University of Saskatchewan

July 31, 2014   

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  • $200,000 AWARDED FOR RESEARCH TO IMPROVE CO-ORDINATION OF PATIENT CARE     Dec 14, 2001
    Two university health research projects are receiving a financial boost of approximately $200,000 from the provincial government.
  • $464,580 AWARDED FOR U OF S LUNG RESEARCH     Dec 03, 2001
    Seven University of Saskatchewan researchers have received Saskatchewan Lung Association (SLA) grants totaling $128,580 to study chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases.
  • NEW RESEARCH LAB TARGETS BIG GAINS FOR WINTER WHEAT - Process dramatically cuts time to produce new varieties that will put more dollars in pockets of Prairie farmers     Dec 02, 2001
    Released November 29, 2001 (Prepared in conjunction with Ducks Unlimited Canada, SaskPower, and Winter Cereals Canada) Saskatoon . . . A group of partners today opened a newly equipped research laboratory at the University of Saskatchewan that will dramatically cut the time to develop new varieties of winter wheat, a crop with the potential to significantly improve incomes for Prairie farmers. Researchers will use a process known as doubled haploid selection that will reduce production of new winter wheat varieties to about 18 months from seven years.
  • NEW INSTITUTE FOR THE PROMOTION OF RURAL HEALTH LAUNCHED     Nov 29, 2001
    Released November 28, 2001 A world-class Saskatoon research centre that supports the study and promotion of rural health has recast itself as an even more dynamic new institute designed to tackle a wider range of health and safety issues facing rural, agricultural and remote people.
  • $50,000 AWARDED FOR URBAN ABORIGINAL DATA BASE     Nov 29, 2001
    University of Saskatchewan social geographer Evelyn Peters has been awarded $50,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to develop a data base on urban Aboriginal peoples.
  • NATIVE PLANT MAY GIVE VACCINE RESEARCH A BOOST     Nov 28, 2001
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted U of S researchers a patent to explore the therapeutic potential of compounds found in a native prairie plant.
  • MAJOR ADVANCE IN BLOOD PRESSURE RESEARCH     Nov 28, 2001
    A gas that smells like rotten eggs and can be toxic to humans in the environment plays a valuable role within the body in regulating healthy blood pressure, a University of Saskatchewan research team has found.
  • U OF S RESEARCHERS RECEIVE $837,000 FROM HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION     Nov 25, 2001
    In an era of challenges in funding for medical research in our province, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan announced today that it is providing more than $837,000 to 18 research teams at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • U OF S AWARDED $1.6 M IN CFI GRANTS     Nov 15, 2001
    Today five University of Saskatchewan researchers were awarded Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) grants totaling more than $1.25 million for labs and equipment to advance leading-edge research that could lead to improved medical implants, electronic devices and pulse crops.
  • U OF S AWARDED $1.6 M IN CFI GRANTS     Nov 15, 2001
    Today five University of Saskatchewan researchers were awarded Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) grants totaling more than $1.25 million for labs and equipment to advance leading-edge research that could lead to improved medical implants, electronic devices and pulse crops.
  • U.S. SYNCHROTRON SCIENTIST TO SPEAK TODAY ON SUCCESSES IN BIOTECHNOLOGY     Nov 13, 2001
    Today Cele Abad-Zapatero, associate research fellow at Abbott Laboratories in Illinois, will give a seminar entitled "The Impact of Synchrotron Radiation on Biotechnology: Successes and Challenges" at 2:30 p.m. in Place Riel Theatre.
  • SYNCHROTRON RESEARCH ASSISTS IN WAKE OF SEPT. 11     Nov 05, 2001
    In the wake of the collapse of the World Trade Center towers, a California synchrotron will help identify airborne pollutants that could adversely affect the lungs of recovery workers and residents in the surrounding area.
  • MOOD-STABILIZING DRUG BLOCKS CANNABIS WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS, U OF S STUDY FINDS     Nov 02, 2001
    A promising new direction for medical treatment developed at the University of Saskatchewan may help recovering cannabis addicts cope with withdrawal.
  • NEW HANDBOOK FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS MAY HELP CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS     Oct 29, 2001
    A University of Saskatchewan-led research team has developed a handbook to help health professionals -- from physicians to physical therapists -- deal sensitively with adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
  • U OF S HEALTH RESEARCHERS RECEIVE $1.4 M IN HSURC GRANTS     Oct 28, 2001
    Today 23 University of Saskatchewan health researchers and their teams will be honored at a reception on campus for their recent awards totalling $1.4 million from the Health Services Utilization and Research Commission (HSURC).
  • VACCINE RESEARCH LEADER LAUNCHES MAJOR EXPANSION     Oct 28, 2001
    Saskatoon, SK. The Veterinary Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), a global leader in vaccine research, officially launched a $14.3-million expansion at a sod-turning on the University of Saskatchewan campus today.
  • U OF S HEALTH RESEARCHERS RECEIVE $1.4 M IN HSURC GRANTS     Oct 25, 2001
    Today 23 University of Saskatchewan health researchers and their teams will be honored at a reception on campus for their recent awards totalling $1.4 million from the Health Services Utilization and Research Commission (HSURC).
  • U OF S HEALTH RESEARCHERS AWARDED $5.3 M     Oct 17, 2001
    Twenty-four health researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have been awarded a total of $5.3 million in grants through a federal-provincial partnership program.
  • SASK. GOV'T PROVIDES $650,000 FOR VETERINARY RESEARCH     Oct 03, 2001
    Prepared by the Government of Saskatchewan: The Veterinary Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) the University of Saskatchewan is receiving $650,000 in government funding to help its cutting edge research.
  • U OF S TO RECEIVE $2 M FOR 17 AG RESEARCH PROJECTS     Sep 26, 2001
    Prepared by Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food: The province will invest $2.6 million from its Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) in 24 agricultural research projects in Saskatchewan.
  • TESTS ON 'LINAC' FIRST STEP IN COMMISSIONING CANADA'S FIRST SYNCHROTRON     Sep 13, 2001
    This week, the Canadian Light Source (CLS) commissioning team successfully operated the refurbished linear accelerator or 'linac' -- the first step in commissioning the national synchrotron that will supply brilliant light beams to scientists at experimental workstations starting in January of 2004.
  • U OF S AWARDS $3.4-M SYNCHROTRON AMPLIFIER CONTRACT TO MULTINATIONAL FIRM     Sep 10, 2001
    The University of Saskatchewan has awarded a $3.4-million contract to Thales Radio Broadcast Inc. of Virginia to design and supply a radio frequency (RF) amplifier system for the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron project now under construction on campus.
  • SOFT DRINK CONSUMPTION RELATED TO WEAK BONES IN TEENAGE GIRLS     Sep 05, 2001
    In a just-published article in Nutrition Research, University of Saskatchewan researchers have found that girls in their early teens who often drink soft drinks instead of milk face a life-long increased risk for fractures and osteoporosis.
  • SOFT DRINK CONSUMPTION RELATED TO WEAK BONES IN TEENAGE GIRLS     Sep 05, 2001
    In a just-published article in Nutrition Research, University of Saskatchewan researchers have found that girls in their early teens who often drink soft drinks instead of milk face a life-long increased risk for fractures and osteoporosis.
  • SOFT DRINK CONSUMPTION RELATED TO WEAK BONES IN TEENAGE GIRLS     Sep 05, 2001
    In a just-published article in Nutrition Research, University of Saskatchewan researchers have found that girls in their early teens who often drink soft drinks instead of milk face a life-long increased risk for fractures and osteoporosis.
  • CIHR AWARDS $1.37 M TO U OF S HEALTH RESEARCHERS     Aug 30, 2001
    University of Saskatchewan researchers have recently been awarded a total of almost $1.37 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for five innovative and wide-ranging projects.
  • FLAXSEED MAY HELP PREVENT DIABETES, U OF S STUDY FINDS     Jul 18, 2001
    A tiny compound in flaxseed may help prevent or significantly delay the development of diabetes in adults, says University of Saskatchewan researcher Dr. Kailash Prasad.
  • $8.2 M IN SYNCHROTRON CONTRACTS AWARDED TO LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL FIRMS     Jun 29, 2001
    The University of Saskatchewan has awarded contracts totalling almost $8.2 million to three Saskatchewan firms and two international firms for work on the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron project currently under construction on campus.
  • THE COMMEMORATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF COBALT-60     Jun 28, 2001
    Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada today unveiled a plaque to celebrate the national importance of the development of Cobalt-60 Beam Therapy Unit (Cobalt Bomb) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
  • ENGINEERING FIRM WINS AWARD FOR WORK ON CLS     Jun 21, 2001
    UMA Group Ltd. has won an award of excellence for technical innovation from the Consulting Engineers of Saskatchewan recognizing work on the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron project under construction at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • U OF S STUDENTS TAKE TOP AWARDS IN NATIONAL HEALTH RESEARCH COMPETITION     Jun 18, 2001
    Three University of Saskatchewan graduate students have won gold and silver medals in a nation-wide research competition for their respective work on cancer and female reproduction.
  • DOUBLE-BARRELED LIVE VIRAL VECTORED VACCINES TARGET BEEF DISEASES     Jun 14, 2001
    Costly beef respiratory and intestinal diseases may have a potent new enemy in the form of new live viral vectored vaccines under development at the Veterinary Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) in Saskatoon, Sask.
  • QUAKER AND CARGILL SUPPORT OAT BREEDING AT U of S COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE     May 20, 2001
    The U of S College of Agriculture’s Crop Development Centre will receive $600 K over three years from Quaker Oats Canada and Cargill Ltd. in support of its oat research and development program.
  • VACCINE FIGHTS PERVASIVE SWINE MENACE     May 15, 2001
    A new vaccine under commercial development could significantly decrease piglet mortality caused by Streptococcus suis. Research scientists at the Veterinary Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) in Saskatoon developed the vaccine.
  • VIDO STARTS VACCINE WORK TO FIGHT THREAT OF CAMPYLOBACTER JEJUNI     May 01, 2001
    Controlling Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni) before it becomes an even bigger food-borne disease and water quality threat has prompted a new vaccine research project by the Veterinary Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.
  • U of S AWARDED NEW RESEARCH CHAIRS     Apr 25, 2001
    The University of Saskatchewan is set to receive an additional $1.1 million annually from the Government of Canada to create seven Canada Research Chairs (CRC) on campus. The announcement was made today by Federal Minister of Industry, Brian Tobin, at a press conference in Winnipeg.
  • U of S SPIN-OFF FIRM TO BECOME WORLD-CLASS DRUG DELIVERY RESEARCH CENTER     Apr 16, 2001
    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.
  • 592,000 NATIONAL STUDY AIMS TO HELP BOOST RURAL NURSE RECRUITMENT     Apr 12, 2001
    Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan and across Canada have launched a three-year, $592,000 study of nursing in rural and remote areas that will give communities information to help attract and retain nurses.
  • U of S RESEARCH PROJECTS RECEIVE $4.3 M FROM PROVINCE     Apr 05, 2001
    Prepared by Saskatchewan Economic and Co-operative Development: Key research and development projects at the University of Saskatchewan are receiving a major boost of more than $4.3 million in funding from the provincial government.
  • SASKATOON RESEARCHERS TO RECEIVE $8 M FROM GENOME CANADA FOR TWO PROJECTS     Apr 04, 2001
    University of Saskatchewan and other Saskatoon research centres will receive a total of roughly $8 million from a $15-million pool of funding announced today by Genome Canada for two Genome Prairie projects. This money is expected to create up to 50 new positions at Saskatoon research institutions.
  • PROMISING CATTLE VACCINE COULD REDUCE E.COLI O157:H7 THREAT     Apr 03, 2001
    A new vaccine for controlling E. coli O157:H7 in cattle could become an important management tool in the cattle industry's crusade against the hazardous bacteria as well as in society's efforts to deal with the food safety concerns and control the disease at the human level. The vaccine was developed through a collaboration between the Veterinary Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, and the Alberta Research Council in Edmonton.
  • PROMISING CATTLE VACCINE COULD REDUCE E. COLI O157:H7 THREAT     Apr 03, 2001
    A new vaccine for controlling E. coli O157:H7 in cattle could become an important management tool in the cattle industry's crusade against the hazardous bacteria as well as in society's efforts to deal with the food safety concerns and control the disease at the human level. The vaccine was developed through a collaboration between the Veterinary Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, and the Alberta Research Council in Edmonton.
  • NEW DIRECTOR FOR THE SASKATCHEWAN DRUG INSTITUTE     Apr 02, 2001
    Effective today, pharmacist Marianne Greer becomes director of the Saskatchewan Drug Research Institute, a privately funded organization affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan that helps researchers conduct clinical drug trials and link up with industry.
  • NEW U OF S DRUG RESEARCH INSTITUTE OPENS IN INNOVATION PLACE     Mar 16, 2001
    A unique-in-Canada drug research institute wholly owned by the University of Saskatchewan has been set up in Innovation Place to develop new and safer drugs and to train young researchers.
  • NEW MASTITIS VACCINE TACKLES DAIRY INDUSTRY'S NUMBER ONE DISEASE THREAT     Mar 13, 2001
    A new vaccine to combat the streptococcal form of bovine mastitis has passed the proof-of-concept phase, taking it one step closer to producers, says its developer, Dr. Andy Potter, of the Veterinary Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • U OF S WINS $1.1 M FROM CFI FOR SEVEN NEW FACULTY RESEARCH PROJECTS     Mar 13, 2001
    Today the University of Saskatchewan was awarded a total of more than $1.1 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to help fund new equipment and labs that will advance seven wide-ranging research projects led by new faculty.
  • DISCOVERY BY U OF S RESEARCHERS MAY HELP PREVENT PARAPLEGIA     Mar 09, 2001
    In a just-published article, University of Saskatchewan researchers have shown that a new drug is effective in preventing paraplegia in rats with spinal cord injuries. Human clinical trials of this promising treatment are expected to begin in a year or two.
  • FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE EXPERTS AT U OF S     Mar 08, 2001
    Foot-and-mouth disease is a highly infectious disease in cattle, sheep, pigs and goats that poses little threat to human health but is economically devastating for agriculture.
  • $1 MILLION IN NSERC FUNDING FOR NEW VACCINES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN     Mar 08, 2001
    Prepared by NSERC: (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) - The Honourable Brian Tobin, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced $1 million in funding to test a new approach to immunization that may represent an important breakthrough in animal and human health protection.
  • $900,000 IN NSERC SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS AWARDED TO 22 U OF S RESEARCHERS     Mar 08, 2001
    Twenty-two young U of S researchers have won scholarships and fellowships totalling almost $900,000 over two years from NSERC (the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada), federal Industry Minister Brian Tobin announced on campus today.
  • CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE PARTNERS CELEBRATE BUILDING COMPLETION AND FULL CAPITAL FUNDING     Feb 26, 2001
    SASKATOON, SK. More than 250 top government officials, business leaders and scientists from across Canada attended a dedication ceremony today to mark completion of the massive building that will soon be home to Canada's first, state-of-the-art synchrotron - the $173.5 million Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • GLAXOSMITHKLINE COMMITS $500,000 FOR FIRST-IN-CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR     Feb 26, 2001
    SASKATOON, SK. GlaxoSmithKline, one of the country's leading research-based pharmaceutical companies, will provide a $500,000 endowment to help create Canada's first designated research chair in synchrotron science.
  • NATIONAL SYNCHROTRON PROJECT ATTRACTS PHARMACEUTICAL GROUP AS FIRST INDUSTRIAL INVESTOR     Feb 26, 2001
    SASKATOON, SK. Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical firms, has become the first industrial company to invest in a beamline at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron project now under construction on the University of Saskatchewan campus.
  • SATELLITE LAUNCHES U OF S INVESTIGATION OF OZONE DEPLETION     Feb 21, 2001
    When the international Odin satellite is launched from Eastern Russia today, a University of Saskatchewan-designed instrument will be on board to identify how human pollution contributes to ozone depletion.
  • U OF S RESEARCHERS RECEIVE $850K TO STUDY GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS     Feb 20, 2001
    U of S researchers were awarded federal grants totalling $852K over 3 years for agricultural research projects examining aspects of climate change related to Greenhouse Gas (GHG)emissions.
  • ALBERTA FOUNDATION INVESTS $2.5 M IN U OF S SYNCHROTRON     Feb 11, 2001
    The Canadian Light Source (CLS) now under construction on the University of Saskatchewan campus will receive $2.5 million for beamline construction from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR), the AHFMR announced today.
  • GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA FUNDS NEW CHAIR AT WESTERN COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE     Feb 11, 2001
    The Government of Alberta will contribute $1.5 million towards a new Academic Chair in Beef Cattle Health Management at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), University of Saskatchewan.
  • U OF S RESEARCHER HEADS $1 M PHYSICAL ACTIVITY STUDY     Feb 08, 2001
    Active living research project, Saskatoon In Motion: Building Community Capacity through Physical Activity and Health Promotion, has been given a $1 million boost from the Community Alliance for Health Research (CAHR). The project will be headed by U of S kinesiology researcher, Dr. Karen Chad.
  • ALBERTA SCIENCE BODY INVESTS $6.7 M IN U OF S-OWNED SYNCHROTRON PROJECT     Feb 07, 2001
    The Canadian Light Source synchrotron project at the University of Saskatchewan will receive $6.7 million over four years from the Alberta Science and Research Authority (ASRA) toward two beamlines, conduits for carrying synchrotron light to scientists' workstations.
  • NATIVE HOUSING STUDY WINS $1.9 M CURA GRANT     Feb 05, 2001
    The Honourable Brian Tobin, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), today announced $9 million for research projects funded under SSHRC's Community-University Research Alliances (CURA) program.
  • UST INC. AND SASKATOON FIRM SIGN SYNCHROTRON TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENT     Jan 24, 2001
    Scientists at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron on the University of Saskatchewan campus have come up with a new motor control device that will help run synchrotron beamline equipment and could be sold to synchrotron facilities around the world.
  • COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE RECEIVES FUNDING FOR PULSE CROP RESEARCH     Jan 23, 2001
    Nearly a half million for College of Agriculture pulse crop research.

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