University of Saskatchewan

September 18, 2014   


  • Tracking Disease with X-Ray Vision     Nov 27, 2009
    University of Saskatchewan physics PhD student Brian Bewer has developed new imaging technology that will enable medical researchers to look at disease in live subjects without blurring and with greater tissue clarity than ever before.
  • U of S Students Launch Experimental Rockets in Norway     Nov 25, 2009
    If it weren’t for the rocky, Mars-like arctic landscape in the background, you might mistake video of an experimental rocket being launched at the Andøya Rocket Range in Norway for footage of a spacecraft blasting out of Cape Canaveral.
  • Making Exercising Part of the Game     Nov 16, 2009
    Young people who play online role-playing video games are often stereotyped as anti-social geeks who need more exercise and sunlight in their lives.
  • Student Uses Sound Waves to Study Snow     Nov 09, 2009
    A University of Saskatchewan graduate student has discovered how to use sound waves to determine the water content of snow—a finding that could help scientists better predict floods and droughts and shed light on climate change.
  • Going North to Help Gauge Global Water Supply     Oct 28, 2009
    In the Sheep Creek Basin in Ivvavik National Park, in Canada’s far northwest corner, Stacey Dumanski took full advantage of the amazing 24-hour sunlight this summer to do fieldwork that could help improve global water prediction.
  • U of S Researcher Unravels Secrets of DNA     Oct 19, 2009
    Michael Szafron has been trying to solve a mystery for over a decade—how our DNA untangles itself within the cell.
  • U of S Student Develops New E. coli Vaccine     Oct 13, 2009
    Food and water around the world could soon become safer for human consumption thanks to a new cattle vaccine created by University of Saskatchewan graduate student David Asper.
  • U of S Innovation Could Decrease Building Energy Use     Oct 06, 2009
    For close to a decade, engineers at the University of Saskatchewan have been working on an energy exchange system for improved building ventilation that could recover up to 60 per cent of the energy required to condition air.
  • U of S-Designed Computer Program to Identify Early-Stage Dementia     Sep 28, 2009
    As baby boomers age, the prevalence of dementia in Canada is expected to double to 750,000 cases by 2030, according to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada.
  • U of S Student Helps Record History of Sto:lo First Nation     Sep 24, 2009
    From 1885 to 1949 the Canadian government banned Pacific Coast potlatch ceremonies—a part of Aboriginal community heritage by which hereditary names were transferred.