Toxicology Centre News & Events Archive  

Researcher $1.65 million for fertilizer remediation training program

Dec 05, 2017

Soil researcher Steven Siciliano has been awarded $1.65 million over six years by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council's (NSERC) to train a new cadre of scientist in sustainable environmental remediation of fertilizer sites. BY UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS Nov. 27, 2017

Nicole Baldwin Future 40 winner

Oct 25, 2017

Nicole is a researcher at the U of S, where she is studying the effects of chemicals on the DNA of amphibians, with the goal of developing better understandings of the effects of chemical toxicity.

Going global in search of answers

Aug 14, 2017

People often ask John Giesy why he spends so much time working in Hong Kong, China, considering he’s a Canada Research Chair in Environmental Toxicology. His answer is always simple. BY HENRYTYE GLAZEBROOK Aug 11, 2017

PhD Candidate Position

Feb 28, 2017

The University of Saskatchewan Toxicology Group and the Ghent University Center for Microbiology Ecology and Technology are searching for a PhD Candidate interested in studying the interaction between pollutants, metals and the human intestine to help set remediation objectives.

Congratulations! Robyn Akre

Feb 01, 2017

Congratulations! Robyn Akre, an Undergraduate Toxicology Student, has been accepted for the SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting in Brussels, Belgium (7-11 May, 2017).

Analytical Chemist and ICP MS Laboratory Manager Position

Jan 04, 2017

The position of Inorganic Analytical Chemist and ICP MS Laboratory Manager is available in Dr. Karsten Liber’s Aquatic Toxicology Research Group starting February 1, 2017, or whenever a suitable candidate is found.

U of S students wade into delta water issues

Dec 23, 2016

Two University of Saskatchewan graduate students are taking very different research approaches to help improve people’s lives in Western Canadian river deltas.

2016 CEW Platform and Poster Winners

Oct 14, 2016

CEW 2016 was held at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta on September 25-28, 2016. The theme of the 2016 CEW was “planning for uncertainty“.

Elite honours for Dr. Markus Hecker

Sep 21, 2016

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) is honouring Markus Hecker of the Global Institute for Water Security, Toxicology Centre and the School of Environment and Sustainability along with three other professors from the University of Saskatchewan as new members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

U of S awarded $77.8M to lead Global Water Futures research program

Sep 07, 2016

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has been awarded $77.8 million from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) to lead the “Global Water Futures: Solutions to Water Threats in an Era of Global Change” initiative—the largest university-led water research program ever funded worldwide. By University Communications

Anticipated Toxicology M.Sc. Opportunity

Jun 07, 2016

Project title Environmental and social risk assessment to support informed collaborative decision making for vegetation management of northern Rights-of-Way

Tox on Tap presents Dr. Bob Clark

Apr 19, 2016

The beautiful weather outside means we're drawing near the end of our 2015/2016 Tox on Tap season. We want to extend a huge thank you to all of our speakers, moderators, and sponsors over the past year, and of course a huge thanks to our awesome audience!

23rd Annual Life and Health Sciences Research Day March 11, 2016

Mar 21, 2016

Congratulations to the following Toxicology Graduate Students: Environmental Sciences- (1st) Fred Leal (Dr. Weber, Supervisor) “Cardiac and metabolic effects of benzo-a-pyrene in juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)” (2nd) Sara Hanson Drs. Hecker/Wiseman, Co-Supervisors) "Assessing potential endocrine disrupting effects of municipal effluents on fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) populations in Southern Saskatchewan"

Toxicology Centre Special Seminar

Mar 16, 2016

Dr. Vince Palace, Senior Research Scientist, International Institute for Sustainable Development-Experimental Lakes Area

Three Minute Thesis Competition

Mar 16, 2016

1st Place, Melanie Gallant (Dr.Hogan, Supervisor) "A Growing Silence In The Night: Examining the role of environmental contaminants in global frog population declines"

Toxicology 990 Seminar Series

Mar 08, 2016

Ashley Moate Toxicology Graduate Program Dr. Hecker and Dr. Jardine, Co-Supervisors Monday, March 14, 2016 12:30 pm WCVM, Room 2104

Toxicology 990 Seminar Series

Feb 24, 2016

Erin Maloney (Dr. Liber, Supervisor) Monday, February 29, 2016 12:30 pm WCVM, Room 2115 “Neonicotinoid Insecticides: Characterizing Cumulative Toxicity of Binary Mixtures under Acute Exposure Scenarios”

Toxicology 990 Seminar Series

Feb 16, 2016

Kevin White (Dr. Liber, Supervisor) Monday, February 22nd, 2016 12:30 pm WCVM, Room 2104 “Characterizing the Aquatic Toxicity of Surface Water from Syncrude’s Base Mine Lake”

2015 CEW Platform and Poster Winners

Nov 09, 2015

October 4 - 7, Saskatoon hosted the annual Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop. Toxicology Graduate Students received recognition for their poster and platform presentations.

SETAC Crowdsourcing Campaign Launched

Aug 21, 2015

Student members of SETAC residing in Africa are faced with unique challenges: inadequate funding, volatile economies, and unreliable infrastructure. SETAC is a nonprofit, scientific society with a goal to bring researchers across continents, sectors, and disciplines to solve urgent environmental problems.

CEW 2015 - Early-bird deadline is August 15, 2015

Aug 05, 2015

Superb Science Program Planned: Nearly 200 presentations; 152 platform presentations in four concurrent sessions and 42 poster presentations! Special Plenary Panel with four of Canada's foremost ecotoxicologists debating where they think future challenges and opportunities lie And a Banquet you don't want to miss!!

Tox on Tap - Jean-Michel DeVink

Mar 19, 2015

Please join us at The Woods Ale House, downtown Saskatoon, for a discussion concerning "Hunting, Lead, Wildlife, and Human Health: A storied past and uncertain future." lead by Jean-Michel DeVink on Tuesday March 31st from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.

Tox on Tap - Dr. Derek Muir

Feb 18, 2015

We are pleased to invite you to the next Tox on Tap event Monday February 23 at the Woods Alehouse from 6:30 - 8:30 pm featuring Dr. Derek Muir talking about "Turning up the Heat: How can toxicologists contribute to research on impacts of climate change?".

The 12th annual undergraduate Toxicology Symposium

Feb 12, 2015

The 12th annual undergraduate Toxicology Symposium will be hosted Saturday March 7th from 9 am - 2 pm in WCVM 2104. All are welcome to attend! More details will be sent out closer to the day.

Toxicology Centre Guest Seminar

Dec 08, 2014

Dr. Michael R. van den Heuvel Canada Research Chair in Watershed Ecological Integrity University of Prince Edward Island “Linking Land Use and Nearshore Aquatic Integrity in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence - Impacts of Nutrients, Sediments and Contaminants”

David Saunders, toxicology student, awarded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Dec 03, 2014

Saunders has been awarded a prestigious $150,000 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council to study the chemical structure of these new compounds and their potential toxicity. He hopes his work will one day help inform development of regulations for BFRs.

Tox on Tap presents Dr. Ken Coates

Nov 12, 2014

We are excited to announce this month's speaker, Dr. Ken Coates. Dr. Coates is the Canadian Research Chair in Regional Innovation and he will be giving a talk on aboriginal peoples, natural resources, and the future of Canada. Doors open at The Woods Alehouse at 6:30pm. Dr. Coates will be speaking at 7pm with Q and A to follow between 7:30 and 8:30pm.

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!


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.


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