Gulf News

Sharjah Ruler appoints new chancellor for the American University of Sharjah 

College of Arts and Science graduate Dr. Susan Mumm (BA'87, MA'89) will begin her duties in August

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Brad Birnie, Blaine Fagnou, Bruce Klaassen among 2021 Sask. Golf Hall of Fame inductees 

College of Arts and Science alumni Brad Birnie (BA'83) and Blaine Fagnou (BSc'91, BA'94) will be honoured during an induction ceremony scheduled for Sept. 18

Financial Post

Montreal's Inovia Capital taps former Google executive for top tech role 

Dr. Steven Woods (BSc'87), a 2021 USask Alumni Achievement Award recipient, is joining Montreal-based venture capital firm Inovia Capital

Arts & Culture

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Costumes, collaboration and community mark Beverley Kobelsky's theatre career 

College of Arts and Science graduate and staff member Beverley Kobelsky (BFA'87, BA'91) has had a decades-long career creating costumes for Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

20/21 Vision: Speculating in Literature and Film in Canada

Aug 16, 2021 to Aug 22, 2021
An international online conference hosted by USask’s Department of English

COVID-19 experiences inspire new USask course on music and wellbeing

“As the world searches to heal and rebuild from a global pandemic, music’s critical role will be explored and reinforced in this course," says Dr. Jennifer Lang (PhD)

College Vision

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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


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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

Eagle Feather News

Family support made a big difference for grads 

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

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

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

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

Politics & Society

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Three USask students named 2021 Vanier Scholars, one awarded international post-doctoral fellowship 

Computer science PhD student Fidelia Anulika Orji and post-doctoral fellow of history Osiris González Romero are among the recipients

On Campus News

Examining how therapy dogs support well-being 

A USask sociology researcher is studying how therapy dog-handler teams can support people dealing with substance use or mental health concerns

USask researcher studies ancient northern reindeer herding culture 

An international team led by Dr. Tatiana Nomokonova (PhD) will investigate the 2,200-year history and ongoing importance of reindeer herding to Indigenous Nenets and Khanty peoples in the Iamal peninsula of Arctic Siberia

Science & Technology

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Caterpillars borrow weapons from viruses in battle against parasitic wasps: USask research 

“The objective was to determine the underlying molecular mechanism that allows some viruses to prevail,” said Dr. Martin Erlandson (PhD), an adjunct professor in the Department of Biology

Important environmental issues tackled in two timely new USask courses

GEOL 498: Geoscience of Green Energy and the Digital Economy and GEOG 898: Social Hydrology will be offered during the 2021 Fall Term

USask researcher discovers tiny beetles cause big threat to woodland caribou 

Dr. Philip McLoughlin (PhD) of the Department of Biology is co-author of the research

Students & Campus Life

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Protect the pack and get vaccinated

Student leaders share their reasons for getting the COVID-19 vaccine

On Campus News

NSERC CREATE for Water Security leaves lasting impact 

A unique water security training program at USask is wrapping up after six years

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

Voices & Opinion

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

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

CBC Saskatchewan

Learn Indigenous history from Indigenous experts: Sask. Métis prof 

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

Policy Options

Can justice in Kamloops come through the International Criminal Court? 

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