays held at the Mendel Art Gallery, visit http://www.usask.ca/english/page/index.html. For short articles and images relating to the history of the page and its digital future, visit http://www.lights.com/~muri/pages/.

  • Math Exercises -- Get ready for university study in mathematics, sciences, engineering and commerce with these on-line exercises on high school math topics compiled by faculty in the U of S Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

  • Pet Research -- Does your cat eat plants? Does your dog fear thunder or suffer from separation anxiety? Is Thumper, the family rabbit, chewing on your furniture? Students from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan offer information and tips about these and other behavioral problems in some domestic and captive animals.

  • Quiz Show -- Test your knowledge of Saskatchewan, Canadian and world history in a fun quiz that features questions and answers prepared by U of S history researchers.

  • Gustaf Samelius with Snow GooseSnow Geese Count -- Go with a U of S/Canadian Wildlife Service research team to Banks Island in the Canadian Arctic where field workers are collecting data on expanding snow geese populations. Overabundant Arctic snow geese are eating themselves out of house and home in some parts of the Arctic, causing destruction of fragile tundra habitats and damage to crops in provinces and states on the flight path. Through close monitoring of snow geese numbers, scientists hope to avoid overgrazing on Banks Island. See photos taken by U of S biology graduate student Gustaf Samelius of beautiful Banks Island, the animals and artifacts.


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