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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

Upcoming Events

Public presentation by candidate for Director, School for the Arts

Apr 15, 2024

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the public presentations of the three candidates shortlisted for this position

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Literature Matters: Why Shakespeare?

Apr 17, 2024

A discussion with Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

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Human Capital

Jan 19 - Apr 19, 2024

An exhibition offering insight into the impact of Canada’s immigration policies and history

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Nonie

Jan 26 - Apr 19, 2024

Examining the artistic career of Wynona Mulcaster (1915-2016) through a survey of landscape paintings

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USask rises and expands success in QS international subject rankings

USask increased the number of ranked subjects in the international QS World University Rankings by Subject

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’

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

The 2022/23 Dean’s Honour List

Honouring the College of Arts and Science’s most outstanding students

Grandparents inspire Indigenous studies student at USask

Eileen Lennie-Koshman wants to empower Indigenous people to tell their stories

USask announces 2024 Images of Research contest winners

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

Vimy Ridge Day: Honouring the sacrifice of soldiers from USask

It was one of the defining moments in Canadian military history

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

Five things to know about the upcoming solar eclipse: USask space expert

A SuperDARN scientist talks about the eclipse on April 8, 2024

Alumni Book Nook: Robert James Clark (BA’85, ARTS’87)

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USask graduate Robert James Clark is the author of "Fiendish Crime: A True Story of Shell Shock and Murder"

Métis cancer survivors share their stories of confronting and beating cancer

paNOW
They are raw, they are real, and they are inspiring, and thanks to a new project from USask, they will finally be heard

USask faculty learned as much from students in sustainability fellowship

Six USask faculty fellows each contributed a chapter for a newly released book

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USask announces 2024 Images of Research contest winners

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

Alumni Book Nook: Robert James Clark (BA’85, ARTS’87)

Green & White
USask graduate Robert James Clark is the author of "Fiendish Crime: A True Story of Shell Shock and Murder"

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

Public presentation by candidate for Director, School for the Arts

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the public presentations of the three candidates shortlisted for this position

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

Literature Matters: Why Shakespeare?

A discussion with Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

USask student thrilled to compose for Wind Orchestra

The USask Wind Orchestra will premiere a piece written by Samuel Dmyterko

Eight songs that ‘inspire inclusion’ on International Women’s Day

USask Women’s and Gender Studies Program faculty members give their song recommendations

An urban elder’s journey: The role of tradition, community, and education

Dr. Linda Young (BA'94, BFA'98, MEd'20, PhD'23) is the first USask PhD candidate to earn her doctorate through Conversation

‘A pioneer as a female artist’: New exhibition celebrates Sask. painter’s landscape legacy

USask graduate Wynona Croft Mulcaster (BA'43) found inspiration on the Canadian prairies and in Mexico

'Incredibly colourful and bold and a bit wild': Exhibit celebrates the art of Wynona Mulcaster

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
In the Kenderdine Art Gallery exhibition NONIE, legacy and innovation take centre stage

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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’

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

Vimy Ridge Day: Honouring the sacrifice of soldiers from USask

It was one of the defining moments in Canadian military history

Alumni Book Nook: Robert James Clark (BA’85, ARTS’87)

Green & White
USask graduate Robert James Clark is the author of "Fiendish Crime: A True Story of Shell Shock and Murder"

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

‘It really feels like a big family’

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Dr. Simranjeet (Sim) Singh (BSc’18, MD’22) found a sense of community at USask

‘I love the sport of track and field’

A former USask student-athlete, alumnus Dr. Justin Pfefferle (BA’05) is the head coach of the Concordia University Stingers cross-country and track and field teams

Alumni Book Nook: Anthony Bidulka

From Sweetgrass Bridge is the forthcoming book written by Bidulka (BA’83, BEd’91, BComm’91), an award-winning Saskatchewan author of mystery, suspense, and thriller novels

Alumni Book Nook: Robert Calder

Somerset Maugham and the Cinema is the latest book by Dr. Robert Calder (BA’63, MA’65), a recipient of the USask Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award

Top prize for USask graduate at Saskatchewan opera contest

Kateryna Khartova (BMus’16) is the winner of the 2024 Gordon C. Wallis Memorial Opera Competition

International Women’s Day at USask: Reflecting on history, building the future

The USask community recognizes and celebrates the many contributions of women to our vibrant campus this International Women’s Day

An urban elder’s journey: The role of tradition, community, and education

Dr. Linda Young (BA'94, BFA'98, MEd'20, PhD'23) is the first USask PhD candidate to earn her doctorate through Conversation

See all Science & Technology News

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

USask announces 2024 Images of Research contest winners

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

Five things to know about the upcoming solar eclipse: USask space expert

A SuperDARN scientist talks about the eclipse on April 8, 2024

Canada had designs on being a hydro superpower. Now its rivers and lakes are drying up.

Wall Street Journal
“In parts of the country, conditions are truly disastrous,” said Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD) of the Department of Geography and Planning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women and girls in STEM: ‘Different perspectives are always good’

USask chemistry assistant professor reflects on gender divide in STEM-related studies

USask student challenging perception of dinosaurs with ‘paleoart’

USask geological sciences graduate student Kaitlin “KT” Lindblad reimagines some of the world’s best-known dinosaurs with artwork

The top 10 stories of 2023

A list of the College of Arts and Science’s most-read news stories

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Grandparents inspire Indigenous studies student at USask

Eileen Lennie-Koshman wants to empower Indigenous people to tell their stories

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

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

An urban elder’s journey: The role of tradition, community, and education

Dr. Linda Young (BA'94, BFA'98, MEd'20, PhD'23) is the first USask PhD candidate to earn her doctorate through Conversation

Sharing Métis stories

USask graduate Leah Marie Dorion (BEd’94, BA’99), an interdisciplinary artist, teacher, and author, celebrates her Métis heritage through a variety of literary and artistic projects

The top 10 stories of 2023

A list of the College of Arts and Science’s most-read news stories

Former USask faculty member becomes one of New Zealand’s chief science advisors

Dr. Simon Lambert (PhD) is the first holder of a newly created position with the Ministry for the Environment

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

USask students address Indigenous rights at Model UN

Indigenous studies graduate student recently attended the Model UN Conference in Vancouver to collaborate on Indigenous issues

English River First Nation poet-photographer named USask Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence

Award-winning poet and photographer Tenille Campbell (BA’07, MFA’12) has been selected as the next Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence

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 Department of Indigenous Studies celebrates achievements, looks ahead to the next 40 years

Department of Indigenous Studies celebrated 40 years of ‘indigenizing the academy’ in September

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Métis cancer survivors share their stories of confronting and beating cancer

paNOW
They are raw, they are real, and they are inspiring, and thanks to a new project from USask, they will finally be heard

USask faculty learned as much from students in sustainability fellowship

Six USask faculty fellows each contributed a chapter for a newly released book

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

Eight songs that ‘inspire inclusion’ on International Women’s Day

USask Women’s and Gender Studies Program faculty members give their song recommendations

‘A pioneer as a female artist’: New exhibition celebrates Sask. painter’s landscape legacy

USask graduate Wynona Croft Mulcaster (BA'43) found inspiration on the Canadian prairies and in Mexico

Women and girls in STEM: ‘Different perspectives are always good’

USask chemistry assistant professor reflects on gender divide in STEM-related studies

In photos: Exploring Black joy and wellness as a form of resistance

Several Arts and Science students participated in the photo project, 'Mosaic of Black Joy and Wellness'

Black History Month at USask: 'There's no wrong way to be who you are'

University of Saskatchewan (USask) business economics students Azee Amoo and Teniola Bolaji talk about what Black History Month means to them

Scholars receive prestigious History of Healthcare funding to explore health and society

USask Department of History researchers Justin Fisher and Matthew Barret are among 11 historians working to enhance healthcare in Canada

USask cybersecurity expert weighs in on AI benefits and risks

Computer Science associate professor Natalia Stakhanova (PhD) talks about the limitations and benefits of embracing AI

Is the beloved snowman melting away for good in Toronto? We asked experts

Toronto Star
Water research expert Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD) discusses the shorter snow season in Canada

More than 70% of Canada is 'abnormally dry.' Here's why

CTV News
Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change John Pomeroy explains why 2023 was 'such a dry year'

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Eight songs that ‘inspire inclusion’ on International Women’s Day

USask Women’s and Gender Studies Program faculty members give their song recommendations

The Anthropocene, atmospheric chemists, geologists and historians

Active History
Scientists have voted against declaring an Anthropocene epoch, but it's all a matter of perspective, writes historian Dr. Jim Clifford (PhD)

The water gets hotter and the frog just sits there

National Observer
We need national co-ordination, new investment and novel technologies to respond to the climate emergency, writes Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD) of the Department of Geography and Planning

Service dogs play vital roles for veterans, but Canada’s lack of standards makes travel and access difficult

The Conversation
Drs. Colleen Dell (PhD) and Linzi Williamson (PhD) examine the need for service dog standards in Canada

Striving for transparency: Why Canada’s pesticide regulations need an overhaul

The Conversation
Department of Biology professor Dr. Christy Morrissey (PhD) is among researchers calling for more transparent and scientifically robust pesticide regulation in Canada

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

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

Manitoba’s reasons for refusing to search for Indigenous women’s remains in landfill are a smokescreen

The Conversation
Obstacles to a search have more to do with political will than technical concerns, writes Department of Political Studies faculty member Dr. Kathy Walker (PhD)

How colonial racism fuels Saskatchewan’s criminalization of Indigenous men

The Conversation
Indigenous people shouldn’t have to fear police who are supposed to protect them, write Indigenous studies faculty members Dr. Kathy Walker (PhD) and Randy Morin

Convicted murderer Colin Thatcher’s invitation to the Saskatchewan legislature diminishes us all

The Conversation
Recent events at the legislature show that we live in a society that normalizes violence against women, writes Dr. Kathy Walker (PhD) of the Department of Political Studies

Statement on the tragedy at James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon

A message from Dr. Priscilla Settee (PhD), vice-dean Indigenous in the College of Arts and Science

The simple reason a viral math equation stumped the internet

The Conversation
Mathematicians and mathematics educators have been weighing in on a particular debate rooted in school mathematics that shows no signs of abating

‘Water’ we doing to our water?

Governments at all levels need to work together to manage and protect our freshwater resources, writes Raylene Hartl, a master’s student studying biology at USask

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The 2022/23 Dean’s Honour List

Honouring the College of Arts and Science’s most outstanding students

Grandparents inspire Indigenous studies student at USask

Eileen Lennie-Koshman wants to empower Indigenous people to tell their stories

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

USask student thrilled to compose for Wind Orchestra

The USask Wind Orchestra will premiere a piece written by Samuel Dmyterko

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 student finalist for prestigious global scholarship

Political studies / philosophy student Lauren O’Reilly is a finalist for Canada's largest leadership-based scholarship for master’s and professional studies

In photos: Exploring Black joy and wellness as a form of resistance

Several Arts and Science students participated in the photo project, 'Mosaic of Black Joy and Wellness'

Black History Month at USask: 'There's no wrong way to be who you are'

University of Saskatchewan (USask) business economics students Azee Amoo and Teniola Bolaji talk about what Black History Month means to them

Therapy dogs offer mental health support for USask students

CTV News
A program at USask is having a paws-itive impact on student mental health

USask academic advisor honoured by peers

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

One in 10 USask Arts and Science students now completing certificates

Growing number of students mix and match interests through smaller academic programs

USask student challenging perception of dinosaurs with ‘paleoart’

USask geological sciences graduate student Kaitlin “KT” Lindblad reimagines some of the world’s best-known dinosaurs with artwork

See all College Vision News

USask rises and expands success in QS international subject rankings

USask increased the number of ranked subjects in the international QS World University Rankings by Subject

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

Green & White
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

International Women’s Day at USask: Reflecting on history, building the future

The USask community recognizes and celebrates the many contributions of women to our vibrant campus this International Women’s Day

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

In photos: Exploring Black joy and wellness as a form of resistance

Several Arts and Science students participated in the photo project, 'Mosaic of Black Joy and Wellness'

Is the beloved snowman melting away for good in Toronto? We asked experts

Toronto Star
Water research expert Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD) discusses the shorter snow season in Canada

The top 10 stories of 2023

A list of the College of Arts and Science’s most-read news stories

Former USask faculty member becomes one of New Zealand’s chief science advisors

Dr. Simon Lambert (PhD) is the first holder of a newly created position with the Ministry for the Environment

Jennifer Lang named College of Arts and Science acting vice-dean academic

Department of Music faculty member has a record of academic innovation

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