U of S VIDO finds new link between stress and disease susceptibility
Dec 19, 2007
Saskatoon, SK.—Shedding light on the link between stress and disease, scientists at the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) have uncovered for the first time signs of stress in proteins and other compounds found in blood that can help predict disease susceptibility.
U of S Vaccine Research Lab Weathers Market Pressure and Wins Final Approval
Dec 17, 2007
Faced with unprecedented market escalation, the University of Saskatchewan board of governors has confirmed a revised $140-million final construction budget for the International Vaccine Centre (InterVac), the largest investment to date in vaccine research in Canada.
New P&H Funding for U of S Malting Barley Research Promises to Benefit Beer Brewing
Dec 17, 2007
Saskatoon, SK.—University of Saskatchewan research into improved malting barley for brewing better beer has received a major boost thanks to a funding agreement signed recently with grain marketer Parrish & Heimbecker Limited.
NATIVE RESEARCH DATABASE NOW ON-LINE
Dec 06, 2007
Prepared by the Department of History
A newly created research tool at the University of Saskatchewan will help link together Aboriginal communities and university researchers.
U of S Awarded Funding to Support Space Weather Research in Canada’s North
Nov 27, 2007
Exploration of “space weather” over the polar cap will be significantly advanced thanks to a just-announced $101,875 investment in University of Saskatchewan radar technology by the Canada Foundation for Innovation.
MacKinnon named to science council
Nov 08, 2007
U of S President Peter MacKinnon has been appointed to a new Science, Technology and Innovation Council set up by the federal government to provide advice on science and technology issues as well as monitor Canada’s progress relative to international standards.
U of S Prairie Water Study Team to Hold Open House in Langenburg
Nov 01, 2007
A University of Saskatchewan research team is launching a study in east-central Saskatchewan that could help to better predict the effects of changing land use and wetlands on flooding, drought, and water supply.
University of Saskatchewan Space Design Team Takes First Place in 2007 Space Elevator Games
Oct 25, 2007
The University of Saskatchewan Space Design Team (USST) has received its third first-place finish in as many years in the prestigious Elevator:2010 competition, this year held October 19-21 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
University of Saskatchewan Climate Change Research Impacts Agriculture
Oct 12, 2007
Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) are working on drought prediction models that could help farmers in planning ahead for the weather.
Saskatchewan’s Battle Against Addictions is Strengthened With Assistance From Saskatchewan Health and the U of S
Sep 27, 2007
Healthy Living Services Minister Graham Addley and University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Acting Provost and Vice-President Academic Dr. Ernie Barber today welcomed Dr. Colleen Dell, the university's new Research and Addictions Chair.
India, Canadian Light Source, University of Saskatchewan Sign Synchrotron Science Agreement
Sep 27, 2007
OTTAWA - An agreement was signed today by the Government of India with the Canadian Light Source (CLS) and the University of Saskatchewan to promote cooperation between Indian and Canadian researchers in synchrotron science.
Additional Funding Announced for Ag Science and Innovation in Saskatchewan
Sep 20, 2007
Today the Government of Saskatchewan announced $3.5 million in funding for a variety of new equipment, commercialization and other initiatives at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) that will boost agricultural science research and innovation. Included in the funding will be support for training more than 30 graduate students over 10 years.
Westgen Research Suite for Animal Reproduction Opens at the U of S
Sep 18, 2007
A new laboratory devoted to research into advanced reproduction techniques for livestock opened today at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) on the University of Saskatchewan campus.
U of S BioVenture Challenge $50,000 Grand Prize Winner Announced
Sep 13, 2007
Brother and sister team Rachel and Chris Buhler of Floating Gardens Ltd. have won the $50,000 grand prize in the University of Saskatchewan Industry Liaison Office (ILO) BioVenture Business Plan Challenge.
University of Saskatchewan Library Launches Indigenous Studies Portal
Sep 06, 2007
The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Library has launched a new web-based tool which centralizes Indigenous electronic research resources. The Indigenous Studies Portal, located online at http://iportal.usask.ca, contains over 6,000 full-text reference materials, including books, articles, theses, book reviews, documents, government reports, photographs, archival resources, and maps.
Construction begins for U OF S Academic Health Sciences Centre
Sep 06, 2007
The sod has been turned for the University of Saskatchewan's new Academic Health Sciences Centre
Two U of S Profs Named to Royal Society of Canada
Jul 06, 2007
Two University of Saskatchewan scholars have been named to the Royal Society of Canada -- known officially as RSC: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada, the nation’s highest body of distinguished scientists and scholars.
CFI Funds U of S Research into Climate Change, Stroke, and Better Artificial Knees
Jul 04, 2007
Six University of Saskatchewan researchers have been collectively awarded almost $450,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for equipment to study the workings of artificial knees, climate change in Canada’s boreal forests, and blood flow in the brain as it relates to stroke...
Sod-Turning Celebration Launches U of S International Vaccine Centre
Jun 25, 2007
Today representatives of all three levels of government and the Canada Foundation for Innovation turned the sod to launch construction of the International Vaccine Centre (InterVac) at the University of Saskatchewan...
University of Saskatchewan and Canadian Light Source Welcome U.S. Ambassador
Jun 19, 2007
The University of Saskatchewan and the Canadian Light Source will be showcasing some of Canada’s leading investments in innovation during a visit by...
U of S Opens Canada’s Premiere Water Pollution Research Facility
Jun 15, 2007
Canada’s premiere water pollution research facility opened today as part of an $11.8-million expansion to the University of Saskatchewan’s Toxicology Centre...
U of S BioVenture Challenge fosters ideas from aquaculture to soil cleanup
Jun 14, 2007
Five budding entrepreneurs whose bio-economy ideas range from aquaculture to bioremediation have been named the finalists in the U of S Industry Liaison Office (ILO) BioVenture Business Plan Challenge. The finalists were announced today...
Nobel laureates, celebrities make physics friendly at CAP Conference at U of S
Jun 14, 2007
Nobel laureates Carl Wieman and Anthony Leggett, Discovery Channel’s Jay Ingram, and champion of science literacy Lawrence Krauss highlight the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Congress 2007...
CFI funding advances a wide range of U of S research including hypertension, nanotech, molecular design, environment and social systems
Jun 11, 2007
Thirteen U of S researchers have been collectively awarded $654,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for an array of projects...
U of S Distinguished Researcher Leads in Reproductive Health, Medical Imaging
Jun 04, 2007
A University of Saskatchewan professor lauded for his groundbreaking work in reproductive biology and leadership in medical imaging will receive this spring’s Distinguished Researcher Award...
5,500 SCHOLARS TO VISIT U of S
May 25, 2007
Final preparations are in full gear as the University of Saskatchewan gets ready to greet around 5,500 delegates to the largest multi-disciplinary gathering of scholars in North America. The eight-day event gets underway today with an opening reception featuring Saskatchewan Premier Lorne Calvert and Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison.
U of S-Health Region Team Seeks Ways to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence
May 23, 2007
A research team from the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatoon Health Region is examining intimate partner violence in Saskatchewan from all sides in an effort to find community-based solutions...
New Director Named to Lead U of S Vaccine Research Labs
May 18, 2007
Andrew Potter, an internationally recognized authority on vaccine development, will become the new Director of the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) starting...
Potential anti-inflammatory drug secures award for U of S researchers
May 17, 2007
A new drug with the potential to treat a wide array of inflammatory conditions has secured this year’s Award of Innovation...
Community Liaison Committee Launched for U of S InterVac
May 09, 2007
The University of Saskatchewan has set up an independent Community Liaison Committee to ensure full and open communication on safety issues related to the International Vaccine Centre (InterVac), soon to be Canada’s newest lab for...
U of S Researcher Awarded $242,000 for Potential New Anti-inflammatory Drug
May 04, 2007
University of Saskatchewan health researcher John Gordon has been awarded $242,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to help bring closer to market a new anti-inflammatory drug that could ease the suffering...
Three U of S Projects Awarded $805,000 to Study Aboriginal Health
May 04, 2007
Three researchers from the University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatoon Health Region have been awarded a total of $805,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to study immunization rates among Aboriginal children in Saskatoon...
Road to Congress 2007 Newsletter: Issue 3 now available online
Apr 20, 2007
Issue #3, April, 2007 (PDF): Croquet Anyone? Cultural Events Abound at Congress | Aboriginal Research and Culture to be Highlighted | Congress Goes Green | Congress Highlights Growing Importance of the Social Economy | Overwhelming Sponsorship Support (Issues 1 and 2 also available)
Areas of Research Strength and Promise Identified
Apr 19, 2007
The Extending Horizons: University of Saskatchewan Research, Scholarly and Artistic Landscape document was presented to University Council...
Four U of S Researchers Honoured for Food, Fuel, and Medical Inventions
Apr 04, 2007
Wednesday, April 4, 2007: Four University of Saskatchewan research teams, whose innovations range from more profitable biodiesel and a better tomato to a novel gene for fast-maturing crops and a new anti-inflammatory drug, have been nominated for the Innovation Place–Industry Liaison Office Award of Innovation.The nominations were announced today...
Horsburgh Named to Senior Health Research Position at U of S and Saskatoon Health Region
Mar 28, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007: Beth Horsburgh has been named to a new senior position in charge of health research: Associate Vice-President Research (Health) at the University of Saskatchewan and Vice-President Research and Innovation with the Saskatoon Health Region (SHR). The joint position was filled...
Government of Saskatchewan commits $24.7 million to InterVac
Mar 22, 2007
The Government of Saskatchewan has committed $24.7 million to the University of Saskatchewan’s International Vaccine Centre (InterVac). "“The important research that will be done at InterVac will save lives,” Advanced Education and Employment Minister Pat Atkinson said...
U of S Humanities and Fine Arts Digital Research Centre Opens
Mar 13, 2007
Researchers in the Fine Arts and Humanities at the University of Saskatchewan interested in using digital media in their scholarly and artistic works now have a state-of-the-art facility, thanks to the College of Arts and Science’s construction of the Humanities and Fine Arts Digital Research Centre (DRC).
Crystal Meth Expert Kicks Off U of S Brain Awareness Week March 19
Mar 09, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, March 5, 2007: University of Toronto professor Peter Wells will kick off this year’s Brain Awareness Week on March 19 with a free public lecture about how unborn children are damaged when their mothers take crystal meth. Wells, a professor of pharmacy and pharmacology...
Agriculture Development Fund Approves 35 Projects
Feb 28, 2007
February 28, 2007: Agriculture and Food Minister Mark Wartman today announced $4.39 million in funding to support 35 agriculture research and development projects in Saskatchewan, through Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).
Paper Suggests Several Bases of Viability Assessment for Ethanol Industry in Saskatchewan
Feb 21, 2007
Regina, Feb. 20, 2007 – In the latest paper released by Saskatchewan Institute on Public Policy (SIPP), U of S researchers Simon Weseen and Rose Olfert suggest that an expanded ethanol industry in Saskatchewan will not be viable without government subsidies and mandated use.
U of S Humanities and Social Sciences Research to Benefit from New Electronic Research Tools
Feb 14, 2007
The University of Saskatchewan will participate in two national initiatives just announced by the Canada Foundation for Innovation – one that will bring Canadian social science and humanities research to the Internet and another that will provide researchers and students with online access to scholarship from around the world through their libraries. The $25-million total CFI investment will provide...
Governments Announce Over $41 Million in Additional Funding in Saskatchewan to Advance Agriculture Science and Innovation
Feb 13, 2007
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, February 12, 2007– Agricultural research and development in Saskatchewan is getting a boost as a result of an agreement between Canada’s New Government and the Province of Saskatchewan on the use of $41.5 million in federal Agricultural Policy Framework (APF) wedge and rollover funds.
U of S Research Shows Hope Eases End-of-Life Experience for Patient, Family, Health Workers
Jan 24, 2007
Hope can ease the suffering of the terminally ill, their families, and the health professionals caring for them, according to the findings of a team led by University of Saskatchewan health researcher Wendy Duggleby.
SIPP Research Fellowships Awarded to U of S Professors
Jan 15, 2007
Two University of Saskatchewan professors have been awarded fellowships by the Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy (SIPP) to study areas of critical societal importance – the success of higher education in the Aboriginal population and quality monitoring in our health care system.
Groundbreaking vaccine co-developed by U of S VIDO approved to protect water and food supply from E.coli O157:H7 contamination
Jan 10, 2007
A groundbreaking vaccine for cattle that will protect water and food supplies from the toxic E. coli O157:H7 bacteria has been approved for release in Canada...
Canada’s New Government Provides An Additional Investment Of Up To $25 Million In Cutting Edge, Vaccine Lab To Keep Canadians Safe And Healthy
Jan 08, 2007