U of S graduate and specialist in predator-prey relationships wins NSERC Doctoral Prize
Dec 22, 2010
University of Saskatchewan doctoral graduate Maud Ferrari has recently received the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Doctoral Prize for her research on predator recognition in prey animals, one of only four such prizes awarded nationally.
U of S researcher in native-newcomer relations wins top national award
Dec 16, 2010
University of Saskatchewan history professor Jim Miller has been awarded the Gold Medal for Achievement in Research by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the federal research funding agency’s highest honour.
U of S co-leads national project to lower carbon emissions and reduce fossil fuel energy costs
Dec 15, 2010
University of Saskatchewan chemical engineer Todd Pugsley will co-lead a multi-university research project that could result in lower CO2 emissions and reduced energy costs in the fossil fuel industry by decreasing energy requirements of gasification.
Canadian Veterinarian Students Help Improve Food Supply in Ghana
Dec 13, 2010
Last summer, University of Saskatchewan students Kirstin MacDonald and Steve Kuzienski travelled to Western Ghana to help solve the mystery of 20 to 80 per cent guinea fowl die-off during the rainy season, a major challenge to the community’s food supply.
U of S receives $1 M from Western Grains Research Foundation
Dec 13, 2010
Today, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) received a $1 million investment from Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) for the College of Agriculture and Bioresources’ Phytotron Renewal Project.
U of S researchers awarded $2 million to develop cleaner oilsands technology
Dec 03, 2010
Oilsands companies may soon get greener, thanks to a federal and provincial investment of more than $2 million announced today for a promising new technology being developed by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan Toxicology Centre.
New U of S Canada Research Chairs to Explore Advanced Materials, Synchrotron Medical Research, Nanotechnology, Water Safety and Security
Nov 24, 2010
A $5.7 million federal investment through the Canada Research Chairs program will fund six researchers exploring advanced materials for green energy production, high-resolution imaging of bone, toxic metals, nanotechnology, and the safety and security of our water supplies.
U of S guest lecturer argues early investment in children yields huge economic boost
Nov 10, 2010
Governments need to invest in "smart family policy" to support early childhood development or pay an enormous economic price, argues political scientist Paul Kershaw who will be speaking November 15 at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon.
U of S-India agreement creates opportunities for international research and education
Nov 09, 2010
A $300,000 partnership between the University of Saskatchewan and Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) to bolster research and education in public health and the environment was announced today in New Delhi.
U of S ILO commercializes creativity with creator of popular iUsask mobile technology
Nov 02, 2010
An agreement between the University of Saskatchewan Industry Liaison Office (ILO) and CollegeMobile, creator of the popular iUsask application, will allow the company to further develop and market the highly sought-after technology to national and international markets.
U of S Distinguished Chairs honour Saskatchewan world leaders in research
Oct 25, 2010
Four of Canada’s most internationally renowned and accomplished researchers in the fields of animal nutrition, rural health and safety, intelligent control systems, and crop development have been honoured as University of Saskatchewan Distinguished Chairs.
Scientists Support Proposed Research Reactor at U of S
Oct 21, 2010
Saskatoon, SK, Oct 19, 2010 – A gathering of Canadian scientists has unanimously endorsed a proposal to build a nuclear reactor for scientific research on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan.
U of S Crop Development Scientist Recognized with 2010 New Researcher Award
Oct 21, 2010
University of Saskatchewan plant sciences researcher Curtis Pozniak, a Canadian leader in molecular genetics of wheat, is the recipient of the 2010 New Researcher Award to be presented at the Oct. 23 convocation.
U of S Researcher Harnesses Statistics to Sort How Health Perceptions Change Over Time
Oct 21, 2010
“How do you feel?” is a question patients often hear, but one that doesn’t always give an accurate picture of their quality of life since the frame of reference for their responses can change over time, says University of Saskatchewan (U of S) health researcher Lisa Lix.
U of S Student Homing in on Untold History
Oct 12, 2010
University of Saskatchewan student Omeasoo Butt is tracing the history of housing in two indigenous communities, showing that homes speak volumes about the way people think, express their values, and live their lives.
U of S Awarded $1.6 Million for Social Science and Humanities Research
Sep 01, 2010
University of Saskatchewan faculty and graduate students have been awarded a total of $1.6 million in federal funding over three years to study a wide range of issues including the impact of environmental change on wildlife management, effects of executive compensation in the public sector, and ways of reducing poverty in rural communities.
U of S Researchers Help the Mi’kmaq Recover their Humanities
Sep 01, 2010
A team of scholars at the University of Saskatchewan is embarking on a three-year project to investigate and record the teachings, spirituality, oral traditions, arts and other aspects of the humanities of the Mi’kmaq of Atlantic Canada.
Two U of S Scientists Elected to Royal Society of Canada
Aug 26, 2010
Two renowned University of Saskatchewan scientists have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scholars, artists and scientists.
U of S researchers help assess impact of quality improvement program on patients and nurses
Aug 03, 2010
SASKATOON, July 28 /CNW/ - Researchers at the Health Quality Council and the University of Saskatchewan will be the first to rigorously evaluate a quality improvement program designed to help nurses and other care providers reduce the time they spend on administrative tasks or retrieving medical supplies, so that they can spend more time with their patients.
U of S announces $1 M gift from Saskatchewan Pulse Growers
Jul 21, 2010
Today, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) received a $1 million gift from the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) for the College of Agriculture and Bioresources' Phytotron Renewal Project.
U of S Food Researchers Honored with New Governor-General’s Award
Jun 30, 2010
Two University of Saskatchewan researchers have been recognized with the Governor-General’s Award in Celebration of the Nation’s Table for their efforts to improve the quality, variety and sustainability of food ingredients.
U of S Honors Renowned Physicist as Distinguished Researcher
May 21, 2010
John Tse, Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Materials Science and pioneer in his field, has been recognized with the University of Saskatchewan’s 2010 Distinguished Researcher Award.
New U of S-U of R Research Partnership to Seek Clean Energy Solutions
May 20, 2010
The University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan have signed a memorandum of understanding to create the Saskatchewan Energy Innovation Alliance (SEIA), a project-driven, interdisciplinary partnership that will establish a network of partners involved in clean energy solutions to meet energy demands in Saskatchewan and across Canada.
U of S Awarded $30-M Canada Excellence Research Chair to Create Global Water Security Institute
May 17, 2010
Today the University of Saskatchewan was awarded $10 million over seven years from the federal government and a matching $10 million from the Saskatchewan government to establish a prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Water Security and a world-leading research and training institute focused on solving critical challenges for domestic and global water security.
Three U of S PhD Students Awarded Prestigious Vanier Scholarships
May 17, 2010
Three University of Saskatchewan PhD students have been awarded the Vanier Graduate Scholarship, a highly competitive and prestigious scholarship for top-tier students from Canada and around the world.
Five U of S Research Projects Awarded Nearly $500,000 in CFI Funding
Apr 23, 2010
Today University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers were awarded a total of $495,960 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for five projects that will advance computer technology, help conserve native grasslands, improve wildlife and habitat management, research social responsibility, and develop new treatments for cystic fibrosis.
University of Saskatchewan appoints new centennial chair
Apr 22, 2010
The University of Saskatchewan has appointed Jeremy Rayner as the centennial chair in the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) for a five-year renewable term, effective July 1, 2010.
Three U of S Researchers Honored for Environmental Toxicology, Bio-Agriculture and Medical Inventions
Apr 15, 2010
Three University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers were announced yesterday at the SABEX “Celebrate Success!” finalists’ reception for the Innovation Place—Industry Liaison Office Award of Innovation.
Two U of S Synchrotron-Based Research Projects Awarded Federal NSERC Funding
Apr 12, 2010
Under a federal program that fosters partnerships among industry, academia, and government, two University of Saskatchewan-led research projects have been awarded a total of $958,350 to research new energy-efficient lighting device technology and innovative cancer therapy using the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron.
Four U of S Physics Students in “Beamteam” Research Group Awarded Major Federal Scholarships
Apr 09, 2010
Four University of Saskatchewan PhD students working together on materials science projects at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) have been awarded a total of $252,000 in scholarships—part of $1.08 million in federal scholarship funding for U of S students announced today in Montreal.
Government Invests in Research Projects to Study Brain Activity
Apr 09, 2010
Two U of S research projects looking into brain activity—one led by Sean Mulligan and the other by John Howland—are funded through the Saskatchewan government’s Innovation and Science Fund (ISF).
New Research Chair at U of S to Explore Link Between Depression and Alzheimer's Disease
Apr 07, 2010
University of Saskatchewan researcher Darrell Mousseau has been awarded a Saskatchewan Research Chair worth $1 million over the next five years to study a link between Alzheimer's disease and depression.
Federal Government Invests $1.5 M in U of S Research Excellence
Mar 29, 2010
A $1.5-million federal investment in the renewal of three Canada Research Chairs at the University of Saskatchewan will help foster healthy northern communities, better treatments for depression, and next-generation biosensors for improved detection of disease.
Federal Government Announces Major Investment in U of S Water Research
Mar 22, 2010
Today in Ottawa on World Water Day, Canada's Environment Minister Jim Prentice announced federal investment of $750,500 to the University of Saskatchewan for water research, as well as in-kind support of $1.5 million from Environment Canada.
Researchers One Step Closer to Understanding Underlying Causes of Cancer and Diabetes
Mar 10, 2010
A Saskatchewan Cancer Agency researcher and her team have discovered a new link between the “on” and “off” switches that control cell growth and insulin responses in the body. This work could have implications for cancer and diabetes treatment.
U of S Scientists Participate in Developing New Oilseed Crop
Feb 04, 2010
Two University of Saskatchewan adjunct professors are participating in a four-year, $6.1-million plant research project that aims to unlock the potential of Canada’s next oilseed crop, the camelina plant (also known as False Flax).
U of S Study Finds Diabetes Epidemic in First Nations Women
Feb 04, 2010
A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) by University of Saskatchewan researcher Roland Dyck and co-authors has found that the incidence of diabetes is more than four times higher in First Nations women compared to non-First Nations women.
Imaging Reproduction: Sexual Anatomies – Past and Present
Feb 03, 2010
Reproduction means many things to different people and is a controversial topic for some. Exploring the various ways in which reproductive biologists “see” their subject, a new exhibit at the Snelgrove gallery at the U of S comes with a warning: you might find some of these images unsettling.
New IPHRC Director Announced
Jan 14, 2010
Jo-Ann Episkenew has accepted the position of director of the Indigenous Peoples' Health Research Centre (IPHRC) effective immediately.
U of S Researcher Awarded $3.8 Million to Improve Canada’s Lentil Production
Jan 12, 2010
SASKATOON, SK—A pulse crop researcher from the University of Saskatchewan has won a prestigious national research position to conduct studies on lentil genetics that could lead to more resilient and nutritious varieties.