Vol. 1 No. 1
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Edifice, a work by U of S associate art professor Alison Norlen, has recently been purchased by the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.
The University, the Province, and the Future
Biofuels Research Tackles Global Warming and Toxic Waste
Janusz Kozinski and his team want to turn tonnes of useless and sometimes dangerously toxic biological waste into clean, green energy.
Stories of Stones and Bones
First Nations artist and art history professor Mary Longman uses the traditional Plains culture medium of stone to create sculptures that interweave the past and present, mythology and history.
The Light at the Bottom of the Well
Graham George and Ingrid Pickering are using one of the world’s most powerful sources of light—a synchrotron—to help find out why the well water in Bangladesh is making millions of people sick.
Wellness Begins Before Birth: Discovering the Origins of Disease
Dr. Alan Rosenberg leads a national team of health scientists in this quest for the early origins of disease.
Nano-Repair of Damaged Nerves
Valerie Verge is part of a team of Canadian investigators who think they have found a way to improve nerve regeneration using electrical stimulation and computer chips.
Ionic Alchemy—Generating Energy and Light with Silicon
Michael Bradley is developing techniques to change the properties of silicon—a common natural element—which could lead to more efficient sources of light and energy, and to much faster computers and communications.
Detoxing the World Environment
John Giesy is a toxin sleuth and a master of “green chemistry.”
Confronting the Challenge of Global Groceries
With the route from farm to fork extending around the world, VIDO examines some of the unwelcome microscopic passengers that can come along for the ride.
Extreme Storm Warnings—Forecasting Space Weather
Contrary to the image of a cold, empty vacuum, outer space is a tumultuous place, with ferocious storms that can knock out satellites, endanger astronauts, and blow out power grids on Earth.
Turning Research into Results: Early Childhood Study Benefits Saskatoon Children
When Nazeem Muhajarine began his study of childhood development, he had no idea how much it would benefit Saskatoon children.
What’s Happening with Our Water and Weather?
John Pomeroy is trying to decipher how we can best cope with how climate change is affecting water resources.
West Side Story—Chronicling the Métis of Northwestern Saskatchewan
Keith Carlson, native studies professor Brenda Macdougall and several students are contributing to an historical atlas chronicling the development of Métis society in northwestern Saskatchewan.
Potential New Weapon in Fight Against Inflammatory Disease
A new drug developed by immunologist John Gordon promises improved treatment for inflammatory illnesses.
U of S Biology Student Combines Ecology and Aboriginal Knowledge to Save At-Risk Species
In her study of Saskatchewan’s woodland caribou, biology master’s student Naomi Carriere is not only working towards the preservation of a species at risk, she’s challenging the way it has traditionally been done.
Exploring Slavery At Home—U of S Undergraduates Explore the Many Faces of Slavery on Abolition’s Bicentenary
When Leah Horlick and Cassandra Matthies began studying the slave trade to prepare for a traveling exhibit at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre, they had no idea just how close to home slavery really is.
Read about U of S faculty and students who have recently been in the news for outstanding research and scholarship.