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College of Arts and Science celebrates award-winning graduates

2023/24 most outstanding graduates and medal winners were honoured at a special ceremony

USask initiative empowers students with learning that fits their lives

The Flexible Learning Initiative provides students with choices in how, where and when they learn

Erika Dyck awarded USask Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award

Dyck is a professor in the Department of History and Canada Research Chair in the History of Health and Social Justice


College of Arts and Science faculty members honoured for teaching excellence

Dr. Maggie FitzGerald (PhD), Dr. James Reichert (PhD) and Dr. Amy Stevens (DPhil) are the 2023-24 winners of College of Arts and Science Teaching Awards

International film festival showcases USask student video work with ‘Focus on Canada’

International film festival based in Germany featured Art and Art History student works

Seven Arts and Science recipients honoured at USask Indigenous Student Achievement Awards

Arts and Science Indigenous students recognized for academic excellence, community engagement, leadership, research and resiliency


USask Greystone Singers partner with quantum researchers for concert

The concert features a unique light show created by USask Quantum Innovation researchers

USask academic advisor honoured by peers

College of Arts and Science advisor Angela Schindelka has won an award from the National Academic Advising Association

‘A window into the workings of a professional environment’

Third-year student Chi Vu talks about how the Computer Science Professional Internship Program helps apply classroom skills in the workplace


Three USask faculty members honoured with Lieutenant Governor’s Post-Secondary Teaching Award

Dr. Loleen Berdahl (PhD), Dr. Simonne Horwitz (D. Phil), and Dr. Cheryl Troupe (PhD) are inaugural recipients of the new award

Q&A: Aurora Wolfe, award-winning USask student artist

MFA student won a 2023 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center

Finding an academic career, community in anthropology

Bryn James-Cavan (BA’23) will be receiving the University Medal in Social Sciences at the USask Fall Convocation Ceremony on Nov. 8


Indigenous USask graduate processes personal hardships, emotions through artwork

Brody Burns (BA’21, MFA’23) discusses completion of Master of Fine Arts degree with support from Department of Art and Art History

USask graduate evaluates effective communication in health care

College of Arts and Science graduate Dr. Rosa Moazed (PhD’23) will be celebrating at the USask Fall Convocation ceremony on Nov. 8.

How to find your place as an Indigenous university student

Advice from USask leadership award winner Eileen Lennie-Koshman


USask launches major expansion to clinical psychology program

Government of Saskatchewan funding will quadruple program’s training seats and increase public services

New College of Arts and Science teaching award honours master teacher

The Lesley Biggs Early Career Teaching Fellowship is the college’s first donor-funded teaching award

New scholarship inspires international USask students in STEM

Anonymously created scholarship intended for international students making the world a better place


Final launch a success in student space training program at USask

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Students came from across Canada and Norway to learn skills to work in space research and industries

USask clinical psychology program earns re-accreditation

The College of Arts and Science clinical psychology program is accredited for another five years

USask PhD student creates bursary for single parent students

USask College of Arts and Science graduate Kate Loseth (BA’18, MPP’22) wants to help single parents experiencing financial challenges in university


USask researcher trying to unlock mysteries of ‘strange and fascinating’ quantum materials

Mathematics and statistics graduate Christopher Mahadeo's research is focused on furthering our mathematical understanding of quantum materials

Theatre, art, and water security central in international USask exhibition

USask artists and students are travelling to Prague to help represent Canada in an international art exhibition and competition

USask partners with Indigenous communities on renewable energy project

Three-year project with QUEST Canada will work with remote Indigenous communitites to build renewables capacity


Being two-spirit a holistic, all-encompassing identity for Métis student/staff member at USask

Jocelyn Ormerod is a two-spirit Métis woman who is a graduate of the College of Arts and Science

Top graduates recognized at College of Arts and Science Convocation Awards Ceremony

Most outstanding graduates of 2023 and convocation medal winners were honoured at the annual event

Arts and Science graduate makes USask history

Graeme Dyck is the top graduate in both sciences and fine arts


Indigenous drama student finds themselves through theatre

Student Leze Pewapsconias will be graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama and Studio Art

USask student finds unexpected career in computer science

College of Arts and Science student Norah Ridley will be graduating with her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (Honours) on June 6

USask Convocation: Graduate aims to use degrees to help others

Student Shayma Shah will graduate on June 6 with two degrees, one in modern languages and the other in linguistics


Graduate students recognized with Governor General’s Gold Medal awards

Caroline Aubry-Wake and Josh Neudorf are winners of Canada's most prestigious award for graduate studies

From overseas to a PhD: Aigbogun found a home at USask

Omozojie Paul Aigbogun will be graduating with his PhD in chemistry at the USask Spring Convocation Ceremony

USask Convocation: Sociology student focuses on future advocating for Indigenous rights

Sociology graduate Jade Badger plans to advocate for Indigenous rights, including missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls


The survivor

Arash Jafari was wanted by the Taliban. Education was his escape

USask chemistry programs earn national accreditation

Canadian Society for Chemistry accreditation confirms undergraduate students receive a high-quality education

USask student wins prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to study literature at University of Oxford

Cassidy Serhienko has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to pursue her Master’s in English Literature at the University of Oxford


New USask Symphony Orchestra ‘a resounding success’

The string ensemble will perform its first concert of the 2022/23 academic year on December 4

Arts and Science Student Hub opens on USask campus

The new hub is home to student services and study abroad programs

Orano Canada donation will improve access for Indigenous STEM students at USask

The $60,000 gift will support new Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways programming


USask’s Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways program marks 10-year anniversary

ISAP welcomes First Nations, Inuit and Métis students to the College of Arts and Science, with academic and social programming that builds confidence, knowledge and skills

USask graduate student aims to improve quantum computing by studying qubits

Mandana Bidarvand, who is pursuing a PhD in mathematics, says enhancing medical imaging technology is one potential application of her research

USask graduate student examines theatrical practice of genderbending Shakespeare’s plays

Emily Pickett served as the assistant director of Cymbeline during the annual Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan festival


Studying rheumatoid arthritis in modern-day patients may shed new light on disease’s past

Taylor Eagle, a USask graduate student, is examining tibial plateaus with the goal of better identifying rheumatoid arthritis in archaeological populations

Studying modern-day dog bones may deepen knowledge of ancient dog-sledding activities

Jessica Sick, a USask archaeology graduate student, is examining entheseal changes on skeletal remains of Canis familiaris

USask students take part in nationwide video call with Ukrainian president Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered a speech by video from Kyiv, followed by a live Q and A session with Canadian university students, including one question asked by a recent USask graduate


Q&A: USask students launch high-altitude balloon into near-space

A group of University of Saskatchewan students were part of an international team that launched a balloon 32.2 kilometres into near-space, from the Cudworth Airport area outside of Saskatoon

College of Arts and Science recognizes top graduates

Medal winners and most outstanding graduates were celebrated at a June 6 awards ceremony

USask Indigenous studies graduates reflect on their education

Jazzlin Walker and Dylan Cooper will receive Bachelor of Arts degrees at Spring Convocation in June


Indigenous Graduation Celebration back in Merlis Belsher Place

The University of Saskatchewan will hold the second Indigenous Graduation Celebration—and the first to be held in-person—beginning at 2 pm on Friday, June 3

Curious by nature: How asking questions led Holly Annand to pursue a PhD at USask

Growing up, Dr. Holly Annand (PhD) was encouraged to ask questions and try different things

Life-long interest in music leads to USask degree

Violinist Drusilla Waltz is the recipient of the Arthur Collingwood Prize in Music


Digital and extended media professor wins USask teaching award

Lisa Birke is the winner of the Provost’s New Teacher Award

USask computer science graduate creates Rahat Yasir Award for Diversity and Inclusion

The $1,500 award will provide financial support to an undergraduate student studying in the Department of Computer Science who identifies with, or who is an ally to, the LGBTQ2S+ community

Dell honoured with Distinguished Graduate Mentorship Award

“I enjoy working side by side with students and trainees, getting to know them professionally and personally, and finding where we complement one another and build upon that synergy,” said Dr. Colleen Dell (PhD)


USask digital exhibit showcases dining practices of ancient Romans

Cēna was developed by archaeology graduate student Christie Fender and is housed on USask’s Shared Spaces app

USask to host first Saskatchewan High School Ethics Bowl

Six teams of high school students will gather for the first event of its kind in Saskatchewan

Undergraduate student values work experiences with USask Art Galleries and Collection

Kyle Zurevinski (BFA’18, BA’19) aims to become a teacher who inspires young artists


USask students reflect on International Day of Women and Girls in Science

“Our ideas and thoughts are fundamental to advancing the sciences," says bioinformatics student Vaidehee Lanke

Celebrating Black History Month: From Ghana to Canada

After living on three different continents in five years, Sandra Kumi is starting to feel at home at the University of Saskatchewan

USask graduate student aims to improve space travel through plasma research

Arash Tavassoli is combining physics and computer science to help designers of plasma thruster engines enhance the capability and efficiency of the machines


Computer mapping of brain connections may reduce the number of required MRI scans: USask research

University of Saskatchewan PhD candidate Josh Neudorf and members of his research team are using innovative computer technology to map brain function

Building a tool for more efficient software coding: USask research

College of Arts and Science graduate researcher Avijit Bhattacharjee has set out to find a solution to software bugs with a tool that helps developers to read, understand and document computer code

New scholarships will support USask students in fine arts, astronomy and environmental programs

The Gerald & Joan Johnson Endowed Student Award was created through a $100,000 gift to the College of Arts and Science


Exploring the contributions of Métis women in the establishment of a distinct people: USask research

College of Arts and Science graduate student Kate Gillis is exploring the contributions of Métis women in the establishment of Métis people from the Red River region

USask graduate student studies impact of industry on Indigenous food systems in northern Alberta

Meghan Lindholm is pursuing a master's degree in environmental anthropology in the College of Arts and Science

USask PhD student uses computer modelling to better understand and predict suicide

Rifat Zahan wants to better understand the complexity of suicide and self-harm behaviours through her research in the College of Arts and Science


USask student offers support to peers experiencing substance use disorders

Sociology student Mark Hammer has worked as a facilitator with Peer Health and with USask researchers and research teams

Government of Canada funding boosts travel opportunities for USask students

The College of Arts and Science and College of Agriculture and Bioresources have been awarded a total of almost $950,000 through the Global Skills Opportunity program

‘I am proud’: USask graduate reflects on earning degree in Indigenous studies

Pearl V. Gardiner will receive a three-year Bachelor of Arts degree, with distinction, during USask's 2021 Fall Convocation


USask political studies graduate looks forward to new role with Métis Nation—Saskatchewan

Cole Chretien will receive a Master of Arts degree in political studies during USask's 2021 Fall Convocation

“Make a Promise”: USask College of Arts and Science and Mistawasis Nêhiyawak enter knowledge partnership

Partners will collaborate in the areas of Indigenous wellbeing, community development and environmental stewardship

USask history graduate looks forward to internship in Jerusalem

Harris Ford will receive his Master of Arts degree in history during USask's 2021 Fall Convocation


New USask English graduate to be honoured with Rose Litman Medal in Humanities

Megan Gorsalitz will receive her Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree in English during USask's 2021 Fall Convocation

USask student artists revisit Picasso for Remai Modern exhibition

Five USask fine art students assisted artist Adad Hannah with creating a sculpture titled Saskatoon Guernica

Musician moves from Brazil to Canada to pursue education at USask

Ricardo Martins will receive a Bachelor of Music (BMus) individualized degree during USask's 2021 Fall Convocation


Focus on art helps USask student overcome pandemic hardships

USask graduate Brody Burns (BA'21), an emerging Treaty Six Plains Cree artist, is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree after completing a psychology degree in the College of Arts and Science

Donor-funded teaching boat enhances USask biology student training

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Seven students joined the first official voyage of the boat in September to learn practical skills in the field of limnology—the study of inland waters

USask commemorates Herzberg Nobel Prize with new international student award

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The Herzberg International Equity Award will assist almost 50 students from 20 countries this year


A student for life

Dr. Jay Cowsill (PhD) has been continually enrolled at USask since 1997

USask, City of Saskatoon join forces on practical research

Four projects focused on improving life for Saskatoon residents will move forward thanks to Research Junction, an innovative partnership between the City of Saskatoon and the University of Saskatchewan

Therapy dogs set to assist with vaccination clinics on USask campus

Starting on Sept. 7, 2021, every member of the USask community—all students, faculty and staff—will be required to show proof of at least one dose of a World Health Organization (WHO)-approved COVID-19 vaccine before coming onto campus


New ASSU president lauds ‘sense of community’ in College of Arts and Science, urges students to get vaccinated

Lucas Kobashi is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, with minors in physics and mathematics, as well as a Certificate in Global Studies

USask PhD student seeks to better design agricultural drainage projects as farmers face more extreme precipitation

Holly Annand is an award-winning PhD candidate in the Department of Geography and Planning

A reward in itself

Being awarded the Ronald and Mary Dyck Memorial Award emboldened Logan Thienes to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in English degree


Three USask students named 2021 Vanier Scholars, one awarded international post-doctoral fellowship

Computer science PhD student Fidelia Anulika Orji and post-doctoral fellow of history Osiris González Romero are among the recipients

USask science ambassadors connect virtually with northern schools

The science ambassador team brought culturally responsive science education to about 500 K–12 students this spring

Cree actor receives new USask student drama award

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Christopher Krug-Iron is the first recipient of the Henry Woolf Bursary in Drama


USask student creates online exhibit showcasing queer history in Saskatchewan

Megan Gorsalitz (BA'20) worked on the project as a student employee at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre

Award-winning English student discovers value of liberal arts

Logan Thienes, winner of the Ronald and Mary Dyck Memorial Award, learned to engage with other worldviews

New $1.65-million project will help develop next generation of scientists

The NSERC CREATE to INSPIRE program will train students how to work with Canada’s only synchrotron while learning the essential interpersonal and professional skills to thrive in a fast-paced, high-tech, team environment


College of Arts and Science honours top graduates

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At an online event, the College of Arts and Science recognized new graduates for their outstanding academic achievements

Rohel finds dual degree the best of both worlds

Remington Rohel is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (engineering physics) and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science

Message of congratulations from Dean Peta Bonham-Smith

The College of Arts and Science's 2021 spring graduation celebration will be held online on Tuesday, June 1 at 5 pm


Award-winning Indigenous studies graduate pursues doctoral research at USask

Danielle Bird will receive a Master of Arts degree in Indigenous studies during USask's 2021 Spring Convocation

Award-winning USask philosophy student receives SSHRC scholarship to pursue graduate studies

Logan Ginther will receive a Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree in philosophy, with a minor in English, during USask’s 2021 Spring Convocation

Dr. Chanchal Roy awarded GSA Advising Excellence Award

The award is presented to a graduate student advisor who has shown excellent supervisory and mentoring skills as well as exceptional support for their advisees’ ideas, scholarly work and financial needs


From Ghana to Canada: Huskie’s life-changing move

Coming from the tropical climate of the West African country of Ghana where daily temperatures average +30 C, Maxwell Amoafo knew he was in for a major change coming to Canada

USask Indigenous Student Achievement Awards winner planning to pursue medical imaging and radiology

Travis Black is in his fourth year of the interdisciplinary honours program in mathematical physics in the College of Arts and Science

USask art student embarks on Digital Road Trip after pandemic prompts vacation cancellation

Aleksi Ann has created more than two dozen artworks showcasing Canadian travel locations—despite never leaving Saskatchewan


USask linguistics student hopes to create a language revitalization program for Denesųłıné, her ancestral language

Meztli Henriquez was recognized with an award for resiliency at the University of Saskatchewan Indigenous Student Achievement Awards

MFA in writing head wins USask graduate mentor award

Dr. Jeanette Lynes (PhD) is the recipient of USask's 2021 Outstanding Graduate Mentorship Award

Calgary grad student honoured for research into the achievements of Métis women

University of Saskatchewan student dug deep into historical archives to fill in gaps in history


Indigenous Student Scholars’ Experience helps USask students achieve their goals

The new program in the College of Arts and Science offers a series of skill-building workshops

Randi Marcel Nelson Memorial Bursary will support USask music students

The new bursary is in memory of Randi Nelson, a beloved teacher and musician who taught flute at USask for more than 30 years

U of S student focusing on repatriation, returning artifacts to home communities

Archaeology student Micaela Champagne recently received a leadership award at the Indigenous Student Achievement Awards Ceremony


College of Arts and Science students receive Indigenous Achievement Awards

Nineteen students were recognized for achievements in academics, leadership, research, resiliency and community engagement

Inspired by travels, a mature student answers the call from anthropology and aspires to be a role model for all

As an Indigenous person, and through his life experience, Devin Kyle has discovered cultural connections and ways we are more similar than different

Political studies student overcame challenges to get here and is now pursuing a degree with the intent to help others

Morgan Longjohn will be recognized with a resiliency award at this year’s Indigenous Student Achievement Awards


Political studies student balances motherhood and community work with her studies to stay on track to graduate this year

Jennifer Falconer, a member of the George Gordon First Nation, will be recognized with a resiliency award at this year’s Indigenous Student Achievement Awards

Indigenous Achievement Award recipient set to become a USask graduate—again

Tara Nelson, who is pursuing a philosophy degree, first became a USask alumna in 2019 when she received her degree in sociology and a certificate in ethics, justice and law

USask archaeology student intends to repatriate ancestral items, remains as a step toward reconciliation

Micaela Champagne will receive an award for leadership at this year’s Indigenous Student Achievement Awards


Health studies students examine pandemic through interdisciplinary perspectives

Works of art created by the students for a class assignment, depicting their personal reflections on life during the pandemic, are set to be published in upcoming issues of the Canadian Medical Education Journal (CMEJ)

Graduate student examining historical contributions of Métis women to be honoured during Indigenous Achievement Week

Kate Gillis, a first-year graduate student in the Department of Indigenous Studies, says it was “very exciting” to learn she had been selected for an academic achievement award

Skies wide open for USask student astronomers

In online astronomy courses, first- and second-year USask students are making new discoveries about stars in our galaxy


Scholarship support helps a student-parent succeed

A single parent and mature student, Marcia Little credits her scholarship for providing her the flexibility to take care of her family while succeeding academically

USask mathematical physics student contributes to space MRI

Travis Black spent his summer assisting researchers with a medical imaging project that could help humans survive in space

Record number of Huskies named All-Academics for 2019-20

Athletes, trainers and managers from all 15 teams are included and represented 11 colleges on the University of Saskatchewan campus, including Arts and Science


USask graduate student probes mystery surrounding medieval manuscript

Ariel Brecht (BA’16, CCML’16), who is pursuing a master's degree in history, is studying a dismembered medieval manuscript known as MS Ege 4

USask alumnus creates travel fund for students

For Dr. That T. Ngo (BSc’69, SC’70, PhD’74), studying abroad was a life-changing experience

USask graduate’s vaccination research timely in 2020

Derek Cameron received his Master of Arts degree in history from the College of Arts and Science and is now pursuing a PhD


Biochemistry graduate receives USask President's Medal

Dr. Kirsten Hooper (DMD) completed her undergraduate degree in the College of Arts and Science alongside her Doctor of Dental Medicine

Loleen Berdahl wins Master Teacher Award

The former head of the Department of Political Studies believes in educating future citizens and knowledge workers

USask graduate student examines how journalists talk about female politicians

"I am very proud to be receiving my MA in women’s, gender, and sexualities studies," says USask alumna Erin Pillipow


‘There are no limits to what I can become,’ says new USask economics graduate

Dolapo Fadare will receive a bachelor’s degree (honours) in economics, with a minor in political studies, from the College of Arts and Science this month

Bioinformatics graduate applies PhD research to crop production

Dr. Kimberly MacKay (PhD) is among the top graduates receiving a doctoral degree during USask’s virtual 2020 Fall Convocation celebration this month

USask alumnus focuses on health-related projects as postdoctoral fellow

Dr. Jeremy Eng (PhD) will officially receive his doctoral degree in mathematics during USask’s 2020 Fall Convocation


Hitting the right notes: Music graduate reflects on value of USask education

Michael Friesen was awarded the Don Wright Scholarship in Music Education (Choral) in 2019

Women’s, gender, and sexualities studies helps USask graduate to ‘better understand the world’

Shaylyn White, who will receive her master's degree during 2020 Fall Convocation, also received an Indigenous Student Achievement Award in 2019

Award-winning USask physics graduate discovers passion for teaching

Dr. Jason Ho (PhD) received numerous awards during his studies at USask, including a $63,000 doctoral scholarship from NSERC


Award-winning USask graduate student examines importance of bison to Indigenous peoples

Katie Willie was awarded a Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master’s through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for her research

Where can your degree from the College of Arts and Science take you?

The College of Arts and Science, in partnership with the Student Employment and Career Centre, will host a live online session that focuses on where your degree can take you

USask graduate students to launch new archaeology and anthropology journal

The annual journal, called Pathways, will be published online each fall


MFA students install exhibitions in Gordon Snelgrove Gallery

Each successful MFA graduate will receive the Mina Forsyth Master of Fine Arts Collection Award distributed through the Department of Art and Art History

USask students take on virtual Washington internships

With travel opportunities restricted, students can complete some international internship experiences remotely

USask welcomes newest Schulich Leaders

Olivia Stewart is a recipient of the $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship and is entering the College of Arts and Science this fall


Online therapy dog program to continue this fall following positive survey results

Therapy dogs and their handlers will continue to offer online sessions during the Fall 2020 term

ASSU president encourages Arts and Science students to connect with student organization

The Arts and Science Students Union will begin hosting bi-weekly meetings starting on Sept. 14

USask music ensembles go virtual

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Students can join the ensembles to perform music together from home this fall


From ISAP student to peer mentor: USask alumna gives back to program

Tiffany Benn (BA'17) applied to become an ISAP peer mentor in her second year of university so that she could help other Indigenous students succeed

Transition Program helps first-year students adjust to university life

The University of Saskatchewan Transition Program, housed within the College of Arts and Science, provides a supportive environment to help students overcome common first-year university challenges

Summer Challenge helps new students build community during COVID-19 pandemic

The New to A&S Summer Challenge was launched on June 15 as a fun and engaging way to generate excitement about starting university


Major scholarships awarded to USask students

Sixty-seven USask graduate students have been awarded almost $2.5 million in scholarships by NSERC, CIHR and SSHRC, Canada’s three most important federal granting agencies

Online therapy dog program showing positive results, USask professor says

Virtual PAWS Your Stress events will take place until the end of July

Mayan spirituality focus of Indigenous studies scholar’s PhD research

When Dr. Leonzo Barreno (PhD) decided to pursue his doctoral degree, he chose the University of Saskatchewan because of its Department of Indigenous Studies


USask-led research and training project awarded $1.65M to advance software development

An inter-university group led by Department of Computer Science researcher Dr. Chanchal Roy (PhD) will establish a graduate-level program to train a new generation of software engineers

Formidable math competition contestant named Most Outstanding Graduate in Mathematics

"I have worked hard the past four years, and have had a lot of support from friends, family and professors along the way that has no doubt helped me tremendously," says Jacob Taylor

Anthropology student explores women’s reproductive decision-making processes

Jessica Jack, who will graduate with a four-year Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree this spring, will be honoured with the award for Most Outstanding Graduate in Anthropology


Arts and Science graduate students win highest academic honours

Dr. Mohammad Masudur Rahman (PhD) and Dr. Christopher West (PhD) have been awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal

Political studies student lauded for volunteerism, leadership

Kirsten Samson received the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union (USSU) Vera Pezer Award for Student Enhancement in 2018

USask students finish top in Canada in international math contest

The undergraduate student team of Kohlton Booth, Venance Joffrion and Vladimir Shevyakov was named a Finalist Winner at MCM/ICM 2020


Dr. Martin Gaal, Dr. Steven Prime honoured with New Teacher Awards

The awards acknowledge expert teaching and educational leadership, as well as the recipients’ overall contributions to the college’s academic programming and its students

Computer science faculty member wins Provost’s Outstanding Teacher Award

Dr. Mark Eramian (PhD) takes a scientific approach to teaching

From overseas to music degree for soprano

Five years ago, Angela Gjurichanin made a life-changing move from Macedonia to Canada with her family, without a firm grasp of English and without truly knowing what to expect


USask alumna’s legacy gift creates scholarships for female chemistry students

Through a planned gift in her will, Dr. Wilma Elias (PhD) has established the Wilma E. Elias Scholarship for Women in Chemistry at USask

New robotic telescope lets USask students do astronomy from home

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The new telescope can be controlled by students and researchers from anywhere in the world

To combat COVID-19 isolation, USask MFA in writing students launch virtual variety show

When they were separated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the members of the close-knit MFA in writing community looked for new ways to come together creatively


USask therapy dogs go virtual amidst COVID-19 pandemic

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) PAWS Your Stress Therapy Dog program is live online

USask Greystone Singers won’t let COVID-19 stop them

When a year-end concert was not possible due to social distancing, Greystone Singers director Dr. Jennifer Lang (PhD) came up with a way for the choir to perform virtually together

New USask program helps Indigenous students increase employability after graduation

The Indigenous Student Employment Readiness Program (ISERP) launched in the winter 2020 academic term


Music professor, Arts and Science students win USSU awards

Each year, the University of Saskatchewan Students' Union recognizes inspiring teachers and students who have improved their community

USask organizes international celebration of student research

World Class Day 3 will take place on Monday, March 16 through an online platform

College of Arts and Science celebrates plan milestones

One year into its seven-year plan, the College of Arts and Science held a daylong celebration of student, faculty and staff achievements


USask history professor wins teaching excellence award

Dr. Frank Klaassen (PhD) is known for the innovative games he has created to teach aspects of social history

Indigenous students recognized with achievement awards

Eighteen students in the College of Arts and Science were presented with Indigenous Student Achievement Awards from the University of Saskatchewan

Psychology professor wins graduate supervisor award

Dr. Ron Borowsky (PhD) was nominated for the USask Distinguished Graduate Supervisor Award by his current and former students


Gabriel Dumont computer science student believes in becoming an ambassador for your culture

Finding balance in life has allowed Jeremy Smith to pursue his dream

Agreements allow high school students to earn post-secondary credits

The College of Arts and Science has partnered with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools to offer some Saskatoon high school students a head start on their post-secondary studies

College of Arts and Science students recognized at Pinning Ceremony

College pins were presented to students in celebration of milestones in their academic careers


Uniquely USask: Rare gravity meter a cornerstone of the geophysics program

Virtually every graduate of the University of Saskatchewan's geophysics program has laid hands on the rare Lacoste and Romberg Model G gravity meter

Huskies hurdler takes the cake

Huskies women's track and field team member Michelle Harrison, a fourth-year health studies student, owns and operates a custom cake business

KB Bekwayo follows brother to Huskies soccer pitch

First-year College of Arts and Science student named to the Canada West all-rookie team in October


Saskatoon StarPhoenix: SSO, U of S redefining an evolving classical music genre

Garry Gable, a professor in the College of Arts and Science, says the umbrella term of “classical music” is in need of a revitalization in the 21st century

Therapy dogs give One Health benefits

Therapy dogs star in a new video created to showcase the PAWS Your Stress program, which was initiated by Dr. Colleen Dell, a professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Science and USask's Research Chair in One Health and Wellness

‘Research doesn’t really exist until it is shared with others’: USask’s World Class Day connects students around the globe

The second World Class Day, set for Nov. 16 and 17, will feature 37 participants from eight schools and universities in six countries


Award-winning archaeology student to search for unmarked graves at residential school site

Olenka Kawchuk wants to use her education in archaeology at the University of Saskatchewan to further reconciliation in Canada

Award-winning USask professor shares personal journey with dyslexia

Dr. Jim Clifford (PhD), a history professor in the College of Arts and Science, struggled to read as a youth

Saskatoon StarPhoenix: It's alive: Greystone Theatre starts off season with Frankenstein

H.M. Milner's Frankenstein; or, the Man and the Monster, directed by Dwayne Brenna, runs from Oct. 9 - 19


Students show artwork as part of international collaboration organized by USask professor

The Verso-Recto exhibition will run from Oct. 7 to Oct. 11 at USask's Gordon Snelgrove Gallery

Geography and planning professor honoured for outstanding scholarly contributions

Dr. Xulin Guo (PhD), a professor in the Department of Geography and Planning in USask’s College of Arts and Science, has received the John H. Warkentin Award

CBC Life: You're not lazy, you're just overwhelmed: 9 time-management tips for students (and everyone else)

Dr. Loleen Berdahl (PhD), head of the Department of Political Studies, offers advice for students making the move from high school to university


‘Our door in this office is always open’: ASSU president encourages students to get involved in organization

Undergraduate student Tasnim Jaisee will be one of the speakers at TEDxUniversityofSaskatchewan on Sept. 7

Katherena Vermette mentors student writer on novel about “revenge and redemption”

MFA in writing student Tonia Laird has been paired with her dream mentor

Meet the Best and Brightest: Sharon Jacob

Sharon Jacob, who is entering the College of Arts and Science, has been awarded a scholarship worth $40,000 over four years


Schulich Leader scholars ready for next chapter

Morgan Beattie, who is entering the College of Arts and Science this fall, will receive $80,000 in scholarship funding over four years

Space: Final frontier for USask students

Four USask graduate students were part of an international team that launched a research balloon 30 kilometres into near space

Summer program connects visiting students with USask researchers

The Summer University Research Initiative brings top engineering and technology students from India to Saskatoon for a three-month internship


USask students launch balloon simulating space mission to study cosmic rays

Students launched a balloon 30 kilometres into near-space as the culmination of a special training program

Seeds sown from sustainable development

Economics student Dolapo Fadare writes about her experiences learning about planetary health in Uganda and Nigeria during the summer of 2019

Drama department, Shakespeare festival partner to offer summer youth camps

The 2019 camp, scheduled for Aug. 5 - 16, will take place at USask and at the festival site on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River


USask graduate student uses computer modelling to help save Tasmanian devils

The carnivorous marsupials are dying due to the spread of a contagious cancer called devil facial tumour disease

Saskatoon StarPhoenix: Jazz festival's TD Jazz Intensive gives students a glimpse of the professional life

“You can talk about music, you can intellectualize … but you need to do it,” says USask jazz professor and jazz intensive coordinator Dean McNeill

Students visit Ecuador to preserve endangered language

Four linguistics students spent two weeks in Ecuador assisting with a dictionary project


‘There’s something really special about the company’: USask student, alumna land roles with Theatre in the Park

The Young Ones, written by playwright Yvette Nolan, address issues around climate change and environmental responsibility

‘An adrenaline rush’—USask students find rare dart tip and other treasures at archaeology field school

On the last day of a six-week dig at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Kristina Chomyshen found something special

CBC Saskatoon: U of S archeology grad thinks more Indigenous people in the field can help ease tensions

Considering protocol, tradition can improve relationship between Indigenous people, archeologists, says Lillanohna Natyowhowcon


Winner of Indigenous scholarship works to preserve northern landscape of his childhood

Biology PhD student Aaron John Bell is the 2019 recipient of a $20,000 Queen Elizabeth II Centennial Aboriginal Scholarship

Political studies professor wins national teaching award

Dr. Loleen Berdahl (PhD) is the recipient of the 2019 Prize for Teaching Excellence from the Canadian Political Science Association

USask sociology professor honoured by national association

Dr. Terry Wotherspoon (PhD) is the recipient of the 2018 Canadian Sociological Association Outstanding Service Award


From music to medicine

Award-winning student Devynn McIntyre will receive a Bachelor of Music (honours) degree before starting her studies in medicine

New technique for studying rusting of steel benefits mining industry

Research by chemistry PhD student Arthur Situm may help with the safety of potash mining and the construction of buildings, roads and bridges

Physiology and pharmacology student to receive three convocation awards

Jacques Laniece will be honoured with the Earl of Bessborough Prize in Science, the Jack Miller Bursary in Physiology and Pharmacology and the Governor General’s Silver Medal


Nutrien Kamskénow program has connected kids and scientists for 10 years

A unique science outreach program based in the College of Arts and Science celebrated its 10th anniversary this spring

Constant’s professional path leads to archaeology

Honey Constant will begin a master’s program this fall under the guidance of professor Dr. Ernie Walker (PhD)

Nutrien Kamskénow science outreach program receives NSERC funding

New funding will help bring hands-on science and math activities to more community school classrooms


Outstanding teachers honoured

Faculty member Dr. Raj Srinivasan (PhD) and sessional lecturer William Robertson were presented with University of Saskatchewan teaching awards on May 3, 2019

MFA program launches the River Volta Review of Books

New publication features book reviews, interviews and essays by graduate students of the Department of English

USask honours 2024 teaching award winners

Six College of Arts and Science faculty have been recognized for their excellence in teaching at USask

USask honours President’s Staff Excellence Award recipients

Greg Oster, from the Department of Computer Science, has been recognized for his commitment to helping staff and faculty

Arts and Science faculty, staff achievements honoured with college-wide celebration

The Arts and Science Celebration recognized achievements from the last four years


'From strength to strength:' Water research hub brings women's voices to the forefront

The USask-led Women Plus Water project connects early-career female scientists with mentors who can help them thrive

Dr. Angela Jaime appointed vice-provost, Indigenous engagement

Indigenous Studies professor Dr. Angela M. Jaime (PhD) has been appointed to the role for a five-year term

College of Arts and Science welcomes new faculty members for 2023

Twelve new lecturers, assistant professors and associate professors have joined College of Arts and Science departments


USask Department of Indigenous Studies celebrates 40 years of ‘indigenizing the academy’

Indigenous Studies started as a grassroots movement by Indigenous students in the 1970s.

USask researcher aiming to resolve gender-based violence in Sask., expand research network

The research network RESOLVE-SK is aiming to end interpersonal and gender-based violence in Saskatchewan

USask-led Women Plus Water Expert List to help bridge gender inequity gap in science

An international initiative born out of USask is increasing diversity in sustainable water management, access, and advocacy


Women in Leadership: Allyson Glenn brings a 'soft leadership' approach to mentorship

As a mentor, Art and Art History associate professor Allyson Glenn creates an environment for independent but informed decision-making

Sinclair named USask Storyteller-in-Residence

Métis drama professor Bruce Sinclair begins his 12-week residency at the University Library this month

Putting non-disposable assignments to work

Political Studies professor Loleen Berdahl writes about the value "Pay It Forward Assignments" have beyond individual learning


Remembering a USask computing pioneer

Dr. Kathleen Booth (PhD) invented some of the technologies that make computers possible

Three College of Arts and Science faculty members named distinguished professors

Dr. M. Gabriela Mángano (PhD), Alison Norlen and Dr. Valerie Thompson (PhD) honoured for exceptional achievements in research, scholarly or artistic work

Women in Leadership: Carla Orosz wants the theatre to be a welcoming place

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“Build relationships with each other and truly do some deep listening,” says the Department of Drama head


We have always been here: Historians search for LGBTQ2S+ stories in rural Sask.

Dr. Valerie Korinek (PhD), a professor in the history department at the University of Saskatchewan, has spent decades of her career exploring queer Prairie histories

Alumni reflect on USask education as Women’s and Gender Studies Program celebrates 30 years

An anniversary brunch and panel discussion will be held on May 14 at Marquis Hall

Women in Leadership: Dr. Corinne Schuster-Wallace works toward a more sustainable future

On Earth Day, the USask water expert discusses the Sustainable Development Goals and how individuals can improve water and energy efficiency


Three faculty members receive College of Arts and Science Teaching Awards

Dr. Jon Bath (PhD), Dr. Janeen Loehr (PhD) and Dr. Colin Sproat (PhD) are the winners of this year’s New Teacher Awards

USask historian is cofounder of Italy’s first LGBT+ History Month

Gender and sexual diversity is rarely talked about in Italy. Dr. Alessio Ponzio (PhD) wants to change that.

Among the stars: Meet the Canadian women making an impact in astronomy and physics

In January, Dr. Kathryn McWilliams (PhD) became the first Canadian to receive an honorary fellowship in geophysics from the U.K.-based Royal Astronomical Society (RAS)


USask galleries welcome Art Auntie to support gender-diverse artists

New staff member will co-develop programming initiatives through the Capacitor project, funded by the Canada Council for the Arts

Outreach and mentorship key to increasing representation of women in STEM: USask scientists

Feb. 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Sask. storyteller working to preserve Indigenous culture and language

“These stories hold our histories, they hold our teachings, our laws,” said Prof. Randy Morin


USask scientist becomes first Canadian to win Royal Astronomical Society honour

Dr. Kathryn McWilliams (PhD) has been awarded an honorary fellowship from the U.K. society

Should university instructors disclose mental health conditions? It’s complicated

For instructors living with mental illness, the need to consider whether or not to disclose their own mental health conditions to students has become a pressing issue

College of Arts and Science welcomes new faculty members

The new hires join the biology, linguistics, drama, Indigenous studies, mathematics and statistics, and political studies departments


Learn Indigenous history from Indigenous experts: Sask. Métis prof

Dr. Allyson Stevenson (PhD), Gabriel Dumont Research Chair in Métis Studies, said Indigenous historians play a relevant role in the reckoning currently happening across Canada

USask alumnus funds new Graduate Prize for Women in Computer Science

Dr. Aaron Genest (BSc’07, PhD’13), the president of SaskTech, said women are underrepresented in technology careers

We’re still here: USask virtual Pride Week celebrates community connection

While activities have gone digital, the USask campus community finds meaningful ways of coming together for Saskatoon Pride Week


English faculty member wins Outstanding New Teacher Award

Dr. Joanne Leow (PhD), an assistant professor in the Department of English in USask’s College of Arts and Science, has received a Provost’s Themed Award for Outstanding New Teacher

USask study collects 3.5 million anti-Asian tweets amid COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Zhi Li (PhD) and his USask colleagues, Dr. Roy Ka-Wei Lee (PhD) and Dr. Hongming Cheng (PhD), believed it was their social responsibility to help address the online hate speech and the potential harms it could cause

U of S students tackle play addressing morality, Indigenous issues, and 'cancel culture'

Gordon Winter is the Greystone Theatre directorial debut of Deneh'Cho Thompson, a faculty member in the Department of Drama


U of S professor says fixing social safety net best way to keep Saskatoon women safe

Dr. Priscilla Settee (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of Indigenous Studies, is working with the city on a list of recommendations to help vulnerable women

Researcher calls for McPherson Avenue renaming

Dr. Cheryl Troupe (PhD) said there is a rich history of First Nations and Metis people living in the area before they were ultimately forced to move

Rhyme and reason: Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence a first at USask

USask graduate student and artist Lindsay Knight served as the first Storyteller-in-Residence at the University Library


USask COVID-19 research to track online hate directed at Asian community

Researchers are measuring how social media hatred directed at the Asian community has risen dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic

Canada’s school systems are failing to address colonial past: educators

Sixties Scoop survivor Sherri Swidrovich, a lecturer in the Department of Indigenous Studies, has called for greater education around the atrocities she and others faced

U of S researchers get grant for work on emergency response in First Nations and Métis communities

Dr. Simon Lambert (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of Indigenous Studies, said including Indigenous voices and perspectives is key to disaster risk reduction and can be an act of reconciliation


USask awarded $650K to work with First Nations and Métis communities to address the impacts of COVID-19

The University of Saskatchewan has been named one of the 15 winners of the North American 2020 TD Ready Challenge presented by TD Bank Group

'Everyone has a story': Storyteller highlights the importance of sharing heading into Aboriginal Storytelling Month

Randy Morin, a faculty member in the Department of Indigenous Studies, said storytelling connects people to values around love, sharing, family, and relationships

John A. Macdonald defenders fear admitting Canada is 'linked to white supremacy,' scholars say

Dr. Robert Alexander Innes (PhD), from the Department of Indigenous Studies, believes Canada's first prime minister should not be forgotten, nor celebrated


Four faculty members honoured with college research awards

The College of Arts and Science New Research Awards and Distinguished Research Awards are presented annually to faculty members who have had an exceptional impact in their field

USask researcher focuses work on land-based healing

The commitment to Indigenization and decolonization demonstrated at USask is important to Dr. Michelle Aihina Inkinsh Holhpokunna Johnson-Jennings (PhD), an associate professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies

Bored and lonely? Researcher says online games can help us socialize safely during the pandemic

Connecting with others over online games can help combat the stress and social isolation of the pandemic, and Dr. Regan Mandryk (PhD) says you don't have to be a gamer to experience the benefits


Dimensions in Diversity: College of Arts and Science launches new discussion series

The virtual series will be offered to College of Arts and Science employees who want to expand their understanding of social justice issues

Aim assist in the crosshairs

Computer science professor Dr. Regan Mandryk (PhD) has extensively studied the subject of aim assist and the dynamics of playing with a controller or a mouse and keyboard

USask art installation honours Indigenous measures of time

One by one, 13 carved stone steps representing the 13 moons will be installed at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery


Priscilla Settee on building a better social safety net

Indigenous studies professor says neoliberalism and social service cuts cause suffering and poverty

Innovation Saskatchewan awards $1M to USask research projects

Dr. Natalia Stakhanova (PhD) and Dr. James Benson (PhD), from the College of Arts and Science, are among the recipients

College of Arts and Science welcomes 15 new faculty members

The researchers, scholars and artists join eight departments of the College of Arts and Science


Three USask female faculty members honored by the Royal Society of Canada

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Artist Alison Norlen, historian Dr. Valerie Korinek (PhD) and biologist Dr. Christy Morrissey (PhD) have been invited to join the national academy of distinguished scholars, scientists, artists and humanists

USask taking health research to the inner city

Dr. Simon Lambert (PhD) is looking at the impact the pandemic will have on vulnerable communities

New vice-dean Indigenous ready to redefine the role

Dr. Angela Jaime (PhD) talks about what attracted her to the role of vice-dean Indigenous in the College of Arts and Science


Art gallery work provides ‘unforgettable’ summer experience for USask students

Undergraduate and graduate students were part of the University of Saskatchewan Art Galleries and Collection (USAGaC) summer team

Saskatoon women start anti-racist book club to educate themselves

Prof. Kathy Walker offers a suggested reading list featuring Saskatchewan authors

U of S scholar wants to tell story of Métis resurgence after 'incredible devastation'

Dr. Allyson Stevenson (PhD), a Métis scholar from Kinistino, has been appointed the new Gabriel Dumont Research Chair in Métis Studies at the University of Saskatchewan


New research chair to explore ‘unique history’ of the Métis

Dr. Allyson Stevenson (PhD) wants to record the untold story of the Métis in Western Canada

Beaded mask a source of power and strength for Cree artist

College of Arts and Science staff member and alumna Vanessa Hyggen (BA'17) is among the artists in Saskatchewan applying traditional beadwork to pandemic masks

USask researchers awarded more than $10M for innovative science and engineering projects

Faculty and students will be tackling some big science and engineering questions, thanks to $10.3 million awarded by Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for nearly 60 wide-ranging projects


USask celebrates virtual Pride Week

This year’s Pride Week format may have changed, but its importance remains the same for the University of Saskatchewan campus community

Sask. prof wants more to be done on one-year anniversary of MMIWG report

“Really what’s required is a whole-scale structural change in which the marginalized are no longer marginalized,” says Dr. Priscilla Settee (PhD)

Angela Jaime appointed vice-dean Indigenous in the College of Arts and Science

A member of the Pit River and Valley Maidu Tribes of Northern California, Jaime comes to USask from the University of Wyoming


Saskatchewan Métis scholar hired as Gabriel Dumont Research Chair in Métis Studies at USask

Dr. Allyson Stevenson (PhD) will work to build research and teaching capacity in Métis studies at USask

Feeling COVID-19 stress? Video games could be the cure, says USask computer scientist

Video games can promote mental wellness by connecting people over a distance, providing communities where people feel a sense of belonging, and helping people recover from stress and anxiety, says Dr. Regan Mandryk (PhD)

COVID-19: Calling All Outbreak Ethnographers!

Outbreak ethnography inserts a community-grounded understanding of the COVID-19 entanglements and hazards into the centre of public health responses and interventions, writes USask anthropology professor Dr. Pamela J. Downe (PhD)


USask awarded $5 million to lead new CIHR Indigenous health research networks to address health disparities

A new $100.8-million, 16-year national program—Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR)—represents the largest-ever single investment in Indigenous health research in Canadian history

‘We are all responsible for learning our collective history’: Art projects at USask encourage understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Members of the university community and the wider public have engaged with artists on campus through USask’s Indigenous Artist-in-Residence program

New coordinator excited to grow, strengthen wîcêhtowin Theatre Program

Deneh’Cho Thompson took on the coordinator role in January 2020 and is also serving as an assistant professor in the Department of Drama


U of S conference aims to increase Indigenous STEM representation

Organizer Julia Doucette-Garr, a third-year physics student from English River First Nation, hopes the event will help others realize their strengths

U of S Indigenous artist in residence chips away at barriers between people

For Indigenous Achievement Week, Indigenous artist-in-residence Lyndon Tootoosis is carving Cree syllabics into 100-year-old stone steps

Chemist researching impacts of poor indoor air quality

"We spend more than 90 per cent of our time indoors," says USask researcher Dr. Tara Kahan (PhD)


Saskatchewan chemist trying to unlock the mysteries of snow and ice

Chemistry professor Dr. Tara Kahan (PhD) is focused on pollutants in snow and ice

Examining environmental pollutants in ice and snow

Department of Chemistry professor Dr. Tara Kahan (PhD) is the Canada Research Chair in Analytical Environmental Chemistry at USask

Four faculty members honoured with College of Arts and Science research awards

The New Research Awards and Distinguished Research Awards are presented annually to faculty members who have had an exceptional impact in their field


USask history professor awarded the CSN-RÉC Book Prize

Dr. Valerie J. Korinek (PhD) is the author of Prairie Fairies: A History of Queer Communities and People in Western Canada, 1930-1985

Watch: TEDx talks by College of Arts and Science speakers

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Videos of TEDx talks by seven faculty members and one student are now available online

Christy Morrissey: Community impact

Promoting ecological sustainability, protecting the environment and being an essential community partner are also at the heart of the work Dr. Christy Morrissey (PhD) does every day


USask political studies professor examines mining industry through gendered lens

Dr. Kalowatie Deonandan (PhD) is a specialist in international relations and the comparative politics of developing societies, with a focus on Latin America

Alumni encourage others to enrol in new Indigenous governance and politics certificate

The certificate, offered through the Department of Political Studies, is designed for students interested in understanding Indigenous political relationships

Indigenous-led research centre to address HIV among First Nations, Inuit and Métis

Dr. Michelle Johnson-Jennings (PhD) of the Department of Indigenous Studies is part of the new $2.9-million research centre


Walking together on National Indigenous Peoples Day demonstrates ‘unity and hope’

The fourth annual Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation will take place on June 21 at 9:30 am in Saskatoon’s Victoria Park

USask launches queer housing on campus

Students will receive customized support, service offerings and programming as well as all services and supports offered to members of the larger residence community

USask researcher finds her chemistry destiny

Dr. Elaheh Khozeimeh Sarbisheh (PhD) has become a mentor for female students


$6 million awarded for Canada Research Chairs at USask

USask’s new Tier 2 CRCs—all based in the College of Arts and Science—will each receive $120,000 a year for five years

USask to host events during Saskatoon Pride Week

A new, more inclusive, Pride flag will be raised outside the Peter MacKinnon Building on June 17 at 10 am

Three faculty members honoured with college teaching awards

Dr. Ashleigh Androsoff (PhD), Dr. Joyce McBeth (PhD) and Dr. Christopher Todd (PhD) recognized for excellence in teaching


Beads and Stone artwork unveiled

Installed at the top of the Arts Building ramp, the new work by alumni artists is a symbol of Indigenization and decolonization

Indigenous studies class develops oral history inventory for descendants of Big Bear

Course taught by Dr. Winona Wheeler (PhD) included community service learning component

‘It’s like a little beading oasis’: Ruth Cuthand brings her skills to the Arts Building

Free drop-in beading workshops will continue on the USask campus until April 17


‘We deserve to be here’: USask group advocates for women in science

Women in Chemistry (WiC) to host panel discussion on March 8 on overcoming challenges in STEM fields

USask launches new Certificate in the Study of Indigenous Storytelling

Departments of Indigenous studies, English and drama collaborate on multi-disciplinary program

College launches Certificate in Indigenous Governance and Politics

Certificate program became available in May 2018 and can be accessed online


Innovation Saskatchewan invests $600,000 in USask-led HAWC science mission through ISF program

The funding will help HAWC advance Canadian space science through the development of advanced technological space instruments

USask researcher receives funding for Indigenous-led substance abuse research program

Indigenous Studies associate professor and researcher Dr. Robert Henry (PhD) and the SK-NEIHR team will strengthen and increase Indigenous involvement

Leading music director, scholar receives prestigious USask award

The PESTA award is presented to a university scholar who excels in scholarship engaged with the community on the local, national or international level.


USask partners with PINQ² to access Canada's only IBM Quantum System One

USask researchers will have access to one of the world's most powerful quantum computers, thanks to a $558,208 contribution from PrairiesCan through the Regional Innovation Ecosystem Program

College of Arts and Science faculty recognized for significant research impact

Two faculty members were presented with college awards for outstanding research, scholarly and artistic work

USask archaeologists recognized for advice, advocacy on residential school graves searches

Canadian Archaeological Association working group has won a Governor General’s Innovation Award


Nine USask faculty members named distinguished professors

Three College of Arts and Science faculty were recognized for their exceptional achievements in research, scholarly, and artistic work

USask research uses innovative techniques to trace lithium deep underground

Five researchers from the Department of Geological Sciences were awarded with NSERC grants to fund their research projects

USask researchers develop eggshell ‘bioplastic’ pellet as sustainable alternative to plastic

USask-designed pellet is a “closed loop” system that absorbs key agricultural nutrient


USask celebrates launch of Canada’s freshwater monitoring network

The Global Water Futures Observatories is a network of freshwater monitoring and observation stations placed strategically across Canada

International collaboration brings artwork to life with augmented reality

shARed spaces team explores the possibilities of a developing technology and its place in digital art

‘There’s so much about a dog that touches people’s hearts’

Sociology professor Dr. Colleen Dell (PhD) and USask graduate Doreen Stumborg (BA'09, MFA'20) are part of the PAWS Your Stress Team


USask announces 2024 Images of Research contest winners

Winning submissions included images from projects in the Departments of Art and Art History, and Biology,

USask water researcher discusses impact of microplastics on planet

USask researcher Dr. Corinne Schuster-Wallace recommends observing Earth Day by making impactful changes as a consumer

USask, City of Saskatoon researching sustainable theatre strategies

A joint project between USask and the City of Saskatoon will explore best practices for creating sustainable and shared resources


USask research making a splash on World Water Day

USask is celebrating World Water Day—and showcasing its world-class water research happening on campus and beyond

Cross-continental bird tracking network receives $3.1-million boost

Biology professor Dr. Christy Morrissey (PhD) is a principal investigator on a project tracking birds, bats and insects across North and South America

Métis cancer survivor experiences documented in digital storytelling project

Dr. Robert Henry (PhD) co-led a project that highlighted stories of Métis cancer survivors in Saskatchewan


National USask-led satellite science mission receives $17 million in funding

The HAWC mission could revolutionize the way we understand and address climate change

USask research: For water in Western Canada, forget the old normal

University of Saskatchewan researcher Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD) says the ways we’re managing water resources will no longer cut it

Tsunami on the plains: USask researchers find sea waves once swept Prairie Provinces

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Department of Geological Sciences researchers have found the strongest-ever evidence of a tsunami in a shallow inland sea


USask researchers explore untold history of psychedelics

A USask researcher has led the creation of a new book which compiles stories of the history of psychedelic drugs around the world

How quantum math theory turned into a jazz concert

At USask, a mathematician and a musician collaborated to turn a quantum research paper into a jazz performance

‘Other ways of knowing and being’ that enrich our lives

USask sociologist Dr. Colleen Dell (PhD) conducts research aimed at advancing our understanding of the human-animal connection


Mángano’s research career recognized with national, international awards

USask geological sciences professor honoured by American and Canadian geological societies

USask researcher explores value of service dogs for veterans

As Dr. Linzi Williamson (PhD) puts it, it’s not a question of whether service dogs work, but exactly how and why

USask ‘clones’ researcher wins international award

Computer scientist Dr. Chanchal Roy (PhD) received a lifetime achievement award for his work on software clones


USask researchers aim to make cancer fertility preservation program a reality

Biology associate professor Dr. James Benson (PhD) is part of a cohort of researchers attempting to establish a cryobiology research program

World-leading quantum computer will give USask ‘quantum boost’

"It’s an incredible engineering feat ... and it’s here on Canadian soil,” said Dr. Steven Rayan (PhD)

Corinne Schuster-Wallace to lead USask’s Global Institute for Water Security

Department of Geography and Planning associate professor began a five-year term as executive director on Sept. 1, 2023


The canary in the icefield

Geography and planning distinguished professor Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD) is part of a research team studying the disappearing Peyto Glacier in the Rocky Mountains

USask concert will mix music and math

Musical performance tells the story of University of Saskatchewan quantum science research

USask researchers receive more than $8.7 million in NSERC funding

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers from a variety of colleges and departments have received funding for projects through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants program


USask project to advance plant pathogen research receives nearly $800,000

Biology department head Dr. Chris Todd (PhD) is taking the EPPICentre to its next phase

Q+A: Rachel Loewen Walker: How the women and gender studies discipline is working to combat gender-based violence

Loewen Walker is a researcher and community advocate for gender issues, social justice and inclusivity

Finding a new path for sociology

In The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous Sociology, USask associate professor Dr. Robert Henry (PhD) sends a message


Top scholars contribute to USask’s strong international rankings

Highly cited researcher Dr. Martyn Clark (PhD) of the Department of Geography and Planning contributed to growth in USask's ARWU rank

This solar cycle, the sun’s activity is more powerful and surprising than predicted

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The aurora is both a scientific wonder and a risk factor to industry, writes USask postdoctoral fellow Dr. Daniel Billett (PhD)

Putting Indigenous knowledge at the forefront of water research in Canada

Indigenous water experts and Knowledge Keepers have created a protocol that puts co-generation of research at the forefront


USask researchers receive $7 million in CIHR funding

Department of Chemistry faculty member Dr. Eric Price (PhD) is among the recipients for a project aimed at imaging and treating head and neck cancer

USask experts sound warning over wildfire smoke, drought conditions

A record year of wildfires is threatening communities and leaving trails of devastation through forests

Hydrology technology in Sask. helps mitigate global climate change

Department of Geography and Planning professor Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD) and his team are helping governments better prepare for emergencies


USask research shows therapy dogs can build a stronger social support network in Canada’s prisons

Therapy animals are known for their beneficial effects in health care environments, but what about in prisons?

USask research team receives $250,000 for groundbreaking investigation into Saskatchewan wetlands

Dr. Christy Morrissey (PhD) of the Department of Biology is co-leading the project

Street gangs in South Africa and Canada are worlds apart—but they have a great deal in common

Street gang involvement is connected to marginalisation and colonisation, writes Indigenous studies professor Dr. Robert Henry (PhD)


International honour for USask geological scientist

Dr. M. Gabriela Mángano (PhD) has been named to Argentina’s national science academy

USask grad student working to protect Saskatchewan's water sources

If an oil spill occurred in the South Saskatchewan River, what would happen to this important water source?

Honouring long-term care COVID-19 victims

USask-led project partners with COVID-19 exhibit


Quantum revolution

“We have a great chance here to be at the forefront of new quantum technologies,” says USask vice-president research Dr. Baljit Singh (PhD)

USask research uncovers new insights into nitrogen, phosphorous and their neighbours

Physics and engineering physics researcher Dr. Alexander Moewes (PhD) is leading a team investigating a brand-new compound

USask-led Global Water Futures marks the end of an era and looks to the future

Hundreds of scientists and researchers from across Canada have gathered in Saskatoon for the finale of the world’s largest university freshwater research program


USask research: Building pathways of healing and justice

A USask sociologist is spearheading a research project that enacts a transformative vision of access to justice

Faculty excellence in research, scholarly, artistic work recognized with college awards

Three faculty members were presented with college awards for outstanding research, scholarly and artistic work

USask lecture theatre named for Nobel Laureate

Dr. Gerhard Herzberg (PhD) spent 10 years in the USask physics department


College of Arts and Science researchers take prizes in photo competition

Four photos from the college are winners at the 2023 Images of Research competition

Why quantum innovation needs everyone

No one can sit out the revolution that’s coming, says USask quantum researcher

Medieval monks’ moon-watching sheds light on volcanoes and climate change

Medieval records of the colour of lunar eclipses give scientists clues about dust in the stratosphere


‘Art inside a material’: USask mathematician recognized for quantum research

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A paper by Dr. Steven Rayan (PhD) is the finalist for a prestigious Cozzarelli Prize

College of Arts and Science celebrates outstanding research

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At an event, the college recognized the work of more than 40 scientists, scholars and artists

Sustainability of high-mountain water sources focus of new UNESCO Chair

World-class water researchers Drs. John Pomeroy (PhD) and Corinne Schuster-Wallace (PhD) are two of six chairholders of new UNESCO Chair in Mountain Water Sustainability


Clinical trial planned for novel Alzheimer’s disease therapy at USask

Clinical psychologist Dr. Megan O'Connell (PhD) is part of a USask research team that is conducting a clinical trial for novel Alzheimer's disease therapy

USask linguist works to sustain endangered Indigenous language

Fewer than 50 speakers of Upper Tanana are left. Dr. Olga Lovick (PhD) is documenting their language for future learners.

Bruce Sinclair: Adding some dramatic flair to storytelling at USask

Métis theatre artist and drama professor Bruce Sinclair is the USask Library's third Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence


How a former ski hill in southern Alberta has become an important key to climate study

"We try to follow every drop of water, every flake of snow," said Department of Geography and Planning faculty member Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD)

New connections advance health and wellness at USask

“We all have this unique interest and vantage point in exploring what health and wellness is,” said Department of Music faculty member Dr. Jennifer Lang (PhD)

A story of fire and ice: USask research studies how wildfires impact glacier melt

Department of Geography and Planning PhD candidate Caroline Aubry-Wake studied the impact of wildfires on the Athabasca Glacier


USask chemist wins national institute’s early career research award

Dr. Tara Kahan (PhD) is recognized as a world leader in cryospheric chemistry and indoor chemistry

Researcher archiving Sask. Twitter as part of COVID-19 history project

Upheaval since Elon Musk's takeover adds urgency to preserve records of what life was like in pandemic times

USask-led international research project delves into decolonizing world news coverage

Dr. Maurice Labelle (PhD) is leading an international study of how a now-defunct world news co-operative paved a path toward more equitable news reporting


Indigenous gangs, street lifestyle focus of new Canada Research Chair

Indigenous Studies researcher Robert (Bobby) Henry, whose work is internationally recognized, has been awarded a Canada Research Chair

USask researcher asks public to report cougar evidence

A Department of Biology researcher is building a database to uncover the whereabouts of the secretive and elusive prairie cougar.

Benjamin Hoy wins Governor General’s History Award

USask associate professor of history has won the 2022 award for scholarly research for his book A Line of Blood and Dirt


Signature areas of research help USask highlight its strengths

The university has provided $360,000 to nine teams to assist in developing and showcasing innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarly, and artistic work

USask team, St. John Ambulance partner on skills training for therapy dog handlers

Dr. Colleen Dell (PhD) and her team have partnered with St. John Ambulance in Saskatchewan to offer an online certificate course to improve the abilities of therapy dog handlers

Settee brings a northerner’s perspective to global climate issues

USask Professor Emeritus Dr. Priscilla Settee (PhD) has been invited to speak to Canadian and world leaders on climate issues


Game on: USask researcher using video games as antidote to distraction, procrastination

Dr. Cody Phillips (PhD) is breaking negative stereotypes about video games

Nuit Blanche features College of Arts and Science artists

More than 40 students, alumni, faculty and staff are part of the annual contemporary arts festival

USask water and climate change expert to address UN

Professor John Pomeroy is in New York on Sept. 23 presenting to the United Nations about the melting cryosphere and threats to water resources


Comfort dogs are greeting Uvalde students for their return to school. Here's how canine visitors can help after tragedy

The widespread deployment of comfort animals remains fairly new, says USask researcher Dr. Colleen Dell (PhD)

USask graduate hopes to improve treatment plans for speech difficulties

Recent College of Arts and Science graduate Rosalie Hangs aims to help optimize treatment plans for those with aphasia, a disorder that is shown with difficulty expressing words and sounds properly often occurs after damage to the brain, such as from a stroke or head injury

Puzzle-solving zebrafish help scientists answer research questions

Almost every pet store sells zebrafish, but what pet owners may not know is that 70 per cent of this small tropical fish’s genetic structure is similar to their own


Regrowing nerves, understanding severe period pain are focus of new USask research

A research project led by clinical psychologist Dr. Michelle Gagnon (PhD) will follow a group of youth from before menstruation begins to three years after

USask chemists solve 27-year-old riddle, produce promising new compound

USask chemists have successfully produced for the first time a new, stable organic compound which has eluded other scientists for decades

Fire-adapted insects make the most of breeding grounds sterilized by wildfires: USask research

Most creatures find a burnt environment uninhabitable, but a USask research team has discovered how certain species of insects use these scorched lands as a safe location to lay egg


Research finds insecticides impair a bee’s ability to move in a straight line

After exposure to the insecticides sulfoxaflor and imidacloprid, honeybees suffer an impaired optomotor response, which is an innate orienting behaviour using wide-field visual motion information

USask major scientific centres awarded 27 per cent of MSI funding

Four flagship research centres at the University of Saskatchewan uniquely equipped to keep Canada at the forefront internationally in vaccine development, imaging science, sustainable water management and monitoring space weather have been awarded nearly $170 million

Bold USask projects aim to advance MS therapy, agriculture innovation

Three interdisciplinary health and agriculture projects led by USask researchers have been awarded $250,000 each through a federal program


City-USask projects target Métis history, clean runoff, green rental housing

Dr. Cheryl Troupe (PhD), assistant professor in the Department of History, leads one of three new projects in collaboration with the City of Saskatoon

USask research aims to improve water management with better streamflow forecasts

A team led by Dr. Martyn Clark (PhD) of the Department of Geography and Planning has been awarded $180,000 by Environment and Climate Change Canada

Reconstructing volcanic eruptions to help scientists predict climate risks: USask research

University of Saskatchewan researcher Dr. Matthew Toohey (PhD) and University of Bern researcher Dr. Michael Sigl (PhD) were part of the research team that developed an updated, more accurate reconstruction of volcanic eruptions that can help scientists understand future climate risks


New Indigenous leadership circle is set to advise presidents of the Tri-Councils

Dr. Lee Wilson (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry, is a member of the Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research

USask archeological research digs into evolution of dog diets in new study

A new study published in the journal Science Advances examines the ancient lives of dogs and the ecological impacts of their diets

USask researcher tackles issue of shrub encroachment in Saskatchewan grassland ecosystems

Expansive shrubs can impact quality and quantity of grass, reducing availability of food for cattle and other ruminants


USask Canada Research Chairs to use Indigenous knowledge, stories to create social impact

Newly appointed Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Storytelling and full professor in English, Dr. Kristina Bidwell (PhD), will investigate how stories create meaning and influence actions within intercultural collaborations and conflicts

Film starring USask drama prof to premiere at major festival

Before I Change My Mind is a selection of this year's Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland

As psychedelics return, so does the story of New Westminster's Hollywood Hospital

A new book coauthored by Department of History professor Dr. Erika Dyck (PhD) tells the story of a Canadian hospital where doctors administered psychedelics to patients


Arts and Science alumni, faculty win Saskatchewan Book Awards

Authors connected to the College of Arts and Science were honoured with eight awards on June 23

USask research sheds light on the building blocks of photosynthesis at the cellular level

In a new study recently published in the prestigious journal Nature Plants, USask researchers took a deeper look into how plants control the growth of the important cells that allow them to convert sunlight into chemical energy

USask researchers awarded NSERC funding for future innovation in science, health and engineering

University of Saskatchewan researchers in diverse disciplines were awarded more than $7 million in federal government grant funding


Teeth from royal cattle herds of Mesopotamia shed light on ancient urban cultures: USask research

Newly published cutting-edge research led by University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Near Eastern archaeologist Dr. Tina Greenfield (PhD) reveals how domesticated livestock were managed in one of the world’s earliest cities

Abracadabra to ABCs under scrutiny by USask researchers

USask researchers in the Department of History and the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology are among those awarded new federal funding for social science and humanities research projects

USask project creating COVID-19 archive to share, learn from critical experience

A diverse team led by College of Arts and Science researcher Dr. Erika Dyck (PhD) is creating a digital archive of provincial residents’ experience with the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that their stories and material can prepare the province to better cope with future health crises


USask history professor honoured for contributions to Saskatoon’s 2SLGBTQ+ community

Dr. Martha Smith (PhD) is the recipient of the 2022 RBC KnockOUT Award from OUTSaskatoon, which was presented during the Glitter Gala on May 28

USask-led study aims to understand, mitigate change in western boreal forest

Dr. Philip McLoughlin’s research team has been awarded $1.87 million by a federal granting agency for an interdisciplinary project to study complex environmental changes occurring in Western Canada’s Boreal Plains and help mitigate the consequences

USask-led study finds a high-fish diet may not be bad for you

A synchrotron-based study led by USask researchers shows the chemical form of mercury found in the brains of people who ate a lot of fish is different from the mercury form found in the brains of people who were poisoned


Q+A: Sask. researcher says service dogs prevent suicides

Alexandria Pavelich, a USask PhD student, studied four veterans experiencing PTSD, substance use and suicidal ideation for 16 months

USask to spotlight six honorary degree recipients

The university will recognize USask alumni Jane Graham, Emeritus Professor James (Les) Henry, Justice Catherine Wedge and Dr. Alan Wildeman (PhD), along with journalist Susan Ormiston and Dr. Nicholas Carino (PhD)

U of S research looks at ways to make the stage inclusive through design

Prof. Carla Orosz says the need for skin tone to inform designers’ choices speaks to the broader importance of making the stage a more inclusive space


Amati instruments reunite for concert with new performers

Handcrafted in Italy in the 1600s, the university’s collection remains one of only a few complete Amati string quartets in the world

Wildfire smoke accelerates glacier melt, affects mountain runoff: USask research

A new study by University of Saskatchewan hydrology researchers found that exposure to wildfire smoke can cause glaciers to melt faster, affecting mountain runoff that provides major freshwater resources for life downstream

Arts and Science authors shortlisted for Sask Book Awards

Seventeen alumni, faculty and staff are among the nominees


USask computer scientist wins lifetime achievement award

Dr. Gord McCalla (PhD), professor emeritus in the Department of Computer Science, has won a 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from CS-Can|Info-Can

USask researcher helps to protect Earth’s atmosphere by interpreting satellite data

Physics and engineering physics PhD candidate Kimberlee Dube is working to understand how the atmosphere is changing

USask experts collaborate on international project to transform water predictions

A team of hydrologists from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Calgary comprises the Canadian contingent in an international collaboration that aims to revolutionize flood predictions across North America


Opinion: Time running out to secure Saskatchewan's water prosperity

Saskatchewan’s prosperity rides on our ability to manage our water, write Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD) and Dr. Baljit Singh (PhD)

Announcing the 2022 USask Images of Research: Innovations and creations with impact

Each year, USask researchers showcase their work through images, providing a stunning demonstration of what USask researchers discover and create to be what the world needs

USask to host Defining Moments Canada exhibit on Gerhard Herzberg in celebration of basic research

USask has partnered with Defining Moments Canada to present the travelling exhibition Enterprises of the Human Spirit: 50 Years of Scientific Excellence in Germany and Canada


Russia-Ukraine war could have significant implications for international order: U of S lecturer

The situation in Ukraine is “absolutely tragic," said Dr. Martin Gaal (PhD), a lecturer in the Department of Political Studies and coordinator for the global studies certificate at the University of Saskatchewan

Collaborative surveillance team detects SARS-CoV-2 virus in Saskatchewan white-tailed deer

Nearly two years after researchers pooled resources to build a wildlife surveillance program, there’s proof that SARS-CoV-2 virus is circulating among free-ranging, white-tailed deer in Saskatchewan

USask transportation planning expert honoured with College of Arts and Science award

Dr. Ehab Diab (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of Geography and Planning, is the recipient of the New Scholar Research Award


The state of water security in Canada: A water-rich nation prepares for the future after seasons of disaster

Researchers warn that if a national strategy based on the latest science and Indigenous knowledge is not taken seriously and urgently, our water security could be in even greater peril

The Evolving Quest for a Grand Unified Theory of Mathematics

Connections between condensed-matter physics and the geometric program have recently strengthened, according to Dr. Steven Rayan (PhD)

USask researchers aim to boost uranium, wheat sectors with novel technology

Geological sciences professor Dr. Yuanming Pan (PhD) was awarded $60,000 to further develop and refine a novel technique he invented for uranium exploration involving studying radiation-induced defects in quartz and calcite


Research project puts plants under surveillance

USask researchers will use a platform called Green SkEye to record a variety of characteristics while plants are growing

'A historic moment': Saskatoon historian developing COVID-19 archive

Dr. Erika Dyck (PhD) is part of a team that is developing an archive that captures voluntary responses about life during COVID from the time the first presumptive positive case was detected in the province on March 12, 2020

Federal funding invested in research that will build cancer prevention tools rooted in Métis culture

USask researchers involved in the project include Dr. Gary Groot (MD, PhD) and Dr. Tracey Carr (PhD), from the College of Medicine, and Dr. Allyson Stevenson (PhD), from the College of Arts and Science


USask study finds dog therapy can reduce ER patients’ pain and anxiety

The research took place under the leadership of Dr. Colleen Dell (PhD), USask Research Chair in One Health and Wellness and co-founder of the PAWS Your Stress program, and Dr. James Stempien (MD), provincial head, Emergency Medicine

Using pancake stacks to make better electronics

Scientists are working to develop advanced electronics by taking inspiration from a breakfast favourite and stacking molecules like pancakes

USask research collaboration shows increased wildfires may slow recovery of Earth’s ozone layer

A new study reveals that an expected increase in wildfires due to climate change may lead to chemical reactions that cause destruction of the Earth’s protective ozone layer and slow its ability to recover


Mathematicians build the future of materials through art: USask research

Art and mathematics may go hand-in-hand when building new and better materials for use in quantum computing and other quantum applications, according to USask mathematician Dr. Steven Rayan (PhD)

Diving into deep learning: USask research

Food security is a major global challenge that can be addressed by deep learning computing

International relations expert explains Russia-Ukraine conflict

Dr. Colleen Bell (PhD), an associate professor in the Department of Political Studies, has focused her research largely on international relations and the politics of security


USask drama professor aims to make the stage a more inclusive place

Prof. Carla Orosz is undertaking a research project that will shine a spotlight on a major need in theatre—designing performance staging that is complementary to diverse skin colours

Recreating outer space on Earth

USask professor Dr. John Tse (PhD) is using BXDS beamlines for insight into ice formation in extreme environments

New federal funding to enrich USask digital agriculture research

A USask computer science and Global Institute for Food Security team has been awarded $125,000 in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund


‘We take water for granted’: USask professor highlights human relationship with water through artwork

Susan Shantz's new exhibition, Confluence, will be on view at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery until May 1

USask selects three new signature areas of research

“We have been on a journey of discovery,” said USask Vice-President Research Baljit Singh

New USask app aims to improve customer satisfaction with online clothing purchases

Dr. Sean Trim (PhD) has been involved in a virtual fitting room project for the last couple of years through a Mitacs internship


USask AgBio researcher David Natcher named UArctic Chair

Trained in cultural anthropology, Dr. David Natcher (PhD) is an associate member in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Canada's unmarked graves: How residential schools carried out 'cultural genocide' against Indigenous children

Includes Video
60 Minutes on CBS News features the work of USask archaeologist Dr. Terence Clark (PhD) and his team as they search for unmarked graves of children at former residential schools

Digital replica of birch bark canoe on view at Remai Modern through USask partnership

The original canoe was built decades ago by Lac La Ronge Indian Band members Isaiah and Annie Roberts


USask researcher wins international paleontology medal

Dr. Luis Buatois (PhD) has been awarded the 2022 Raymond C. Moore Medal for Paleontology from the Society for Sedimentary Geology

Internationally recognized Parkinson’s disease researcher honoured with Achievement Award

The Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation announced the winners of the 18th annual Santé Awards to celebrate top health scientists in the province

$500,000 in federal funding awarded for Canada Research Chair at USask

College of Arts and Science researcher Dr. Eric Price (PhD) has built a chemistry research lab over the last five years that investigates how radiopharmaceuticals can be used in health care


Disrupting COVID-19 with potential new treatments: USask research

A University of Saskatchewan research team has discovered insights into the structure of the virus that causes COVID-19, possibly leading to new treatment options

The shape of music: USask artist and musicians explore human perception

A June 17 concert by the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra will be a multisensory experience

USask at COP26: Excellent science, inspiring art, and a disappointing result for the world

Department of Geography and Planning faculty members reflect on the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference


Having visible tattoos gives psychologists more cred: USask research

The study by researchers in the Department of Psychology and Health Studies runs counter to popular thought on tattoos

‘A scientist through and through’: USask historian reflects on Gerhard Herzberg’s life

Includes Video
Dec. 10, 2021 is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Gerhard Herzberg's Nobel Prize in Chemistry

USask PhD candidate’s research shines light on Indigenous water governance in Manitoba

Warrick Baijius became interested in learning more about water insecurity after visiting a small community in the cloud forests of Peru


USask researchers among top scientists cited worldwide in Stanford list

More than 130 USask researchers were featured prominently among the world’s top scientists, social scientists and academics, enhancing the university’s reputation as a world-class research university

USask PhD candidate studies Mandarin Chinese language acquisition among Saskatchewan children

Immigrant parents have a significant role to play in the maintenance and acquisition of heritage languages, said Qin Xiang, who defended her PhD thesis in November

USask, City of Saskatoon study explores how to make downtown living attractive

The project was funded by Research Junction, a joint initiative by USask and the City of Saskatoon


USask researcher hosts theatre workshops to explore workplace harassment in health care

Theatre is a powerful tool because it generates a collective experience, says sociologist Dr. Elizabeth Quinlan (PhD)

T.rex of the sea: Royal Sask. Museum unveils 'significant' new fossil

Dr. Emily Bamforth (PhD), an adjunct professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, discovered a unique fossil of a giant marine reptile that lived 75 million years ago

Designing the future of accelerator physics

CERN, the CLS and USask have signed a memorandum of understanding for the Future Circular Collider Feasibility Study


USask water experts named to list of world’s most highly-cited researchers

Dr. Martyn Clark (PhD) is the associate director of the Centre for Hydrology and Coldwater Laboratory and a faculty member in the Department of Geography and Planning

No Bird Wants to Live in a Murder Nest

USask's Dr. Karen Wiebe (PhD) and her collaborator from the University of Oslo have documented the great lengths to which expectant birds go to keep their cavernous properties safe

USask professor receives Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership

College of Arts and Science professor Dr. Raymond Spiteri (PhD) is the recipient of the 2021 Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership


New graphic novel depicts famed history of LSD research in Sask.

The book is based on research by Department of History professor, Canada Research Chair Dr. Erika Dyck (PhD)

Rock art found at Wanuskewin Heritage Park as four petroglyphs excavated

Professor Emeritus Dr. Ernie Walker (PhD) is pushing for Wanuskewin Heritage Park to be added to UNESCO's list of world heritage sites, the gold standard for cultural and scientific sites internationally

USask provides ‘PAWSitive’ toolkit for service dog organizations working with veterans

In commemoration of Remembrance Day, registration is now open for a free online course, led by USask health researchers, for service dog organizations working with veterans


USask and CLS announce Herzberg Experimental Hall in honour of Nobel Laureate Gerhard Herzberg

As part of a national initiative to mark the 50th anniversary of Gerhard Herzberg’s Nobel Prize, USask is naming the main experimental hall of the CLS and a physics lecture theatre after the scientist

Vassileva earns Distinguished Researcher Award

The award is presented to faculty members who have demonstrated significant achievement in and contributions to research, scholarly and artistic works

New book co-authored by USask researcher shares stories of women’s involvement in street lifestyles

Dr. Robert Henry (PhD), an assistant professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies, collaborated with six Saskatoon women on the new book


SJO is Back in the Swing of Things after nearly two years away

Prof. Dean McNeill, the head of the Department of Music, is the artistic director of the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra

NY Times profiles USask researchers using radar to discover unmarked residential school graves

A video from the New York Times features the work being done by a team of archaeologists led in part by Dr. Terence Clark (PhD) of the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology in the College of Arts and Science

USask music ensembles to honour health-care workers with free outdoor concerts

The Greystone Singers and the Wind Orchestra will perform on Oct. 5 and the Jazz Ensemble will perform on Oct. 6


Driving a more efficient transit system

Dr. Debajyoti Mondal (PhD), in partnership with Saskatoon Transit, is undertaking a project to improve transit services in the Bridge City and beyond

USask researchers awarded over $440,000 in SSHRC funding to kickstart research with social impact

The funding—Insight Development Grants awarded by Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)—is intended to support research in its initial stages for up to two years

Power of incumbency, low turnout may have led to big Conservative win in northern Sask. riding, experts say

"Saskatchewan continues to be quite conservative," said Dr. Daniel Westlake (PhD), an assistant professor in the Department of Political Studies


USask music professor receives additional federal funding to research and develop violin etudes

Dr. Véronique Mathieu (DMus), an associate professor of violin in the Department of Music in USask’s College of Arts and Science, has received $22,900 from the Canada Council for the Arts

Collaborative USask art project celebrating Indigenous knowledge reaches final step

On Sept. 21, 2021, at 11 am, the last of 13 carved slate steps will be installed during a public event at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery

Conservatives might not sweep all seats in Sask., political watchers say

"The Conservative Party has had to shift towards the centre in order to compete with the Liberals for swing voters," says Dr. Daniel Westlake (PhD), an assistant professor in the Department of Political Studies


Making the promised Canada Water Agency a reality

Dr. Corinne Schuster-Wallace (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of Geography and Planning, has co-authored an article published in Policy Options magazine

GWF director awarded lifetime hydrology research award

USask Distinguished Professor Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD) is Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change and a faculty member in the Department of Geography and Planning in the College of Arts and Science

Changing landscape of the family farm inspires USask professor’s new book of poetry, short film

Field Requiem, the new book of poetry by Dr. Sheri Benning (PhD), will be discussed during an online launch event on Sept. 29


Canada's waning water supply sows division in farm belt

As the climate changes, winter precipitation falls more frequently as rain than snow, leaving less water stored in the mountains, says hydrologist Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD)

New era for quantum computing possible thanks to warped crystals: USask research

University of Saskatchewan mathematician Dr. Steven Rayan (PhD) and University of Alberta physicist Dr. Joseph Maciejko (PhD) have developed a whole new theory of quantum material, based on a non-standard geometry called hyperbolic geometry

Scientists warn glacier in Canadian Rockies is slipping away before their eyes at unprecedented rate

“It’s horrific to see this almost unrecognizable from one year ago, two years ago, let alone 10-20 years ago,“ said Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of Geography and Planning


Transitional justice for Indigenous Peoples should be a key federal election issue

“Transitional justice,” centred on accountability and redress for victims, refers to the ways countries emerging from periods of conflict and repression address large-scale or systematic human rights violations

Survey shows little sympathy for unvaccinated, Sask. residents less likely to mask up

Typically there are stages during a pandemic, according to medical anthropologist Dr. Pamela Downe (PhD)

First-of-its-kind project at the USask Global Institute for Food Security imaging live plants for more nutrient-efficient crop breeding

The project is co-led by Dr. Brian Ham (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of Biology, and Dr. Jean Claude Kieffer (PhD) at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique in Quebec


USask research labs to get new, souped-up equipment, thanks to major federal funding

Four USask research teams have been awarded nearly $678,000 by the Canada Foundation for Innovation for equipment and labs

Caterpillars borrow weapons from viruses in battle against parasitic wasps: USask research

“The objective was to determine the underlying molecular mechanism that allows some viruses to prevail,” said Dr. Martin Erlandson (PhD), an adjunct professor in the Department of Biology

Number of First Nations people living with IBD in Saskatchewan has doubled

College of Arts and Science researchers were among the members of the IBD Among Indigenous Peoples Research Team


USask researcher discovers tiny beetles cause big threat to woodland caribou

Dr. Philip McLoughlin (PhD) of the Department of Biology is co-author of the research

The honour of my lifetime

Dr. Mitch Weegman (PhD), the Ducks Unlimited Canada Endowed Chair in Wetland and Waterfowl Conservation at USask, is featured in Conservator magazine

Indigenous fire teams in Sask. aim for bigger role after B.C. blazes

University of Saskatchewan anthropology professor Dr. James Waldram (PhD) says Saskatchewan must rethink its evacuation policy as fires grow more common


Examining how therapy dogs support well-being

A USask sociology researcher is studying how therapy dog-handler teams can support people dealing with substance use or mental health concerns

Bird collection a feather in the cap for USask ornithologist

Dr. Karen Wiebe (PhD) curates USask's bird collection, which was started in 1917

USask geology professor takes on presidency of national organization

Dr. Kevin Ansdell (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of Geological Sciences, will serve as the president of Geoscientists Canada for the next year


Craigleith Depot launches book featuring stories of seven generations of Indigenous women

Dr. Kathryn Labelle (PhD) is the author of the book Daughters of Aataentsic: Life Stories from Seven Generations

USask researcher studies ancient northern reindeer herding culture

An international team led by Dr. Tatiana Nomokonova (PhD) will investigate the 2,200-year history and ongoing importance of reindeer herding to Indigenous Nenets and Khanty peoples in the Iamal peninsula of Arctic Siberia

USask researchers examine extradition and state kidnappings across the 49th parallel

The Shadows of Sovereignty project will quantify the growth of extradition and state-sponsored kidnappings between the 1840s and the 1930s


Can justice in Kamloops come through the International Criminal Court?

It seems unlikely that the ICC will extend pressure or assistance unless the Canadian government itself requests it, writes Dr. Kirsten J. Fisher (PhD)

USask researcher investigates the value of police street checks

A multidisciplinary research team will use an award of $400,000 over five years to study prairie police services’ use of street checks

USask researchers tackle societal issues with $2 million in funding

“The success of these outstanding researchers highlights the important contribution our university is making to Canada and the world,” said USask Vice-President Research Baljit Singh


USask researchers awarded over $5 million in NSERC Discovery Grants

Projects by the College of Arts and Science's Dr. Zadia Codabux (PhD), Dr. Christy Morrissey (PhD) and Dr. Neil Chilton (PhD) are among those funded

Preserving and promoting Indigenous languages

Professor Randy Morin is one of a small group of language experts working to ensure Indigenous languages not only survive, but thrive

Plight of northern trappers shows need for education and activism: USask professor

The hardships and environmental damage reported by trappers in Northern Saskatchewan should be a “wake-up call” for all Canadians, says Indigenous studies professor Dr. Priscilla Settee (PhD)


USask faculty recognized for exemplary teamwork

Anthropology professor Dr. Pamela Downe (PhD) and Prairie Harm Reduction were honoured with the inaugural Publicly Engaged Scholarship Team Award

USask researcher honoured with two national sociology awards

Dr. Terry Wotherspoon (PhD) has been recognized for his significant contributions to sociology in Canada and for exceptional scholarly merit

Sarty’s USask team tests technology for MRI in space

Thirty thousand feet at a time, Dr. Gordon Sarty (PhD) is closing in on his dream of putting magnetic resonance imaging technology into space


USask professors aim to help Saskatchewan kids notice nature this summer

Dr. Erika Dyck (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of History, created a community heritage activity card for Notice Nature

Smartphone survey to collect Saskatchewan residents’ perception of COVID-19

Participants can complete the simple surveys through the Ethica smartphone app—an end-to-end research platform created by members of Dr. Nathaniel Osgood’s computer science team

USask researcher receives grant to investigate the impacts of public transit system disruptions

Dr. Ehab Diab (PhD) has received $30,000 in funding from SSHRC to pursue an understanding of how disruptions stemming from innovation and upgrading of transit systems can affect ridership


How experts using ground-penetrating radar located unmarked graves at a Saskatchewan residential school

Dr. Terence Clark (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, uses ground-penetrating radar to locate unmarked graves

Fossil secret may shed light on the diversity of Earth’s first animals

University of Saskatchewan geological sciences researchers Dr. Gabriela Mángano and Dr. Luis Buatois were involved in the study’s field work and collaborated in the writing of the study’s results

USask researcher to collaborate with Elders and community members to highlight Métis history in Saskatoon

Dr. Cheryl Troupe (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of History, will begin the research project this summer, in collaboration with Métis Elders and Gabriel Dumont Local #11


USask visual artist’s online lecture focuses on how Greek mythology influences her practice

Prof. Allyson Glenn, a faculty member in the Department of Art and Art History, exhibited her painting project Passages in Greece in 2019

USask researchers funded to tackle MS, osteoporosis, and plant health

A New Frontiers in Research Fund exploration grant was awarded to the team of Dr. Byung-Kook (Brian) Ham (PhD), assistant professor in biology at the College of Arts and Science and research chair in USask’s Global Institute for Food Security

College of Arts and Science graduates honoured for research

Six graduate students are the recipients of 2020-21 University of Saskatchewan Graduate Thesis Awards


Miniature worlds, big problems: Jude Griebel’s artworks address consumerism and environmental degradation

Jude Griebel: Illuminated Collapse will be on display at the Kenderdine Art Gallery until Aug. 21, 2021

USask psychology graduate wins Governor General’s Gold Medal

Dr. Ian McPhail (PhD) is one of two recipients of the highest award for graduate students at the University of Saskatchewan

USask Indigenous studies professor awarded changemaker fellowship

Dr. Priscilla Settee (PhD) has been awarded an international fellowship from the NDN Collective


USask and Co.Labs join forces to foster tech innovation in Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Collaborates Inc. have signed a new memorandum of understanding aimed at creating a pipeline of innovative ideas, services and talent

USask honours major research award recipients

Dr. Julita Vassileva (PhD) and Dr. Steven Rayan (PhD), faculty members in the College of Arts and Science, are 2021 award recipients

USask researchers awarded SAGE Prize for Innovation and Excellence

Dr. Elizabeth Quinlan (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of Sociology, is the lead author on the award-winning paper


Canada's troubled waters

Every community and province needs a drought plan, says Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD), a faculty member in the College of Arts and Science's Department of Geography and Planning, Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate, and Global Water Futures director

In memory of Dr. Peter Michael Swan (PhD)

University of Saskatchewan Professor Emeritus of History Dr. Michael Swan (PhD) was a recipient of the Master Teacher award and co-founded the Museum of Antiquities

Announcing the 2021 GIWS Research Excellence Award recipients

Dr. Lee Wilson (PhD), a faculty member in the College of Arts and Science's Department of Chemistry, is one of the award recipients


Q&A: How climate change is affecting water security in Canada and around the world

Dr. Jay Famiglietti (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of Geography and Planning and executive director of the Global Institute for Water Security, talks water scarcity, melting snowpacks and hope for a world that needs to adapt to a changing climate

Canada must do more to ensure global access to vaccines

Dr. Simonne Horwitz (D. Phil), a faculty member in the Department of History, says wealthy countries should be purchasing vaccines “on a one-to-one basis” and contributing to COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access

College of Arts and Science alumni shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Awards

The nominees were announced online on Friday, April 16, 2021


Deciduous trees offset carbon loss from Alaskan boreal fires, new study finds

The study, conducted by a team including USask researchers, suggests that faster-growing, less flammable deciduous forests may act as a stabilizing ‘firebreak’ against escalating fire patterns and nutrient loss in the region

'The continents are drying out:' New USask research shows troubling water trends

A pair of satellites collecting detailed measurements about Earth’s gravitational field are giving researchers an unprecedented look at the state of the planet’s water—and the results are worrying

New USask research examines impact of Earth’s most devastating mass-extinction event on invertebrate animals

Dr. Luis Buatois (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of Geological Sciences, is the lead author on a new paper published in the journal Terra Nova


Uniquely USask: Sorokin collection a tribute to world-renowned sociologist

From his role in the Russian Revolution to attracting the attention of Dr. Albert Einstein (PhD) and U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Herbert Hoover, Dr. Pitirim Sorokin (PhD) became one of the most influential social scientists of the 20th century

Examining esports excellence

USask computer scientist Dr. Madison Klarkowski (PhD) is studying the skill development and performance of esports athletes

Here comes the sun: ISAS and SuperDARN scientists tracks Solar Cycle 25 at USask

Led by director Dr. Kathryn McWilliams (PhD) of USask’s Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, SuperDARN recently received federal funding to continue research through to 2023


Holding cells vs. carpools: what systemic racism looks like in investigation into Colten Boushie's death

We do not need another report or inquiry in 30 years that more 'cultural training' is needed, writes Department of Indigenous Studies faculty member Dr. Robert Henry (PhD)

Dr. Bram Noble named new Vice-Dean RSAW

Dr. Bram Noble (PhD), a faculty member in the college’s Department of Geography and Planning, will begin his five-year renewable term beginning on July 1, 2021

‘Everyone’s really excited’: USask’s new robotic telescope discovers first supernova

The supernova—known as SN 2021gmj—was discovered on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at around 3 am, by the DLT40 supernova research group


15 months, 42 pages, and one Saskatoon woman's record of the pandemic

USask medical historian Dr. Erika Dyck (PhD) is part of a team that has cultivated an archive of personal recollections about the COVID-19 pandemic

Canadians hopeful for new workplace arrangements, dreading mental health and economic impacts of pandemic: USask research

The results of the first Taking the Pulse of Canada national survey conducted by the University of Saskatchewan’s Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research (CHASR) have been released

Sask. historians want your COVID-19 pandemic experiences for archive project

The COVID-19 Community Archive Project has collected an array of personal stories—from bike shop owners who saw a spike in sales, to people experiencing loneliness at care homes


USask researchers help lead $9-million COVID Variant Rapid-Response Network

Dr. Michelle Johnson-Jennings (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of Indigenous Studies, will lead pillar seven of the eight core pillars of activity

Independent investigator should be part of 'concrete steps' on policing oversight in Sask., experts say

“The problem with most of the solutions that have been put forward so far is that it’s still police investigating police,” said Dr. Scott Thompson (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of Sociology

New USask radiotracers could be key for new treatments and early detection for Parkinson’s

USask nuclear medicine researcher Dr. Chris Phenix (PhD) has been awarded US$150,000 by The Michael J. Fox Foundation to develop diagnostic radiotracers for early detection of Parkinson’s Disease


New USask research takes aim at improving water security, gender equity, and international co-operation

Dr. Corinne Schuster-Wallace (PhD), an associate professor in the College of Arts and Science's Department of Geography and Planning, is a member of the project team

Most advanced snow modelling in the world developed in Saskatchewan

A model like the one that has been developed at USask was called for at a World Meteorological Organization summit in 2019, which was attended by 44 countries from around the world

Ducks Unlimited Canada endowed chair at USask the first of its kind in the country

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A rising star in conservation science has been hired as the Ducks Unlimited Canada Endowed Chair in Wetland and Waterfowl Conservation at the University of Saskatchewan


USask researchers receive SHRF funds for projects with a virtual focus

Dr. Megan O’Connell (PhD), from the Department of Psychology, will study the effectiveness of virtual, culturally safe support groups for caregivers of Indigenous people living with dementia

Saskatchewan experts provide a glimpse into a post-pandemic future

A return to normal won’t come without challenges, including the health-related conditions highlighted by the pandemic, said Dr. Pamela Downe (PhD)

Making evacuation spaces safe for Elders, gender-diverse, women, goal of research

The First Nation and Metis Health Research Network (FMHRN), based at the University of Saskatchewan, has received a $650,000 grant from the 2020 TD Ready Challenge


Supporting older adults: USask researcher virtually connecting at-risk isolated seniors during pandemic

Watching her grandfather suffer through the effects of dementia changed everything for Dr. Megan O’Connell (PhD)

U of S sustainable farming study sees 'win-wins' for nature, producers

Dr. Christy Morrissey (PhD) is leading a study working toward improving sustainable farming practices and crop production while also benefiting wildlife and the environment

USask model for predicting mountain snowpack provides clearer picture of spring runoff, impacts of climate change

Scientists have developed a way to predict the depth and movement of snowpacks in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, which will provide valuable information on spring runoff, risk of flooding, avalanche danger and the impact of climate change


Prof says rare earth elements facility in Saskatoon could stabilize supply chain in North America

Rare earth elements are essential to modern global economic development, says geological sciences professor Dr. Kevin Ansdell (PhD)

USask historian awarded grant from anti-violence foundation

Dr. Benjamin Hoy (PhD) has been chosen as a 2020 HFG Distinguished Scholar by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

USask, Remai Modern collaborate on expansive exhibition of Thelma Pepper’s photography

The project is the first such collaboration between USask and Remai Modern, two organizations that signed a memorandum of understanding in 2017 to collaborate in areas of complementary strength and mission


Sask. professor asks whether 'alternative response officers' are right approach to address policing concerns

Dr. Scott Thompson (PhD) said protests over the last year following high-profile incidents involving police pushed for greater police accountability, but also a greater community voice in the process of policing

USask partners with Indigenous communities and City of Saskatoon on COVID-19 wastewater study funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada

Results from the new study will be used by USask computer scientist Nathaniel Osgood for pandemic modelling and to inform public health decision-making and health-care capacity planning

Distinguished professor works with Indigenous communities

Dr. James B. (Jim) Waldram (PhD) has been lauded for his ethnographic research in more than two dozen Indigenous Canadian communities, prisons, and clinics, as well as for his work with Q’eqchi’ peoples in Belize


'They didn't just endure': Researcher explores history of queer lives in Western Canada

Dr. Valerie Korinek (PhD) said her research operates as a "corrective" to narratives about the prairies that exclude queer people

USask professor publishes first full-length ethnography on family life and HIV/AIDS in Canada

Dr. Pamela J. Downe (PhD) is the author of Collective Care: Indigenous Motherhood, Family, and HIV/AIDS

New book by USask historian shows Canada-U.S. border in new light

A Line of Blood and Dirt: Creating the Canada-United States Border across Indigenous Lands by Dr. Benjamin Hoy (PhD) launches this month


Going digital: USask gallery celebrates alumni art with exhibition, returns physical works to makers

The Snelgrove Salon: Part I features 219 pieces of art that will remain on display at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery until Feb. 13

Centennial Enhancement Chair renewed for USask sociologist

Dr. Colleen Anne Dell (PhD) has been renewed as holder of the Centennial Enhancement Chair in One Health and Wellness for a five-year term

What Canada’s melting glaciers tell USask researchers

Canadian glaciers have shrunk 15 per cent since 1985, and estimated glacier loss in the Rockies could rise to 100 per cent by the end of the century, according to hydrology PhD candidate Caroline Aubry-Wake


Applied research projects to benefit Saskatoon residents

Four new research projects that will benefit Saskatoon residents are advancing thanks to Research Junction, an innovative partnership between the City of Saskatoon and the University of Saskatchewan

College of Arts and Science faculty members named Distinguished Professors

Dr. Lisa Vargo (PhD) and Dr. James B. (Jim) Waldram (PhD) were informed of the honour in December by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) Distinguished Professorship Advisory Committee

USask dinosaur research among CNN, National Geographic’s top discoveries of 2020

USask geologist Dr. Jim Basinger (PhD) is part of a team working to unlock the extremely well-preserved nodosaur’s many secrets—including what this large armoured dinosaur ate for its last meal


USask awarded $4.8M for research chairs in digital gaming, health history, energy security, and environmental health

Computer science professor Dr. Regan Mandryk (PhD) and history professor Dr. Erika Dyck (PhD) have been awarded Tier 1 chairs, while the Tier 1 chair of geological sciences professor Dr. Ingrid Pickering (PhD) has been renewed

Animal-assisted socialization: USask researcher exploring new program to support Canada’s aging population

Meghan Flath’s project is funded by a Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and is supervised by USask psychology professor Dr. Megan O’Connell (PhD)

Saskatchewan using H1N1 experience in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The greatest challenge in stopping COVID-19 with a vaccine will likely be reaching out to be people who might be hesitant to get the shot, says medical anthropologist Dr. Pamela Downe (PhD)


Designing energy efficient, high output, perfectly tinted LEDs

Scientists have combined experimental and theoretical data to build deep insight into two types of light-emitting crystals for next-generation LEDs

Bleach-alternative COVID-19 surface disinfectants may pollute indoor air: USask research

Cleaning surfaces with hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectants may pose a health risk, according to research led by the Department of Chemistry's Dr. Tara Kahan (PhD)

USask researcher, alumna recognized with top history prize for innovative Doukhobor project

Dr. Ashleigh Androsoff (PhD) and Dr. Elizabeth Scott (PhD) are being honoured for their work on The Doukobor Living Book Project


USask researcher addresses quantum revolution in new magazine article

Dr. Steven Rayan (PhD), an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, was invited to write for the CSPC magazine as “an influential member of the science and innovation community"

John Pomeroy's love of place fuels world-leading scientific work

Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of Geography and Planning, is at the forefront of hydrology in Canada and the world

The social significance of the global pandemic

The Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research is helping researchers explore the social, psychological, economic, political and health implications of COVID-19


USask-affiliated poets make CBC Poetry Prize longlist

Three writers connected to the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of English have been longlisted for the 2020 CBC Poetry Prize

International team tracks record-setting smoke cloud from Australian wildfires

Researchers with the USask Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies are part of a global team that has found that the smoke cloud pushed into the stratosphere by last winter’s Australian wildfires was three times larger than anything previously recorded

USask-led Global Water Futures announces 12 new projects to advance water security across Canada

The new projects are led by investigators from USask and its partners McMaster University, Wilfrid Laurier University, McGill University, and the University of Waterloo, as well as the University of Quebec at Montreal


8 Sask. ridings too close to call, including NDP Leader Ryan Meili's, with mail-in ballots still to be counted

Political studies department head Dr. Neil Hibbert (PhD) said he's not aware of any time in Saskatchewan's history the province has been faced with this type of situation during an election

The psychology of wearing masks: Why some people are complying and others are not

Sociocultural psychologist and College of Arts and Science professor Dr. Jan Gelech (PhD) said compliance — or non-compliance — is due to many factors

Play written by USask alumna based on professor’s research receives national attention

With Glowing Hearts: How Ordinary Women Worked Together to Change the World (And Did), by Jennifer Wynne Webber (BA’86), has been shortlisted for the 2020 Canadian Authors Association Fred Kerner Book Award


USask researcher seeks stories about historic 62-year-old mining strike

Sociology professor Dr. Elizabeth Quinlan (PhD) was awarded federal funding of $68,700, through Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), to conduct a case study on the 1958 Inco strike

College of Arts and Science professor, alumni honoured with YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

Since 1982, the YWCA Saskatoon Women of Distinction Awards have honoured hundreds of women for their inspirational leadership and extraordinary contributions to their community

Protecting Saskatchewan lakes from contamination

Using the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, a University of Saskatchewan-led research team has developed a method for monitoring uranium contaminants in mine tailings using samples from McClean Lake


Are Canadians ready to accept psychedelics in palliative care?

We should explore investments in health-care options that combine elements of reconciliation, universality, and dignity, writes history professor Dr. Erika Dyck (PhD)

Where the river flows: How a proud history of water research led USask to be ranked No.1 in Canada

“The continued commitment to water research excellence at USask has brought us to the forefront in Canada and now the world,” said Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD)

USask research teams awarded $400K for COVID-19 mental health projects

Professor of psychology Dr. Megan O’Connell (PhD) and her team team will expand a pilot project for older adults that employs “virtual socialization hubs”


Canada Water Agency will help protect and sustain Canada’s water resources, say USask water scientists

The new Canada Water Agency is the first critical step toward transforming how water is managed across the country, said USask researcher Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD)

Physics professor wins Canadian Light Source research award

Dr. Robert Green (PhD) is the latest recipient of the Young Investigator Excellence Award

SaskTel and USask collaborate to foster and support innovation in agriculture

Researchers in the Department of Computer Science are part of a partnership that will focus on “smart farming” research and innovation


Researcher collecting stories from 1958 Inco strike in Sudbury

Sociology professor Dr. Elizabeth Quinlan (PhD) is writing a book on the historic strike of 17,000 mine workers in Sudbury and Port Colborne

USask launches Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research

A newly launched research support and consulting hub in the College of Arts and Science offers a unique menu of research services within Canada

USask software helps predict floods and freshwater supplies

Predicting snowmelt in the mountain headwaters of the world’s major rivers is now vastly more accurate due to a new University of Saskatchewan computer simulation model that can improve forecasts of downstream river flow


USask researchers take aim at airborne COVID-19 virus

A team of USask researchers, including biologist Christy Morrissey, will develop a blood test to monitor many wildlife species for exposure to SARS-CoV-2

USask courses to examine COVID-19, illness and disease from social science perspectives

"I think, collectively, we have found it difficult to understand the social and cultural dimensions of COVID-19," says anthropology professor Dr. Susanna Barnes (PhD)

The show must go on: Art to fill USask galleries despite COVID-19 pandemic

Although the USask galleries will be closed in Term 1, people will still be able to view the fall exhibitions online through the gallery website and social media


Sask. anthropologist says many lessons to be learned between 1918 flu pandemic and COVID-19

"The caregiving responsibilities from 1918 onward have been done predominantly by women," says Dr. Pamela Downe (PhD)

How does campaigning work in a COVID-19 world?

Political science professor Dr. Joe Garcea (PhD) believes campaigning in 2020 has candidates adjusting their typical strategy, especially when it comes to door-to-door canvassing

Young Innovators: MeToo movement needs to be more inclusive, study finds

Students identified the need to create safer spaces, both online and in real life, for people from ethnic- and gender-diverse groups


Traces of ancient life tell story of early diversity in marine ecosystems

If you could dive down to the ocean floor nearly 540 million years ago, you would find an explosion of life

USask preserving the provincial pandemic experience

The COVID-19 Community Archive was launched in May at the University of Saskatchewan to document a momentous period in history

USask professor says it’s normal to feel ‘fatigued’ amid coronavirus pandemic

Medical anthropologist Dr. Pamela Downe (PhD) says the pandemic is also having an effect in terms of how people identify collectively as a community


Isolation an 'advantage' as Sask. ag industry stays strong amid COVID-19 pandemic

Economics professor Dr. Joel Bruneau (PhD) believes the agriculture industry could help position Saskatchewan for a return to normalcy

USask professor named one of the top women in Canadian cybersecurity

Dr. Natalia Stakhanova (PhD), Canada Research Chair in Security and Privacy, is particularly interested in malicious software

Low risk of voter fraud during Saskatoon civic election: expert

The real threat to the integrity of the election is low voter turnout, says political studies professor Dr. Joe Garcea (PhD)


USask water and health researcher part of new national network studying sepsis

Dr. Corinne Schuster-Wallace (PhD) is one of the collaborators on a new national network to study deadly blood infections

USask-led Indigenous health research network finds home at Station 20 West

A new network dedicated to improving health and wellness in Indigenous communities will be moving into Station 20 West on Saskatoon’s west side

Saskatchewan wetlands drainage policy likely outcome of new research project

Biology professor Dr. Christy Morrissey (PhD) applauded the research farm and the work it will do, underscoring an urgent need for a clear policy in Saskatchewan


Research project to study Dene language in Clearwater River Dene Nation, La Loche

College of Arts and Science professor Dr. Olga Lovick says younger Dene speakers use the language differently than Elders

Award-winning USask alumna studies public understanding of space through literature

Dr. Jessica McDonald (BA'11, PhD'20) was among the seven recipients of Graduate Thesis Awards this spring who completed programs in the College of Arts and Science

USask historians win national writing prizes

Three College of Arts and Science faculty members are among this year’s winners of scholarly writing awards from the Canadian Historical Association


CFI awards $77.5M to help major USask science facilities address COVID-19 and other global challenges

SuperDARN, a global network of scientific radars monitoring conditions in the near-Earth space environment, received a budget increase and a sixth year of operating funding

USask project supports northern energy security

Imagine spending more than half your income to heat your home: that is the reality in more than 250 northern and Indigenous communities in Canada

Sask.'s $4B irrigation plan must address changing climate, Indigenous rights: professor

"I think what's important is that it has a scientific basis to its design," says USask professor Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD)


The importance of space, place, and protecting Elders: Indigenous communities’ responses to COVID-19

Indigenous studies professor Dr. Simon J. Lambert (PhD) is the scientific director of the CIHR-funded National Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) Coordinating Centre

Geological sciences PhD student awarded Queen Elizabeth II Centennial Aboriginal Scholarship

Aidan C. Mowat's research aims to improve the understanding of the hydrogeology and hydro geochemistry of the Williston Basin

Report suggests creating permanent wildfire evacuation centre in the north

Anthropology professor Dr. Jim Waldram (PhD) and a team went to Pelican Narrows to interview 56 residents, which contributed to a report entitled "Like Residential School All Over Again"


USask graduate student receives national award for master’s thesis

Andrew Hartman (BA'14, MEduc'19) is currently a PhD student in psychology at the University of Saskatchewan

Researchers awarded prestigious national fellowships for climate change-related projects

Two young USask researchers have been awarded highly competitive Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships totalling $280,000

Vaccinations skipped during COVID-19 shutdown may lead to outbreaks of other diseases

Children may have fallen behind on their vaccination schedules during the pandemic, increasing the risk that COVID-19 may be followed by outbreaks of once-eradicated diseases, writes USask history PhD candidate Derek Cameron


New USask disease detection tool may save millions for canola industry

Researchers have developed a new testing tool for faster, cheaper and easier detection of aster yellows, a leafhopper-borne disease that can devastate canola yields and farmers’ income

What an armoured dinosaur ate for its last meal

A team of Western Canadian scientists including College of Arts and Science Geologist Dr. Jim Basinger (PhD) has analyzed the best-preserved dinosaur stomach ever found

Creative Isolation: Jazz musician Dean McNeill rallies for the arts

Professor Dean McNeill will become head of the Department of Music in July


Coronavirus halted years of research and Canada needs a strategy to fight back

Many graduate students across Canada are in limbo after they had to end experiments in progress or abandon field work when coronavirus closures halted years of work in mid-March

Researchers observe protons ‘playing hopscotch’ in a high-pressure form of ice

The discovery by Dr. John Tse (PhD) and collaborators in Ireland could help us understand the behaviour of water on other planets

Community archives capturing life, coping strategies during pandemic in Sask.

USask has launched a virtual space where people can upload things that are important to them or have helped them cope during the pandemic


USask research on Spanish Flu teaches lessons about pandemics

Saskatchewan is wisely learning from its past by insisting on social distancing as it slowly re-opens its business activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, say University of Saskatchewan researchers

USask introduces community-driven COVID-19 digital archive

The digital archive will include submissions from residents that chronicle individual or collective experiences, including photographs, social media posts, videos, creative projects, email, blog entries, journals and personal reflections

Protecting migratory bird populations

Professor of biology Dr. Christy Morrissey (PhD) says the lack of thriving bird populations is a warning that the ecological system is out of balance


Protecting plant pollinators key to planet’s food supply: USask professor

Biology professor Dr. Art Davis (PhD) reflects on the significance of bees to the global food supply in advance of World Bee Day on May 20

Study on survivors of sexual violence in Sask. finds low satisfaction with law enforcement

The report's coauthor, Dr. Marie Lovrod (PhD), program chair of women's and gender studies, calls for increased education around sexual violence, victims and perpetrators

Love in the time of COVID-19: how the pandemic has changed dating

The way people have been dating during isolation has placed increased value on communication, says sociology professor Dr. Sarah Knudson (PhD)


Canada could learn from First Nations responses to pandemics: USask health geographer

The first school to close its doors in Saskatchewan due to the COVID-19 pandemic was 1,000 kilometres from the nearest infection

Stimulus programs in response to COVID-19 could have lingering impact, experts say

Dr. Joe Garcea (PhD), from the Department of Political Studies, and Dr. Erika Dyck (PhD), from the Department of History, were interviewed by Global News

USask announces 2020 Images of Research competition winners

USask researchers submitted images and descriptions of what research looked like to them


How pets can help in a pandemic — and how you can help them

Pets "can definitely reduce feelings of loneliness," says sociology professor Dr. Colleen Dell (PhD)

USask researcher to explore impact of meditation on migraine headaches

Dr. Marla Mickleborough (PhD) has been awarded a 2019-20 Collaborative Innovation Development Grant from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation

USask professor’s book shortlisted for Canadian History Prize

Assembling Unity: Indigenous Politics, Gender, and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, by Dr. Sarah Nickel (PhD), has been shortlisted for the 2020 Canadian Historical Association Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History Prize


COVID-19: An unprecedented militarization of the Canada-US border or a return to the old?

The use of military troops to protect the 49th parallel has historically been far more common than Canadians often remember, writes USask history professor Dr. Benjamin Hoy (PhD)

Psychology professor awarded $180,000 to help improve dementia care in Saskatchewan

Dr. Megan O’Connell (PhD) is the principal investigator on a project titled “Rural and Remote Memory Clinic 2.0: An Integrated Approach to Accessible Dementia Care"

College of Arts and Science faculty member, alumni among YWCA Saskatoon Women of Distinction nominees

The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards are recognized nationally as one of the most prestigious awards for women


USask quanTA centre awarded PIMS funding

The Centre for Quantum Topology and its Applications is the newest PIMS Collaborative Research Group

Making waves: USask researcher explores literary and artistic links between coastal cities

English professor Dr. Joanne Leow (PhD) has created a new website for her Intertidal Polyphonies project

USask computer-based simulator tests insects for effects of new pesticide

Researchers have used a novel combination of techniques to compare the effects of two families of pesticides used in agriculture


Indigenous parents fear bias, unfair treatment in K-12 school system, new study shows

Participants expressed concerns about the potential for overreporting of Indigenous families to Child Family Services by teachers

USask research projects with the City of Saskatoon awarded nearly $150K to target urban issues

Improving Saskatoon's downtown, extending voting rights and reducing queer youth homelessness are among the projects by College of Arts and Science researchers

USask research identifies potential cause of Minamata mercury poisoning

One of the world’s most horrific environmental disasters may have been caused by a previously unstudied form of mercury discharged directly from a chemical factory


U of S provides information to students on coronavirus

USask anthropology professor Dr. Pamela Downe (PhD) says the university put infectious disease protocol in place in 2009 with the H1N1 epidemic

Canada's little-known geological wonder

USask geology professor Dr. Kevin Ansdell (PhD) talks about the reasons for the colour of the sand at Purple Sands Beach

Canterbury Tales is first major literary work developed as an app

A USask-led international team has produced the first web and mobile phone app of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales


USask researchers create app to help stressed-out caregivers

USask researchers have developed an app-based pilot project to help relieve stress and offer support to caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia

Glass half full?: The world is getting better, says U of S philosophy professor

Prof. Dwayne Moore outlined his argument at a community talk at The Refinery

Untangling clubroot disease

Research may lead to developing plant varieties more resistant to a devastating crop parasite


Fees May Apply: Majority of Sask. residents surveyed want province to make local governments more transparent

Political studies professor Dr. Joe Garcea (PhD) said the StarPhoenix/Leader-Post investigation exposes a “democratic deficit”

P2IRC delivers innovative approach to seed selection through prize-winning PlotVision software

The future of seed development is set to become more efficient thanks to PlotVision, a new image analysis software product from the University of Saskatchewan

USask team sheds light on new Alzheimer’s drugs

A USask research team has shed light on the functioning of potential new Alzheimer’s disease drugs that target copper plaques in the diseased brain


Canadian tundra formerly covered in rich forest, ancient plant fossil record shows

Ancient forests give an idea of what could happen if our climate continues to warm

Climate change and human activities threaten picky penguins

Eating a krill-only diet has made one variety of Antarctic penguin especially susceptible to the impacts of climate change, according to new research involving the University of Saskatchewan

Geography and planning faculty members among 2019’s most-cited researchers

Dr. Jay Famiglietti (PhD) and Dr. Martyn Clark (PhD) have been named to the Web of Science list


USask leads study into PTSD service dogs and veterans' substance abuse recovery

Colleen Dell, a USask sociology professor, has been awarded $850,000 by Health Canada to lead a national project that will help veterans suffering from trauma

Ensuring safe drinking water on a Sask. First Nation

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USask researchers plan to establish an Indigenous climate monitoring network across Saskatchewan—a first in Canada

Canada falling short of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: New report from water scientists

Canada could lead the world in helping to achieve water sustainability but is falling short of reaching the goals set out by the United Nations


Home sweet home: USask professor launches new research program at historic house

Dr. Clinton Westman (PhD), a professor in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, spent most of the month of October as a writer-in-residence at Wallace Stegner House

Jay Famiglietti: Inspiring communities

Whether it is at the White House or the United Nations, in the community or in the classroom, Dr. Jay Famiglietti (PhD) is committed to communicating the science of discovery

USask to celebrate renowned researcher

Dr. Graham George (DPhil), Canada Research Chair in X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy and professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, will be presented the prestigious Earned Doctor of Science degree at Fall Convocation


CBC Saskatoon: Spooky Halloween traditions still practised in Sask. have deep roots in harvest history

This time of year also marks three significant celebrations centred around the spirit world, says USask history professor Dr. Frank Klaassen (PhD)

USask professor’s experimental short film to be featured at festival in Germany

Prof. John Graham created the film UNFOLD in the summer of 2018 during an international artist residency in Hungary

Applications now accepted for the Structurist Award

Proposed projects will have a budget of up to $18,000 and eligibility is open internationally


Beyond a Diagnosis: Looking at New Ways to Support Patients and Caregivers Living with Dementia in Rural and Remote Saskatchewan

Dr. Megan O’Connell (PhD), from USask's Department of Psychology, is co-lead of the Issues in Dementia Care for Rural Populations team

Climate activist Greta Thunberg and USask scientist John Pomeroy discuss glacier decline

Pomeroy is a faculty member in the Department of Geography and Planning and director of Global Water Futures

APTN’s Wild Archaeology features USask research

USask archaeologist Dr. Terence Clark (PhD) and his research partnership with the shíshálh Nation are the focus of two episodes of the documentary series


MFA in Writing Program head wins national non-fiction prize

Dr. Jeanette Lynes (PhD) is the winner of the 2019 Constance Rooke Creative Non-fiction Prize

CBC Saskatoon: U of Sask. conference on history of magic is also about 'trying to understand ourselves': historian

Plenty of magic is still around us, 'depending on how you define it,' says history professor Dr. Frank Klaassen (PhD)

USask Murray Library new home for digital research

The University Library has partnered with the College of Arts and Science to expand research support at USask


Ducks Unlimited Canada and USask partner to advance wetland and waterfowl conservation in Canada

The partnership will create the Ducks Unlimited Canada Endowed Chair in Wetland and Waterfowl Conservation—the first of its kind in Canada

CBC Saskatoon: Gang tags in Saskatoon: Marking territory, settling scores and public intimidation

Dr. Robert Henry (PhD), a professor in USask's Department of Indigenous Studies, says tags are "a visual representation of what's happening"

‘To hold a 2,000-year-old piece of history is humbling’: Passion for ancient coins inspires USask scholar’s new book

The book by Dr. Tracene Harvey (PhD), titled Julia Augusta: Images of Rome’s First Empress on Coins of the Roman Empire, was released in July


Renowned USask water scientist awarded Royal Society Medal

Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD) is director of the USask-led Global Water Futures (GWF) program, the world’s largest freshwater research program

CBC News: Pigeon poop removed from Saskatoon bridge was a health hazard, says U of S prof

Biology professor Dr. Susan Kaminskyj (PhD) said breathing in the tiny fungal spores from pigeon poop can make you sick or worse

moore begins dream job as art galleries director

The new director of the USask Art Galleries is excited to return to the Prairies and live and work on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis


Controversial insecticides shown to threaten survival of wild birds

USask-led study is the first to show a mechanism by which pesticides could be contributing to dropping songbird populations

CBC Saskatoon: Prof offers ABCs of mindfulness as Sask. students return to the classroom

Psychology professor Dr. Adam Stacey (PsyD) offers instructions for parents trying to teach their children mindfulness skills

CTV News: No buyers, old Sask. Hospital could be demolished: province

In the hospital’s early years, there were situations of mass overcrowding and inhumane patient treatment, according to history professor Dr. Erika Dyck (PhD)


The Conversation: More frequent fires could dramatically alter boreal forests and emit more carbon

Boreal forests have acted as carbon sinks for millenia, but new research shows some parts of the forest are becoming sources of atmospheric carbon

Physics professor appointed international SuperDARN chair

Dr. Kathryn McWilliams (PhD) will lead the council responsible for a scientific collaboration involving 11 countries

Saskatoon StarPhoenix: 'An element of hope': Concert series raises awareness for mental health

Some of Saskatoon’s top musical talent is slated to perform at the Sept. 5 Mysterious Barricades concert on the USask campus


USask professor to research northern trapping through David Suzuki Fellowship

Dr. Priscilla Settee (PhD) is the new Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change Fellow

More frequent wildfires in the boreal forest threaten previously protected soil carbon

USask part of international team publishing Nature paper

CFI awards USask researchers $1.3M for new tools to advance health, environment and the economy

Four College of Arts and Science researchers are among the funding recipients


Quantum centre crosses disciplinary boundaries

The Centre for Quantum Topology and its Applications (quanTA) received approval from University Council in May and is now in operation

Better apps might improve health, USask study finds

Recent computer science PhD graduate Max Birk found that including customizable avatars in health apps helps users stay engaged

Saskatoon StarPhoenix: USask researcher recognized for work on predator-prey relationships

Some of Maud Ferrari's studies looks at how environmental changes affect interactions between predators and prey


USask-led northern energy planning project awarded $2.5 million by SSHRC

Imagine that your family lives on less than $1,600 a month and the power bill takes up half that money

History of same-sex marriage project among $1.3 million in USask research grants from SSHRC

Canada became global ‘destination’ for lesbian and gay weddings after legalization, researcher says

Rediscovering Saskatchewan’s scientific heritage

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A unique collection of scientific instruments from the early 20th century has been brought out of storage at the University of Saskatchewan


CBC Saskatoon: 'An outpouring of grief': Saskatoon mourns after death of therapy dog that visited Broncos vigil, prisoners

USask sociology professor Dr. Colleen Dell spent six years using Subie to bring light to people in dark situations

USask professor helps preserve history of Saskatchewan’s Doukhobors

A new historical exhibit, multimedia installation and documentary film will open on June 29

The Conversation: Canada: Is it really a country divided?

Canada has had some success protecting cultural and linguistic diversity, says a new article co-authored by a USask political studies professor


USask art professor’s work featured in two solo shows in Greece

With Passages, Allyson Glenn delves into the past to ask what the ancient gods would do in modern times

‘Nature needs space’: New USask report makes recommendations to protect Saskatoon’s Swales

Warrick Baijius, a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography and Planning, wrote the report Comprehending Swale Ecosystems: Research Synthesis and Analysis

USask professor wins Clio Prize for book on prairie queer history

Dr. Valerie Korinek (PhD) is the author of Prairie Fairies: A History of Queer Communities and People in Western Canada, 1930-1985


Geological sciences professor recognized for groundwater work

Dr. M. James (Jim) Hendry (PhD) has received the 2019 Farvolden Award from the International Association of Hydrogeologists, Canadian National Chapter

New director hired for University of Saskatchewan Art Galleries

Effective July 1, jake moore will oversee the operation and administration of the four art galleries and the 6,000-piece permanent collection

Bloomberg Environment: Canadian Researcher of Oil-Eating Fungi Seeks Industry Buy-In

Biology professor Dr. Susan Kaminskyj (PhD) believes technology she developed at USask could clean up the oilsands


Projects funded to accelerate aging and brain health innovations, address needs of patients and caregivers

College of Arts and Science researcher Dr. Megan O'Connell (PhD), from the Department of Psychology, among the recipients

USask researchers awarded nearly $11 M in natural sciences, engineering grants

College of Arts and Science faculty in departments of chemistry, geography and planning among recipients

Three young USask scholars win prestigious national awards

Holly McKenzie will study how therapy dogs can support the well-being of women


$1.25M awarded to innovative USask early career researchers

Dr. Terence Clark (PhD) of the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology and Dr. Steven Rayan (PhD) of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics are among five USask researchers awarded new funding

Art professor to receive Distinguished Researcher Award

Alison Norlen conducts research on the more 'spectacular' aspects of human history and culture

Special exhibition features ancient Near Eastern artwork

Tašiltu: A Celebration of the Nasser Family Collection will be on view at the Museum of Antiquities until Aug. 31, 2019


The clone detector

Award-winning USask researcher fights software bugs at the source

Prestigious Steacie Fellowship awarded to outstanding USask ecologist

Dr. Maud Ferrari (PhD) is an associate professor in the Department of Biology

USask research shows dogs reduce distress of patients waiting for ER care

Patients who spent 10 minutes with a visiting therapy dog reported they felt more comfortable, happier and less distressed while waiting for emergency care


New CFI funding for two USask national research facilities

The Canadian Light Source and VIDO-InterVac will receive a total $13.4-million increase in operating support over two years from the Canada Foundation for Innovation

Canada in dire need of revised water policies, USask experts say

Canadians can no longer be assured our waters are abundant, safe and secure, says Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD) of the Department of Geography and Planning

Tiny traces of neonicotinoid pesticides impair insects’ ability to spot predators

Widely used pesticides can profoundly affect a flying insects’ ability to detect movement, researchers in the Department of Biology have found


USask awarded $482,150 to develop digital service for provincial arts organizations

Investment made through the Canada Council for the Arts' $88.5-million Digital Strategy Fund

USask researcher one of 30 ‘rising stars’ in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging

Chemistry professor Dr. Eric Price honoured by the Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging

Social impacts of oilsands poorly understood, USask study finds

Decades of research into Canada’s oilsands have failed to give a clear picture of how industrial development has affected the region’s Indigenous Peoples


One in 10 USask Arts and Science students now completing certificates

Growing number of students mix and match interests through smaller academic programs

Space training program at USask launched many careers

Seven-year International Space Mission Training Program wrapped up this summer

USask expanding biology program with new equipment at Prince Albert campus

Expansion of biology program offers students opportunity to study closer to home at the USask Prince Albert campus


USask launches first practicing anthropology master’s program in Canada

Graduates will be trained for careers as anthropologists in the private and public sectors

USask researchers present at international robotic telescopes conference

An undergraduate student, two new graduates and a lecturer from the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics attended the RTSRE conference in Santa Barbara


USask graduates look back on their time as political studies students

Quinn Rozwadowski and Wardah Mahmood will receive Bachelor of Arts (honours) degrees and certificates during Spring Convocation

Students learn on the land at First Nation in new USask course

Students in GEOG 465 spend a week living at Mistawasis Nêhiyawak, Sask.

USask graduate explores invisible illness through artwork

Gabby Da Silva will receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts (honours) degree in studio art during Spring Convocation


Arts and Science graduate honoured with Governor General’s Silver Medal

Dr. Melanie Gibbons (DVM) will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in statistics during Spring Convocation

Longtime interest in math and technology leads to USask degree

Award-winning student Noah Friesen will receive a Bachelor of Science double honours degree in mathematics and computer science at Spring Convocation

USask graduate’s research contributes to deeper understanding of mathematics behind plasmas

Jason M. Keller will receive a Master of Science degree during 2022 USask Spring Convocation in June


‘Don’t give up’: USask psychology graduate encourages students to pursue their dreams

Sheila Kimowan Victoria Naytowhow will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology during Spring Convocation

USask political studies graduate sees value in certificate programs

Stephne Skye Lennox will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in political studies and three certificates during Spring Convocation

USask English student named College of Arts and Science’s most distinguished graduate

Hannah Tran will receive the Haslam Medal and the Copland Prize in Humanities during Spring Convocation


USask health studies graduate to pursue career in medicine

Paige Daubenfeld, the Most Outstanding Graduate in Health Studies award winner, will also receive the University Medal in the BA&Sc Degree during Spring Convocation

A passion for science

Tia Montgrand’s longtime interest in nature inspired her to study biology and geology in the College of Arts and Science

USask student uses digital tools to explore 19th-century British fashion

Undergraduate course taught by Dr. Jim Clifford (PhD) introduces students to new ways of researching and presenting history


New program at U of Sask. focusing on queer theory, gender diversity and sexualities

"As a queer person, I felt it was very important for me to offer to the students something that would allow them to understand themselves, understand the world around them," said Dr. Alessio Ponzio (PhD)

‘This certificate will give these students a home’: Interdisciplinary queer studies program to be introduced this spring

Starting in May 2022, the College of Arts and Science will offer a new 15-credit-unit certificate program in queer theory, gender diversity, and sexualities studies

USask’s regional and urban planning program receives national reaccreditation

Students and alumni share their perspectives on the benefits of pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in the discipline


USask student assists adolescents in exploring COVID-19 experiences through animation

An online exhibition featuring artwork created by participants in the health studies research project will be held on March 27

College of Arts and Science students recognized with Indigenous Student Achievement Awards

Indigenous Achievement Week is an annual event that celebrates the successes and contributions of Métis, First Nations and Inuit students, staff, faculty and alumni

'This topic deserves to be known and analyzed': Department of History to offer Holocaust studies course

To support the new course, Dr. Alessio Ponzio (PhD) received a teaching grant offered by the Holocaust Education Foundation of Northwestern University


New USask short film highlights water security issues

“Water You Waiting For,” an animated video created by two USask students, is included in the BC Environmental Film Festival

USask, United Way collaboration creates new course

A collaboration between the United Way of Saskatoon and Area and USask aims to enhance the community agency’s capacity to deliver services efficiently and provide students with hands-on skills in using social research methods

USask to launch new applied computing degree program

The Applied Computing Program will teach practical skills for a variety of high-paying careers


Lockert receives 2021 President’s Medal

She is also the recipient of the Three-Year Medal in the College of Arts and Science, awarded to the most distinguished graduate receiving a first degree in a three-year program in the college

High-achieving USask mathematical physics graduate to receive Dean’s Medal at Fall Convocation

Edward Utama will also receive his Bachelor of Science (honours) degree in mathematical physics, with high honours, and the University Medal in the Sciences

Award-winning USask environmental geoscience graduate makes history

Matt Fellwock will receive his Bachelor of Science (honours) degree in environmental geoscience, with a minor in chemistry, at USask’s 2021 Fall Convocation virtual celebration


New USask graduate to receive University Medal in the Fine Arts

Kei Tanaka will receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with high honours in studio art during USask’s 2021 Fall Convocation

New health studies graduate to receive prestigious Convocation prize

Brant Morrow will be awarded the University Medal in the BA&Sc Degree during USask's 2021 Fall Convocation

Love of language leads USask student to complete linguistics degree

Rhiannon Caswell will receive the University Medal in the Social Sciences during USask's 2021 Fall Convocation


Political studies background proves beneficial for new USask law student

Iryna Kutska will receive her four-year Bachelor of Arts degree in political studies during USask’s 2021 Fall Convocation

‘We are on the precipice of a technological revolution’: New USask mathematics graduate begins PhD studies in quantum science

Sheldon Miller is completing a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Steven Rayan (PhD) and is working with Rayan at the Centre for Quantum Topology and its Applications (quanTA)

USask’s revamped biomedical sciences program proves popular with students

The new BMSC program was made possible through a first-of-its-kind partnership at USask between the College of Arts and Science and the College of Medicine


Students’ artwork to be showcased during augmented reality tour on USask campus

In partnership with Nuit Blanche Saskatoon, USask will host a Nuit Blanche Eve event from 4 pm – 7 pm on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021

Award-winning USask history student returns to post-secondary studies after more than 50 years

Sarah Trevor has been honoured with the Ruth and Eber Pollard Scholarship in History and the Simpson Prize in History

CLS employee blends traditional Indigenous knowledge with mainstream science after enrolling in USask’s STEM Accelerator courses

One of the most impactful learning experiences of Bernie Petit’s career took place at the University of Saskatchewan in 2020, when she enrolled in 90-level courses offered through the Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways program


USask to launch new symphony orchestra this fall

Renowned conductor Shah Sadikov will teach the new course, MUAP 298.1: Symphony Orchestra, which USask students can opt to take for credit

‘I would absolutely recommend this certificate’: Graduates see value in USask’s ethics, justice and law program

The Certificate in Ethics, Justice and Law was developed to offer USask students an opportunity for substantive philosophical study of values in their moral, social and legal contexts

USask ArtSci graduate builds career from undergraduate research experiences

Terava Groff plans to pursue a Master of Science degree in geography beginning in September 2021


New USask Certificate in Urban Design offers deeper understanding of built environments

More than half of the courses will be taught in a studio format, which supports applied experiential, conceptual and skills-based training through making

‘Water is the elixir of life’: New USask certificate program focuses on water science

The Certificate in Water Science will offer students theoretical and practical training in hydrologic science

Important environmental issues tackled in two timely new USask courses

GEOL 498: Geoscience of Green Energy and the Digital Economy and GEOG 898: Social Hydrology will be offered during the 2021 Fall Term


College of Arts and Science offers innovative new courses for 2021 Fall Term

The College of Arts and Science is the largest and most academically diverse college at USask, with 21 departments, 50 degree programs and 16 certificate programs

COVID-19 experiences inspire new USask course on music and wellbeing

“As the world searches to heal and rebuild from a global pandemic, music’s critical role will be explored and reinforced in this course," says Dr. Jennifer Lang (PhD)

NSERC CREATE for Water Security leaves lasting impact

A unique water security training program at USask is wrapping up after six years


‘It made me even more inspired about geology’: USask field course held for first time in La Ronge

For the last 60 years, the course—GEOL 308.3: Field School Sedimentary Rocks—has been taught in Zortman, Montana, where students receive an introduction to geological mapping

Award-winning geology graduate becomes first student to complete USask’s Cotutelle Program

Dr. Jacques Desmarais (PhD) received degrees from two universities simultaneously—a PhD in geological sciences from USask and a PhD in chemical and materials sciences from the University of Turin in Italy

‘A great learning environment’: USask’s MFA in Writing community celebrates program’s 10-year anniversary

About a dozen books have been published and more than 50 people have graduated during the program's decade-long history


Anthropology was perfect fit for Huskie football player

Isaac Rogers received his Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree in anthropology during USask's 2021 Spring Convocation

Award-winning new USask graduate receives SSHRC scholarship to pursue master’s degree in English

Megan Fairbairn will receive a Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree in English during USask's 2021 Spring Convocation

Health studies degree prepares new USask graduate for further education in medicine

Rachel Silverberg will receive a Bachelor of Arts and Science (honours) degree in health studies during USask's 2021 Spring Convocation


Community involvement on and off campus important to new USask graduate

Nikaela Lange will receive a Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree in international studies during USask’s 2021 Spring Convocation

New USask graduate values research experiences at Centre for Quantum Topology and Its Applications

Robert Cornea will receive a Bachelor of Science (honours) degree in mathematical physics during 2021 Spring Convocation

Award-winning USask graduate eyes aerospace engineering career

During his undergraduate studies, Ryan Sheppard was the recipient of eight scholarships


Music’s connection to wellness and wellbeing fascinates new USask graduate

Sophia James-Cavan is helping to organize the Music and Wellbeing Conference, which will be hosted by the Department of Music on May 28 and 29, 2021

Post-secondary education essential to ‘help navigate this changing world,’ says new USask sociology graduate

Sarah Tut will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, with a minor in women’s and gender studies, as well as a Certificate in Global Studies, during 2021 Spring Convocation

STM graduate facing the future focused on the common good

This spring, Veronica Lucas will graduate with her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, with a minor in Critical Perspectives on Social Justice and the Common Good


USask graduate values interdisciplinary research

Elizabeth Reid is set to graduate during Spring Convocation with a Bachelor of Science double honours degree in computer science and mathematics and a Bachelor of Music individualized degree in voice

New USask graduate aims to work with Indigenous communities to protect at-risk archaeological sites

Christie Fender will receive her Bachelor of Science degree in archaeology during USask’s Spring 2021 Convocation

USask student receives inaugural Gabriel Dumont Graduate Scholarship in Métis Studies

Kate Gillis, a Master of Arts student in the Department of Indigenous Studies, is the 2020-21 scholarship recipient


‘I love interdisciplinary learning’: New USask graduate finds perfect fit in Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Ruby Lindsay will receive her Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree in women's and gender studies (WGST) during 2021 Spring Convocation, after winning the Interdisciplinary Award for highest-achieving student in WGST

College of Arts and Science faculty, staff and students honoured with USSU awards

Selected by students, the Teaching Excellence Award recognizes those who have demonstrated enthusiasm, organization and fairness in evaluation, providing exceptional commitment and support to their classrooms

Five instructors honoured with College of Arts and Science Teaching Awards

Dr. Jorden Cummings, Dr. Kyle McLeister, Dr. Marla Mickleborough, Dr. Christopher Phenix and Dr. Ulrich Teucher are award recipients


USask interdisciplinary scholar celebrated for excellence in teaching

Dr. Ulrich Teucher (PhD), an associate professor in the Department of Psychology in USask’s College of Arts and Science, is a winner of a 2021 Provost’s College Award

High-achieving new graduate reflects on ‘amazing’ undergraduate research opportunities at USask

Mahmud Azam will receive a Bachelor of Science (double honours) degree in mathematics and computer science during 2021 Spring Convocation

Sociology ‘teaches us the things we cannot see’: New graduate reflects on education at USask

Shayla Batty is set to receive a Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree in sociology, with a minor in crime, law and justice studies, during USask’s 2021 Spring Convocation


Award-winning statistics student values interdisciplinary education at USask

Braedan Walker will receive a Bachelor of Science (honours) degree in statistics, with minors in English and sociology, during USask’s 2021 Spring Convocation

USask archaeology students’ hands-on forensic experience in local cemetery could support TRC Calls to Action

The training the students received at the Nutana Pioneer Cemetery in Saskatoon could prove valuable as searches continue across Canada for the remains of Indigenous children who died while attending residential schools

USask student wins first-place prize in Japanese speech contest

Ryan Domoslai took first prize in the beginners’ category in the 30th Alberta District Japanese Speech Contest and placed second in the 32nd Canadian National Japanese Language Speech Contest


Dr. Lorin Elias named new Vice-Dean Academic

Dr. Lorin Elias (PhD), a cognitive neuroscientist and a professor in the college’s Department of Psychology, will begin a five-year renewable term in his new role beginning July 1, 2021

College holds second annual “Think Big – Be Bold” Celebration Day

A video premiered on March 24, 2021, to celebrate milestone achievements for two college commitments

‘The environment is supportive and constant’: USask students praise ISAP, STEM Accelerator courses

Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways began offering preparatory non-degree credit science courses in 2017 to Indigenous students entering first-year university under-prepared for 100-level science courses


Greystone Theatre goes virtual with production of Dylan Thomas drama

Under Milk Wood, first written as a radio play by the famous Welsh poet, will be performed live and virtually by 26 USask students

Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways supported through $100,000 NIB Trust Fund contribution

Established in 2012, ISAP welcomes First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students to the College of Arts and Science through academically grounded programming that builds confidence, knowledge, and skills

History of infectious diseases and vaccination: New USask course features an innovative interdisciplinary approach

HIST 237: History of Infectious Diseases and Vaccination will kick off in January as USask’s second-term classes begin


USask professors prepare for innovative, engaging online classes in Term 2

USask courses will be taught mainly through remote online learning in Term 2, with extremely limited in-person instruction taking place

USask biology students use electronic kits to conduct experiments at home

BIOL 224 students were able to demonstrate physiological principles, conduct experiments, and generate, collect, and analyze data while learning remotely

Economics internship helps USask students reach career goals

Under the academic supervision of Prof. Alfons Boving, the Department of Economics has offered the ECON 387 Career and Research Internship Program since 2006


‘It’s been a pretty wild ride’: USask course attracts students from around the world, demonstrates innovation in teaching and learning

More than 90 students from more than a dozen countries enrolled in GEOG 825, taught by Dr. Martyn Clark (PhD)

USask students create coronavirus sculptures in online art class

ART 141 offered through remote learning due to the global COVID-19 pandemic

Global Café events help people stay connected during pandemic, USask lecturer says

The next online Global Café event will be held on Nov. 18, featuring Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) deputy director Tricia Geddes


Legacy of B.C. institution inspires USask alumna’s graduate theses, poetry collection

Shannon McConnell's first book of poetry, The Burden of Gravity, was published by Caitlin Press in August

Student-created videos shine a light on collaborations between Museum of Antiquities, Canadian Light Source

Students and faculty members are raising awareness of the benefits of collaborative interdisciplinary research by highlighting how synchrotron science can provide new information about historical and cultural artifacts

A world of difference: Shining a light on Indigenous women in science

USask physics student Julia Doucette-Garr completed an internship at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) this summer


USask game teaches healthy eating to online shoppers

Computer science PhD graduate Ifeoma Adaji used “influence strategies" to encourage players to make wise choices

USask’s Shared Spaces project to unveil innovative new app on Nuit Blanche Eve

With support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Shared Spaces project is exploring how augmented reality can create opportunities for connection through art

Certificate in Classical and Medieval Latin ‘immensely’ beneficial for USask alumni

The Certificate in Classical and Medieval Latin is one of 13 certificate programs currently on offer in the College of Arts and Science


Science and math prep program inspires incoming USask students

The College of Education, the College of Arts and Science, as well as Teaching, Learning and Student Experience, worked collaboratively to plan, develop and support the program

Real-time study of coronavirus planned in University of Saskatchewan curriculum

Dr. Pamela Downe (PhD) will be asking her students to examine how COVID-19 has culturally disrupted people across the world

USask professors innovate as fall term classes offered remotely

With most classes currently being offered remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fall 2020 term will be unlike any other in University of Saskatchewan (USask) history


USask hydrology courses spark interest from around the world

Professor plans virtual field trip as classes move online due to COVID-19 pandemic

Alumni tout value of USask’s jazz certificate program

The Certificate in Jazz, offered through the College of Arts and Science’s Department of Music, is a 15-credit-unit program open to all USask students

New MATH 101 course teaches mathematics for real life

A new course in the College of Arts and Science was designed to be like no math class you’ve ever taken


Award-winning USask graduate to work with quanTA during doctoral studies

College of Arts and Science alumna Madeline Berezowski (BSc'17, MSc'20) will begin a PhD focused on quantum theory

USask Colleges of Medicine, Arts and Science partner on revamped biomedical sciences degree

The University of Saskatchewan will begin offering a revamped biomedical sciences degree program (BMSC) starting in May 2021

USask physiology and pharmacology graduate awarded Governor General’s Silver Medal

Tori Shmon achieved a cumulative average of 96.65 per cent


U of S students sing special recital for national opera series

The students' performances will be streamed online on June 10

USask psychology student named College of Arts and Science’s most distinguished graduate

Ana Carolina de Barros will begin a master's degree in the fall in the Department of Psychology’s interdisciplinary Culture, Health and Human Development Program

Temperance colony or sex trade boom town?: Saskatoon's little-known history

Saskatoon may have started out as a temperance colony, but there were plenty of people below the surface bending the rules, according to history PhD student Candice Klein


USask geography graduate develops model to estimate transit ridership changes

Sarah Bree's master's thesis was a key component of work done by the INTErventions, Research and Action in Cities Team (INTERACT), a multi-million-dollar project funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

New environmental biology graduate dedicated to promoting sustainability

Alana Krug-MacLeod, who received a Bachelor of Science (honours) degree this spring, has been the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards throughout her undergraduate studies

Top Usask physics student plans health-care career

Evan Seebach graduated with a cumulative average of 94.19 per cent, earning him the Most Outstanding Graduate in Physics award and the Harrington Prize


English student honoured for academic achievement and community involvement

Drumlin Crape has received the 2020 Award for Excellence in English Studies and the College of Arts and Science Copland Prize in the Humanities

Award-winning geological sciences student discovers passion for fieldwork

Iliajah Pidskalny is the recipient of the Walter Kupsch Award from the Saskatchewan Geological Society

USask launches new certificate program in medical language

It is one of 13 diverse certificate programs currently on offer by the College of Arts and Science


U of S students propose 'out of box' designs for Prince Albert riverbank

Two groups of fourth-year students in the Regional and Urban Planning (RUP) program have reimagined Prince Albert's riverbank area

USask offers new certificate in politics and law

The College of Arts and Science, through the Department of Political Studies, launched the certificate in the 2019-20 academic year

USask Health Studies Program adds climate study stream

Students will explore the links between human health and the environment through a new expansion to the Health Studies Program


New environmental geoscience program coming to University of Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is set to offer a new undergraduate program in environmental geoscience, effective May 2020

USask history professor honoured for commitment to internationalization

Dr. Simonne Horwitz (D. Phil) is most proud of her Taught Abroad trip to South Africa, which has been running since 2010

Future waterfront development up for discussion at City Hall

USask regional and urban planning students and city planners lead a public brainstorming session in Prince Albert


USask planning students create design proposals for Prince Albert site

It's the first time instructor Henry Lau has based his class on a design project outside of Saskatoon

New environmental geoscience program offered at USask

Bachelor of Science degree will position graduates to take on a number of growing job opportunities in responsible resource extraction and environmental stewardship

Exciting times in biomedical sciences

New biomedical science (BMSC) undergraduate majors are on the way for May 1, 2020


Saskatoon seniors hitting the books at University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon Seniors Continued Learning (SSCL), in collaboration with the College of Arts and Science, offers non-degree courses to people aged 55 and older

USask students experience Canadian Museum for Human Rights

An experiential history course inspires USask students to be defenders of human rights

USask open textbooks more popular than ever

College of Arts and Science professor Dr. Jorden Cummings (PhD) was part of a team that developed an open textbook for several sections of two first-year psychology classes


Saskatoon StarPhoenix: Grad students begin another year of work at Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Graduate students from the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology are playing key roles as Wanuskewin seeks designation as a UNESCO world heritage site

University of Saskatchewan expands community arts programming

More classes, more flexibility and two new certificate options are part of the revamped Community Arts and Artisanship Program

New USask hydrology program opens in 2020

The undergraduate program will focus on the Department of Geography and Planning's strengths in water science and geomatics


Renovated psychology clinic improves experience

The $265,000 renovation project reconfigured the clinic’s layout, resulting in improved space for group therapy sessions and teaching

Bachelor of Education program in Cumberland House works to address teacher shortage in northern communities

Program to be delivered through the the College of Arts and Science and the College of Education, in partnership with the Northern Lights School Division

College of Arts and Science professors honoured with USSU teaching awards

The University of Saskatchewan Students' Union is the representative body for all undergraduate students at the University of Saskatchewan


Award-winning student follows his passion—and the rest is history

Jackson Hase will receive three top awards at the University of Saskatchewan's spring 2019 convocation ceremonies

Global studies program grows

Dozens of courses have been added to the Certificate in Global Studies, which now includes eight colleges