Research Thatís Making a Difference
Interviews with leading U of S Researchers courtesy CJWW Radio
Saskatoon’s CJWW 600 Action News recently presented a series of reports on the University of Saskatchewan as it marks its Centennial. As journalist Jim Mattern reports, the U of S has focused since 1997 on building on its research strengths and attracting the best and brightest researchers in the world to its campus. Because of that focus, the U of S is attracting top faculty, particularly as Canada Research Chairs, and is one of the leading research universities in the country.
Listen to President MacKinnon (Runs: 0:16)
Best and the Brightest Feature - Listen (Runs: 4:12)
news feature, Mattern presents an overview of how four Canada Research Chairs
and the leader of a major U of S research centre are making a difference in
areas as diverse as environmental toxicology, water resources research, brain
science, infectious disease research and community health.
Tracking Toxins in the Environment - January
World-renowned toxicologist John Giesy was recruited from Michigan 18 months ago. He says support from the U of S and the Saskatchewan government all played a role in his decision. His team of researchers at the U of S Toxicology Centre is developing techniques to deal with a variety of issues, ranging from extracting oil from tar sands without using water, to a new bio assay to test for chemicals that disrupt the endocrine system. He says in the future, his team will continue to look for novel chemicals affecting the environment, and find solutions to such problems before they become headline news. Giesy says if he can achieve that, he will have done his job, and in the process, make the planet a safer place for people and wildlife.
Improving Flood, Drought and Water Supply
Predictions - January 8/2008
Empowering Communities to Improve Health
- January 9/2008
Advancing Treatment for Depression - January 10/2008
Fighting Infectious Diseases in Animals and
Humans - January 11/2008