U of S-Venmar CES partnership yields world-leading energy-saving technologies
Nov 19, 2012
New heat exchanger technology that promises to cut building heating and cooling costs by up to 80 per cent will soon come to market thanks to a long-standing research and training partnership between the University of Saskatchewan College of Engineering and Saskatoon-based Venmar CES Inc.
U of S Awarded $10-M Prestigious Chair Aimed at Mitigating Infectious Disease
Nov 09, 2012
The University of Saskatchewan is one of eight universities in the country awarded $10-million Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERCs) through a highly competitive federal program aimed at attracting the world’s best researchers to help build successful research teams in areas of importance to Canada.
Lifetime achievement award honours U of S toxicologist
Oct 24, 2012
John Giesy, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Toxicology at the University of Saskatchewan, has been awarded the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Paris-based Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) and China’s Zhongyu Environmental Technologies Corporation.
U of S and Saskatchewan’s Health Quality Council welcome Research Chair in Health Quality Improvement Sciences
Oct 17, 2012
Saskatoon – The U of S College of Pharmacy and Nutrition and Saskatchewan’s Health Quality Council are pleased to announce Thomas Rotter has joined the university as the first Research Chair in Health Quality Improvement (QI) Sciences.
Dr. Donald Cockroft elected to prestigious national scholarly society
Oct 17, 2012
Dr. Donald Cockcroft, a professor in the Division of Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine in the College of Medicine, has been elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), joining a distinguished group of nationally and internationally recognized leaders in biomedical and health sciences.
U of S social science researchers unveil survey results - Taking the Pulse of 1,750 Saskatchewan Residents
Oct 15, 2012
This week, University of Saskatchewan social science researchers will unveil the results of a province-wide survey that gauged the opinions of 1,750 Saskatchewan residents on seven thematic areas.
Winner Selected in U of S Tech Venture Challenge
Oct 11, 2012
This morning at the U of S 2012 Tech Venture Challenge Finale judges awarded the Grand Prize to Renterra Farmland Sales and Rental Auction Inc. The company, created by Lyndon Lisitza, connects farmland owners and renters through an online auction website. Lisitza is an alumnus of the U of S with a MSc in agricultural economics.
New Saskatchewan Research Chair in Clinical Stroke Research
Oct 09, 2012
Saskatoon: Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability and brings a significant cost to the Saskatchewan health care system. Research is the key to unlocking new ways to treat and prevent stroke, and three Saskatchewan organizations – the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) and the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) and the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) – today announced a significant advance for stroke research in our province.
Calgary family creates Murray W. Pyke Chair with largest donation in U of S College of Arts and Science history
Oct 05, 2012
Calgary – The University of Saskatchewan has announced the establishment of the Murray W. Pyke Chair in Geological Sciences as a result of a significant gift from the Pyke family of Calgary. The donation is both the largest ever received by the Department of Geological Sciences and by the College of Arts and Sciences.
Innovation Week offers a showcase U of S ideas and advances
Sep 17, 2012
Innovation Week comes to the University of Saskatchewan from September 16 to 22 with events showcasing the latest ideas and research, from making the electrical grid more efficient and developing cancer therapy tools at the Canadian Light Source, to intellectual property law and veterinary research.
U of S-led team unlocks link between sex and the female brain
Aug 20, 2012
An international team of scientists led by Gregg Adams at the University of Saskatchewan has discovered that a protein in semen acts on the female brain to prompt ovulation, and is the same molecule that regulates the growth, maintenance, and survival of nerve cells.
Researchers discover new impact crater in the Arctic
Aug 07, 2012
Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan and the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) have discovered a massive meteor impact from millions of years ago in Canada’s western Arctic.
Technology licenses earn record revenue for U of S
Aug 07, 2012
The University of Saskatchewan’s earnings from technology licensing grew to $7.2 million in 2011-12, a 27-per-cent increase over the previous year and placing it in the top 20 per cent of post-secondary institutions in terms of licensing revenue based on preliminary data from the Association of University Technology Managers 2012 Licensing Survey.
U of S research reveals First Nations girls face higher rates of diabetes than other children
Jul 18, 2012
A study by U of S researchers Dr. Roland Dyck and Nathaniel Osgood from the Indigenous People’s Health Research Centre (IPHRC) reveals that pre-adolescent and adolescent First Nations girls face higher rates of diabetes than other children in Saskatchewan.
U of S researchers discover cannabis “pharma factory”
Jul 17, 2012
U of S researchers have discovered the chemical pathway that Cannabis sativa uses to create bioactive compounds called cannabinoids, paving the way for the development of marijuana varieties to produce pharmaceuticals or cannabinoid-free industrial hemp. The research appears online in the July 16 early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
U of S team helping decontaminate soil in Canada’s North
Jul 12, 2012
A team of researchers from the University of Saskatchewan and Yukon College are working with industry in Canada’s North to develop biochar for remediation of soil contaminated by oil spills and gas leaks.
U of S-led satellite research reveals smaller volcanoes could cool climate
Jul 05, 2012
A U of S-led international research team has discovered that aerosols from relatively small volcanic eruptions can be boosted into the high atmosphere by weather systems such as monsoons, where they can affect global temperatures. The research appears in the July 6 issue of the journal Science.
Two U of S PhD Students Awarded Prestigious Vanier Scholarships
Jul 04, 2012
Two University of Saskatchewan PhD students have been awarded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, a highly competitive and prestigious federal government scholarship for top-tier doctoral students.
U of S Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre partners in $6.5-M IDRC grants to address food security
Jul 03, 2012
Kenya – This week researchers at the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) are in Kenya to launch two major projects aimed at addressing food security through livestock vaccine development.
U of S—UBC team identifies Parkinson’s disease gene with help of Saskatchewan Mennonite families
Jun 27, 2012
An international team including scientists from the University of Saskatchewan-Saskatoon Health Region and University of British Columbia, with the help of Saskatchewan Mennonite families, has identified an abnormal gene which leads to Parkinson’s disease.
NSERC funds new U of S training program for Canada’s future public health leaders
Jun 26, 2012
A new University of Saskatchewan training program that will produce future leaders in food safety, infectious disease control and public policy has been awarded $1.65 million over six years through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program.
U of S researchers partner with Aboriginal leaders to explore the power of culture to heal addictions
Jun 21, 2012
A team co-led by University of Saskatchewan researcher Colleen Anne Dell has been awarded nearly $1.2 million to examine the practice of traditional First Nations culture as a healing force within substance abuse programs, and develop tools to better understand and measure the impact of these cultural practices.
U of S, Kenyan and Ethiopian scientists partner on $5.3 million in projects to combat hunger
Jun 20, 2012
Scientists at the University of Saskatchewan have teamed up with researchers in Ethiopia and Kenya in two innovative projects to help deliver safer and more nutritious food in Africa through better plant breeding and soil management and a state-of-the-art vaccine for cattle.
University of Saskatchewan joins CASRAI
Jun 14, 2012
The University of Saskatchewan has joined the Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI), an international not-for-profit organization working to standardize research administrative data.
U of S VP Seconded to World Bank Group
Jun 13, 2012
Under an agreement recently signed between IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Vice-President (Finance and Resources) Richard Florizone will be seconded to IFC for six months starting July 1, 2012.
U of S Music Professor is Featured Soloist on WCMA-Nominated Recording
Jun 12, 2012
A University of Saskatchewan music professor is a featured soloist on O Music, an album nominated for Classical Recording of the Year at the 2012 Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMAs).
Aboriginal history researcher honoured with U of S New Researcher Award
Jun 08, 2012
History professor Keith Carlson, whose work on Aboriginal-newcomer relations has won international acclaim, is the recipient of the 2012 New Researcher Award presented at the University of Saskatchewan’s June convocation ceremonies.
U of S-led research team to track foster care reforms
Jun 07, 2012
What does it take to turn talk into action to protect children? When sweeping changes are prescribed for a flawed foster care system, why do only minor tweaks occur? A U of S-led research team is tackling these tough questions.
U of S Scientists Awarded $3.4 Million to Help Farmers Reduce Agricultural Greenhouse Gases
Jun 05, 2012
Three University of Saskatchewan projects have been awarded more than $3.4 million over the next five years from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) for research that will help farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions through improved use of shelterbelts, irrigation and forage production.
U of S researchers create powerful new tool for research and drug development
Jun 04, 2012
A University of Saskatchewan research team led by Tony Kusalik and Scott Napper has harnessed bioinformatics and molecular biology to create powerful software that promises to become a “must have” tool in drug development research labs the world over.
U of S researchers awarded $4.4 million to explore past and future of environmental sustainability
May 28, 2012
Two University of Saskatchewan researchers have been awarded more than $4.4 million for two projects from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) – the largest ever SSHRC grants awarded to the U of S.
U of S Team Wins Award of Innovation for iUsask Mobile App
May 18, 2012
A team of University of Saskatchewan computer scientists has been awarded the 2012 Award of Innovation for creating an iPhone application (app) – the first in Canada to offer university students broader, exceptionally secure access to confidential information such as grades.
NSERC PromoScience backs U of S Ecology Camps and Aboriginal school outreach programs
May 18, 2012
Two University of Saskatchewan school outreach programs – Ecology Camps for Kids and Science Ambassadors – have just received a boost from the federal Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) that will help them bring exciting science learning to students in Saskatoon and northern communities.
Norris launches industry-led International Minerals Innovation Institute
May 14, 2012
Minister responsible for Innovation Rob Norris today announced the creation of a new industry-led International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII), and an initial $500,000 investment by Innovation Saskatchewan. The funds will be used to provide start-up resources for the institute.
10 finalists chosen in U of S Tech Venture Challenge
May 11, 2012
Ten entrepreneurs with ideas ranging from e-publishing, e-health, biofuels, mechanical engineering, and audio special effects will begin working on turning their ideas into businesses as finalists in the Tech Venture Challenge. The finalists were announced May 10th in Saskatoon.
Seed sorting tech promises value for farmers and processors
May 07, 2012
A seed sorting technology currently being tested at the University of Saskatchewan’s Canadian Feed Research Centre (CFRC) in North Battleford promises to create value for farmers, deliver consistent product to processors, and protect export markets.
Canadian Governor General Observes New Web-Based Research Link Between Brazilian and Canadian Synchrotrons
Apr 28, 2012
SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN AND CAMPINAS, BRAZIL—Use of advanced internet technology to bring scientists and leading-edge research infrastructure together half a world apart was demonstrated today between the national synchrotron facilities of Canada and Brazil.
U of S synchrotron scientists and international team reveal tales told by old bones
Apr 27, 2012
“Reading the bones” is being given a new twist for a group of people who lived on the Caribbean island of Antigua more than 200 years ago using the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).
First Nations partner with U of S, U of R, FNUniv researchers for $1.5 million respiratory health initiative
Apr 24, 2012
Saskatchewan First Nations communities may soon breathe easier thanks to knowledge created by researchers from the University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina, and First Nations University of Canada, in partnership with the communities of Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation, and Montreal Lake Cree Nation.
U of S scientists honoured as finalists for 2012 Award of Innovation
Apr 19, 2012
University of Saskatchewan researchers who developed smartphone applications, a commercial line of tomato plants, and a method for early detection of colorectal cancer were announced as finalists for the Award of Innovation at the SABEX “Celebrate Success!” reception yesterday evening.
Bat-killing fungus is European invader
Apr 18, 2012
Healthy, disease-free bats, like this pair in a Manitoba mine, were collected for the experiment that took place in the WCVM's Animal Care Unit.
Researchers at U of S VIDO-InterVac close in on vaccine to protect babies
Mar 29, 2012
Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan are closing in on a needle-free vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a major cause of respiratory illness in children under two years of age.
U of S researchers training water specialists for demanding future
Mar 27, 2012
Water scientists and engineers are in high demand, driven by megaprojects like Alberta’s oil sands and other energy- and infrastructure related projects, as well as the basic needs of agriculture and water security.
U of S Professor Emeritus and Former VIDO Director Honored with Canada Gairdner Wightman Award
Mar 21, 2012
University of Saskatchewan Professor Emeritus Lorne Babiuk has been awarded the prestigious Canada Gairdner Wightman Award in recognition of his accomplishments over three decades that include leading the U of S Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) to become a world centre for vaccine research, training and development.
New U of S research chairs explore resistant bacteria, MS, and better solar cells
Mar 13, 2012
MARCH 13, 2012 – A $6.6 million federal investment through the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program will fund six University of Saskatchewan researchers.
Hold the salt: coastal drinking water more vulnerable to water use than climate change
Feb 21, 2012
Human activity is likely a greater threat to coastal groundwater used for drinking water supplies than rising sea levels from climate change, according to a study conducted by geoscientists from the University of Saskatchewan and McGill University in Montreal.
CIHR's Open Suite of Programs & Peer Review Enhancements - Dr. Jane Aubin
Feb 16, 2012
U of S solar power research gets $492,000 boost
Feb 13, 2012
Developing cheaper, tougher solar cells is the goal of University of Saskatchewan chemistry researcher Ron Steer, who today was awarded $492,000 from the federal Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) under their Strategic Projects Grants program.
New U of S research chair to help reclaim oil sands land
Feb 09, 2012
University of Saskatchewan geoscientist Lee Barbour has been awarded a $2.6-million industrial research chair backed by the federal Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Syncrude to provide critical insights into the performance of reclaimed mining areas.
U of S introduces new entrepreneur-in-residence
Feb 07, 2012
Saskatoon – local life sciences business veteran Michael Chubb has been named Entrepreneur-in-Residence for 2012 by the University of Saskatchewan Industry Liaison Office, in conjunction with the College of Agriculture and Bioresources and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.
Partnering to Improve Mine Waste Management
Jan 26, 2012
For nearly two decades, University of Saskatchewan geoscientist Jim Hendry has worked to define the leading edge of environmental science, helping companies operate while protecting vital water supplies.
CFI funds U of S research into health, food safety, bioenergy, and literature
Jan 24, 2012
Six University of Saskatchewan (U of S) research teams have been awarded more than $555,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for projects aimed at developing new therapies for breast cancer, improving food safety, and creating a new model for literary research partnerships.
U of S alumnus receives UNESCO prize for popularization of science
Jan 20, 2012
Professor René Raúl Drucker-Colín (PhD’71), an eminent Mexican scientist who obtained is PhD from the University of Saskatchewan, is the winner of the 2011 UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science.
Federal, provincial governments invest $2.6 million in foreign-trained health workers
Jan 20, 2012
Health Canada and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health have announced $2.6 million for research to help attract, train and retain internationally educated health professionals for the Saskatchewan health workforce.
U of S Geologist Wins Canada-Wide Thesis Award
Jan 20, 2012
Patricio Desjardins, a former PhD student in the Department of Geological Sciences, recently received the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologist’s (CSPG) Best PhD Thesis Award for 2011.
Two University of Saskatchewan-Based Addictions Projects Address Aboriginal Culture in Healing
Jan 09, 2012
The University of Saskatchewan and National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation are pleased to offer two unique, community-driven programs designed to help Aboriginal people with their healing journeys.