USask-led study aims to understand, mitigate change in western boreal forest

University of Saskatchewan wildlife ecologist Dr. Philip McLoughlin’s (PhD) research team has been awarded $1.87 million by a federal granting agency for an interdisciplinary proje...

USask-led study finds a high-fish diet may not be bad for you

A synchrotron-based study led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers shows that the chemical form of mercury found in the brains of people who ate a lot of fish over a l...

USask, international researchers will work with Inuit youth, explore art as a tool for monitoring impacts of climate change

A Canadian-United Kingdom research team has received $1,538,725 in funding to undertake a three-year project titled ‘Carving out Climate Testimony: Inuit Youth, Wellness & Environm...

Practically changing the world

USask alumnus Dennis Whyte (BE’86) is leading efforts at MIT to make clean, economical fusion energy a reality.

USask research will focus on social justice and physical health in vulnerable populations

Two University of Saskatchewan (USask) research projects will highlight the importance of equitable opportunities for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (2SLGBTQ+)...

Becoming a nurse researcher to advocate for change

Jordan Sherstobitoff is completing a Master of Nursing to create the change needed to achieve health equity.

USask student uses digital tools to explore 19th-century British fashion

Undergraduate course taught by Dr. Jim Clifford (PhD) introduces students to new ways of researching and presenting history<br/><br/>

Researchers at USask providing Indigenous leadership in $5M grant for national heart failure research network

Leading Indigenous researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) will play a critical role in a new national, patient-driven network addressing the challenges of heart fail...

USask research reveals pandemic had negative impact on mental health of Sask. children, youth

Nearly 40 per cent of children and youth in Saskatchewan reported their mental health was worse compared to the beginning of the pandemic, according to survey results published by ...

FutureNow event at Saskatchewan legislature to showcase undergraduate student work

On May 3, the FutureNow event will bring undergraduate students from four of Saskatchewan’s major post-secondary institutions together to share their best research, scholarly, arti...

USask ranks 58th among 1,400 universities worldwide in advancing sustainable development

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) tied for 58th place in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact overall rankings, which measured the success of more than 1,40...

USask research team to establish community-informed program to help smokers quit

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team is creating a provincial program framework to help community organizations better implement smoking cessation programs. The commu...

Wildfire smoke accelerates glacier melt, affects mountain runoff: USask research

As global temperatures rise, wildfires are becoming more common. A new study by University of Saskatchewan (USask) hydrology researchers found that exposure to wildfire smoke can c...

USask researcher investigates Prairie superstorms

Scientists are long past the point of debating whether climate change is happening—the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was crystal clear: to keep the...

USask digital exhibit showcases dining practices of ancient Romans

Cēna was developed by archaeology graduate student Christie Fender and is housed on USask’s Shared Spaces app.

USask soil health research helps sustain and expand Indigenous farming operations

Understanding how agricultural practices affect soil health and quality on Indigenous agricultural lands is crucial to the sustainability and resiliency of the land in the face of ...

USask research aims to help cows, forage plants deal with stresses

Two University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $322,000 in total by a federal agency for developing drought and salinity-tolerant forage crops, and reducing h...

2022 College of Kinesiology Research Showcase

The College of Kinesiology Graduate Student Society in collaboration with the College of Kinesiology hosted the 2022 College of Kinesiology Research Showcase from March 28 - April ...

Global Institute for Food Security at USask receives provincial funding to measure and promote sustainable agriculture practices

The Government of Saskatchewan has announced $2 million in new funding to the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) as part of its 202...

USask teams funded to breathe new life into lung health research

Three transdisciplinary research teams from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) have been awarded almost $350,000 to discover solutions to lung health challenges.

USask research plays role in developing space radiation experiments for NASA Artemis I mission

The upcoming NASA mission, Artemis I, which is set to launch new equipment into space to test its viability for taking astronauts back to the moon, will also be carrying biological...

USask report identifies sectors putting global freshwater resources at risk

A new report led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers reveals how industry practices are driving critical threats to global freshwater systems, including groundwater d...

USask experts collaborate on international project to transform water predictions

A team of hydrologists from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and University of Calgary (UCalgary) comprises the Canadian contingent in an unprecedented international collabor...

Announcing the 2022 USask Images of Research: Innovations and creations with impact

Knowledge is beautiful. Each year, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers showcase their work through images, providing a stunning demonstration of what USask researchers d...

USask to host Defining Moments Canada exhibit on Gerhard Herzberg in celebration of basic research

SASKATOON – As part of a national initiative to mark the 50th anniversary of Gerhard Herzberg’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has partnered with ...

USask-led multi-disciplinary team helping to develop strategy for virtual care

Internationally renowned virtual care pioneer Dr. Ivar Mendez (MD, PhD) of the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is leading a large gro...

Assault weapons ban, climate change action divisive: Prairie residents

Prairie residents are in lockstep with fellow Canadians in saying COVID-19 and the 2021 federal election were the two biggest issues that divided the country over the past year.

USask study helps build a new ‘normal’ for family planning in 2SLGBTQ+ communities

Almost every human faces the monumental and deeply personal choice to have children or not. The decision can be extremely complex, especially for members of the Two-Spirit, lesbian...

USask-led study aims to provide guide to ‘build back better’ after pandemic

A large interdisciplinary team led by two University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers, which is collaborating with community service agencies in Saskatoon and Regina, has been a...

USask announces new Beef Industry Integrated Forage Management and Utilization Chair

Bree Kelln has been selected as the new Beef Industry Integrated Forage Management and Utilization (IFMU) Chair for the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

USask teams awarded $600,000 to find innovative solutions to addictions

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded more than $600,000 to catalyze innovative ideas and move research into real-world settings in the face of the growi...

Collaborative surveillance team detects SARS-CoV-2 virus in Saskatchewan white-tailed deer

Nearly two years after researchers pooled resources to build a wildlife surveillance program, there’s proof that SARS-CoV-2 virus is circulating among free-ranging, white-tailed de...

Peeling onions to help crops withstand drought and disease

Researchers are using synchrotron light to literally peel back the onion on cell walls to help plants better withstand the stresses caused by climate change and disease.

Re-envisioning child welfare

Jillian Senécal hopes her GENI research project will help bring traditional Indigenous family values to child welfare policy.

USask, international researchers find modern animal life could have origins in delta

The ancestors of many animal species alive today may have lived in a delta in what is now China, suggests new research published in Nature Communications by an international team i...

USask student assists adolescents in exploring COVID-19 experiences through animation

An online exhibition featuring artwork created by participants in the health studies research project will be held on March 27<br/><br/>

USask researchers track multi-species transmission in world first

A team of University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have cracked a multi-species mystery, documenting the flow of a common canine pathogen from a dog to a human.

USask researchers aim to boost uranium, wheat sectors with novel technology

SASKATOON – Two University of Saskatchewan (USask) projects have been awarded Natural Sciences and Engineering Council (NSERC) Alliance Grants totaling $885,000 for research aimed ...

Federal funding invested in research that will build cancer prevention tools rooted in Métis culture

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher has been awarded more than $125,000 from three major funding bodies to support a project that seeks to lower cancer rates of Métis p...

USask study finds dog therapy can reduce ER patients’ pain and anxiety

University of Saskatchewan (USask) research shows therapy dogs can help reduce pain and improve well-being for people treated in emergency rooms.

USask galleries welcome Art Auntie to support gender-diverse artists

New staff member will co-develop programming initiatives through the Capacitor project, funded by the Canada Council for the Arts<br/><br/>

Using pancake stacks to make better electronics

Scientists are working to develop advanced electronics by taking inspiration from a breakfast favourite and stacking molecules like pancakes.

USask research videos in Cree, Dene highlight ideas to build capacity in North

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have produced four videos—two each in Cree and Dene—to present the results of a project that partnered with seven Indigenous communit...

Playing video games may enhance reading skills, says USask study

University of Saskatchewan (USask) psychology graduate student Shaylyn Kress may have identified what kids have wanted their parents to think all along – that playing video games r...

USask wastewater COVID detectives’ paper is a roadmap for other scientists

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers set up a wastewater monitoring program that’s become the province’s sole reliable source for data on the prevalence of COVID-19. Now ...

USask research collaboration shows increased wildfires may slow recovery of Earth’s ozone layer

A new study reveals that an expected increase in wildfires due to climate change may lead to chemical reactions that cause destruction of the Earth’s protective ozone layer and slo...

USask research: Protecting endangered species and habitats

Dr. Eric Lamb (PhD) understands there are no easy answers when it comes to the delicate balance between ecology and the economy in a proudly agriculture-driven province.

USask research finds substance derived from tire debris is toxic to two trout species

Every time it rains, fish living downstream of storm drains are exposed to pollutants, including the tire-derived compound 6PPD-quinone, in the runoff. Recently, this substance has...

Mathematicians build the future of materials through art: USask research

Art and mathematics may go hand-in-hand when building new and better materials for use in quantum computing and other quantum applications, according to University of Saskatchewan ...

Crop, forestry residues fuel USask, industry green project

With Saskatchewan’s north home to a boreal forest that’s larger than Germany, and its south making up nearly half of Canada’s cropland, the province’s agriculture and lumber indust...

An algorithm to improve processing of lentils

Infrared and microwave treatments for milled lentils are being optimized for the Saskatchewan market

The dollars and ‘sense’ behind wetland conservation: USask research

A team of University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers has built a tool designed to estimate a value for wetland services to help farmers, land planners and policy makers underst...

USask drama professor aims to make the stage a more inclusive place

University of Saskatchewan (USask) associate professor of drama Carla Orosz is undertaking a research project that will shine a spotlight on a major need in theatre—designing perfo...

Recreating outer space on earth

USask professor John Tse is using our BXDS beamlines for insight into ice formation in extreme environments.

New federal funding to enrich USask digital agriculture research

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) Computer Science and Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) team has been awarded $125,000 in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovat...

‘We take water for granted’: USask professor highlights human relationship with water through artwork

Susan Shantz's new exhibition, Confluence, will be on view at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery until May 1<br/><br/>

USask collaboration key to research funding success

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has awarded $810,000 over five years to a diverse team of University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers who are embarking on an a...

USask researchers collaborate with Indigenous communities to address health inequities with new federal funding

Two University of Saskatchewan (USask) research teams have been awarded more than $2.8 million in federal funding to address systemic inequities in the lives of Indigenous people i...

USask researcher awarded SSHRC funding to build more engaging online learning platforms

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Dr. Shan Wang (PhD) has been awarded funding by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to investigate h...

USask researchers target prostate cancer cells to develop new treatments

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer for men in Canada. Two University of Saskatchewan (USask) investigators are hoping their research will identify targets that lead ...

USask selects three new signature areas of research

Researchers embrace exploration — responding to emerging questions and needs as they arise in the pursuit of new knowledge. The renewal process for the University of Saskatchewan’s...

Measuring the amount of carbon in Saskatchewan wetland soils: USask study

University of Saskatchewan (USask) graduate student Chantel Chizen is investigating how much carbon is stored in the soil of Prairie wetlands, and what this can mean for environmen...

USask AgBio researcher David Natcher named UArctic Chair

Professor David Natcher from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been appointed as the UArctic Chair in Water, Energy and Food (WEF) Security in the Arctic for the next five...

USask-City of Saskatoon study finds ways to divert edible food from landfill

Diverting edible items from the landfill to improve food security is an easy cause to support. Removing the barriers to make it happen, however, can be complicated.

JSGS master’s research contributes to empowering expecting Indigenous mothers

Valerie McLeod, JSGS GENI student, and academic and community advisors support Yellow Quill First Nation to develop birthing rights toolkit for expecting mothers.<br/><br/>

USask researchers: The post-pandemic legacy of COVID-19

From the lingering effects of long COVID on patients, to the long-term impacts of an overburdened health-care system, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers are concerned a...

Pathology professor recognized with lifetime achievement award

After significant contributions and dedication to a career of cancer research, Dr. Rajendra K. Sharma (SOM, PhD, DSc, FRSA) has been recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by...

WCVM equine study first to show wound healing after stem cell therapy

A team of researchers at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) has published the first equine study to demonstrate changes in wound healing following stem cell therapy.

USask study finds post-surgical monoclonal antibody treatment reduces breast cancer recurrence

Treating women diagnosed with one type of early-stage breast cancer with the monoclonal antibody trastuzumab after surgery reduces the risk of the cancer returning, reports a resea...

USask graduate student aims to improve space travel through plasma research

As a young boy growing up in Iran, Arash Tavassoli was fascinated by outer space and read many books on the subject.

Digital replica of birch bark canoe on view at Remai Modern through USask partnership

The original canoe was built decades ago by Lac La Ronge Indian Band members Isaiah and Annie Roberts.

USask scientist becomes first Canadian to win Royal Astronomical Society honour

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Dr. Kathryn McWilliams (PhD) has been awarded an honorary fellowship from the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) of the United Kingdom.

USask researcher named fellow by distinguished American science organization

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Dr. Jeffrey McDonnell (PhD) has been named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

USask wastewater testing for COVID-19 sets the standard

Oh, the stories wastewater streams can reveal about life in a community.

USask sponsors inaugural Canadian Black Scientists Network BE-STEMM Conference

The Canadian Black Scientists Network (CBSN) is hosting the first annual Black Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine and Health (BE-STEMM) conferenc...

USask researchers see virtual reality as way to build anesthesiology skills in physicians

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers are looking to virtual reality as a tool to help refresh anesthesia skills for rural physicians.

Investments in USask livestock research fuels innovation, protects animal health

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $4.2 million to develop livestock-related innovations that range from improving forage feed to advancing work on va...

Internationally recognized Parkinson’s disease researcher honoured with Achievement Award

The Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) announced the winners of the 18th annual Santé Awards to celebrate top health scientists in the province.

Scientists develop new coating to protect kidney failure patients on dialysis

One in every ten Canadians has kidney disease, according to the Kidney Foundation.

Computer mapping of brain connections may reduce the number of required MRI scans: USask research

University of Saskatchewan (USask) PhD candidate Josh Neudorf and his research team is using innovative computer technology to map brain function.

$500,000 in federal funding awarded for Canada Research Chair at USask

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher has been awarded $500,000 in funding through the federal government’s Canada Research Chair renewal program to support new insights ...

New partnership to increase skills and talent in Canada’s agrifood sector

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is helping to develop a new, $1.08-million specialized training program targeted at preparing workers for the jobs agri-food sector employers...

USask crop research aims to innovate, thanks to new funding investment

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded more than $5.7 million to develop crop-related innovations ranging from plant-based edible 3D printing and packagin...

Bringing Together Healthcare Providers and Family Caregivers

Researchers create digital educational tools for healthcare providers aimed at increasing the quality of care in long-term and assisted living settings.

Building a tool for more efficient software coding: USask research

University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Arts and Science graduate researcher Avijit Bhattacharjee has set out to find a solution to software bugs with a tool that helps devel...

Disrupting COVID-19 with potential new treatments: USask research

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team has discovered insights into the structure of the virus that causes COVID-19, possibly leading to new treatment options.

The shape of music: USask artist and musicians explore human perception

Since she was a child, Allyson Glenn has known she experiences the world differently.

USask researchers angling to protect fish from chemical contamination

Chemicals widely used in everyday life end up in wastewater that flows to rivers and lakes, potentially causing serious impacts to aquatic life.

USask researcher’s cutting-edge buoy aims to secure water source for Regina and Moose Jaw

A strong partnership between University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Dr. Helen Baulch (PhD) and the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant is bringing cutting-edge monitoring eq...

USask at COP26: Excellent science, inspiring art, and a disappointing result for the world

Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD) has been ringing the alarm bells about climate change in Canada for the past 25 years, since he was a scientist with Environment Canada. Despite all of his w...

USask researchers tackle health issues raised by COVID-19 

As the pandemic rolls through another year, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers continue to seek out timely responses to the crisis based on scientific discovery.  

Having visible tattoos gives psychologists more cred: USask research

That big skull tattoo on your arm? If you are a psychologist, don’t bother covering it up. Visible body art may no longer be perceived as the turnoff it once was.

Global Institute for Food Security at USask announces new Bangladesh office and new Research Chair

Canada and Saskatchewan’s strength in agriculture research and development now has an expanded footprint in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, as the Global Institute for Food Se...

USask scientists at WCVM investigate bovine pathogen

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team is evaluating how a panel of drugs might affect Mycoplasma bovis—a bacterium that’s responsible for causing serious health issues...

‘A scientist through and through’: USask historian reflects on Gerhard Herzberg’s life

Dec. 10, 2021 is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Gerhard Herzberg's Nobel Prize in Chemistry<br/><br/>

USask PhD candidate’s research shines light on Indigenous water governance in Manitoba

Warrick Baijius became interested in learning more about water insecurity after visiting a small community in the cloud forests of Peru<br/><br/>