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A student for life

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

A student for life

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

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

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

Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra: The Art of The Big Band

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

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

Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra: The Fab 4 and More: Beatles for Big Band

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

Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra: Dimensions In Sound

Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra
An audiovisual collaboration with Department of Art and Art History faculty member Allyson Glenn

Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra: Make A Joyful Noise!

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

Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra: Back In The Swing of Things!

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

Nuit Blanche Eve Augmented Reality Tour at USask

This all-ages contemporary art event will feature 16 AR artworks created by 12 USask students

Bill Waiser receives 2021 Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence

Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild
Dr. Bill Waiser (MA'76, PhD'83, DLitt'10) is a distinguished professor emeritus and one of the College of Arts and Science's Alumni of Influence

anohc kipasikonaw/we rise/niipawii: Installation of the final step

The last of 13 carved stone steps will be installed at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery

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Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra: The Art of The Big Band

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

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

Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra: The Fab 4 and More: Beatles for Big Band

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

Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra: Dimensions In Sound

Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra
An audiovisual collaboration with Department of Art and Art History faculty member Allyson Glenn

Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra: Make A Joyful Noise!

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

Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra: Back In The Swing of Things!

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

Nuit Blanche Eve Augmented Reality Tour at USask

This all-ages contemporary art event will feature 16 AR artworks created by 12 USask students

anohc kipasikonaw/we rise/niipawii: Installation of the final step

The last of 13 carved stone steps will be installed at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery

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

Dancing Sky Theatre returns with a unique take on the pandemic

Discover Humboldt
Numerous College of Arts and Science alumni are involved in the production, including Crispi Lord (BFA'98), Sheldon Corbett (BMus'80), Jenna Berenbaum (BFA'15) and Jensine Trondson (BFA'19)

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

Book launch: Field Requiem by Sheri Benning

Benning is an assistant professor in the Department of English in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan

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A student for life

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

Bill Waiser receives 2021 Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence

Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild
Dr. Bill Waiser (MA'76, PhD'83, DLitt'10) is a distinguished professor emeritus and one of the College of Arts and Science's Alumni of Influence

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

Dancing Sky Theatre returns with a unique take on the pandemic

Discover Humboldt
Numerous College of Arts and Science alumni are involved in the production, including Crispi Lord (BFA'98), Sheldon Corbett (BMus'80), Jenna Berenbaum (BFA'15) and Jensine Trondson (BFA'19)

Bread and bytes: Russell Muzzolini brings Saskatchewan values to Silicon Valley

Bridges
Dr. Russell Muzzolini (BSc'88, MSc'92, PhD'92) was honoured with a College of Arts and Science Alumni of Influence award in 2020

‘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

Saskatoon-born Zachari Logan's Ghost Meadows premieres at Remai Modern

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Ghost Meadows is a new exhibition at Remai Modern featuring work by College of Arts and Science Alumni of Influence award recipient Zachari Logan (BFA'05, MFA'09)

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

USask PhD graduate returns to academia to pursue a research-focused undergraduate degree

“Discovering, exploring, and learning are exhilarating to me”

Alumni mover and shaker: Dr. Ashley Tshala

The Green & White
Dr. Ashley Tshala (BSc’16, MD’20) still feels the sting of racism she felt as a youngster growing up in a predominately white Saskatoon neighbourhood

Alumni highlight: Lindsay Knight

The Green & White
At 13 years old, Lindsay Knight (ARTS'10, MA'13) discovered the lyricism and storytelling of hip-hop music

USask research is for the birds

The Green & White
The legacy of a conservationist lives on through her $2.3-million gift

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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

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

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

Canada's waning water supply sows division in farm belt

CTV News
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)

College of Arts and Science welcomes seven new faculty members

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

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

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

Global News
“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

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

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

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 is for the birds

The Green & White
The legacy of a conservationist lives on through her $2.3-million gift

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anohc kipasikonaw/we rise/niipawii: Installation of the final step

The last of 13 carved stone steps will be installed at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery

College of Arts and Science welcomes seven new faculty members

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

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

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

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

Family support made a big difference for grads

Eagle Feather News
College of Arts and Science alumna Larissa Burnouf (BA'18, Cert'21, JD'21) recently graduated with a law degree and a certificate in Indigenous governance and politics while raising her two children and working full-time

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

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

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

Statement on unmarked graves found at former residential school at Cowessess First Nation

A message from College of Arts and Science Dean Peta Bonham-Smith and Vice-Dean Indigenous Angela Jaime

Cree actor receives new USask student drama award

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

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

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

Learn Indigenous history from Indigenous experts: Sask. Métis prof

CBC Saskatchewan
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

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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

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

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

Sept. 21: Election panel event

Join the Department of Political Studies for a virtual panel event, featuring experts who will offer their insights on the federal election

College of Arts and Science welcomes seven new faculty members

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

Neanderthal hand axes connect USask students to the past

The Department of Archaeology and Anthropology is home to a pair of stone hand axes made by Neanderthals about 200,000 years ago

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

Therapy dogs reduce anxiety for vaccine clients

Saskatchewan Health Authority
Through a partnership with St. John Ambulance and the University of Saskatchewan (USask), the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) had therapy dogs available at walk-in clinics

‘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

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

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

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

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

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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

Sept. 21: Election panel event

Join the Department of Political Studies for a virtual panel event, featuring experts who will offer their insights on the federal election

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

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

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

Regina's Dewdney Avenue is a constant reminder of the mass killing of Indigenous people

CBC News
Edgar Dewdney was responsible for quelling dissent among the chiefs, writes Dr. Robert Innes (PhD), professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies

Learn Indigenous history from Indigenous experts: Sask. Métis prof

CBC Saskatchewan
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

Can justice in Kamloops come through the International Criminal Court?

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

New stat holiday a chance to 'get educated,' Sask. residential school survivor says

CTV News
For real action, Indigenous people need to be part of policy decision-making, said Dr. Priscilla Settee (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of Indigenous Studies

What I told my child about the Kamloops graves—to honour the 215

Maclean's
College of Arts and Science alumna Tenille Campbell (BA'07) describes the exhaustion of hearing about residential school trauma, and her determination to share those stories with the next generation

Canada must do more to ensure global access to vaccines

The Sheaf
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

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

CBC Indigenous
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)

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A student for life

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

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

Nuit Blanche Eve Augmented Reality Tour at USask

This all-ages contemporary art event will feature 16 AR artworks created by 12 USask students

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

Neanderthal hand axes connect USask students to the past

The Department of Archaeology and Anthropology is home to a pair of stone hand axes made by Neanderthals about 200,000 years ago

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

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

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 ArtSci graduate builds career from undergraduate research experiences

Terava Groff plans to pursue a Master of Science degree in geography beginning in September 2021

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

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College of Arts and Science welcomes seven new faculty members

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

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

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

USask psychology department unveils new name

The Department of Psychology is now the Department of Psychology and Health Studies

Music professor named interim associate dean student affairs

Dr. Darrin Oehlerking (DMA) has been appointed to a key leadership role in the College of Arts and 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

College of Arts and Science recognizes distinguished staff

Shannon Boklaschuk and Joni Morman are the winners of the 2021 Dean’s Distinguished Staff Award

College of Arts and Science employees nominated for staff recognition award

Fourteen outstanding employees of the College of Arts and Science have been nominated for the 2021 Dean’s Distinguished Staff Award

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

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

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