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Science Ambassador Celebration

Aug 16, 2017
Meet the science ambassadors and learn how they’re bringing science opportunities to northern community schools

Indigenous studies launches PhD program

The initiative makes the U of S one of only a handful of universities in North America to offer similar doctorates

National Geographic: Buried in beads 4,000 years ago, this chiefly family lives again

Terence Clark (archaeology & anthropology) explains the archaeology behind a new digital exhibit at two Canadian museums

Constance Hunt, retired Court of Appeal judge, receives energy award

Award recognizes Justice Hunt's many contributions to energy-related areas of law

The London Free Press: Jonathan Forrest's Light and Matter

Alumnus pushes boundaries to create luminous paintings

Alumni of Influence Gable and Waiser named to Order of Canada

Bill Waiser and Brian Gable to receive one of Canada’s highest civilian honours

Arts & Culture

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BBC Culture: The Jane Austen novel you don't know

Kathleen James-Cavan (English) speaks to the BBC about the questions and challenges left by Jane Austen's final, unfinished novel

Saskatoon StarPhoenix: The People Project: Beverley Kobelsky

A profile of Department of Drama costume designer and lecturer Beverley Kobelsky

Jannik Plaetner: 150 years, countless stories

It’s not unusual for Jannik Plaetner (BFA'16) to wake up at the crack of dawn, pack his camera and hit the road

Featured Courses & Programs

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New spring course: Critical Transnational Feminist Perspectives (Saskatoon)

Study culture, politics and identity on campus and at sites in the Saskatoon community

Human Rights in History

Learn about human rights as a product of history in this experiential learning course that includes a trip to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Climate change course tackles global implications

Exploring the physical, economic, political and social aspects of one of the world’s most pressing issues

Politics & Society

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Digging into history at Wanuskewin

Student and faculty archaeologists are helping uncover the history of life on the plains

TVO: Andrew Watson on the history of Muskoka cottagers' dependence on residents

Known mostly as a summer retreat for the wealthy, Muskoka’s history reveals importance of permanent dwellers

National recognition for sociologist's animal-assisted therapy work

Colleen Anne Dell (sociology) named to the Order of St. John for research and community contributions

Science & Technology

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CBC News: NASA taps U of S team to help test atmospheric water vapour monitor

A research group from the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics is at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Centre in California

Developing new technology for cheaper biofuel

PhD chemistry student Leila Dehabadi has developed a new way to separate water from ethanol

Taking back control from technology

Julita Vassileva (computer science) wants to liberate us from the siren call of technologies such as smartphones

Students & Campus Life

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Student unfolds secrets of boreal forest moss

Mélanie Jean has found evidence that fire and climate change is drastically changing the landscape of Canada's boreal forests

Outstanding students recognized

Photos and words from the 2017 Convocation Awards Dinner and Ceremony in June

Commitment to safety

The college's director of facilities is recognized for leadership in workplace safety

Voices & Opinion

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The Globe and Mail: We can improve mental-health care by fighting poverty

Erika Dyck (history), Canada Research Chair in the History of Medicine, argues that anti-poverty investment is a medical necessity

The Fulcrum: Explore Indigenous communities in Canada this summer

Brenda Macdougall (BA'94, PhD'05) highlights activities of Native Peoples who “are trying to produce counter-narratives to Canada’s 150."

The Globe and Mail: Saskatchewan should take note: Libraries are sanctuaries of civil society

Author and alumnus Trevor Herriot (BA'79) defends Saskatchewan's libraries