University of Saskatchewan

September 23, 2014   

2000 Spark Stories

November 10, 2000: Prof. finds ‘aquitards’ thwart contamination
       By Keith Solomon

Across the Prairie provinces, where farming and mining are important industries, concerns are being raised over the potential contamination of our water supply from fertilizers, pesticides and mine tailings.

September 1, 2000: Researcher looks at adolescents’ cross-sex friendships
      By Kathleen Prendergast

We all know it’s tough to be an adolescent and deal with the enormous physical, psychological, and social changes. The latter are of particular interest to Lorrie Sippola, a developmental psychologist at the University of Saskatchewan. She’s involved in two long-term studies of the changes in adolescents’ social relationships over time.

April 7, 2000: Brain imaging project could find key to helping children with reading problems
     By Kathleen Prendergast

When a child experiences severe difficulty learning to read or write, educators can generally only speculate on the cause of the problem. As a result, treatment is often ineffective.

March 24, 2000: Profs to host conference on structure of the printed page
     By Kathleen Prendergast

What’s the connection between a hypertext novel and a medieval manuscript?

March 10, 2000: U of S researchers part of Odin international satellite project
      By Keith Solomon

People in Saskatchewan know a thing or two about wide-open spaces. That’s why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the University of Saskatchewan has some of the country’s leading scientists in space research.

February 18, 2000: Ed. prof. works toward ‘scientifically literate’ population
      By Kathleen Prendergast

Traditional elementary and high school science education has not produced a scientifically literate
population, nor has it provided most students with material relevant to their own lives, says University
of Saskatchewan education professor Glen Aikenhead.

January 7, 2000: Professor looks for ways to improve Internet
      By Keith Solomon

Every day, millions of people use the World Wide Web and other networks to access information from
the Internet. But with the flow of data growing larger all the time, these networks can break down
under the strain.