First Images From Medical Beamline at Canadian Light Source
Dec 23, 2008
SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN –A University of Saskatchewan (U of S)-led research team at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron has received an early Christmas present. After several years of research, construction and testing, the unique-in-North-America BioMedical Imaging and Therapy facility (BMIT) captured its first X-ray images.
CFI Awards $661,310 to U of S Research on Hepatitis C, Osteoporosis, Strokes
Dec 18, 2008
University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers have been awarded $661,310 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for projects that will shed light on hepatitis C, osteoporosis, strokes, and other areas.
New Board of Directors for Saskatchewan Centre of Excellence for Transportation and Infrastructure at U of S
Dec 11, 2008
Highways and Infrastructure Minister Wayne Elhard greeted the new Board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Centre of Excellence for Transportation and Infrastructure at their first official meeting at the University of Saskatchewan on Monday, Dec. 8, 2008.
U of S, IDRC, NurseONE, and SaskTel Partner on Caribbean Nursing Initiative
Dec 04, 2008
The University of Saskatchewan College of Nursing today announced a $1.15-million international development initiative that will take a technology-based approach to providing better access to health information to nurses in the Caribbean.
U of S Scientist and Uranium Company Honoured for Uranium Waste Research
Dec 02, 2008
SASKATOON, SK—A University of Saskatchewan researcher has received a national award and $200,000 in research funding for his collaborative research with the world’s largest uranium producer to minimize the environmental impact of mine waste.
Morris Industries Provides Support for U of S Crop Research
Nov 24, 2008
SASKATOON, SK—University of Saskatchewan plant breeding research received a major boost today thanks to a combined $100,000 cash and in-kind donation from Saskatoon-based implement manufacturer Morris Industries Ltd.
U of S $50,000 BioVenture Business Plan Competition
Nov 18, 2008
Where can I find startup capital? It’s one of the biggest questions and problems facing entrepreneurs with new business ideas, especially those entering the bio-based business arena.
Canadian and Brazilian Synchrotrons Sign Agreement
Nov 18, 2008
CAMPINAS, BRAZIL - Developing innovative, state-of-the-art synchrotron instrumentation is the purpose of an agreement signed today between the Canadian Light Source (CLS) and the Brazilian Association of Synchrotron Light Technology (ABTLuS), operator of the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS). The agreement was signed at LNLS before Stockwell Day, Canada’s Minister of International Trade.
Research Services is Moving!
Nov 14, 2008
On Tuesday, November 18, Research Services will be relocating its offices from the first floor to the third floor of the National Research Council – Plant Biotechnology Institute located at 110 Gymnasium Place.
New Managing Director Named to Head U of S Industry Liaison Office
Nov 12, 2008
A business school executive with more than 20 years experience in the international oil and gas industry has been chosen to lead the University of Saskatchewan’s Industry Liaison Office (ILO).
Sylvia Fedoruk Named to Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
Nov 11, 2008
Sylvia Fedoruk, former University of Saskatchewan chancellor, professor and researcher, and co-inventor of the Cobalt-60 (the world’s first radiation machine for the treatment of cancer in humans), has been named a 2009 inductee into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF).
Physical Activity and Health: Finding the Right Prescription
Nov 03, 2008
Saskatoon, SK. – We all know physical activity is good for you. But why exactly is it good for you? What effect does exercise have on the cells and tissues of the body? What do we need to know so that we can use physical activity more effectively to combat chronic diseases such as arthritis, diabetes and heart disease? And what social and psychological factors prevent people from exercising or playing sports?
IBM and University of Saskatchewan accelerate research to reduce greenhouse gases
Oct 29, 2008
Study looks at decreasing CO2 emissions from coal-fired plants; transforming gases into benign byproducts
U of S Posts Second-Highest Growth in Research Income in Canada
Oct 29, 2008
The University of Saskatchewan recorded a 40.8-per-cent growth in research income in fiscal 2007 – the second highest growth in research income in Canada, according to Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities List 2008 published today by Research Infosource Inc.
Study Finds “Rotten Egg” Gas Key to Lowering Blood Pressure
Oct 24, 2008
SASKATOON, SK– An international research team, with scientists from the University of Saskatchewan, has discovered that a gas produced in blood vessels regulates and lowers blood pressure.
Renowned Toxicologists Available to Comment on Ban of Bisphenol A in Baby Bottles
Oct 21, 2008
World-renowned toxicologists at the University of Saskatchewan are available to comment on Health Canada’s announcement that Canada will become the first country to declare chemical bisphenol A hazardous and ban it from baby bottles.
"Snapshot" of Saskatoon's Homeless Dispels Myths—U of S/Community Study
Oct 17, 2008
The first-ever count of Saskatoon’s homeless population has found that despite having nowhere to live, the majority of homeless people in Saskatoon are employed.
U of S Researchers Launch Alzheimer’s Documentary
Oct 01, 2008
A video highlighting new University of Saskatchewan research into the role that hope can play for family caregivers of persons with dementia will be launched today at an Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan conference in Regina.
More Funds for Infectious Disease Research, Vaccine Development
Sep 25, 2008
The Government of Saskatchewan will increase its annual funding to the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) by $1.7 million.
U of S Researcher Helps Identify Gene Linked to Labrador Retriever Ailment
Sep 22, 2008
SASKATOON, SK– Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) and the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine have identified a genetic mutation in Labrador retriever dogs that is highly associated with exercise-induced collapse (EIC) syndrome.
U of S Research Unit Leads Sept. 18-19 Symposium on Aboriginal Experiences in Aging
Sep 18, 2008
Very little is known about aging issues and service needs of older Aboriginal people. Over the next two days, First Nation and Métis leaders, community members, leading Canadian researchers, and policy makers will explore the aging experiences of Aboriginal Peoples during the first national Aboriginal Experiences in Aging Symposium: Setting Research and Policy Priorities.
U of S BioVenture Challenge Finalists Named
Sep 12, 2008
Eight budding entrepreneurs—all University of Saskatchewan students or graduates 35 or under—have been named finalists in the 2008 BioVenture Business Plan Challenge and will go on to compete for a $50,000 prize to help take the winning business plan from idea to reality.
U of S Awarded $2 Million to Address Key Societal Issues
Aug 28, 2008
Saskatoon, SK— University of Saskatchewan researchers can develop policies for urban Aboriginal housing initiatives, create better training programs for teachers, and help forestry-dependent communities adapt to the challenges of climate change thanks to more than $792,000 in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
Capture and Handling May Have Long-term Effects on Bears – U of S-Led Study
Aug 20, 2008
A University of Saskatchewan-led study published this week in the Journal of Mammalogy suggests capture and handling of animals in their natural habitats can affect study animals for weeks or more, rather than for a few days as previously thought.
Saskatchewan Oat Development Commission Sows $500,000 in U of S Oat R & D
Jul 21, 2008
Saskatchewan oat producers are sowing $500,000 in University of Saskatchewan research into high-yielding and disease-resistant oat varieties.
New Quaker Oats Funding for U of S Oat Research
Jul 14, 2008
University of Saskatchewan research into oat varieties and production practices for Western
Canada has received a major boost thanks to a new funding agreement signed recently with Pepsi-QTG Canada, which operates the Quaker Oats business in Canada.
New Leadership for Canadian Light Source Board of Directors
Jul 09, 2008
SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN – One of Canada’s leading innovators has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors of Canadian Light Source Inc. (CLSI), Canada’s national synchrotron research facility. Rafik Loutfy, Director of McMaster University’s Xerox Centre for Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation, assumed his duties on June 24, 2008.
Rising Stars of Saskatchewan Health Research Awarded $1.7 Million
Jul 09, 2008
Researchers investigating causes of schizophrenia, prevention of osteoarthritis in the obese, development of diagnostic tools to detect harmful bacteria in pets, and the role of community groups in health policy have been awarded more than $1.7 million over the next two years by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF).
U of S-led Team Designs “Immune Buildings” to Combat Chemical Warfare and Diseases
Jul 03, 2008
Saskatoon, SK— Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) have opened a new engineering lab to design a ventilation system that could protect schools, hospitals, and other public buildings from chemical warfare and bioterrorist attacks.
U of S VIDO launches $2-million project with India to develop tools for improved food safety
Jun 16, 2008
The University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) is a key partner in a $2-million Canada-India initiative to improve food safety through the application of biotechnology in developing an innovative device for rapidly diagnosing disease in cattle.
U of S Historian Awarded $1.4 Million for Residential School Research
Jun 11, 2008
Saskatoon, SK — University of Saskatchewan history professor James Miller has been awarded $1.4 million from the federal Canada Research Chair (CRC) program to advance his study of how churches and the federal government have attempted to make amends with residential school victims.
U of S Hosts Unique Conference and Festival of Oral Performance
Jun 10, 2008
Saskatoon, SK — The University of Saskatchewan will host a storytelling and oral performance conference and festival June 19th to 21st. The event is the first of its kind and is international, interdisciplinary, and cross-cultural.
New U of S-StatsCan Centre Boosts Social Science and Health Research
May 26, 2008
Saskatoon, SK – Social sciences and health researchers have just received a powerful new tool in the Saskatchewan Research Data Centre (SKY-RDC), a new facility that offers access to Statistics Canada surveys and census data in a secure environment at the University of Saskatchewan.
NSERC Awards $14M to U of S Research Projects and Scholarships
May 21, 2008
Saskatoon, SK— Over the next five years, 96 University of Saskatchewan scientists will receive more than $12.6 million in Discovery and equipment grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), while 104 U of S graduate students will receive $1.8 million in NSERC scholarships.
U of S Distinguished Researcher Finds an SOS Response to Cancer-Causing Agents
May 15, 2008
Saskatoon, SK: University of Saskatchewan microbiologist Wei Xiao has found a way to trigger a protein combination called 9-1-1 that sends an SOS signal for cells to fight cancer-causing agents such as industrial toxins, ultraviolet radiation, and X-rays.
NEW TRANSPORTATION CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE LAUNCHED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN
May 09, 2008
Prepared in collaboration with the Government of Saskatchewan. May 9, 2008 - The Saskatchewan Party government and the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) have embarked on a partnership to position Saskatchewan as a North American leader in the application of new highway and road construction technologies.
U of S Researchers Take the Wind out of Respiratory Diseases with Health Grants
May 07, 2008
Saskatoon, SK – University of Saskatchewan health scientists are working on a cure for asthma and a needle-free vaccine for a childhood respiratory virus thanks to major Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grants announced today.
$1.2 Million Awarded to University of Saskatchewan Researchers to Help Thwart Devastating Effects of BSE and Chronic Wasting Disease on Animals, People
May 07, 2008
Prepared by: PrioNet Canada. May 7, 2008 – Saskatoon, SK – PrioNet Canada today announced $1.2 million in funding for two teams based at the University of Saskatchewan to help solve the food and health-related threats posed by prion diseases.
New Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise announces board members, vaccine targets
May 01, 2008
SASKATOON, SK. Scientific leaders from three of Canada’s foremost public health vaccine research agencies will gather on the University of Saskatchewan campus tomorrow to officially launch the $25.5-million Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise (PREVENT), a new national vaccine commercialization consortium.
Earth Day: University of Saskatchewan Researchers are Finding Green Solutions
Apr 21, 2008
As people around the world prepare to celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22, researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) are doing their part by developing smart, practical, green solutions to better the environment.
Canada's premier aquatic toxicology lab receives $1.59 million investment
Apr 09, 2008
The University of Saskatchewan's (U of S) Toxicology Centre will purchase cutting-edge bioassay testing equipment and recruit additional research trainees, thanks to an investment of $1.59 million from the Government of Canada.
Saskatchewan health researchers awarded $5 million
Apr 08, 2008
Prepared by: Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. Researchers working to prevent infectious disease, improve quality of life for the elderly, unlock the secrets of cancer, repair damaged nerves, and help combat addictions have been awarded more than $5 million over the next five years by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF).
CFI Funds U of S Research on Aboriginal Health, Pollution and Depression
Mar 31, 2008
University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers have been awarded a total of $322,492 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for projects that will shed light on diabetes’ history in Saskatchewan First Nations, better treatments for seniors with depression, pollution’s affect on heart disease, and other issues.
U of S Outpaces National Average with Eight New NSERC Grants
Mar 31, 2008
University of Saskatchewan researchers claimed more than $3.04 million of research money from the recently announced 2007-2008 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Strategic Grants.
SCIENTISTS SEE NORWALK VIRUS’ ACHILLES HEEL
Mar 19, 2008
Using the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, an international team led by University of Calgary researcher Ken Ng has determined the detailed structure of the enzyme the Norwalk virus uses to make copies of its genetic code in order to replicate itself.
International Team Discovers New Family of Superconductors
Mar 15, 2008
University of Saskatchewan Canada Research Chair John Tse and colleagues in Germany have identified a new family of superconductors—research that could eventually lead to the design of better superconducting materials for a wide variety of industrial uses.
MIRARCO, CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE AGREEMENT LIGHTS WAY TO GREENER MINING
Mar 13, 2008
VANCOUVER – Shining synchrotron light on environmental questions facing the mining industry is the goal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed today at the GLOBE 2008 conference between the Canadian Light Source (CLS) and MIRARCO Mining Innovation.
U of S Participates in $2.25-M Study of How to Heal and Regrow Damaged Nerves
Mar 06, 2008
A team of Alberta and Saskatchewan health scientists has been awarded a $2.25-million team grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to study how best to heal and regrow nerves damaged by injury or disease.
Successful U of S Projects
Feb 20, 2008
U of S VIDO to lead centre of excellence in vaccine commercialization and research
Feb 15, 2008
Saskatoon, SK. The University of Saskatchewan will lead a $25.5-million national Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research aimed at fast-tracking vaccine development for diseases of major public health concern such as pandemic influenza, whooping cough, chlamydia, “mad cow” disease, and severe diarrheal diseases.
$8 MILLION GRANTED TO AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH PROJECTS
Feb 12, 2008
Prepared by Saskatchewan Agriculture. The Government of Saskatchewan announced more than $8 million in agriculture research funding today. Agriculture Minister Bob Bjornerud awarded $8.23 million in funding for 58 agricultural research and development projects through the province's Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).
U of S Scientists Find Plant Gene that Affects Stress Resistance
Jan 25, 2008
A University of Saskatchewan team of scientists has isolated a gene that has never before been identified in helping plants to resist stress.
U of S Robot Demonstration Today at 3:30 p.m.
Jan 17, 2008
Robots are being used in more and more industries -- from mining and automotive manufacturing to space exploration and even farming.