USask appoints new dean in College of Agriculture and Bioresources 

Dr. Angela Bedard-Haughn (BSc'96, Sc'98, MSc'01, PhD) earned her BSc in geography at the College of Arts and Science


Jones gives it a Push in YXE 

Immediately after Chad Jones graduated with two degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, he applied for a job at Apple

CBC News

Brendan Kelly's The Good Fight wins $10K J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, for best nonfiction book about Canada 

Brendan Kelly (BA'06, MA'08) is a graduate of the College of Arts and Science's Department of History

Arts & Culture

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Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Creative Isolation: Jazz musician Dean McNeill rallies for the arts 

Professor Dean McNeill will become head of the Department of Music in July

USask unites: Campus jazz musicians release tribute to health-care workers during COVID-19 

The USask Jazz Combo put together a video featuring members recording themselves playing in isolation

From overseas to music degree for soprano 

Five years ago, Angela Gjurichanin made a life-changing move from Macedonia to Canada with her family, without a firm grasp of English and without truly knowing what to expect

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College honours 2020 Dean’s Distinguished Staff Award winners

Sharla Daviduik and Erin Wasylow are the recipients of the award, which recognizes employees who have set themselves apart through excellence in work performance and quality of service

Angela Jaime appointed vice-dean Indigenous in the College of Arts and Science

A member of the Pit River and Valley Maidu Tribes of Northern California, Jaime comes to USask from the University of Wyoming

Dr. Martin Gaal, Dr. Steven Prime honoured with New Teacher Awards

The awards acknowledge expert teaching and educational leadership, as well as the recipients’ overall contributions to the college’s academic programming and its students


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Documentary about Colten Boushie's death wins Canadian Screen Award 

Filmmaker Dr. Tasha Hubbard Hubbard (BA’94, MA’06) is a graduate of USask’s College of Arts and Science and a former faculty member in the college’s Department of English

Saskatchewan Métis scholar hired as Gabriel Dumont Research Chair in Métis Studies at USask

Dr. Allyson Stevenson (PhD) will work to build research and teaching capacity in Métis studies at USask

USask College of Medicine hosts Indigenous language training 

The college turned to Randy Morin, a Cree language expert and professor in the College of Arts and Science's Department of Indigenous Studies, to put together the classes

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Anthropology student explores women’s reproductive decision-making processes

Jessica Jack, who will graduate with a four-year Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree this spring, will be honoured with the award for Most Outstanding Graduate in Anthropology

CBC Saskatchewan

Community archives capturing life, coping strategies during pandemic in Sask. 

USask has launched a virtual space where people can upload things that are important to them or have helped them cope during the pandemic

USask research on Spanish Flu teaches lessons about pandemics 

Saskatchewan is wisely learning from its past by insisting on social distancing as it slowly re-opens its business activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, say University of Saskatchewan researchers

Science & Technology

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Formidable math competition contestant named Most Outstanding Graduate in Mathematics

"I have worked hard the past four years, and have had a lot of support from friends, family and professors along the way that has no doubt helped me tremendously," says Jacob Taylor

Researchers observe protons ‘playing hopscotch’ in a high-pressure form of ice

The discovery by Dr. John Tse (PhD) and collaborators in Ireland could help us understand the behaviour of water on other planets

Award-winning geological sciences student discovers passion for fieldwork

Iliajah Pidskalny is the recipient of the Walter Kupsch Award from the Saskatchewan Geological Society

Students & Campus Life

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English student honoured for academic achievement and community involvement

Drumlin Crape was twice awarded a Hannon Scholarship from the University of Saskatchewan's Department of English

Arts and Science graduate students win highest academic honours

Dr. Mohammad Masudur Rahman (PhD) and Dr. Christopher West (PhD) have been awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal

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Coronavirus halted years of research and Canada needs a strategy to fight back 

Many graduate students across Canada are in limbo after they had to end experiments in progress or abandon field work when coronavirus closures halted years of work in mid-March

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Bill Waiser: My parents, the novel coronavirus and what I learned from them 

Dr. Bill Waiser (MA'76, PhD'83, DLitt'10) offers his thoughts on what he learned from his parents, both of whom lived through the Great Depression and Second World War

CBC Saskatoon

Sask. economy has hopefully 'bottomed out' after losing 53,000 jobs in April, says economist 

"It's a huge shock. It's a huge loss, something you'd literally expect to see during a war," said Dr. Joel Bruneau (PhD), head of the Department of Economics