Collective Kitchens Strengthen Community Bonds
Dec 02, 2004
Collective kitchens -- where individuals combine resources to cook large quantities of healthy food for their families, improve budgeting, nutrition and social support in lower-income or at-risk communities, according to new University of Saskatchewan research.
Construction Begins on $3-Million U of S Pulse Research Lab
Nov 23, 2004
Construction will start next week on a $3-million, unique-in-Canada pulse field research lab attached to the U of S Crop Science Field Laboratory.
U of S Spin-off gets $3 Million Boost to Develop Anti-inflammatory Drug
Nov 15, 2004
IL Therapeutics, a U of S spin-off company located at Innovation Place, today received $3 million from the Western Life Sciences Venture Fund (WLS) to back research and development of a new drug treatment for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).
U of S Awarded $9.4 M for Seven New Research Chairs and Equipment
Nov 12, 2004
Today the University of Saskatchewan was awarded $9.4 million over the next seven years for seven new Canada Research Chairs and associated equipment.
$500,000 Microstructures Chair to Help Build Synchrotron Research Facility
Nov 12, 2004
Sven Achenbach, recruited from Germany to become one of the University of Saskatchewan's newest Canada Research Chairs, will help develop synchrotron-based fabrication techniques for microscopic structures for next-generation technologies and lead efforts to implement them at the Canadian Light Source.
U of S Awarded More Than $2.4 Million for Health Research
Nov 09, 2004
Six University of Saskatchewan health researchers will receive a total of $2.45 million for projects that include studies of breast cancer treatment, insulin resistance, and health-promoting compounds found in fruits and vegetables.
U of S Home to New $2-M Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture
Nov 05, 2004
A new $2-million national network devoted to agriculture-related health and safety research will be headquartered at the University of Saskatchewan.
City of Saskatoon Invests $250,000 in U of S Vaccine Research Centre
Nov 02, 2004
The $62-million International Vaccine Centre, to be built on the University of Saskatchewan campus by 2009, has a new funding partner.
U of S Wins National Prize for R&D Collaboration with Saskatoon Company
Oct 28, 2004
A University of Saskatchewan agricultural researcher and the Saskatoon company that commercialized his technology have won a 2004 Synergy Award for Innovation from Science and Engineering Research Canada (NSERC) -- one of six university-industry teams across Canada to win the prestigious award.
Canadian Light Source Extends Oct. 30th Public Open House Hours
Oct 26, 2004
As the cap off to Synchrotron Month, the Canadian Light Source is inviting the people of Saskatoon and area to a Public Open House Saturday, October 30th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Organizers decided to extend the open house hours by starting two hours earlier than planned in order to enable as many visitors as possible to tour Canada's first synchrotron.
Grand Opening of Canadian Light Source Ushers in New Era for Research
Oct 22, 2004
After five and a half years of construction and $174-million invested, Canadian science is set to go global with today's grand opening of the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron at the University of Saskatchewan.
University of Saskatchewan Receives More Than $300,000 in CFI Funding for Research in Environment, Technology and Plant Genetics
Oct 21, 2004
Today five University of Saskatchewan researchers were awarded grants totaling $333,044 through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) New Opportunities Fund.
VIDO Awarded $4 M for Industrial Research Chairs in Food Safety
Oct 15, 2004
Two new research chairs, together valued at $4 million over five years, will be created at the University of Saskatchewan's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) to develop new vaccines for combating food-borne bacteria that can pose a serious threat to human health.
Renowned Indigenous Scholar to Receive Distinguished Researcher Award
Oct 15, 2004
Marie Battiste, a University of Saskatchewan researcher and one of Canada's pre-eminent indigenous scholars, will receive the university's Distinguished Researcher Award at the October 23 convocation.
Public Science in Liberal Democracy Conference Starts Today
Oct 14, 2004
More than 20 speakers and 100 academics and policy makers will convene at the Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon October 14-16 to examine the role of science and scientists in the formation of public policy.
U of S Grad Student Calls for Improved Depression Screening of Mothers
Oct 05, 2004
A University of Saskatchewan graduate student who studies depressed women is calling on the province to start screening women for post-partum depression.
Jarislowsky Chair Helps Transgenic Fish Sniff out Environmental Toxins
Oct 04, 2004
University of Saskatchewan cell biologist Pat Krone's fish can sense the presence of cadmium within minutes, providing powerful new tools and a model system to help researchers quickly assess the effect of environmental toxins on wild fish.
Mission Green Team To Recognize CLS for Support of Environment
Sep 28, 2004
Saskatoon’s “Field of Beams” -- the Canadian Light Source -- will be recognized Wednesday, September 29th as one of Canada’s brightest environmental initiatives.
One Month to Canadian Light Source Opening
Sep 27, 2004
October is Synchrotron Month in Saskatoon as the countdown begins for the launch of the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan.
Diplomats Speak on Big Science Investment Sept. 28th
Sep 24, 2004
Diplomats from Great Britain and France will address members of the Saskatoon research and business communities during a luncheon and panel discussion -- ˜Investing in Big Science - A Vital Foundation for Innovation and Prosperity" -- Tuesday, September 28th at Innovation Place.
SSHRC funds U of S Electoral Reform Study as part of $1.4 million Investment in Saskatchewan Research
Sep 24, 2004
Finance Minister Ralph Goodale announced $1.4 million in funding for Saskatchewan university research in Regina September 23 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
Cross-Atlantic Links Foster Microsystems Technology
Sep 21, 2004
A memorandum of understanding between the U of S and a major German research centre promises to foster cross-Atlantic collaborations in ultra-small, next-generation technologies.
U of S Researchers Produce Video about Hope in Palliative Care Patients
Sep 21, 2004
The University of Saskatchewan has launched a new video with the goal of fostering hope among palliative care patients and their caregivers.
New Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre Director Appointed
Aug 31, 2004
A U of S chemist known for his research in the area of molecular synthesis will lead the Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre (SSSC), Vice-President Research Steven Franklin announced today.
U of S Archaeology Students Find Stone Age Human Remains
Aug 17, 2004
A group of University of Saskatchewan archaeology students has discovered human remains thought to be more than 7,000 years old while on an archaeological dig in Jordan.
Marijuana Compound May Intensify Epileptic Seizures
Aug 10, 2004
Researchers with the University of Saskatchewan's new Neural Systems and Plasticity Group have found that although a component of marijuana suppresses grand-mal type epileptic seizures in rats, it may intensify the severity of the most common seizures -- those starting in the temporal lobes of the brain.
Report Urges National Response to Chronic Wasting Disease in the Wild
Aug 04, 2004
Saskatoon – Canada’s wildlife ministers must act now to curtail the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and other wildlife populations throughout Canada, states the final report by a U of S-led international panel of experts.
Insects Could Help Clean Up Contaminated Soils
Jul 27, 2004
An international collaboration between researchers from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of California has shown for the first time that insects can detoxify selenium in the environment. The work illustrates the power of synchrotron analysis to determine how toxic elements change as they are metabolized by different organisms in the environment.
NSERC Awards $8.7 Million to 81 U of S Science Projects
Jul 19, 2004
Over the next five years, 81 University of Saskatchewan research projects will receive a total of $8.7 million in operating grants and equipment from NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council).
Reducing Farm Animal Pain
Jul 19, 2004
Anyone who has a house pet neutered expects a vet to provide the animal with pain-killers before making the first cut, but farm animals aren't so lucky.
Canadian Light Source Gets Approval for Routine Operations
Jul 15, 2004
Canada's synchrotron received a licence to commence routine operations from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on Wednesday, clearing the last regulatory hurdle before welcoming researchers to the $173.5 million U of S-owned national facility.
CNSC Announces Decision to Permit Routine Operation of the CLSI Synchrotron Located at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Jul 14, 2004
Following a public hearing held on June 8, 2004 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced its decision to amend the operating licence for Canadian Light Source Inc. (CLSI) to allow for routine operation of its electron synchrotron facility, located at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.Prior to this amendment, the licence permitted commissioning and testing operations only.The licence is valid until May 27, 2006.
U of S Researcher Honoured by World's Pharmaceutical Scientists
Jul 12, 2004
University of Saskatchewan pharmacy researcher Kamal Midha is one of nine scientists from around the world to receive a prestigious achievement award at the recent Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress in Kyoto, Japan.
U of S Students Win International Software Competition
Jul 12, 2004
University of Saskatchewan engineering and computer science students Carl Norum and Chris Mullens went head to head with professional software developers to take top spot in Apple Computer's Dashboard Contest at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco.
U of S Prof to Study Canadian and American Cigarette Marketing Aimed at Women
Jul 09, 2004
University of Saskatchewan commerce professor Timothy Dewhirst has won a Canada-U.S. Fulbright scholarship to research and compare how American and Canadian tobacco companies market their products to women.
Chemistry Prof is First Métis to Receive University Faculty Award
Jul 08, 2004
The first Métis person to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Saskatchewan has also become one of the first two Aboriginal professors in Canada ever to receive the 2004 University Faculty Award (UFA) sponsored by NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council).
U of S Researchers Awarded $1.3 Million for Osteoporosis Prevention Study
Jul 07, 2004
University of Saskatchewan researchers have received $1.3 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to study whether exercise and a soy-based nutritional supplement can prevent osteoporosis.
New Research Group Targets Untreatable Lung Inflammation
Jul 06, 2004
Researchers with the University of Saskatchewan's new Immunology Research Group have discovered a drug that may help combat inflammatory diseases such as Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) -- a currently untreatable disorder that kills 40 per cent of its victims.
CFI Invests $138,693 to Support Two New U of S Researchers
Jun 29, 2004
Two University of Saskatchewan researchers have received $138,693 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) towards the purchase of cutting-edge infrastructure for research projects that will enhance research into age-related illness and underground greenhouse gas storage.
New U of S Research Group to Study Heart-Healthy Benefits of Traditional Aboriginal Medicine
Jun 21, 2004
A newly formed research group at the University of Saskatchewan is working with two northern Saskatchewan Aboriginal communities to study traditional First Nations medicine that may reduce hypertension and improve heart health.
Local Artist's Abstract Work Installed at Synchrotron
Jun 04, 2004
A major abstract work by Eli Bornstein, a noted artist with strong ties to the University of Saskatchewan, was celebrated in a ceremony today at the Canadian Light Source (CLS).
$273,000 Grant to Back U of Sâ€“Swedish Research into Cereal Crop Quality
May 31, 2004
A joint U of S Swedish team has been awarded $273,000 from a Swedish foundation to study development of the endosperm in wheat and barley. This structure contains much of the starch, protein and fat in the seed and is the most important component when determining crop quality.
Innovative Weigh-In-Motion Pilot Project to be Expanded
May 27, 2004
The City of Saskatoon, in partnership with International Road Dynamics (IRD) and the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), has been awarded a $226,000 deployment contract from Transport Canada under the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Research and Development Plan. The contract will allow the City of Saskatoon to install two more Virtual Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) Systems in the City and enable IRD and the U of S to conduct further research and development on the application and use of the systems.
NSERC Awards $400,000 to Explore New Approach to Fungal Disease Control in Canola
May 18, 2004
Armed with $400,000 in federal funding, University of Saskatchewan chemistry professor Soledade Pedras is striking a path into uncharted territory in an effort to help crops such as canola and cabbage potect themselves from devastating fungal diseases.
Life Sciences Student Research Provides Backdrop for Vigorous Debate
May 12, 2004
Mad cow disease and privatization of university research are key issues for debate against a backdrop of more than 180 student research projects at the U of S Life Sciences Research Conference May 13th and 14th.
MCN Bioproducts Inc. Takes Award for Innovation
May 12, 2004
MCN Bioproducts Inc., the brainchild of University of Saskatchewan researchers David Maenz, Henry Classen and Rex Newkirk, has been named winner of the third annual Innovation Place-Industry Liaison Office Award of Innovation.
Saskatchewan Master Storyteller to Receive Distinguished Researcher Award
May 11, 2004
A University of Saskatchewan historian whose work has brought alive dozens of rich and vibrant stories from the province's past will receive the Distinguished Researcher Award at the May 27 convocation.
Acting Associate Vice-President of Research Appointed
May 11, 2004
Kinesiology professor Karen Chad has been appointed for a one-year term to the newly created position of Acting Associate Vice-President Research, effective July 1.
VIDO-developed SARS Vaccine Candidates Fast-tracked to Testing
May 06, 2004
Promising new SARS vaccine candidates developed in part by the University of Saskatchewanâ€™s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) have entered testing, just 14 months after the disease emerged and triggered a global health crisis.
U of S Signs Letter of Intent to Commercialize Treatment for Lung Injury Complications
May 06, 2004
A letter of intent to commercialize a new drug treatment for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) has been signed between the University of Saskatchewan's Industry Liaison Office (ILO) and IL Therapeutics Inc., a new start-up firm at Innovation Place on the U of S campus.
Genetic Change Linked to Most Common Form of Adult-Onset Leukemia
May 05, 2004
A U of S research team has found a genetic change in a gene associated with the most common form of leukemia in the Western world, a link that could lead to better screening tools for the disease and a new target for therapeutic drugs.
Students Learn Science at the Synchrotron through Art, Song and Dance
May 05, 2004
A unique science program that focuses on light and incorporates both the arts and visits to the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron on the U of S campus has been developed for grade one and two students attending King George Community School.
Eight U of S Engineering Students Win National Energy Efficiency Awards
May 05, 2004
Eight University of Saskatchewan mechanical engineering students have been named Energy Ambassadors by Natural Resources Canadaâ€™s Office of Energy Efficiency for their innovative approaches to saving energy and protecting the environment.
Broccoli May Bolster Body’s Defenses Against Heart Disease and Stroke
May 03, 2004
Compounds in broccoli may supercharge the bodyâ€™s ability to mop up free radicals and so protect against high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease, according to research led by University of Saskatchewan health scientist Bernhard Juurlink and recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in the U.S.
New Positions Announced to Promote NSERC and SSHRC Success
Apr 29, 2004
With the aim of improving U of S success in NSERC and SSHRC competitions, two new short-term co-ordinator positions are being created to help improve the quality and quantity of grant proposals, Vice-President Research Steven Franklin announced today.
U of S Awarded $700,000 for Research in Environment, Medicine, and Manufacturing
Apr 26, 2004
Today seven University of Saskatchewan researchers were awarded grants totaling nearly $700,000 through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) New Opportunities Fund.
Seven U of S Researchers Nominated for Innovation Awards
Apr 14, 2004
Seven University of Saskatchewan researchers whose work advances needle-free drug delivery, emergency stroke treatment and added value for canola were nominated for the third annual Innovation Place-Industry Liaison Office "Award of Innovation."
The Government of Canada announces new funding for the Canadian Light Source
Apr 06, 2004
Released April 6, 2004 A Government of Canada news release The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Wascana, on behalf of the Honourable Lucienne Robillard, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for NSERC, today announced that the Government of Canada will provide $19 million towards the operation of the Canadian Light Source (CLS) - a state-of-the-art synchrotron research facility located at the University of Saskatchewan. NSERC is providing $16 million to the CLS while Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) will contribute up to $3 million.
New $1.4-M Research Chair to Explore Behaviour of High-Pressure Materials
Apr 05, 2004
Today the University of Saskatchewan was awarded $1.4 million over the next seven years for a new NSERC Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Materials Science, as well as $160,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to buy related laboratory equipment.
Synchrotron Recognized as a Powerful Tool to Track Environmental Arsenic
Apr 02, 2004
The Canadian Light Source at the University of Saskatchewan has been awarded a federal Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) certificate which recognizes the first-in-Canada synchrotron's value in testing arsenic quickly and with unprecedented accuracy, an advance that will help protect the environment.
March 30 Nursing Research Day Focuses on Mental Health and Rural Patients
Mar 26, 2004
Mental health across the lifespan and challenges of nursing in rural areas will be among issues highlighted by faculty members of the University of Saskatchewan College of Nursing at its Research Day March 30.
Engineering Students Push Boundaries of Innovation in Awards Competition
Mar 25, 2004
Engineering students presented solutions to real world problems that will advance technologies --from electronics to drill bits -- at the 2004 Engineering Innovative Design and Student Paper Presentation Competitions at the University of Saskatchewan on March 24.
SHRF Launches First Saskatchewan Fund for Research Groups
Mar 10, 2004
The Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) has launched a new capacity-building matching funding program that encourages health researchers from a variety of disciplines to form research groups.
$19.2 Million Awarded to U of S to Help Build International Vaccine Centre
Mar 08, 2004
A $61.8-million International Vaccine Centre (INTERVAC) dedicated to protecting human and animal health from the threat of emerging diseases was given the green light today at the University of Saskatchewan.
CFI Awards $6.8 M for Synchrotron Beamline to Open New Windows into Human Body
Mar 08, 2004
A powerful new beamline at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) will yield incredibly detailed images of the body and new tools for cancer treatment research thanks to $6.8 million in funding announced today by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
CFI Awards $18 Million to Help Fund Canadian Light Source Beamlines
Mar 08, 2004
Synchrotron science across Canada received a major boost today with the announcement that the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will provide a total of $18 million for five beamlines and equipment at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) on the University of Saskatchewan campus.
U of S Awarded $40,000 Status of Women Grant to Study Violence in Girls' Lives
Feb 27, 2004
University of Saskatchewan researcher Pamela Downe will participate in a $285,220 national initiative, funded by Status of Women Canada, examining violence in the lives of girls and young women.
U of S Awarded $1.68 Million for Health Research
Feb 27, 2004
Today, seven University of Saskatchewan research teams were awarded grants totaling more than $1.68 million by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Planting Trees Focus of New Ag Research Chair
Jan 28, 2004
Saskatchewan farmers may someday add trees to their crop options and help Canada reach its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol thanks to knowledge developed under an Agroforestry and Afforestation Research Chair funded by the Canada-Saskatchewan Agri-Food Innovation Fund (AFIF).
U of S Joins Two Community-University Research Alliances Projects
Jan 23, 2004
The University of Saskatchewan will participate in two $1-million Prairie-based research projects -- one to examine the role of the Metis in Canadian society and history, and the other a ground-breaking study of the experiences of women and children caught up in domestic violence.
Government of Canada Funds VIDO Research Equipment
Jan 20, 2004
Released January 20, 2004 (Prepared with Western Economic Diversification Canada) The Honourable Dr. Rey D. Pagtakhan, Minister of Western Economic Diversification, today announced $1.14 million for the University of Saskatchewan's Vaccine & Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) to purchase research equipment and lab supplies for its newly expanded facilities.
Finding NEMO: U of S Protein Discovery Key to Immune Response and Cancer
Jan 09, 2004
University of Saskatchewan health scientist Wei Xiao and his research team have discovered a pair of proteins significant in stress responses within cells - a finding that could lead to new approaches to drug design for treating cancer and such deadly viral infections as SARS and HIV.