College of Arts and Science professor, alumni honoured with YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

Since 1982, the YWCA Saskatoon Women of Distinction Awards have honoured hundreds of women for their inspirational leadership and extraordinary contributions to their community

Bridges

Pamela Goulden-McLeod helped steer the city through COVID-19 

Goulden-McLeod (BA'95), the city's director of emergency management, was thrust into the spotlight as the province reported its first COVID-19 cases

Green & White

USask alumni-owned company successful amidst pandemic 

Tyler (BSA'08, MSc'12) and Amy Kaban (BComm'06, MIT'15) started Parkerview Kombucha in 2017 and are proud to be a woman-owned and family-operated business in Saskatoon

Arts & Culture

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Student-created videos shine a light on collaborations between Museum of Antiquities, Canadian Light Source

Students and faculty members are raising awareness of the benefits of collaborative interdisciplinary research by highlighting how synchrotron science can provide new information about historical and cultural artifacts

On Campus News

Uniquely USask: Prints by Picasso part of the USask story 

Six rare Picasso linocuts were donated to the university collection by alumnus Dr. Frederick Mulder (PhD) in 2012

Faculty and Friends Virtual Concert

Dec 2, 2020
A free concert featuring Garry Gable, Kathy Gable, Arlene Shiplett and Jaya Hoy

College Vision

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College of Arts and Science releases annual progress report

The College of Arts and Science has published its annual update on “Think Big – Be Bold,” the college’s plan to 2025

USask’s Shared Spaces project to unveil innovative new app on Nuit Blanche Eve

With support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Shared Spaces project is exploring how augmented reality can create opportunities for connection through art

Certificate in Classical and Medieval Latin ‘immensely’ beneficial for USask alumni

The Certificate in Classical and Medieval Latin is one of 13 certificate programs currently on offer in the College of Arts and Science

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On Campus News

Lambert provides expertise on disaster risk reduction for Indigenous communities 

Lambert said the risk of contracting and spreading the coronavirus is greater in Indigenous communities that already face issues such as poverty, overcrowding and inadequate housing

Eagle Feather News

Collaborative art project steps towards reconciliation 

Thirteen carved stone steps will be installed at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery in monthly periods correlating with the phase of the full moon

USask art installation honours Indigenous measures of time

One by one, 13 carved stone steps representing the 13 moons will be installed at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery

Politics & Society

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The Pigeon

How psychedelics are a game-changer for dying Canadians 

Medical historian Dr. Erika Dyck (PhD) of the Department of History discusses the complicated history of psychedelics

USask research teams awarded $400K for COVID-19 mental health projects 

Professor of psychology Dr. Megan O’Connell (PhD) and her team team will expand a pilot project for older adults that employs “virtual socialization hubs”

The Bilson Lecture: A talk by author Bathsheba Demuth

Nov 2, 2020
The Bilson Lecture at the University of Saskatchewan is held every two years to honour the late Professor Geoffrey Bilson

Science & Technology

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The Washington Post

Aim assist in the crosshairs 

Computer science professor Dr. Regan Mandryk (PhD) has extensively studied the subject of aim assist and the dynamics of playing with a controller or a mouse and keyboard

Protecting Saskatchewan lakes from contamination 

Using the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, a University of Saskatchewan-led research team has developed a method for monitoring uranium contaminants in mine tailings using samples from McClean Lake

On Campus News

Where the river flows: How a proud history of water research led USask to be ranked No.1 in Canada 

“The continued commitment to water research excellence at USask has brought us to the forefront in Canada and now the world,” said Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD)

Students & Campus Life

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Virtual Town Hall for Arts and Science Students

Oct 27, 2020
Get answers to your questions from Dean Peta Bonham-Smith

USask graduate students to launch new archaeology and anthropology journal

The annual journal, called Pathways, will be published online each fall

Canadian Light Source

A world of difference: Shining a light on Indigenous women in science 

USask physics student Julia Doucette-Garr completed an internship at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) this summer

Voices & Opinion

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USask researcher seeks stories about historic 62-year-old mining strike

Sociology professor Dr. Elizabeth Quinlan (PhD) was awarded federal funding of $68,700, through Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), to conduct a case study on the 1958 Inco strike

What’s at stake? Let's talk about the U.S. election

Oct 29, 2020
The Department of Political Studies is hosting a live online discussion on Oct. 29 focused on this year’s U.S. election

The Globe and Mail

Are Canadians ready to accept psychedelics in palliative care? 

We should explore investments in health-care options that combine elements of reconciliation, universality, and dignity, writes history professor Dr. Erika Dyck (PhD)