Pioneering ag prof grows deep roots on campus 

Like many students heading to USask, professor emeritus Robert (Bob) McKercher, a College of Arts and Science alumnus, came from farming roots

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USask’s 2021 Alumni Achievement Award winners 

This year’s Alumni Achievement Awards recipients are a dynamic and influential group of changemakers whose varied careers have had a profound impact not only in their local communities, but also on a global scale

SHIFT Series: LinkedIn and Networking in the Pandemic

Apr 27, 2021
SHIFT is a weekly webinar series that aims to prepare College of Arts and Science undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates for life after graduation

Arts & Culture

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Creative Isolation: S.E. Grummett wows crowds while stuck in Australia 

College of Arts and Science graduate S.E. Grummett (BFA'16) won the Best Theatre award at the Adelaide Fringe for their show Something in the Water, which premiered at the Saskatoon Fringe

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

Jude Griebel: Illuminated Collapse

May 3, 2021 to Aug 21, 2021
The exhibition presents a series of six detailed dioramas merging figure and ground to highlight human connection to the surrounding world

College Vision

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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

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

Indigenous

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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 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

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

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

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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

In memory of Dr. Susan Robertson (PhD)

Dr. Susan Robertson, a dedicated and long-term member of the Department of Sociology, passed away on March 21, 2021

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

Science & Technology

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Examining esports excellence 

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

On Campus News

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

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USask announces 2021 Images of Research Competition winners 

University of Saskatchewan faculty, staff, students and alumni submitted their best photos of research for consideration in an array of categories for the seventh annual Images of Research Competition this year

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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

‘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

SHIFT Series: Resiliency and Pivoting Your Career

Apr 20, 2021
SHIFT is a weekly webinar series that aims to prepare College of Arts and Science undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates for life after graduation

Voices & Opinion

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CBC Indigenous

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)

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

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