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...

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

SASKATOON – New research found caterpillars defend themselves against parasitic wasps using weapons also found in another enemy—viruses.

Number of First Nations people living with IBD in Saskatchewan has doubled

SASKATOON – The number of First Nations people in Saskatchewan living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) more than doubled from 1999 to 2016, according to research recently publ...

USask researcher discovers tiny insects cause big threat to woodland caribou

SASKATOON — Threats to Canada’s endangered woodland caribou can be traced back to spruce budworm infestations and salvage logging, says a paper co-authored by University of Saskatc...

Infectious disease research bolstered by Hospitals of Regina Foundation

SASKATOON – To help protect Saskatchewan residents from emerging disease threats, Hospitals of Regina Foundation (HRF) has invested $150,000 to help establish Canada’s Centre for P...

Grant funds community-engaged diabetes research

A College of Medicine research team is improving health care for individuals with diabetes in Regina and nearby Indigenous communities, thanks to a Research Connections grant from ...

USask researchers, SHA, and CHEP Good Food work together to tackle hunger issues in Sask.

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers along with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and CHEP Good Food Inc. are working together to better understand the ...

3 USask students named 2021 Vanier Scholars, 1 awarded international post-doctoral fellowship

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) PhD students Fidelia Anulika Orji, Jocelyn Peltier-Huntley, and Gabrielle Iakotennikonhrare Doreen have been awarded the prestigious ...

VIDO research provides insight into the immune response and possible long-term health impacts associated with COVID-19

One of the newest scientists at the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) has published new research on potential lasting effects ...

New Research Chair at USask will help maximize environmental, economic benefits of forage crops

SASKATOON – A new Beef Industry Integrated Forage Management and Utilization Chair will be established at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) to connect the study of soils, plan...

Managing water supply in changing times

When talking about future water issues, Dr. Jay Famiglietti (PhD) says there are two main concerns: Population growth and climate change.

Examining how therapy dogs support well-being

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) sociology researcher is studying how St. John Ambulance therapy dog-handler teams can further support people—including Indigenous people—dealin...

Sleep and fitness go hand-in-hand

The University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Dr. Heather Foulds (PhD) and her team of students have conducted a new study which confirms the connection between sleep and physical activ...

USask’s research facilities and technology state-of-the-art

When it comes to advanced technology and specialized research centres, the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) cluster of extraordinary equipment and unique facilities is unmatche...

USask research: Improving cardiac surgery recovery

A multidisciplinary University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team is working to improve recovery for patients of cardiac surgery when faced with limited health care resources du...

New USask research has potential to make fava beans a new favourite from farm to fork

SASKATOON – A once popular high-protein legume crop with potential to make farming more environmentally sustainable is poised for reinvigorated popularity, thanks to an internation...

SHRF announces $720,000 in funding support for USask early-career researchers to address health challenges

Six University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers will tackle a wide variety of health challenges—from developing new therapeutics for cancer to creating a culturally responsive r...

SHRF announces $720,000 in funding support for USask early-career researchers to address health challenges

Six University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers will tackle a wide variety of health challenges—from developing new therapeutics for cancer to creating a culturally responsive r...

National survey: More Non-Indigenous Canadians see themselves as having a role in reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

The fourth report from the Confederation of Tomorrow 2021 Survey has found that seven in 10 Canadians believe individuals have a role to play in reconciliation—a proportion that is...

USask research finds many Canadians broke COVID rules, and tensions grew in relationships

SASKATOON — Nearly one in three Canadians have flouted public health guidelines on COVID-19, justifying it mostly to see friends or family. Meanwhile, more than one in five have ha...

USask’s VIDO announces positive Phase 1 results for COVAC-2

SASKATOON – Today the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) announced positive interim results from their Phase 1 clinical tr...

USask agricultural researcher receives $2.5 million in support from the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Dr. Yongfeng Ai (PhD) has been awarded $2.5 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to improve the processes...

USask-based Indigenous centre for research on HIV, HCV and STBBI in Saskatoon

SASKATOON – A new Indigenous-led centre for research on HIV, Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and sexually transmitted blood-borne illness (STBBI)—focused on Saskatchewan and Manitoba—has o...

USask researcher studies ancient northern reindeer herding culture

An international team led by Dr. Tatiana Nomokonova (PhD), assistant professor of archaeology and anthropology in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan ...

USask researchers examine extradition and state kidnappings across the 49th parallel

SASKATOON – With a five-year Insight Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of nearly $214,000, Dr. Benjamin Hoy (PhD), assistant professor of histo...

'Major issue in climate change': New modelling predicts the nature of extreme rainstorms in the U.S. is changing

SASKATOON – If no changes are made to the rate of global greenhouse gas emissions, storms that used to occur every 20 years on average will instead occur every seven by the end of ...

USask researcher investigates the value of police street checks

USask researcher awarded a $400,000 grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) through the Insight Program to investigate citizen experiences ...

USask researchers awarded over $5 million in NSERC Discovery Grants

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded nearly $5.7 million from Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) Discovery Grants Prog...

USask researchers tackle societal issues with $2 million in funding

Nine University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded a total of more than $2 million in federal funding to address critical societal issues in fields ranging from ...

Sarty’s USask team tests technology for MRI in space

Thirty thousand feet at a time, Dr. Gordon Sarty (PhD) is closing in on his dream of putting magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology into space.

New $1.65-million project will help develop next generation of scientists

SASKATOON – Take a unique-in-Canada science project, inject $1.65 million, add brilliant young scientists from Saskatchewan and around the world, and mix in a rigorous set of profe...

Smartphone survey to collect Saskatchewan residents’ perception of COVID-19

SASKATOON – Saskatchewan residents can give input about COVID-19 public health measures by using their smartphones to respond to a series of five-minute surveys.

Surveillance project identifies pathogens in dogs on Prairies

A new research project at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) aims to identify disease-causing organisms among dogs — an overlooked population on the Canadian Prairie...

PhD student receives prestigious Northern Canada research award

Kayla Buhler, a PhD candidate at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), has received a prominent award for her research in the Canadian North.

Investment in 'hungry young wolves' yielding dividends

In 2016, the health of health research at the USask College of Medicine was failing. The school occupied the bottom rung in the Maclean’s university rankings for medical and scienc...

USask researcher receives grant to investigate the impacts of public transit system disruptions

A USask researcher has received $30,000 in funding from SSHRC to pursue an understanding of how disruptions stemming from innovation and upgrading of transit systems can affect rid...

Gomez-Picos pursues PhD in a pandemic

For many Saskatchewan residents, a trip to a tropical destination is a winter ritual. But Dr. Patsy Gomez-Picos (PhD) traded in the mild temperatures of Mexico and moved to Canada ...

USask researcher to collaborate with Elders and community members to highlight Métis history in Saskatoon

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher plans to use a technique known as deep mapping to shed new light on urban Métis experiences in 20th-century Saskatoon.<br/>

Fossil secret may shed light on the diversity of Earth’s first animals

A large group of iconic fossils widely believed to shed light on the early evolution of many of Earth’s animals and their communities may be hiding a secret.

USask researchers funded to tackle MS, osteoporosis, and plant health

Three interdisciplinary, multi-institutional projects led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have each been awarded $250,000 over two years under a federal funding p...

New study evaluates importance of forage for animal health and beef quality

Beef producers have been raising animals in feedlots for decades and they continue to ask an important question: how much forage do beef cattle need to both stay healthy and build ...

Cham receives USask Graduate Thesis Award for male reproduction research

Dr. Tat-Chuan Cham, a graduate student at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), has received a University of Saskatchewan (USask) Graduate Thesis Award for his master’...

Reproduction scientist receives USask Governor General’s Gold Medal

Dr. Rodrigo Carrasco’s investigation of a protein’s role in triggering ovulation for certain mammals earned him one of the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) two Governor General...

Q&A: Renowned virologist joins USask as VIDO’s newest scientist

From New York to Saskatoon in the middle of a pandemic, the newest member of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) has arrived at the University of Saskatchewan (U...

USask and City of Saskatoon named to Smart Cities list for wastewater projects

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) and the City of Saskatoon have been honoured for their collaborative wastewater monitoring project that advances environmental and human heal...

Predicting the unpredictable: How scientists are improving cold-region water and climate prediction models

The world is changing rapidly, and the past is no longer a guide to the future in terms of extreme events and floods.

USask psychology graduate wins Governor General’s Gold Medal

A graduate of the Department of Psychology whose research could help prevent sexual offences will receive the highest award for graduate students at the University of Saskatchewan ...

Former WCVM researchers earn Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships

Two former Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) researchers are recipients of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) Individual Fellowships — a highly competitive research a...

’Good Troublemaker': Manuela Valle-Castro roots out bias in medicine

Manuela Valle-Castro remembers growing up in a home where social justice was frequently part of the dinner-table conversation.

How plant-based diets could help prevent the next COVID-19

Pandemic viruses arise from raising, harvesting and eating animals. Policy strategy for averting the next pandemic should include supporting those already seeking to make plant-bas...

Is it time to move Ottawa out of Ottawa?

If work doesn't need to be done in Ottawa-area offices, does it need to be done in Ottawa at all?

Saskatchewan Blue Cross invests $150K to help establish USask’s VIDO as Canada’s Centre for Pandemic Research

SASKATOON - The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is one step closer to establishing its Centre for Pandemic Research, th...

USask and Co.Labs join forces to foster tech innovation in Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) and Saskatchewan Collaborates Inc. (Co.Labs), the Saskatoon-based tech incubator, have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed a...

USask and Co.Labs join forces to foster tech innovation in Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) and Saskatchewan Collaborates Inc. (Co.Labs), the Saskatoon-based tech incubator, have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed a...

USask honours major research award recipients

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has announced its four major research awards for 2021.

USask researcher works on project aimed at seeing adolescents flourish, awarded Templeton Foundation funding

SASKATOON – Dr. Carol Henry (PhD) of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is the lead researcher of an international team awarded $100,00...

New USask research will make bean crops hardier, help improve global food security

Tepary beans—a high protein legume common to the southwest United States and Mexico—may hold the key to adapting bean crops for the increasingly harsh conditions brought on by a ch...

USask researchers awarded SAGE Prize for Innovation and Excellence

Four researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are winners of the 2021 SAGE Prize for Innovation and Excellence from the British Sociological Association (BSA).

Canadian universities, professional associations, businesses licensing use of USask-developed pharmacy resource

A clinical resource for pharmacists first developed at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) nearly 10 years ago is finally getting its due.

Researchers’ success in replicating poultry disease key to prevention

A research team at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is working to develop new prevention and control strategies for necrotic enteritis, a devastating disease that ...

USask joins in announcing Herzberg50 and ‘NobelCanadian’ commemoration projects

As part of a national initiative to mark the 50th anniversary of Gerhard Herzberg’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is partnering with heritage edu...

USask Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence hires new director

Scott Wright has been selected to lead the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) as director, effective May 19.

High-achieving new graduate reflects on ‘amazing’ undergraduate research opportunities at USask

As Mahmud Azam prepares to graduate from the University of Saskatchewan (USask), he is experiencing “a mixture of very different feelings.”<br/><br/>

Virtual Water Gallery brings together a world of art and science 

A team of researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (USask), and others from around the world, are partnering with artists to launch a new online exhibit of art and science t...

Genome sequencing key to beef cattle specialist's antimicrobial research

Beef cattle specialist Dr. Emily Snyder is applying her expertise to address antimicrobial resistance — one of the most pervasive health issues affecting background and stocker ope...

Uptick in Canada’s Lyme disease cases: why we should care

While health workers are caring for people infected with the novel coronavirus, veterinary researchers are helping to protect the public from illnesses spread by another health thr...

Research team produces first female bison pregnancy with sex-sorted sperm

When a wood bison cow gives birth at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence later this year, her offspring will be the first bison calf pr...

Federal budget supports USask’s VIDO with $59.2M

Today the Government of Canada announced $59.2 million to the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO). The funding supports the deve...

Deciduous trees offset carbon loss from Alaskan boreal fires, new study finds

More severe and frequent fires in the Alaskan boreal forest are releasing vast stores of carbon and nitrogen from burned trees and soil into the atmosphere, a trend that could acce...

'The continents are drying out:' New USask research shows troubling water trends

A pair of satellites collecting detailed measurements about Earth’s gravitational field are giving researchers an unprecedented look at the state of the planet’s water—and the resu...

Saskatoon COVID-19 wastewater testing results now available to public

Saskatoon residents now have access to the results of wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, thanks to a partnership between Univer...

New USask partnership will use traditional Cree approaches to make communities safer

nehiyaw wicihitwin (Cree helping Cree) program is grounded in Cree culture, language, values and beliefs

USask professor answers AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine FAQs

Many people have questions about the changing guidelines for the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. Here are some answers from infectious disease specialist Dr. Alexander Wong....

Education key to vaccine acceleration

As someone who has dedicated his professional life to fighting life-threatening diseases, Dr. Volker Gerdts (DVM, PhD) knows the biggest impediment to getting back to normal are th...

Here comes the sun: ISAS and SuperDARN scientists tracks Solar Cycle 25 at USask

From brilliant northern lights to knocking out the lights with power surge blackouts, solar flares and powerful plasma ejections from the sun can have dramatic and even damaging ef...

Examining esports excellence

The global esports phenomenon is growing at an accelerated pace, boasting audiences in the hundreds of millions of spectators. A University of Saskatchewan (USask) computer scienti...