University of Saskatchewan

September 21, 2014   


  • Discovery may aid oilsands cleanup     Dec 12, 2011
    A novel filtration material developed at the University of Saskatchewan as part of a PHD thesis may offer a green solution to contaminated oilsands process water.
  • Research improves cold-hardy wheat     Dec 05, 2011
    With global demand for wheat exceeding 20 billion bushels a year, producers need more high-yielding crops that can survive in the extreme climate of the Canadian Prairies.
  • Student, ranchers protect prairie songbirds     Nov 22, 2011
    Grassland songbirds — from Sprague’s pipit to the chestnut-collared longspur — rely on native prairie to survive, yet many songbirds and much of that habitat is disappearing.
  • U of S researchers excel at conference with juvenile arthritis findings     Nov 17, 2011
    Two ground-breaking studies that could help juvenile arthritis sufferers manage their pain, and provide an important new tool for researchers to develop treatments for the disease took top honours at the Canadian Arthritis Network Annual Scientific Conference in Quebec City.
  • Student protects animal, human health from parasites     Nov 17, 2011
    Large, free-roaming dog populations in northern Saskatchewan communities often carry parasites that can pose significant health risks to people living in the area.
  • Student unleashes electrical power of microbes     Nov 10, 2011
    Jonathan Godwin, a University of Saskatchewan master’s student, is improving a new “green” energy source — creating electrical fuel cells from everyday microbes.
  • Synchrotron used to improve cancer treatment     Oct 31, 2011
    Traditional cancer treatment tablets and injections deliver cancer-killing drugs indiscriminately to all parts of the body, often causing serious side effects.
  • Student examines views of disability     Oct 24, 2011
    Adam Pottle, a PhD English student at the University of Saskatchewan, was born with impaired hearing in both ears. To engage in class discussions, he has learned to read lips.
  • Research project on psychopaths finds there is hope for treatment     Oct 20, 2011
    Lindsay Sewall has spent the last three years studying a feared and misunderstood segment of the population: Psychopaths. The University of Saskatchewan researcher is in the first stages of her PhD in psychology, looking into whether psychopathy can be treated in violent offenders to reduce their risk of reoffending.
  • Student unlocks secrets of mercury     Oct 12, 2011
    More than one billion people around the world depend upon fish for protein in their diet. But the threat of mercury poisoning, especially in children, has raised concerns about the safety of eating fish.
  • Researcher vying to save polluted lake     Oct 04, 2011
    In a way, Lake Diefenbaker is Jeff Sereda’s lake. The University of Saskatchewan post-doctoral researcher got married there, worked there for years and now his research centres on the lake’s health.
  • First Successful Embryo Transfer in Wood Bison     Sep 26, 2011
    UniversityofSaskatchewanveterinary scientists and colleagues acrossCanadahave recently carried out the world’s first successful embryo transfer in wood bison.
  • Battling Chronic Wasting Disease in Elk and Deer     Sep 26, 2011
    Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been responsible for the severe decline ofSaskatchewan’s game farm industry. Millions have been spent on programs to screen herds and compensate farmers.
  • “Green” sunscreen research at the U of S     Sep 26, 2011
    Since plants need sunlight to survive and can’t go hide in the shade, they need to make their own sun protection.
  • Tackling Obesity with Computer Apps     Aug 03, 2011
    Imagine an app for your smart phone or Facebook page that helps you make healthy decisions about what to eat at a restaurant so that you can control your weight, manage your diabetes, or build muscle.
  • U of S student research team launches imaging system to the edge of space     Apr 08, 2011
    A team of students from the University of Saskatchewan launched a prototype probe to the edge of space on April 5, 2011, the first step in studying the effects of pollution on the upper atmosphere.
  • U of S study of an ancient bacterial gene sheds light on movement of North American peoples     Feb 17, 2011
    DNA from the stomach bacteria of a young man who died hundreds of years ago is shedding light on movement patterns of North American peoples and when they came in contact with Europeans.
  • New funding assures U of S participation in Canada-Norway rocket program     Feb 01, 2011
    Budding space scientists from the University of Saskatchewan and two other Canadian universities will continue CaNoRock, a novel rocket research program, thanks to an agreement among several Canadian and Norwegian universities and research agencies.
  • U of S PhD candidate completes prestigious training at the Speiz Laboratory in Switzerland     Jan 31, 2011
    Isaac Asiamah, a PhD candidate with the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the U of S, has recently returned from a prestigious training opportunity at the Speiz Laboratory in the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports. Isaac spent four months at the laboratory and received training in the handling of chemical weapons-related materials, including water and air-sensitive chemicals, as well as training in toxicology and chemical safety.