U OF S SCIENTISTS TO ANALYZE BACTERIAL DNA IN 550-YEAR-OLD HUNTER'S FROZEN REMAINS
Dec 07, 2000
Three University of Saskatchewan researchers have joined scientists from around the world to conduct detailed studies on the 550-year-old frozen remains of a hunter found at the edge of a remote glacier in British Columbia.
FORMER U OF S 'COBALT-60' PHYSICIST INDUCTED INTO CANADIAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING HALL OF FAME
Dec 01, 2000
Former University of Saskatchewan medical physicist Harold Johns (1915-1998) was posthumously inducted into the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame Thursday at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa.
CLOSE TO $1 MILLION AWARDED TO U OF S HEART AND STROKE RESEARCHERS
Nov 28, 2000
Saskatoon (Nov. 28, 2000) - Heart and stroke researchers at the University of Saskatchewan received a big boost with the announcement today of research grants totaling more than $971,000 from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan.
15 COMMUNITY-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PROJECTS AWARDED $76,000
Nov 07, 2000
Almost $76,000 has been awarded by the Community-University Institute for Social Research (also referred to as "the Community Institute") for 15 diverse projects that will help improve community health and quality of life in Saskatoon and other communities throughout Saskatchewan.
SASKATCHEWAN HEALTH RESEARCHERS HONOURED AT AWARDS RECEPTION
Nov 02, 2000
*Prepared by HSURC Released November 2, 2000 Researchers studying cardiac care, chelation and spinal cord injury, DNA and autoimmunity, stroke recovery, home care and drug-to-drug interaction are among those in the spotlight today at an awards reception hosted by the province's health research granting agency.
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH EXPERT TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED RESEARCHER AWARD
Oct 23, 2000
A University of Saskatchewan health scientist who was the first in the world to use ultrasound to directly visualize human ovulation will receive the Distinguished Researcher Award at the Oct. 21 convocation.
U OF S WINS $484,000 FROM CFI FOR FIRST-IN-CANADA WIND TUNNEL INSTRUMENT AND INNOVATIVE COMPUTING LAB
Oct 20, 2000
A total of almost $484,000 will be awarded to two University of Saskatchewan scientists for new high-tech equipment and lab facilities in leading-edge areas of engineering and computing science, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced today.
U OF S GEOCHEMIST WINS $20,000 PETRO-CANADA YOUNG INNOVATOR AWARD
Oct 17, 2000
Finding oil could get easier for petroleum companies thanks to the promising work of a University of Saskatchewan geologist who today was awarded a $20,000 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award.
U OF S STUDY FINDS GENETIC MUTATION LINKED TO MULTIPLE BIRTHS
Sep 12, 2000
In a study published Sept. 9 in the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet, University of Saskatchewan researchers report they have found a genetic mutation potentially responsible for twins and other multiple birth pregnancies.
U OF S RESEARCHERS AWARDED $83,000 TO STUDY DIABETES
Sep 08, 2000
Two University of Saskatchewan researchers will use a total of $83,000 from the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) to study new drugs and therapies that could improve treatment for people with the disease.
U OF S MICROGRAVITY SCIENTISTS INVITED TO JOIN EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY FLIGHT
Sep 05, 2000
University of Saskatchewan engineering researchers have become the first Canadians invited to conduct a microgravity experiment aboard a European Space Agency (ESA) simulated space flight.
$1-M CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE CONTRACT AWARDED TO SASKATCHEWAN FIRM
Aug 31, 2000
The University of Saskatchewan has awarded a $1-million contract to Regina-based PCL-Maxam, A Joint Venture for the installation of the main experimental hall floor slab for the Canadian Light Source synchrotron project.
$8 M CFI FUNDING PROMISES $20 M IN CAMPUS UPGRADES
Aug 28, 2000
Four University of Saskatchewan research projects will receive more than $8 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), generating almost $20 million in new or updated labs and equipment on campus.
FIVE U OF S HEALTH SCIENTISTS AWARDED $1.12 M IN FEDERAL RESEARCH GRANTS
Aug 15, 2000
Four University of Saskatchewan researchers will get a total of $987, 910 in grants and equipment over the next three years from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for projects that could lead to safer and more effective contraceptives, new treatments for obesity, and vaccinations against respiratory disease.
U OF S PHYSICIST ELECTED TO PRESTIGIOUS ROYAL SOCIETY OF CANADA
Jul 24, 2000
University of Saskatchewan physicist Akira Hirose has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the country's senior academic accolade to which scholars and scientists aspire.
SASKMOUSE" RESEARCH LEADS TO PROMISING NEW OVARIAN CANCER TREATMENT
Jul 24, 2000
With the help of a new animal model called SaskMouse, University of Saskatchewan researchers have developed a new "suicide gene therapy" for ovarian cancer that has the potential to increase survival rates by at least 30 per cent.
U OF S CROP DEVELOPMENT CENTRE OPENS $1.2-M SEED-CLEANING PLANT
Jul 14, 2000
About 200 seed growers from across the country attended the official opening today of Western Canada's newest seed-cleaning plant, a $1.2-million project involving the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers and the Canada-Saskatchewan Agri-Food Innovation Fund (AFIF).
TWO SASKATCHEWAN FIRMS AWARDED $2.5 MILLION IN CLS CONTRACTS
Jun 30, 2000
The University of Saskatchewan has awarded contracts totaling $2.5 million to two Saskatchewan-based firms for electrical and interior finishing work on the $173.5-million Canadian Light Source synchrotron project.
SASKATOON FIRM WINS $4-MILLION CLS MECHANICAL SYSTEMS CONTRACT
Jun 27, 2000
The University of Saskatchewan has awarded a $4-million contract to Saskatoon-based Inter-City Mechanical Ltd. for mechanical systems that will meet the highly sensitive temperature and vibration control requirements for Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron experiments.
WAYGOOD APPOINTED UNIVERSITY CO-ORDINATOR OF HEALTH RESEARCH
Jun 21, 2000
After a national search, University of Saskatchewan biochemist Bruce Waygood has been selected to become the first University Co-ordinator of Health Research on July 1.
U OF S STUDY URGES TESTING OF DONATED SPERM FOR VIRUS LINKED TO CERVICAL CANCER
Jun 15, 2000
In a new study that raises questions about the safety of sperm donations, University of Saskatchewan researchers urge that a simple test for detecting a virus linked to cervical cancer be included in Canadian and international screening guidelines for sperm donation.
U OF S SOIL SCIENTIST WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Jun 05, 2000
Saskatoon, SK. - University of Saskatchewan soil scientist Jeffrey Schoenau has been awarded the prestigious 2000 Robert E. Wagner Young Scientist Award by the Potash and Phosphate Institute in Norcross, Georgia.
NEW U OF S STUDY BACKS NEED FOR $15M MICROGRAVITY RESEARCH FACILITY
Jun 02, 2000
A study by senior MBA graduate students from the College of Commerce has found there's an immediate need for a proposed $15-million microgravity research facility to be built on or near the University of Saskatchewan.
ONTARIO FIRM INVESTS $277,000 IN NEW U OF S BIOSENSOR TECHNOLOGY
May 25, 2000
University of Saskatchewan scientists will receive $277,000 over two years from a Toronto-based company to develop and commercialize a new biosensor technology that could provide a new tool for genetic testing.
RENOWNED GEOCHEMIST TO RECEIVE U OF S DISTINGUISHED RESEARCHER AWARD
May 19, 2000
U of S geochemist Robert Kerrich, a world expert on the geochemistry of gold deposits, will be presented with the university's Distinguished Researcher Award at convocation on May 23rd.
$2-MILLION SYNCHROTRON MAGNET CONTRACT AWARDED TO UK FIRM
May 15, 2000
The University of Saskatchewan has awarded a $2-million contract to England- based Tesla Engineering Limited for huge magnets that will help focus the light produced by the stadium-sized synchrotron now being constructed on campus.
U OF S TO GET 39 CANADA RESEARCH CHAIRS
May 03, 2000
The University of Saskatchewan will get at least 39 of the 2,000 chairs to be created across Canada over the next five years under the $900-million Canada Research Chairs Program.
DRAMATIC REDUCTION IN CLAIMS AND IMPROVED RECOVERY TIME WITH NO FAULT INSURANCE SYSTEM
Apr 19, 2000
Note: Dr. David Cassidy conducted this study while Director of the University of Saskatchewan Institute for Health and Outcomes Research, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Cassidy, who joined U of S in 1992, left Dec. 31, 1999. This release was prepared by the University of Alberta.)
NEW U OF S FORENSIC RESEARCH CHAIR ESTABLISHED
Apr 18, 2000
The University of Saskatchewan today announces the creation of a new Chair in Forensic Psychology in the Department of Psychology thanks to a $779,280 five-year funding agreement with the Correctional Service of Canada.
HITACHI DONATES $140,000 WORTH OF EQUIPMENT FOR NEW ENGINEERING LAB
Apr 13, 2000
The first "creep" testing lab in Western Canada was opened at the University of Saskatchewan today thanks to a $140,000 donation of specialized high-tech equipment from Hitachi Canadian Industries Ltd.
U OF S PROF GETS $850,000 TO HIRE SCIENTISTS FOR SPACE RADAR NETWORK
Apr 07, 2000
Physics professor George Sofko will receive more than $850,000 over the next five years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to hire several researchers on four campuses to help analyze space weather data from an international space radar network.
B.C. COUPLE GIVES $1.45 MILLION TO EQUINE RESEARCH
Apr 06, 2000
SASKATOON, SK. Inspired by a love of horses, a couple from British Columbia has donated $1.45 million to support equine research and horse-related veterinary education at the University of Saskatchewan's Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM).
TWO OUTSTANDING FEMALE SCIENTISTS WIN PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARDS TO JOIN U OF S
Apr 05, 2000
The University of Saskatchewan has been awarded two out of 23 awards in a national competition aimed at boosting the number of women in faculty positions in the natural sciences and engineering.
PROVINCE CONTRIBUTES $1.17 M FOR POWERFUL NEW U OF S NEW RESEARCH TOOLS
Apr 04, 2000
Four University of Saskatchewan researchers will receive a total of almost $1.17 million from the provincial Strategic Initiatives Fund (SIF) for research equipment that could lead to advances such as better risk assessment of potentially toxic wastes, better films for medical X-ray machines, and improved telemedicine technology.
$40,000 SSHRC GRANT AWARDED FOR NEW U OF S CENTRE for HEALTH RESEARCH
Mar 31, 2000
Researchers from six University of Saskatchewan colleges will receive a total of $40,000 over three years from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's (SSHRC) to develop a unique interdisciplinary Centre for Health Research on campus.
ONTARIO INVESTS $9.4 MILLION IN CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE SYNCHROTRON
Mar 30, 2000
Ontario will invest $9.4 million in the $173.5-million Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron project, becoming a major partner in the national research facility now under construction at the University of Saskatchewan.
U OF S MARKS BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK MARCH 13 TO 19
Mar 12, 2000
Saskatoon, SK. - Today Saskatoon Mayor Henry Dayday will sign a proclamation officially declaring March 13 to 19 as Brain Awareness Week. Similar proclamations are being issued in Moose Jaw, Melfort, Melville, Estevan and Prince Albert.
SASKATCHEWAN NUTRITION SURVEY SHOWS DECLINE IN FAT INTAKE
Mar 06, 2000
Saskatchewan residents are consuming less fat than in the early 70s but rates of both obesity and low body weight are cause for concern, concludes the Saskatchewan Nutrition Survey released today.
U OF S RESEARCHERS CREATE DIAMOND GRAINS
Mar 06, 2000
Artificial diamonds have been created at the University of Saskatchewan Plasma Physics Laboratory, and researchers are enthusiastic about possible uses for them.
$2.5 MILLION STUDY OF ABORIGINAL PRAIRIE
Feb 28, 2000
SASKATOON - University researchers have been awarded $2.5 million by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to study the cultural and natural landscapes of the past 9,000 years on the northern plains.
$10 MILLION IN SYNCHROTRON TENDERS AWARDED
Feb 17, 2000
An $8.9-million contract for the design, fabrication and installation of a booster ring system for the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron project has been awarded to Danish firm Danfysik A/S.
U OF S SPIN-OFF FIRM TO GET $1.5 M FOR NEW DRUG DEVELOPMENT
Feb 03, 2000
Alviva Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (Alviva) of Saskatoon has received $1.5 million to pursue development of new drugs to treat several diseases.
$1 M in Medical Research Council Grants Awarded to U of S Faculty
Jan 31, 2000
Five faculty members from the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine will share a total of more than $1 million in research grants over three years from the Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC), Ralph Goodale, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, announced today in Saskatoon.
NATURE PUBLISHES U OF S DISCOVERY OF HOW HORSES KEEP THEIR BRAINS COOL
Jan 27, 2000
In an article published today in the prestigious journal Nature, a University of Saskatchewan veterinary research team reports that they have solved the mystery of the role of a pair of air-filled pouches within a horse's head.
NEW FUNDING ANNOUNCED FOR STRUCTURAL SCIENCES CENTRE
Jan 14, 2000
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan - The federal and provincial governments are providing funding to a new centre at the University of Saskatchewan that will complement the new Canadian Light Source (CLS), or synchrotron, facility and ultimately help develop new products such as new drugs, semiconductors and new plastics through detailed analysis of the structure of materials.
U OF S SPIN-OFF FIRM TO BECOME WORLD-CLASS DRUG DELIVERY RESEARCH CENTRE
Jan 13, 2000
The recent acquisition of a University of Saskatchewan spin-off company by an Ontario-based pharmaceutical firm will create a world-class drug delivery research centre and about 15 new jobs in Saskatoon by 2004.
U OF S CROP DEVELOPMENT CENTRE RESEARCHER HONORED
Jan 13, 2000
University of Saskatchewan agriculture professor Brian Rossnagel is the new recipient of the W.J. White Professorship in the Department of Plant Sciences.
$3.4-Million Canadian Light Source Contract Awarded to Saskatchewan Firm
Jan 07, 2000
A $3.4-million contract - the largest to date - has been awarded to Regina-based PCL-Maxam, A Joint Venture to construct the building shell for the Canadian Light Source synchrotron now under construction on the University of Saskatchewan campus.