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USask certificate gives a window into Japanese culture

The Certificate in Japanese Language and Culture launched in the College of Arts and Science in 2022

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‘Make your university experience work for you,’ says USask business economics graduate

Azee Amoo, who will receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in June, encourages other students to get involved in extracurricular activities and to try a variety of courses

Sociology students put their skills to the test with experiential learning

Students enrolled in Sociology 410 offered analytical skills for 211 Saskatchewan phone calls

USask awards ohpinamake Indigenous art prize to Joi T. Arcand

Arcand (BFA’06) is a multimedia artist from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation

Ask the Alumni Expert: Dr. Tracene Harvey (BA’98, MA’02, PhD)

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USask graduate Dr. Tracene Harvey, director/curator of the Museum of Antiquities, talks about the museum to commemorate International Museum Day on May 18

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

USask certificate gives a window into Japanese culture

The Certificate in Japanese Language and Culture launched in the College of Arts and Science in 2022

The art of collaboration

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USask graduate Jillian Ross (BFA’02) is sharing her knowledge of collaborative printmaking through an interactive exhibition at Remai Modern

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

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

The power of collaboration: Storytellers Challenge winners emphasize the importance of synergy in research

A collaboration between graduate students from USask and UBC secured a winning spot in the 2024 SSHRC Storytellers Challenge

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

Solar storm on the horizon

Radio-Canada
(En français) Dr. Kathryn McWilliams (PhD), director of SuperDARN Canada, speaks to Radio-Canada's Découverte about unlocking the secrets of the sun

Alumni Book Nook: Dennis Gruending (BA’70, ARTS’84)

Ottawa-based writer Dennis Gruending is the author of "A Communist for the RCMP: The Uncovered Story of a Social Movement Informant"

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USask awards ohpinamake Indigenous art prize to Joi T. Arcand

Arcand (BFA’06) is a multimedia artist from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation

Ask the Alumni Expert: Dr. Tracene Harvey (BA’98, MA’02, PhD)

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USask graduate Dr. Tracene Harvey, director/curator of the Museum of Antiquities, talks about the museum to commemorate International Museum Day on May 18

USask certificate gives a window into Japanese culture

The Certificate in Japanese Language and Culture launched in the College of Arts and Science in 2022

The art of collaboration

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USask graduate Jillian Ross (BFA’02) is sharing her knowledge of collaborative printmaking through an interactive exhibition at Remai Modern

Alumni Book Nook: Dennis Gruending (BA’70, ARTS’84)

Ottawa-based writer Dennis Gruending is the author of "A Communist for the RCMP: The Uncovered Story of a Social Movement Informant"

Alumni Book Nook: Jessica Waite (BA’94)

Calgary-based writer Jessica Waite is the author of "The Widow’s Guide to Dead Bastards: A Memoir"

USask graduate student wins prize in SSHRC Storytellers Challenge

Olivia Abram and her collaborator were Final Five winners in the national contest

USask Arts and Science alumni win book awards

Dr. John C. Courtney (DLitt’05, PhD) and Dee Hobsbawn-Smith (MFA’14, MA’21) have won 2024 Saskatchewan Book Awards

Windscape Brass Quintet

A concert featuring the Department of Music’s Dean McNeill and members of the Regina Symphony and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Alumni Book Nook: Victoria M. Jurgens (BA’91, BSNT’92)

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Victoria M. Jurgens is the author of the children’s book "Silisia Dances Toward Her Dream"

USask drama alumni celebrate 50 years of 25th Street Theatre

The influential Saskatoon theatre company is holding its 50th anniversary celebration at USask

Alumni Book Nook: Dr. Mark Abley (BA’75, DLitt’22)

USask Alumni
Mark Abley is the author of "Conversations with a Dead Man: Indigenous Rights and the Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott"

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‘Make your university experience work for you,’ says USask business economics graduate

Azee Amoo, who will receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in June, encourages other students to get involved in extracurricular activities and to try a variety of courses

USask awards ohpinamake Indigenous art prize to Joi T. Arcand

Arcand (BFA’06) is a multimedia artist from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation

Ask the Alumni Expert: Dr. Tracene Harvey (BA’98, MA’02, PhD)

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USask graduate Dr. Tracene Harvey, director/curator of the Museum of Antiquities, talks about the museum to commemorate International Museum Day on May 18

The art of collaboration

Green&White
USask graduate Jillian Ross (BFA’02) is sharing her knowledge of collaborative printmaking through an interactive exhibition at Remai Modern

Alumni Book Nook: Dennis Gruending (BA’70, ARTS’84)

Ottawa-based writer Dennis Gruending is the author of "A Communist for the RCMP: The Uncovered Story of a Social Movement Informant"

Alumni Book Nook: Jessica Waite (BA’94)

Calgary-based writer Jessica Waite is the author of "The Widow’s Guide to Dead Bastards: A Memoir"

USask Arts and Science alumni win book awards

Dr. John C. Courtney (DLitt’05, PhD) and Dee Hobsbawn-Smith (MFA’14, MA’21) have won 2024 Saskatchewan Book Awards

Alumni Book Nook: Victoria M. Jurgens (BA’91, BSNT’92)

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Victoria M. Jurgens is the author of the children’s book "Silisia Dances Toward Her Dream"

USask drama alumni celebrate 50 years of 25th Street Theatre

The influential Saskatoon theatre company is holding its 50th anniversary celebration at USask

Offering support to international graduate students

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USask graduate Dr. Yolanda Palmer-Clarke (PhD’15) continues to be a source of encouragement for international students

Alumni Book Nook: Dr. Mark Abley (BA’75, DLitt’22)

USask Alumni
Mark Abley is the author of "Conversations with a Dead Man: Indigenous Rights and the Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott"

College of Arts and Science teaching fellowship recipient to study uses of AI in classroom

Lesley Biggs Early Career Teaching Fellowship intended to support future scholars, foster teaching excellence

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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

Solar storm on the horizon

Radio-Canada
(En français) Dr. Kathryn McWilliams (PhD), director of SuperDARN Canada, speaks to Radio-Canada's Découverte about unlocking the secrets of the sun

USask alumnus headlines technology event to inspire Saskatchewan students

Rahat Yasir (MSc'18) gave the keynote at Digitized 2024

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

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

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USask awards ohpinamake Indigenous art prize to Joi T. Arcand

Arcand (BFA’06) is a multimedia artist from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation

The power of collaboration: Storytellers Challenge winners emphasize the importance of synergy in research

A collaboration between graduate students from USask and UBC secured a winning spot in the 2024 SSHRC Storytellers Challenge

'Each word is a spirit': Saskatoon play reinvents Shakespeare in English, French and Cree

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
"It’s an honour that I get to translate — and I’ve got to do it right," said Cree language keeper and Department of Indigenous Studies faculty member Randy Morin

USask community marks Red Dress Day

Faculty, staff, and students were invited to an event to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people

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

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

USask double honours student has passion for volunteering

“Follow your interests,” says award-winning computer science and math student Fraser McLeod

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

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The power of collaboration: Storytellers Challenge winners emphasize the importance of synergy in research

A collaboration between graduate students from USask and UBC secured a winning spot in the 2024 SSHRC Storytellers Challenge

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

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

Métis cancer survivors share their stories of confronting and beating cancer

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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

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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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‘Make your university experience work for you,’ says USask business economics graduate

Azee Amoo, who will receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in June, encourages other students to get involved in extracurricular activities and to try a variety of courses

Sociology students put their skills to the test with experiential learning

Students enrolled in Sociology 410 offered analytical skills for 211 Saskatchewan phone calls

USask certificate gives a window into Japanese culture

The Certificate in Japanese Language and Culture launched in the College of Arts and Science in 2022

USask graduate student wins prize in SSHRC Storytellers Challenge

Olivia Abram and her collaborator were Final Five winners in the national contest

USask alumnus headlines technology event to inspire Saskatchewan students

Rahat Yasir (MSc'18) gave the keynote at Digitized 2024

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

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

USask double honours student has passion for volunteering

“Follow your interests,” says award-winning computer science and math student Fraser McLeod

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

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Sociology students put their skills to the test with experiential learning

Students enrolled in Sociology 410 offered analytical skills for 211 Saskatchewan phone calls

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

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

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

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

USask professor receives prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship

Professor Dr. Loleen Berdahl (PhD) has received the most prestigious national teaching award in Canada

College of Arts and Science honours innovative staff

Winners chosen for the 2024 Dean’s Distinguished Staff 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

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

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’

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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

USask announces 2024 Images of Research contest winners

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