$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...

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/>

USask researchers among top scientists cited worldwide in Stanford list

On a recently published list, more than 130 University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers were featured prominently among the world’s top scientists, social scientists and academi...

USask, City of Saskatoon study explores how to make downtown living attractive

Making parts of downtown more pedestrian-focused, creating more diversified housing close to the riverfront, and repurposing barren or underused properties to meet community needs ...

USask biomedical researcher investigating what makes COVID-19 variants more infectious

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) biomedical scientist is leading a research team in investigating how COVID-19 variants function and interact with a host’s cells.

Wild pigs on the Prairies: USask researchers documenting exponential increase

For more than a decade, Dr. Ryan Brook (PhD) has seen the warning signs and been sounding the alarm about the ecological and agricultural disaster the Prairies are facing from the ...

USask signs MOU with Agtech Accelerator to support industry in Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Agtech Accelerator, accentuating the university’s role in the innovation ecosystem and buil...

USask dentistry research team proves biofilm method can be used to inexpensively test new tooth decay treatments

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) dentistry research team has proved the usefulness of a method of simulating tooth decay that can allow researchers to test new treatment option...

Designing the future of accelerator physics

Memorandum of Understanding for the Future of Circular Collider Feasibility Study signed<br/><br/>

USask researcher makes important link between climate change and disease prevalence in the Canadian Arctic

University of Saskatchewan (USask) Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) PhD candidate Kayla Buhler has spent her academic career in the sky and on the ground of the Canadi...

International journal honours late USask AI researcher

A new two-part issue of the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education is dedicated to Dr. Jim Greer (PhD).

USask professor receives Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership

University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Arts and Science professor Dr. Raymond Spiteri (PhD) is the recipient of the 2021 Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership.

Saskatoon hospital foundations offer support to USask’s VIDO

Three of Saskatoon’s hospital foundations have partnered to donate $230,000 in support of Canada’s Centre for Pandemic Research at the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine ...

USask and Olds College sign agriculture and livestock research MOU

REGINA – Two of Canada’s leaders in agriculture and agri-food education and applied research, Olds College and the University of Saskatchewan (USask), signed a memorandum of unders...

USask researchers pave the way to accessible health care for those with inflammatory bowel disease

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers from the College of Nursing and the College of Medicine are collaborating to improve the virtual care experiences of patients with in...

Pewaseskwan at USask signs MOU with FSIN to create research alliance

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) and pewaseskwan—the Indigenous Wellness Research Group (IWRG) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask)—have signed a memorand...

USask research helps keep your poultry happy from farm to Thanksgiving table

As Thanksgiving rolls around in the United States, Americans will gobble up nearly 46 million turkeys over the holiday long weekend, just as Canadians devoured 2.5 million of the b...

USask undergraduate researcher investigates the impact of COVID-19 on people living with HIV

The management of COVID-19 in those living with HIV may be different from others—and a USask researcher hopes to help determine the best treatment path.

USask undergraduate researcher investigates the impact of COVID-19 on people living with HIV

The management of COVID-19 in those living with HIV may be different from others—and a USask researcher hopes to help determine the best treatment path.

Who is avoiding the COVID-19 vaccine in Saskatchewan? New USask research could help to target the holdouts

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been studying why Saskatchewanians have been refusing or hesitating to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

USask chickpea research aims to improve important food source for low- and lower-middle-income countries

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers are part of a global team that used DNA to track the genetic evolution and migration of the chickpea, offering insights that could le...

USask provides ‘PAWSitive’ toolkit for service dog organizations working with veterans

In commemoration of Remembrance Day, registration is now open for a free online course, led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) health researchers, for service dog organizations ...

USask and CLS announce Herzberg Experimental Hall in honour of Nobel Laureate Gerhard Herzberg

As part of a national initiative to mark the 50th anniversary of Gerhard Herzberg’s Nobel Prize, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is naming the main experimental hall of the ...

Vassileva earns Distinguished Researcher Award

Dr. Julita Vassileva (PhD) is the Fall Convocation recipient of the University of Saskatchewan’s Distinguished Research Award, presented annually to recognize two faculty members w...

USask PhD student earns Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship for fungal research

University of Saskatchewan (USask) PhD student Jensen Cherewyk has been awarded one of Canada’s most prestigious doctoral scholarships for leading-edge research into an overlooked ...

Coffee ground waste may be a lucrative tool to reduce carbon emissions: USask study

A USask research team has been investigating how to transform used coffee grounds into a new carbon storage product.

USask research aims to identify how ‘thirsty’ forests affect water availability

Understanding when, how and where plants get water has major effects on farming and forestry in Canada

CEPI awards USask’s VIDO $6M for vaccine development

The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has received approximately CAN$6 million from the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedne...

USask research aims to increase cervical cancer screenings with at-home HPV testing

A USask researcher has received $280,000 for a pilot project intended to lower and remove barriers to cervical cancer screening for women living in under-served or remote areas.

USask researcher uses evolutionary biology to bring medieval literature to new life, online

Italian poet Dante Alighieri’s epic poem Divine Comedy (Commedia) is now available for free and in richer detail than ever before, thanks to a new online platform created with Univ...

Global Institute for Food Security CEO Steven Webb stepping down on December 31, 2021

SASKATOON – The Board of Directors of the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) regrets to announce the resignation of its Executive D...

USask researchers take steps to develop new multiple sclerosis treatments

Research from a University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Medicine team will help develop medications that can inhibit the nerve cell damage that occurs due to diseases such as...

USask to celebrate distinguished honorary degree recipients

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) will honour two individuals who have made major contributions to their communities and the country, with special tributes during this year’s ...

NY Times profiles USask researchers using radar to discover unmarked residential school graves

A video from the New York Times features the work being done by a team of archaeologists led in part by Dr. Terence Clark (PhD) of the University of Saskatchewan (USask), who came ...

USask researcher participates in national water survey as part of oil sands research

Scientists are studying ways for plants and their associated microbes to clean up wastewater from oil sands operations.

USask student artists revisit Picasso for Remai Modern exhibition

Five USask fine art students assisted artist Adad Hannah with creating a sculpture titled Saskatoon Guernica

USask research examines Canada's shift to later parenthood

A USask researcher examines why Canadians are choosing to become parents later, and the impacts this can have on individuals, the economy and politics.

Wearing a surgical face mask as protection from COVID-19 does not affect performance of youth hockey players: USask study

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team has found that wearing face masks to protect against COVID-19 during play does not affect the sport performance of youth hockey p...

USask researchers explore breast cancer screening access for refugee women in Sask

A research team is exploring how to increase access to breast cancer screening for Syrian refugee women in Saskatchewan.

USask researcher and Paralympian seeks plant-based solution to iron deficiency

A new breed of field peas may lead to the development of an effective ‘food-first’ iron supplement.<br/><br/>

USask research: Multi-species bacteria a threat to Canadian swine industry

A previously innocuous bacterium that’s considered to be part of a pig’s biological makeup is causing increased cases of fever and death among Canadian swine herds.

Have a kid with a cough? One-third of Canadians think parents will still send children to school while sick: USask survey

More than one-third of Canadians don’t trust parents to keep their children home from school if they develop COVID-19 symptoms.

Hounds of hope: USask researcher investigates how service dogs can improve the mental health of veterans

The human-to-animal connection may reduce the risk of suicide in military Veterans by providing unique social support.

How COVID-19 changed the delivery of mental health services

When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, people were forced to think of alternative ways to provide in-person services to help slow the spread of infection.

USask researcher named recipient of AGE-WELL Honorary Fellow Award

Dr. Carrie Bourassa (PhD) has been named one of two recipients of the 2021 AGE-WELL Honorary Fellow Awards.

USask research, published in major journal, contributes to understanding of Cystic Fibrosis

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are hopeful new understanding of cellular defects related to Cystic Fibrosis (CF) could help pave the way for treatment of the...

New funding will help predict SARS-CoV-2 variants and protect vulnerable populations

Dr. Alyson Kelvin (PhD), a scientist at the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), was awarded close to half a million dollars to ...

City and USask study rubber tire-derived chemicals in stormwater

The City of Saskatoon and the University of Saskatchewan (USask) recently collaborated on a study to determine if chemicals that leach from rubber tires are entering the stormwater...

USask announces new Insect Research Facility

The new University of Saskatchewan (USask) Insect Research Facility (USIRF) will be the first of its kind in a western Canadian university and one of only a handful of facilities i...

Saskatchewan government announces $3.2M in funding to the Global Institute for Food Security

Today Innovation Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Agriculture announced combined multi-year funding of $3.2 million to the Global Institute for Food Security’s (GIFS) new engineeri...

Driving a more efficient transit system

Dr. Debajyoti Mondal, in partnership with Saskatoon Transit, is undertaking a project to improve transit services in the Bridge City and beyond. The development of fast and trustwo...

SPH researcher helps maternal-child health program serving Indigenous families identify success factors

A PhD project in the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) School of Public Health (SPH) has identified ways the already-strong KidsFirst North program in northern Saskatchewan can ...

Young Innovators: USask researcher aims to empower Indigenous youth

Project uses social media and website platforms to connect youth with traditional cultures and peers.

USask researchers awarded over $440,000 in SSHRC funding to kickstart research with social impact

Seven University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded nearly $445,000 in funding to support multiple projects that bridge history and social innovation.

Young Innovators: USask researcher crosses biological boundaries to discover insights into multiple sclerosis

PhD candidate Cole Libner and his research team have tackled the question of how to decelerate or halt the devastating neurodegeneration caused by MS.

USask researchers awarded more than $4.45 million for six health-related projects

A pair of University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers will receive in excess of $2.4 million for two projects using Indigenous ways of being and doing to influence change in the...

Nutrien and other Founding Partners endorse Global Institute for Food Security’s Strategic Direction for Second Phase of Growth

Following a successful phase of operations and a new corporate strategy, Nutrien, the Government of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan (USask) have endorsed the renewe...

USask researchers and the City of Saskatoon discover drug, chemical concentrations in wastewater treatment plant

The identification of the presence of recreational drugs and industrial chemicals in Saskatoon’s wastewater system are just two of the discoveries coming from a University of Saska...

USask research aims to improve CPR and patient outcomes

University of Saskatchewan (USask) graduate student, Rory Marshall, and his research team have investigated the best location on the chest to perform compressions during cardiopulm...

USask commemorates Herzberg Nobel Prize with new international student award

SASKATOON – In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Gerhard Herzberg’s Nobel Prize this fall, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) chemistry department has created a new studen...

USask researchers highlight voices of people with addictions to improve services

SASKATOON – According to the latest figures from the Saskatchewan Coroners Service, the province is on track to have 378 overdose deaths this year—continuing a tragic upward trend ...

USask, City of Saskatoon join forces on practical research

Four projects focused on improving life for Saskatoon residents will move forward thanks to Research Junction, an innovative partnership between the City of Saskatoon and Universit...

USask, City of Saskatoon join forces on practical research

Four projects focused on improving life for Saskatoon residents will move forward thanks to Research Junction, an innovative partnership between the City of Saskatoon and Universit...

Three USask researchers become fellows in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

SASKATOON – Three University of Saskatchewan (USask) leaders and researchers have been inducted as fellows into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS): Dr. Volker Gerdts (D...

USask researchers, Ovarian Cancer Canada and Province of Saskatchewan team up to improve testing and treatment options

SASKATOON – A University of Saskatchewan (USask) project will create the province’s only tumour bank and—for the first time in Canada—offer ovarian cancer patients testing to learn...

GWF Director awarded lifetime hydrology research award

GWF Director John Pomeroy of the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been named the 2021 Walter Langbein Lecturer by the American Geophysical Union.  

Deep Water: Researchers find more below than previously thought

SASKATOON – More water lies within the Earth’s continental crust than previously thought, according to new estimates published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, which in...

USask researcher named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Dr. Malcolm King (PhD) has been named a fellow in one of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious national institutions.

Award-winning USask history student returns to post-secondary studies after more than 50 years

Sarah Trevor has been honoured with the Ruth and Eber Pollard Scholarship in History and the Simpson Prize in History.

New era for quantum computing possible thanks to warped crystals: USask research

SASKATOON – Muted by the eventual avalanche of news reports about the emerging COVID-19 crisis was an announcement in fall 2019 that a quantum computer developed by Google had perf...

USask research discovers that concussion recovery times may be longer than previously known

SASKATOON – A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team has identified that concussion recovery can take much longer than many people think, due to a series of biological ev...

USask research team aims to predict aging-related diseases, Alzheimer’s disease

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team is investigating a gene variant that could be used as a blood test marker to anticipate aging diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disea...

USask research team finds new potential path to combat aggressive cancers

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have uncovered a potential new pathway to fight rapidly growing, oxygen-starved cancerous tumours, including an aggressiv...

Agricultural Rebound Phenomenon: USask researchers warn of increased water demand on the South Saskatchewan River Basin

SASKATOON – As farmers adopt high-tech irrigation systems to manage water use for economic, conservation, and environmental reasons, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers ...

Saskatoon couple donates $1 million to VIDO to enhance ground-breaking vaccine research

SASKATOON – Malcolm and Marilyn Leggett have long recognized the importance the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has on ...

LFCE summer field day returns

After a one-year hiatus, the annual Summer Field Day at the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) took place earlier this summer on ...

USask researcher uses innovative imaging techniques to determine blood clot composition

An innovative new project by a U of S graduate student used synchrotron-based imaging techniques to examine what blood clots are made of.

USask PhD student seeks to better design agricultural drainage projects as farmers face more extreme precipitation

As the world continues to grapple with extreme weather events linked to climate change, an award-winning University of Saskatchewan (USask) graduate student is focused on improving...

First-of-its-kind project at the USask Global Institute for Food Security imaging live plants for more nutrient-efficient crop breeding

SASKATOON – A first-of-its-kind project at the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is using cutting-edge laser synchrotron technolog...

USask researcher seeks to minimize loss of fresh fruit and vegetables

The carbon footprint of food produced and not consumed has been ranked as the third top greenhouse gas emitter.

USask announces new COVID-19 vaccination measures for fall term

As a response to the COVID-19 fourth wave now underway across Canada, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) will expect all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated this fall ...

USask research labs to get new, souped-up equipment, thanks to major federal funding

SASKATOON – Four University of Saskatchewan (USask) research teams have been awarded nearly $678,000 by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for equipment and labs to support...

Research reveals extraordinary rates of rare neuromuscular disorder in Indigenous people in Saskatchewan

SASKATOON – Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and University of Calgary have found unusually high rates of Spinal Bulbar Muscular Atrophy, also known as Kennedy...