University of Saskatchewan

September 22, 2014   


  • U of S Awarded $1.46 M from CFI for 16 Innovative Research Projects     Dec 16, 2009
    University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers have been awarded a total of more than $1.46 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) in support of 16 wide-ranging projects that could advance treatment for diseases such as diabetes and asthma, boost food production and industry competitiveness, and improve processes for water treatment and nuclear waste disposal.
  • U of S Participates in $19.5-M National Study into Childhood Brain Disorders     Dec 07, 2009
    A University of Saskatchewan researcher will play a key role in a new $19.5-million nation-wide study of children’s brain development, leading efforts to raise public awareness of childhood brain disorders and helping to put the latest research knowledge into practice.
  • You-Tube Video Gives Voice to Aboriginal Women Struggling with Drug Addiction: U of S-Community Research Project     Nov 19, 2009
    A powerful new music video From Stilettos to Moccasins was released this week, the culmination of a unique project that gave voice to Aboriginal women healing from drug abuse, addictions and problems with the law, together with those who are helping them on their journey.
  • U of S Appoints New Vice-President Research     Nov 17, 2009
    Following an extensive international search, Dr. Karen Chad, an award-winning kinesiologist, has been appointed Vice-President Research at the University of Saskatchewan, effective Jan. 1.
  • Form of Mercury in Older Dental Fillings Unlikely to be Toxic – U of S Research Team     Nov 09, 2009
    Amid the on-going controversy over the safety of mercury-containing dental fillings, a University of Saskatchewan research team has shed new light on how the chemical forms of mercury at the surface of fillings change over time.
  • Global experts at U of S workshop urge action on urban aboriginal issues     Oct 31, 2009
    There has been little movement on aboriginal policy since the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples 13 years ago, although its recommendations could have improved the lives of First Nations and Métis people, says Canada Research Chair Evelyn Peters, a professor in the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy on the U of S campus.
  • Province Invests $1.8 M in U of S Genomics Projects     Oct 28, 2009
    Saskatchewan Agriculture is investing more than $1.8 million in two Genome Prairie projects co-led by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan. One project will create genomic tools to accelerate flax research and the other will help remove roadblocks to innovation in Canada’s bio-based economy.
  • Ocean Observatory Data Heads for U of S     Oct 28, 2009
    A newly inked agreement will see a duplicate set of all the scientific data being collected by world-leading VENUS and NEPTUNE Canada ocean observatories sent to an advanced data storage system at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).
  • Royal Society Honours Achievements of Two U of S Scholars     Sep 29, 2009
    Two long-time University of Saskatchewan professors in the College of Arts and Science have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada, considered Canada’s senior academic honour.
  • U of S Canada Research Chairs Aim to Improve Vaccines, X-Rays and Fuels     Sep 23, 2009
    Today the University of Saskatchewan was awarded $4.76 million over seven years for three Canada Research Chairs (CRC) and associated equipment that will provide new ways of creating and administering vaccines, lay the groundwork for the next generation of X-ray imaging devices, and develop new and environmentally friendly fuel alternatives.
  • U of S Licensing Income Records 500-Per-Cent Increase     Sep 18, 2009
    New technologies resulting from innovative University of Saskatchewan (U of S) research raised almost $6 million in gross licensing income in 2008-09—a five-fold increase since 2004-05.
  • Knowledge Infrastructure Projects Move Forward at the University of Saskatchewan     Aug 10, 2009
    Federal and provincial government officials were at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) today to discuss an update on the $22.9 million in funding going towards refurbishing a number of roofs and renovating the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) diagnostic lab.
  • U of S Appoints New Centennial Chair in Environment and Sustainability     Aug 05, 2009
    Human dimensions of environmental changes will be addressed with the appointment of Douglas A. Clark, renowned conservation policy scientist, as Centennial Chair in the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).
  • Saskatchewan Submits Proposal for Production of Medical Isotopes     Aug 04, 2009
    Energy and Resources Minister Bill Boyd today released the Province of Saskatchewan’s submission to the Government of Canada’s Expert Review Panel on Medical Isotope Production.
  • U of S Hydrology Student Listens to the “Sound of Snow”     Jul 07, 2009
    Nicholas Kinar, U of S hydrology graduate student, listens to the “sound of snow,” using sound waves to determine physical properties of the white stuff without even touching it.
  • $1.7 Million Backs Research Into Stronger Seniors, Epilepsy, Cancer, and Healthier Workplaces     Jul 03, 2009
    Researchers investigating muscle-building supplements for seniors, work environments in long-term care homes, possible links between epilepsy and learning ability, and better cancer chemotherapy are among those that have been awarded $1.7 million over the next two years by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF).
  • U of S Researchers Conduct Unique Studies on Childhood Obesity     Jun 17, 2009
    Saskatoon, SK – University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers are delving deeper into reasons behind childhood obesity thanks to $665,000 in grants provided through a partnership involving the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Rx&D Health Research Foundation and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
  • U of S Gets $21.8 M in Federal/Provincial Funding for WCVM and Roof Renewal     Jun 12, 2009
    Thanks to a $21.8-million infrastructure investment by the federal and Saskatchewan governments announced today, a major expansion and renovation of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) will be completed and 47 buildings across campus that are critical for research and teaching will have their leak-prone roofs replaced.
  • U of S Awarded $3.73M to Lead Health Research Training Projects     May 21, 2009
    With $3.73 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, University of Saskatchewan health scientists will train the next generation of health researchers through two unique-in-Canada projects—one in synchrotron imaging and the other in rural health and safety.
  • Two U of S Researchers Honoured with Award of Innovation     May 15, 2009
    The 2009 Innovation Place-U of S Industry Liaison Office Award of Innovation has been awarded to two leading University of Saskatchewan researchers—vaccine developer Andrew Potter and biofuels innovator Martin Reaney.
  • U of S to Transform Feed Mill into National Feeds Research Centre     May 04, 2009
    The University of Saskatchewan has purchased a North Battleford feed mill to develop a unique-in-Canada national research facility that will enhance animal nutrition and feeds research and benefit Canadian crop, livestock and feed processing industries.
  • U of S Students Awarded Prestigious Graduate Scholarships     May 01, 2009
    Three University of Saskatchewan doctoral students were selected as inaugural recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships—the most important, prestigious and sought-after scholarships for doctoral students.
  • Book Co-Authored by U of S Prof Named Best in Canadian Public Policy     May 01, 2009
    A book on Canada’s Arctic challenges, co-authored by U of S political scientist Greg Poelzer, has won the 2008/09 Donner Prize for best book on Canadian public policy.
  • Canadian Light Source Synchrotron Celebrates 2000th Researcher Visit     Apr 30, 2009
    SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN –The Canadian Light Source (CLS) recently reached an important milestone in its operational life when Brian Bewer, a University of Saskatchewan (U of S) graduate student, made the 2000th research visit to Canada’s synchrotron.
  • U of S Offers Expertise on Swine Flu Outbreaks     Apr 28, 2009
    More than 1,600 “influenza like” cases have been reported in Mexico. Specimens examined by the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control tested positive for swine flu virus. Mexico’s Public Health Department confirmed that 22 people died from this new strain and 130 more deaths are suspected—raising fears of a pandemic.
  • U of S Research Group a Finalist in Canada Excellence Research Chairs Competition     Apr 23, 2009
    The University of Saskatchewan (U of S), through its Water Research Group, is one step closer to receiving a prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) worth more than $10 million over the next seven years to address sustainable freshwater resource management and assessment on a regional, national and international scale.
  • U of S Researchers Awarded $1.66M for Northern, Community and Cultural Projects     Apr 20, 2009
    With funding announced today from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers will launch a three-year project to better understand the political and economic roles that growing Aboriginal communities play in Canada’s North.
  • U of S to Lead Two of Canada’s 12 New Crop and Bioproducts Genomics Projects     Apr 20, 2009
    The University of Saskatchewan will lead two of 12 genomics research projects announced today on campus by the federal government and Genome Canada as part of a major national announcement aimed a strengthening Canada’s crop and bioproducts sectors.
  • U of S to Train Health Workers in Mozambique     Apr 17, 2009
    It was announced today that the Canadian International Development Agency will commit $8.2 million in funding to support the Massinga Health Training Centre in Mozambique, a health-training centre founded by the Mozambican Ministry of Health in collaboration with the University of Saskatchewan.
  • U of S Researcher Named Einstein Professor by Chinese Academy of Sciences     Apr 16, 2009
    University of Saskatchewan toxicologist John Giesy has been named an Einstein Professor by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), a distinction reserved for research leaders with the potential to win Nobel and other international science awards.
  • CFI Investment Advances U of S Health and Space Research     Apr 08, 2009
    University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers have been awarded a total of $445,907 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) in support of research projects on space simulation, population health, mental disorders, and other areas.
  • U of S Unveils New Resources to Support Data-Intensive Research     Apr 02, 2009
    (SASKATOON, SK) – New data storage resources at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will help science, math and engineering faculty uncover more accurate results in a faster timeframe for their large-scale and data-intensive research challenges.
  • U of S Prof Co-Authored Book Shortlisted for Prestigious Donner Prize     Mar 31, 2009
    SASKATOON, SK. A provocative new book on Canada’s Arctic sovereignty challenges – co-authored by University of Saskatchewan political scientist Greg Poelzer – has been selected as one of five finalists for the prestigious Donner Prize for best book on Canadian public policy in 2008/09.
  • Province Awards $1.1 M for U of S Healthy River Ecosystem Research     Mar 30, 2009

    A University of Saskatchewan project led by Canada Research Chair Monique Dubé will receive $1.142 million from the Saskatchewan government's Go Green Fund. The project known as THREATS (The Healthy River Ecosystem AssessmenT System) will create a database of information to track changes in and help manage Canadian watersheds, including those in Saskatchewan.

  • Government of Canada Invests in New Research Facilities at the Canadian Light Source     Mar 26, 2009
    The Canadian Light Source (CLS) will benefit from the construction of two new research facilities that will further Canada's reputation as a world leader in synchrotron technology.
  • Two U of S researchers awarded Canada Research Chairs     Mar 02, 2009
    Two University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers have been awarded $1 million over the next five years from the Government of Canada to conduct research on public policy change and treatment and care for individuals with mental illness.
  • U of S VIDO Scientists Develop Revolutionary New Research Tool     Feb 03, 2009
    SASKATOON, SK—University of Saskatchewan scientists have developed a new tool that enables scientists to analyze the function of a crucial set of proteins in animals—a finding that could lead to a host of better drugs for human disease and deeper insights into the workings of cancer.
  • U of S to Lead New $6-M Federally Funded Feeds and Biofuels Research Network     Jan 23, 2009
    The federal government will invest $6 million in the new Feed Opportunities from the BioFuels Industries (FOBI) network which will be led by the University of Saskatchewan's Feeds Innovation Institute. The network of more than 60 researchers across Western Canada will focus on creating higher-quality livestock feed from waste products leftover from the conversion of wheat into ethanol-based fuel, thereby stimulating growth of both the livestock and ethanol biofuel industries.
  • U of S BioVenture Challenge $50,000 Grand Prize Winner Announced     Jan 08, 2009
    Saskatoon, SK— Two teams have come out as co-winners and will share the $50,000 grand prize in the University of Saskatchewan Industry Liaison Office (ILO) BioVenture Business Plan Challenge.
  • Robert J. Sawyer Named Writer-In-Residence at Canadian Light Source     Jan 07, 2009
    SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN –International award-winning science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer will be writer-inresidence at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron from June 1 to July 31, 2009. To hear an interview with Sawyer by CJWW Radio's Dave Thomas, click here. Read more about Robert J. Sawyer on InnovationCanada.Ca.