U of S researchers honoured at SHRF Santé! Awards Evening
Dec 06, 2011
Five U of S researchers were honoured at the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation’s annual Santé! Awards evening in Saskatoon on December 1 for their work to advance synchrotron science, breast cancer research, hepatitis C treatment, and to help improve treatments for joints damaged by age and illness.
The Cancer Bomb: The WDM’s New Exhibit Highlights U of S Nuclear Medicine Innovation
Nov 29, 2011
SASKATOON, SK – No, it didn’t bomb countries. In 1951, the cobalt-60 “bomb” for treating cancer was developed at the University of Saskatchewan by a dedicated team of scientists and machinists. Since then, thousands of Canadian cobalt-60 units have provided radiation treatment for millions of cancer patients around the world.
Sask. breast cancer research gets a $2.5 million boost
Nov 24, 2011
Seven research projects from the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Cancer Agency have been awarded nearly $2.5 million from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Prairies Northwest Territories (CBCF-PNT) region.
Canadian Light Source Making Positive Economic, Scientific Impacts for Canada
Nov 24, 2011
SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN - The Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron is making a strong contribution to the national, provincial and local economy, and has a positive return on investment in terms of academic and industrial research and the training of the next generation of scientists. These are some of the findings of an economic impact study conducted by Insightrix Research Inc. for the CLS.
U of S, Royal Ontario Museum researchers track half-billion year old predator
Nov 09, 2011
Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan and Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have followed fossilized footprints to a multi-legged predator that ruled the seas of the Cambrian period about half a billion years ago.
SSHRC president offers vision for universities in the digital age
Nov 08, 2011
Chad Gaffield, president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, delivered a lecture on the continuing and growing relevance of liberal arts education at Convocation Hall November 1.
U of S researchers part of unique Canada-wide effort to study adverse drug effects
Oct 31, 2011
A team ofUniversityofSaskatchewanresearchers is part of a national network that is mining data on more than 27 million Canadians to study rare and serious side effects of drugs and the performance of drugs for rare diseases.
How hemp got high: Canadian scientists map the cannabis genome
Oct 20, 2011
A team of Canadian researchers has sequenced the genome of Cannabis sativa, the plant that produces both industrial hemp and marijuana, and in the process revealed the genetic changes that led to the plant’s drug-producing properties.
“Generation Squeezed:” today’s family staggering under the pressure
Oct 18, 2011
Canadian parents today are raising families with less money and time than the Baby Boomer generation even though the country’s economy has doubled in size since 1976, says a new study released at the University of Saskatchewan today by Paul Kershaw, a family policy expert from the University of British Columbia.
Law professor honoured with U of S New Researcher Award
Oct 14, 2011
University of Saskatchewan law professor Dwight Newman is the recipient of the 2011 New Researcher Award to be presented at the October 22 convocation ceremony. Newman has been a faculty member in the College of Law since 2005.
New U of S Canada Research Chairs explore rural innovation, water quality
Oct 12, 2011
A $7.5 million federal investment through the Canada Research Chairs program will fund two researchers exploring rural innovation, economic development, the safety and security of our water supplies and back the continued efforts of four researchers working in atmospheric, materials and crop sciences.
U of S researcher partners with community to help gang prevention and child welfare
Oct 05, 2011
U of S Native Studies researcher Caroline Tait and her community partners are hosting a public documentary film launch, panel discussion and fund raiser on October 7, all aimed at raising awareness and seeking solutions to child welfare and gang involvement in Saskatoon.
2011 Distinguished Chairs honour leaders in world trade policy, history, and solar energy
Oct 05, 2011
Three of Canada’s most internationally renowned and accomplished researchers and scholars in the fields of Saskatchewan history, renewable energy and international agricultural trade policy have been honoured as University of Saskatchewan Distinguished Chairs for 2011.
Researchers receive funding to develop better kidney dialysis
Oct 01, 2011
U of S researchers Dr. Ahmed Shoker and Assem Hedayat have been awarded $789,000 to develop and commercialize new dialysis technology that promises to reduce the length and number of sessions required by patients with kidney disease.
U of S bio-energy researcher wins Fulbright
Sep 30, 2011
Ajay Dalai, Canada Research Chair in Environmentally Friendly Chemical Processing and associate dean research in the U of S College of Engineering, has been granted a Fulbright Scholar Award to the University of California, Davis. As the Fulbright Scholar at UC Davis, Dalai will conduct research to develop an integrated process for the complete conversion of biomass to alcohols, phenols and methane using supercritical technology.
U of S health scientist elected to prestigious national scholarly society
Sep 22, 2011
Andrew Potter, director and CEO of the U of S Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) has been elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Science (CAHS), joining a distinguished group of health and biomedical science leaders.
U of S International Vaccine Centre Celebrates Grand Opening
Sep 16, 2011
SASKATOON – Canada’s capacity to prevent and fight infectious diseases got a major boost today with the grand opening of the $140-million International Vaccine Centre (InterVac) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S). InterVac is the largest facility of its kind in North America.
Rapid change in snow and ice in mountain and northern environments makes water supply prediction uncertain
Sep 08, 2011
Scientists from across Canada are gathering in Saskatoon September 9 to present their findings on shrinking snow packs, thawing permafrost, and melting glaciers and how they will affect our future water supply.
U of S projects awarded more than $780,000 through Canada Foundation for Innovation
Sep 01, 2011
Nine University of Saskatchewan researchers have been awarded more than $780,000 from the the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for projects that will help bring mental health care to rural Saskatchewan, design electrical power systems to prevent blackouts, and identify trade barriers to Saskatchewan products, to name just a few.
U of S-Led Study Developing Tools for Underground Carbon Storage
Aug 22, 2011
University of Saskatchewan geological engineering researcher Chris Hawkes is putting the squeeze on rocks in a project that will involve laboratory testing and the development of new, powerful computer simulations to find out how to inject carbon dioxide (CO2) deep underground and make sure it stays there.
U of S researchers turn Aboriginal lens on oilsands, resource management, and law
Aug 16, 2011
Aboriginal issues – from oilsands impact to incorporating indigenous knowledge and the legal duty to consult – form a strong theme running through University of Saskatchewan research awarded $1.2 million by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
U of S and POS Bio-Sciences collaborate to commercialize technology
Jul 20, 2011
SASKATOON, SK. The University of Saskatchewan and POS Bio-Sciences, a Saskatoon-based bioprocessing contract research and development organization, have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to advance technology development and commercialization.
U of S researchers awarded $8.5 million for international wheat genetics research
Jul 17, 2011
Researchers with the U of S Crop Development Centre (CDC) will lead an international $8.5 million effort to develop the genetic knowledge and tools to improve wheat, a crop worth more than $4 billion annually in Canada alone.
U of S researchers to study impact of chronic wasting disease in the wild, develop an effective oral vaccine for deer, elk
Jul 13, 2011
Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have been awarded funding to study chronic wasting disease (CWD) and its effect on Canada’s wild deer and elk populations, including the development of an oral vaccine to potentially curb spread of the disease.
U of S researchers to explore green energy, social media, plasma physics and beer
Jun 28, 2011
Forty-seven University of Saskatchewan researchers have been awarded a total of $6.8 million over terms ranging from one to five years by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to develop improved biodiesel, targeted drug-delivery systems, social media software and improved beer making, to name just a few examples.
U of S Partners with Federal Agencies on Unique Study of Vitamin D Insufficiency
Jun 06, 2011
One in four Canadians aged six to 79 has vitamin D blood levels below internationally recommended levels, a first-in-Canada study led by the University of Saskatchewan, in partnership with Statistics Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, has found.
Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship 2011-12 Recipients Announced
May 31, 2011
The Government of Saskatchewan, the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan have selected the 2011-12 recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship and the Queen Elizabeth II Centennial Aboriginal Scholarship.
Government invests $3.1 million to advance synchrotron and solar energy research at U of S
May 26, 2011
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — Today the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Canada and Gordon Wyant, MLA for Saskatoon Northwest on behalf of the Honourable Rob Norris, Minister of Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration, joined U of S President Peter MacKinnon and Dr. Tom Ellis from the Canadian Light Source to announce $3.1 million dollars towards two innovative projects in Saskatchewan’s science and technology sector.
Immunologist honoured with U of S Distinguished Researcher Award
May 25, 2011
University of Saskatchewan health researcher and director of the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture John Gordon is the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Researcher Award to be presented at the June 1 convocation. Gordon is a faculty member in the Department of Medicine where he has recently been appointed director of research.
First patient-oriented research centre in Saskatchewan launched by U of S, Saskatoon Health Region and Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
May 20, 2011
Saskatchewan patients will soon have access to some of the latest drugs and medical technologies thanks to the Saskatoon Centre for Patient Oriented Research (SCPOR), an eight-bed facility officially opened today at Saskatoon City Hospital.
U of S-SRC team wins Award of Innovation for greenhouse gas-to-fuel technology
May 19, 2011
A team of researchers from the U of S have been awarded the 2011 Innovation Place-U of S Industry Liaison Office (ILO) Award of Innovation for creating technology to help transform greenhouse gases into gasoline and other fuels.
JSGS Professor Awarded AAG Presidential Achievement Award
Apr 26, 2011
The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) is pleased to announce that Professor Patricia Gober has been awarded the American Association of Geographers’ (AAG) Presidential Achievement Award. The award presentation took place on April 14 at the AAG annual meeting in Seattle. Gober was the first woman to receive the award, which was initiated in 2004.
U of S research innovators in crop development, avian vaccines, and advanced fuel production vie for Innovation Award
Apr 13, 2011
University Saskatchewan researchers behind groundbreaking fuel technology, a poultry vaccine and advanced crop development were announced as finalists for the Award of Innovation at the SABEX “Celebrate Success!” reception yesterday evening.
Global Institute for Water Security Launched at the U of S
Mar 23, 2011
A new Global Institute for Water Security was officially launched at the University of Saskatchewan today, with a vision to be a driving force for research into global issues that have local implications. These include drought and flooding on the Prairies and nutrient loading from urban and agricultural runoff in Lake Diefenbaker.
Award-winning health scientist to speak at U of S March 25 on early childhood development in the 21st century
Mar 22, 2011
What do children’s development in their early years and Canada’s ecological footprint have in common? Both are critically important challenges facing society that require long-term commitment from a wide range of sectors to overcome them, says Clyde Hertzman, Canada Research Chair in Population Health and Human Development at The University of British Columbia.
University of Saskatchewan clean coal research receives funding
Mar 18, 2011
A three-year coal gasification project led by University of Saskatchewan researcher Todd Pugsley has been awarded nearly $1.2 million to design, test and build prototypes of a new catalytic gasifier with the support of key researchers from the University of Regina.
Tour of WCVM Lab Complex Highlights $9-M KIP Investment
at U of S Mar 18, 2011
On March 15th, Minister Lynne Yelich (Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification), and MP Kelly Block toured part of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine's new diagnostics laboratory complex that will be completed during the summer of 2011.
U of S researchers make link between carbs and Type 2 diabetes
Mar 04, 2011
Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have discovered, after a two-year investigation, that diets high in carbohydrates are a probable mechanism for the skyrocketing rates of Type 2 diabetes.
U of S to receive $23 million for cyclotron and PET-CT to benefit patients and research
Mar 04, 2011
Saskatchewan will soon have access to critical medical diagnostic scans and a powerful new suite of research tools at the University of Saskatchewan thanks to $23 million in funding by the federal and provincial governments and the Royal University Hospital Foundation.
U of S receives funding to establish nuclear research centre
Mar 03, 2011
The University of Saskatchewan will receive $30 million in funding over the next seven years to establish a centre for the study of nuclear medicine and science.
U of S hydrologist Howard Wheater joins oil sands monitoring panel
Feb 10, 2011
Howard Wheater, a world-renowned expert in hydrological science and water quality, has joined the provincial panel tasked with creating a world-class environmental monitoring system for Alberta.
U of S water research seeking candidates for five new faculty positions
Feb 03, 2011
The University of Saskatchewan School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) is inviting applications for up to five full-time tenure-track faculty positions.
New study chaired by U of S professor says global environmental pacts ignore primary causes of forest destruction
Jan 25, 2011
A new study released by some of the world’s top experts on forest governance says global efforts are failing to stop rampant destruction of the world’s most vulnerable forests. The report, called Embracing Complexity: Meeting the Challenges of International Forest Governance, suggests that global initiatives have too often ignored local needs, while failing to address the most fundamental challenge to global forest management — that deforestation is usually caused by economic pressures imposed by drivers from outside forests.
Indigenous People’s Health Research Centre awarded new funding
Jan 24, 2011
The Indigenous Peoples' Health Research Centre (IPHRC) is one of nine centres across Canada awarded funding through the Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHRs) program of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The funding, $9,280,961 over two years, will be shared among the nine NEAHRs.
U of S Projects Awarded More than $1M in Canada Foundation for Innovation Funding
Jan 21, 2011
Thirteen University of Saskatchewan (U of S) research teams have been awarded just over $1 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for projects that will help develop new therapies for HIV, advance knowledge of reproductive health, and foster development of advanced materials for the auto and aerospace industries, to name just a few.
U of S Prof Honoured by Engineering Institute of Canada
Jan 21, 2011
U of S Chemical engineering professor Ajay Dalai has been named a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), one of only 20 such awards this year across all engineering disciplines in Canada and the only one from Saskatchewan.
U of S scientists awarded $1.2 million to explore advanced energy technologies
Jan 20, 2011
Three University of Saskatchewan researchers have been awarded $1.23 million by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to develop better ways to make biodiesel, advanced materials for nuclear reactors and an effective fuel injection system for fusion reactors.
U of S names horse health centre after Saskatoon philanthropists
Jan 18, 2011
An expanded facility for horse health at the University of Saskatchewan will be called the Ryan/Dubé Equine Performance Centre in recognition of a Saskatoon couple’s longtime support for veterinary research and education.
U of S-Ethiopian research team fights hunger in the highlands
Jan 13, 2011
Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan and Hawassa University in Ethiopia are tackling food insecurity and human nutrition in the highlands of Ethiopia by enhancing production of pulse crops such as chick peas, fava beans, and lentils.
SPHERU granted $750,000 to study foundations of healthy communities
Jan 12, 2011
Why do some people – and even whole communities – enjoy better health than others? Researchers from the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU), an interdisciplinary research unit with the University of Regina and University of Saskatchewan, have been granted $750,000 over three years from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) to find out.
U of S opens bioprocessing pilot plant in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources
Jan 10, 2011
At a ceremony earlier today, the University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture and Bioresources opened a new bioprocessing pilot plant that will be used to study plant compounds that can be used in biofuels, crop development, and health products.
U of S agricultural health researcher James Dosman appointed to the Order of Canada
Jan 07, 2011
University of Saskatchewan health researcher Dr. James Dosman, considered the “father of agricultural medicine” in this country, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of his contributions to the advancement of agricultural health and safety in Canada.
The Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre Website and Renewal
Jan 06, 2011
The Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre (IPHRC) has some exciting news for anyone interested in or pursuing Indigenous health research in Saskatchewan.
U of S ILO licenses key component of greenhouse gas-to-gasoline technology
Jan 05, 2011
A catalyst that helps turn greenhouse gases into gasoline and other fuels has been licensed to California-based Carbon Sciences through the University of Saskatchewan Industry Liaison Office (ILO).
U of S Health Researchers honoured with SHRF Santé! Awards
Jan 04, 2011
Four University of Saskatchewan researchers were honoured with Top Researcher awards at the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation’s (SHRF) annual Santé! Awards Evening at Saskatoon’s TCU Place on December 2, 2010.