April 18, 2014
SASKATOON - Three University of Saskatchewan researchers have been awarded a total of more than $1 million from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) in support of research that could help prevent, detect and treat the deadly disease.
The University of Saskatchewan has named four new Distinguished Professors honouring leaders in movement disorders, reading science and dyslexia, poultry nutrition and welfare, and power system engineering.
Anthropologist James Waldram is the 2013 recipient of the Distinguished Researcher Award. Waldram, a professor in the Departments of Psychology and Archaeology and Anthropology, is internationally recognized for this community-based research in medical, psychological and cultural anthropology. He will receive his award at the university’s June convocation ceremonies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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).
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
MARCH 13, 2012 – A $6.6 million federal investment through the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program will fund six University of Saskatchewan researchers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Saskatchewan School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) is inviting applications for up to five full-time tenure-track faculty positions.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (IPHRC) has some exciting news for anyone interested in or pursuing Indigenous health research in Saskatchewan.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Jo-Ann Episkenew has accepted the position of director of the Indigenous Peoples' Health Research Centre (IPHRC) effective immediately.
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.
University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers have been awarded a total of more than $1.46 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) in support of 16 wide-ranging projects that could advance treatment for diseases such as diabetes and asthma, boost food production and industry competitiveness, and improve processes for water treatment and nuclear waste disposal.
A University of Saskatchewan researcher will play a key role in a new $19.5-million nation-wide study of children’s brain development, leading efforts to raise public awareness of childhood brain disorders and helping to put the latest research knowledge into practice.
A powerful new music video From Stilettos to Moccasins was released this week, the culmination of a unique project that gave voice to Aboriginal women healing from drug abuse, addictions and problems with the law, together with those who are helping them on their journey.
Following an extensive international search, Dr. Karen Chad, an award-winning kinesiologist, has been appointed Vice-President Research at the University of Saskatchewan, effective Jan. 1.
Amid the on-going controversy over the safety of mercury-containing dental fillings, a University of Saskatchewan research team has shed new light on how the chemical forms of mercury at the surface of fillings change over time.
There has been little movement on aboriginal policy since the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples 13 years ago, although its recommendations could have improved the lives of First Nations and Métis people, says Canada Research Chair Evelyn Peters, a professor in the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy on the U of S campus.
Saskatchewan Agriculture is investing more than $1.8 million in two Genome Prairie projects co-led by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan. One project will create genomic tools to accelerate flax research and the other will help remove roadblocks to innovation in Canada’s bio-based economy.
A newly inked agreement will see a duplicate set of all the scientific data being collected by world-leading VENUS and NEPTUNE Canada ocean observatories sent to an advanced data storage system at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).
Today the University of Saskatchewan was awarded $4.76 million over seven years for three Canada Research Chairs (CRC) and associated equipment that will provide new ways of creating and administering vaccines, lay the groundwork for the next generation of X-ray imaging devices, and develop new and environmentally friendly fuel alternatives.
University of Saskatchewan toxicologist John Giesy has been named an Einstein Professor by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), a distinction reserved for research leaders with the potential to win Nobel and other international science awards.
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