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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

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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

USask Indigenous studies professor emerita named acting vice-dean Indigenous

Dr. Priscilla Settee (PhD) has been appointed to a key leadership role in the College of Arts and Science

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

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

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

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

University Affairs
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

‘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

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

‘Fewer people are getting married’: Sociologist breaks down rise in common-law partnerships

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Dr. Laura Wright (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of Sociology, said the trend of fewer marriages and a growing number of common-law relationships has been emerging among those born in or after the 1960s

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

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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

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

USask professor’s career shaped by a love of literature

On Campus News
“I was always wanting to learn more in the teaching of reading," said College of Arts and Science graduate Dr. Beverley Brenna (BA'02), who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English

Five gallery exhibitions to see in Saskatoon this July

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Take a look at some local and international art at these five Saskatoon art galleries

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

The art of reconciliation

University Affairs
University Affairs features 11 works by Indigenous artists installed at Canadian universities, including "anohc kipasikônaw / we rise / niipawi" at USask

College of Arts and Science renewing a vision for fine and performing arts at USask

New project will assess opportunities and needs related to organizational structure, infrastructure, community partnerships, and research, scholarly, and artistic work

USask awards inaugural ohpinamake Indigenous art prize

Winnipeg-based artist KC Adams will receive $10,000 and six other artists will receive $1,000

Museum of Antiquities acquires replica Sleeping Hermaphrodite sculpture

The 3D-printed piece was purchased with $25,000 in funding from a bequest gift

Deneh’Cho Thompson working to break down institutional barriers from within

University of Alberta
Thompson, a USask faculty member in drama, set out to change the systems that were hindering his artistic and academic progress

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USask professor’s career shaped by a love of literature

On Campus News
“I was always wanting to learn more in the teaching of reading," said College of Arts and Science graduate Dr. Beverley Brenna (BA'02), who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English

Order of Canada bestowed on USask alumni

College of Arts and Science graduate Parminder S. Raina (BSc'89) recognized for his work in ageing, population health and geriatric care

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

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

Sports journalist Devin Heroux takes pride in Saskatoon roots

Bridges
Without knowing that he would become a sports journalist, College of Arts and Science English graduate Devin Heroux (BA'09) was a storyteller from a very young age

USask alumna uses WGST experience to offer education

Natalya Mason (BA’14, MA’21) believes that the women's and gender studies (WGST) program at the University of Saskatchewan nurtures critical thinkers who are essential in today’s world

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

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

Class of 2022: Update your contact info, be entered to win Apple AirPods Pro

Contest is open to anyone who received a degree from the College of Arts and Science in spring 2022

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

On Campus News
Jason M. Keller will receive a Master of Science degree during 2022 USask Spring Convocation in June

USask Indigenous studies graduates reflect on their education

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

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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

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

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

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

University Affairs
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

‘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

USask students win international geoscience competition

Five graduate students in geological sciences won two top awards in the 2022 Frank Arnott – Next Generation Explorers Award Challenge

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 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

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

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USask Indigenous studies professor emerita named acting vice-dean Indigenous

Dr. Priscilla Settee (PhD) has been appointed to a key leadership role in the College of Arts and Science

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

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

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

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

USask graduate student takes research experience to the world stage at the UN

Kate Gillis, a graduate student in the Department of Indigenous Studies, was the first Indigenous or Métis intern to work at the Permanent Mission of Canada

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

The art of reconciliation

University Affairs
University Affairs features 11 works by Indigenous artists installed at Canadian universities, including "anohc kipasikônaw / we rise / niipawi" at USask

USask awards inaugural ohpinamake Indigenous art prize

Winnipeg-based artist KC Adams will receive $10,000 and six other artists will receive $1,000

Deneh’Cho Thompson working to break down institutional barriers from within

University of Alberta
Thompson, a USask faculty member in drama, set out to change the systems that were hindering his artistic and academic progress

Students learn on the land at First Nation in new USask course

Students in GEOG 465 spend a week living at Mistawasis Nêhiyawak, Sask.

‘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

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

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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

‘Fewer people are getting married’: Sociologist breaks down rise in common-law partnerships

980 CJME
Dr. Laura Wright (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of Sociology, said the trend of fewer marriages and a growing number of common-law relationships has been emerging among those born in or after the 1960s

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

Vancouver Sun
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

USask graduate student takes research experience to the world stage at the UN

Kate Gillis, a graduate student in the Department of Indigenous Studies, was the first Indigenous or Métis intern to work at the Permanent Mission of Canada

Looking out for the underdog

USask anthropology professor Dr. Sandy Ervin (PhD) is set to retire after a half century on campus

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

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 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

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‘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

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

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

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

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

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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

Experts with Prairie roots surprised by speed of attack on Ukraine, but not by resistance to it

CBC Saskatchewan
As an academic with a focus on Ukraine and a woman of Ukrainian heritage, the war in her ancestors' home country has affected USask graduate Marnie Howlett (BA'15, MA'17) on several levels

International relations expert explains Russia-Ukraine conflict

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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

More than three-quarters of homicide victims in Sask. in 2020 were Indigenous: StatsCan

CBC Saskatchewan
Dr. Robert Henry (PhD), an Indigenous studies professor in the College of Arts and Science, says the statistics show action is needed

After a year of disasters, it’s urgent that we address Canada’s climate-caused water crisis

The Globe and Mail
Canada has had two brutal wake-up calls from Mother Nature this year, writes Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD), director of the Global Water Futures program, Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change, and a faculty member in the Department of Geography and Planning

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

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

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

CBC Saskatchewan
"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

Policy Options
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

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

The Conversation
“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

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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 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

‘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

USask students win international geoscience competition

Five graduate students in geological sciences won two top awards in the 2022 Frank Arnott – Next Generation Explorers Award Challenge

USask graduate student takes research experience to the world stage at the UN

Kate Gillis, a graduate student in the Department of Indigenous Studies, was the first Indigenous or Métis intern to work at the Permanent Mission of Canada

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 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

Museum of Antiquities acquires replica Sleeping Hermaphrodite sculpture

The 3D-printed piece was purchased with $25,000 in funding from a bequest gift

Museum field trips return to USask

About 2,400 kids from 100 classrooms took part in the field trips hosted by museums and departments of the College of Arts and Science this spring

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USask Indigenous studies professor emerita named acting vice-dean Indigenous

Dr. Priscilla Settee (PhD) has been appointed to a key leadership role in the College of Arts and Science

College of Arts and Science renewing a vision for fine and performing arts at USask

New project will assess opportunities and needs related to organizational structure, infrastructure, community partnerships, and research, scholarly, and artistic work

Patrick Bulas, Barbara Reimer win Dean’s Distinguished Staff Awards

The awards recognize employees of the College of Arts and Science who have distinguished themselves through excellence in work performance

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

New program at U of Sask. focusing on queer theory, gender diversity and sexualities

CBC Saskatchewan
"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)

The 2020/21 Dean’s Honour List

The College of Arts and Science recognizes its most outstanding students

Putting students first: College celebrates third “Think Big – Be Bold” Day

The College of Arts and Science is celebrating students at its annual college plan day

The top 10 stories of 2021

Counting down the year’s top College of Arts and Science news stories

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

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

Jill Blakley named College of Arts and Science interim vice-dean faculty relations

Dr. Jill Blakley (PhD) takes over the faculty relations portfolio from Dr. Valerie J. Korinek (PhD)

“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