Toxicology Centre News & Events Archive  

Tox on Tap presents Where Can I Buy Some Clean Coal

Sep 04, 2014

Tox on Tap series has begun again for the 2014-2015 year. Dr. Dennis Lemly, a Research Fish Biologist with the U.S. Forest Service and a Research Associate Professor of Biology at Wake Forest University. The event will be hosted at the enclosed side portion of Hudson's Tap House downtown Saskatoon. Doors open at 6:30pm, the talk will begin at 7pm and discussion will follow from 7:30-8:30pm. The title of the talk is "Where can I buy some clean coal?". Please visit our website for more details about Tox on Tap and other events, and please distribute the attached flyer to your friends and colleagues! We hope to see you there Sarah, Carla, Derek


Tox on Tap presents Perspective on Pesticides

Jun 03, 2014

Please join us for a panel discussion for our Tox on Tap "Perspectives on Pesticides: Challenges and achievements of pesticide use in the prairies" event with guests from academia (Dr. Christy Morrissey, U of S), government (Dr. Connie Moase, PMRA), and industry (Dr. Paul Hoekstra, Syngenta).




Health and Life Science Poster Winners

Mar 31, 2014

Congratulations to Jonathon Doering and Sarah Crawford for placing first and second (Environmental Theme) at this years Health and Life Science Research Day, March 14, 2014


Chaturbhuj SISODIA Obituary

Mar 23, 2014

It is with great sadness that I bring you the news that Dr. Chaturbhuj S. Sisodia passed away on Saturday, March 22nd in the Palliative Care Unit of St. Paul's hospital. For those of you who did not have the pleasure of knowing him, the following is a brief description of who he was and some of the legacy he leaves behind. Dr. Sisodia was a founding member of the Toxicology Group at the University of Saskatchewan. Twenty-five years ago, he was instrumental in the establishment of the interdisciplinary Toxicology Graduate Program. For many years, Dr. Sisodia provided instruction to the graduate students in several core courses. At the inception of the program, he served as the Academic Coordinator for many years. It was evident to all students and faculty members associated with the program that Dr. Sisodia had a great passion for students and for teaching. Without his dedication and commitment, it is doubtful whether the program would be in existence today. The concept of a world class undergraduate program in toxicology was also his dream—one that became reality. The impact Dr. Sisodia made in the lives of the students he taught, the faculty he collaborated with, the staff he worked alongside of, and the family he shared his life with, is comparable to no other.



Excellence in Community Service - Sarah Crawford

Mar 09, 2014

Congratulations to Sarah Crawford, PhD student in Toxicology, for receiving the Excellence in Community Service Award. This award honors a graduate student that has made significant impacts and positively contributes to the local community of Saskatoon.


CREATE HERA student wins travel award

Feb 23, 2014

Congratulations to Tanja Wildemann (CREATE HERA Student) on winning a $1500 travel award sponsored by the Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Specialty Section (RSESS) of the Society of Toxicology.


Tox on Tap presents Malcolm McKee

Feb 10, 2014

Please join us for our next Tox On Tap event next Tuesday February 18, 2014 at Winston’s English Pub and Grill (in the basement) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm to join the discussion on “Uranium mining: Should we be worried about radiation?” lead by Malcolm McKee from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission in Ottawa, ON.


Toxicology Undergraduate Program Ranked in top 3% of all U of S Programs

Dec 09, 2013

Over that past six months, a U of S task force has spent countless hours evaluating and ranking all U of S academic programs. A report released December 9, 2013, identified the Toxicology Undergraduate Program as one of the institutions strongest programs, ranking it among only 16 top tier programs out of a total of 479 evaluated. Ranked as a top tier program, Toxicology is a strong candidate for enhanced resourcing and future growth.


John Giesy Presented SETAC Global Partners Capacity-Building Award

Nov 22, 2013

Pensacola, Fla.—The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry is pleased to present the SETAC Global Partners Capacity-Building Award to John Giesy, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Toxicology and Ambassador to China at the University of Saskatchewan. The award will be presented at the SETAC North America 34th Annual Meeting, 17-22 November at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.


Special lecture: Dr. A. Burton

Oct 31, 2013

The Toxicology Centre and GIWS at the University of Saskatchewan invite you to a special guest lecture by Dr. Burton, titled Are Contaminated Sediments an Important Ecosystem Stressor?


Citizen Science

Sep 30, 2013

Lalita Bharadwaj is hoping that a successful educational program last year involving U of S grad students and Grade 8 students in four public schools in Saskatoon will garner even more interest this year, and offer even more opportunities for young people to delve into the world of science.



Federal NSERC grant of $750,000

Jul 07, 2013

University of Saskatchewan and SIAST researchers, in partnership with Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), have been awarded a federal NSERC grant of $750,000 over three years to advance eco-friendly remediation techniques and technology, making it easier to clean up contaminated soil at former gas station sites.



Eric Franz MSc

May 11, 2013

The College of Graduate Studies and Research is pleased to announce the results of the 2013 Governor General's Gold Medal Awards, the Graduate Thesis Awards, the Harry Toop Memorial Prize and the WAGS/UMI Innovation in Technology Award.


ACA Grants in Biodiversity program

Apr 29, 2013

The ACA Grants in Biodiversity program is pleased to announce that Toxicology Centre student, Kristin Bielefeld (supervisor T. Jardine) is amongst this year's grant winners.




GSA Award Excellence in Community Service

Mar 04, 2013

Tracy MacDonald will be awarded the Graduate Students’ Association Award for Excellence in Community Service at the Student Awards Gala on March 8. Please join in congratulating Tracy upon this richly-deserved award.


Special Seminar

Feb 19, 2013

Nature’s Barometer of Environmental Health



Toxicology Centre Seminar

Dec 13, 2012

“50 Years after Silent Spring: Have Organophosphate and Carbamate Pesticides Met the Challenge? ”








SETAC Globe Article

Sep 18, 2012

Regional Spotlight: Prairie Northern Chapter, New Challenges, New Logo!


PNC SETAC New Logo

Jun 29, 2012

Congratulations to Dana Moore, winner of the PNC SETAC Logo Contest. Dana Moore is currently studying at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, Ontario. Dana is enrolled in the CREATE HERA course.




Professor George Cobb

Sep 27, 2011

Veterinary Pharmaceuticals: Emerging Transport Routes from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations


Human Health Risk Assessment Course

Jul 11, 2011

The course objective is to provide the basic knowledge to conduct, evaluate, and interpret exposure and risk assessments of chemicals present in the natural and built environments.


SETAC PNC 2011

Jun 29, 2011

Congratulations on a very successful conference.


Global Institute for Water Security Launched

May 12, 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.


SETAC - Prairie Northern Chapter

Mar 10, 2011

The Prairie Northern Chapter of SETAC invites you to attend its 2nd Annual General Meeting and Conference at the University of Winnipeg. Chapter membership is not necessary. The registration fee covers admission to all platform and poster sessions, group lunch and refreshments. A post-conference Awards and Dinner Social is available for a small extra fee. The final program and all registration materials and receipts will be distributed at the meeting. Members’ fees apply for those purchasing a membership with registration.



NETI Postition

Jan 07, 2011

The University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Toxicology at the rank of assistant professor, effective on or after July 1, 2011