USask-led research team shows alternate form of brain protein that causes Alzheimer’s actually protects against the disease

Findings from a new study on Alzheimer’s disease (AD), led by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), could eventually help clinicians identify people at highest ris...

USask COVID-19 research to track online hate directed at Asian community

What makes a social media post racist and how does that hatred spread? These are some of the questions University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers are tackling, measuring how so...

USask’s VIDO begins COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials at CCfV

The first volunteers have been selected for a vaccine trial of COVAC-2, a COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Vaccine and infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of ...

USask-founded project takes research data further

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers can now use the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR – pronounced “fur-dur”), a new national data repository bringing together da...

USask and Innovate Canmore partner to boost technology innovation and impact

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is building on its long-standing presence in the Town of Canmore and the broader Bow Valley Region in Alberta by engaging with The Innovate C...

USask livestock research receives significant investment to advance industry

Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) will provide more than $6.5 million to support livestock research efforts at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

USask researchers use Fort McMurray model to develop ice-jam flood mitigation assessment process

The city of Fort McMurray, Alta., which has a lengthy history of flooding, is among communities adjacent to northern rivers across Canada that regularly confront the expensive prob...

USask awarded $650K to work with First Nations and Métis communities to address the impacts of COVID-19

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been named one of the 15 winners of the North American 2020 TD Ready Challenge presented by TD Bank Group.

Global Institute for Food Security launches Canada’s first integrated Omics and Precision Agriculture Laboratory at USask

Following a successful year of building, prototyping and delivering services to select customers and partners, the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Sa...

USask study finds COVID isolation worsens student diets, inactivity, and alcohol intake

A University of Saskatchewan study has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant worsening of already poor dietary habits, low activity levels, sedentary behaviour, a...

Stretching more effective than walking to lower high blood pressure: USask study

A new University of Saskatchewan (USask) study has found that stretching is superior to brisk walking for reducing blood pressure in people with high blood pressure or who are at r...

NSERC, FCL commit $2.5M to renew USask research chair focused on eco-friendly gas station cleanup

An innovative collaboration among Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), the federal funding agency NSERC, and the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is improving how contaminated ...

Lentils first breakthrough in CDC history of re-shaping Prairie agriculture

It’s hard to imagine what Saskatchewan’s pulse industry would be like today if the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre (CDC) had never been created.

USask’s CDC celebrates a half century of crop innovation

A scan across the horizon reveals how much Saskatchewan’s agricultural landscape has changed in half a century: millions of acres of ripening lentils, fields of sky blue flax, and ...

USask agriculture researchers awarded $5.8M to help feed the world, protect the planet

Eighteen wide-ranging University of Saskatchewan (USask) crop research projects have been awarded a total of almost $5.8 million through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund...

What Canada’s melting glaciers tell USask researchers

Imagine a Canada without glaciers.

USask’s Dalai one of Canada’s longest-serving CRCs

Dr. Ajay Dalai (PhD) was a petroleum engineer, early in his career at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Engineering, when he was asked to explore a new research pat...

USask biomedical researcher searches for answers to viruses

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) biomedical scientist is aiming to identify and create cures for viruses before they evolve to make a deadlier impact.

Collaboration key in USask oncology research

A career in research and academia wasn’t what Dr. Monique Mayer (DVM) envisioned for herself when she graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in 1995.

UN advisor headlines USask’s PAW conference

World-renowned economist, sustainability leader, and author Dr. Jeffrey Sachs (PhD) will address the University of Saskatchewan (USask) 2021 People Around the World (PAW) conferenc...

Applied research projects to benefit Saskatoon residents

SASKATOON – Four new research projects that will benefit Saskatoon residents are advancing thanks to Research Junction, an innovative partnership between the City of Saskatoon and ...

Order of Canada bestowed on two USask alumni

Two members of the University of Saskatchewan (USask) community are set to receive one of the country’s highest civilian honours by being appointed to the Order of Canada.

USask dinosaur research among CNN, National Geographic’s top discoveries of 2020

The remarkable findings of a research partnership between the University of Saskatchewan (USask), Brandon University and the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alta., have been la...

VIDO’s COVID-19 vaccine receives Health Canada clinical trial approval

The Vaccine and infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan has received a notice of authorization from Health Canada to initiate a Phase 1 clinical va...

USask awarded $4.8M for research chairs in digital gaming, health history, energy security, and environmental health

Three University of Saskatchewan female researchers recognized as among Canada’s most promising leaders in their fields have been awarded new Canada Research Chairs (CRC) to advanc...

VIDO-InterVac on track to become ‘Canada’s centre for pandemic research’

A major takeaway from the COVID-19 pandemic is that emerging diseases require rapid responses and Canada needs to be better prepared to respond to the next one, says University of ...

USask leads Canada’s medical universities in research income growth, moving up three places to 11th spot in overall national ranking

In the just-published Canada's Top 50 Research Universities 2020 rankings, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is ranked first among the country’s medical universities for growt...

Animals may hold key to understanding proteins involved in COVID-19 infection

What makes the elderly and people with underlying health conditions more vulnerable to COVID-19?

Saskatchewan’s first mental health court reduces recidivism, USask evaluation finds

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) evaluation has found that the first group of people to come through Saskatoon’s Mental Health Strategy Court were arrested less often for petty...

National Indigenous health research leader honoured with SHRF Achievement Award

A prominent national leader, visionary and researcher in Indigenous health—Carrie Bourassa of the University of Saskatchewan (USask)—was honoured with an Achievement Award from the...

USask partners on a made-in-Saskatchewan ventilator project

One hundred made-in-Saskatchewan ventilators will soon be available to support the needs of the province’s residents, thanks to an innovative collaboration among the University of ...

Bleach-alternative COVID-19 surface disinfectants may pollute indoor air: USask research

Cleaning surfaces with hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectants has the potential to pollute the air and pose a health risk, according to research led by the University of Saskatchewa...

USask researchers lead national project to eliminate cervical cancer in Canada

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers will play a lead role in a $1.6-million Urban Public Health Network (UPHN)-led national research project to help eliminate cervical c...

Landmark study generates first genomic atlas for global wheat improvement

USask-led study sequences genomes of 15 wheat varieties around the world

USask researcher, alumna recognized with top history prize for innovative Doukhobor project

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) faculty member and a USask alumna are being honoured with one of Canada’s top history prizes.<br/><br/>

Imminent surge in new COVID-19 cases in Saskatoon: USask wastewater data

Data collected by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) wastewater surveillance team shows Saskatoon’s COVID-19 case numbers are likely to increase exponentially in the next seven...

Wilson, Dadachova honoured as Distinguished Researchers

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is honouring radiopharmacist Dr. Ekaterina Dadachova (PhD) and Indigenous educator Dr. Alex Wilson (EdD)—both internationally recognized for ...

USask researchers partner with industry to make food and pipelines safer, agriculture smarter

Backed by $2 million from the federal government and partner organizations, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers aim to make Arctic pipelines stronger and safer, protect ...

USask physicist teams up with U.K. partners in world-first program of quantum technologies

As part of a new U.K.-Canada collaboration, a University of Saskatchewan (USask) quantum physics team will develop a highly sensitive and precise sensor for measuring magnetic fiel...

Dr. Volker Gerdts to speak on COVID-19 vaccine work at VIDO-InterVac Community-Liaison meeting

SASKATOON – The general public along with members of the media are invited to attend the online VIDO-InterVac Community Liaison Committee (CLC) biennial community meeting on Nov.12...

USask launches first study on effects of smoked cannabis on brain development

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) pharmacologist Robert Laprairie will use a Brain Canada research grant to determine how a mother’s use of cannabis during pregnancy a...

New CT scanner gives USask’s VIDO-InterVac scientists a window on COVID-19 disease

SASKATOON – New imaging equipment to help understand COVID-19 infection will soon be coming to the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization—International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-In...

USask researchers find face masks don't hinder breathing during exercise

A new University of Saskatchewan (USask) study has found that exercise performance and blood and muscle oxygen levels are not affected for healthy individuals wearing a face mask d...

Extending the lifespan of N95 masks

Researchers in national facilities at USask are working together to better understand how decontamination procedures might affect the structure and potential reuse of N95 masks.

COVID-19 levels in Saskatoon’s wastewater point to upcoming increase in cases

New tool developed at the University of Saskatchewan to detect virus levels

International team tracks record-setting smoke cloud from Australian wildfires

SASKATOON – Researchers with the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies are part of a global team that has found that the smoke cloud pushe...

USask-led Global Water Futures announces 12 new projects to advance water security across Canada

After four years of transformative research, the University of Saskatchewan (USask)–led Global Water Futures (GWF) program—the world’s largest university-led freshwater research pr...

USask researcher and Métis partners collaborate to jig away cardiac woes

In a first-of-its-kind Canadian study, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Heather Foulds will assess the physical, mental, cultural, and social benefits that result from...

USask plant scientists develop model for identifying lentil varieties best suited to climate change impacts

With demand for lentils growing globally and climate change driving temperatures higher, a University of Saskatchewan (USask)-led international research team has developed a model ...

USask VIDO-InterVac expands international role to test antiviral compounds against COVID-19

SASKATOON – The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been awarded a grant of almos...

USask research teams awarded $345,000 for COVID-19 mental health projects

SASKATOON – Two University of Saskatchewan (USask)-led research teams have been awarded a total of $345,064 in federal funding to expand the reach of innovative digital technology ...

USask researcher targets aggressive breast cancers with new drugs

SASKATOON – More than 5,100 women in Canada—about 75 a day—will die from breast cancers this year, a dismal statistic that University of Saskatchewan (USask) radiopharmacist Dr. Hu...

USask water scientist honoured with prestigious international lifetime achievement award

University of Saskatchewan (USask) hydrologist Jay Famiglietti has been awarded the 2020 Hydrologic Sciences Award by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for outstanding contribut...

BASF marks 25-year partnership with USask Crop Development Centre with $100K investment

BASF Agricultural Solutions has pledged $100,000 towards the advancement of a new world-class plant breeding facility at the Crop Development Centre (CDC) at the University of Sask...

Canada Water Agency will help protect and sustain Canada’s water resources, say USask water scientists

The new Canada Water Agency—announced in the recent federal Throne Speech—is the first critical step toward transforming how water is managed across the country, said John Pomeroy,...

World-leading water scientists warn of ecological risks in global shift to monoculture crops and tree plantations

Conversion of large swaths of land to uniform tree plantations and single-crop species may lead to unintended consequences for the water cycle, putting ecosystems at greater risk f...

SaskTel and USask collaborate to foster and support innovation in agriculture

Today SaskTel and the University of Saskatchewan (USask) announced that they are partnering to launch a “living laboratory” at the university’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excel...

USask researcher studying COVID-19 impact on Indigenous businesses

Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), has been awarded $25,000 in federal funding to study the impact of COVID-19 on A...

Exploring technology use with Indigenous elderly for health and well-being

University of Saskatchewan (USask) post-doctoral fellow Dr. Cari McIlduff (PhD) has been awarded $45,000 from AGE-WELL and the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) to lea...

Innovation Saskatchewan awards $1M to USask research projects

Developing new therapies for the HIV virus, creating artificial substitutes for human tissue and organs, and predicting cyberattacks are some of the University of Saskatchewan (USa...

USask launches Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research

A newly launched research support and consulting hub at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) offers a unique menu of research services within Canada, including gathering data on ...

CBRC commits $2.7M to USask CDC barley breeding activities

The Canadian Barley Research Coalition (CBRC) announced today it will invest $2.7 million over five years in the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre (CDC) through ...

Royal Society of Canada honours renowned USask researchers Creed, Dalai

Two internationally renowned University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) with prestigious awards that rank among the co...

New biography sheds light on Fedoruk’s 'radiant life'

A just-released biography—A Radiant Life—highlights the many outstanding contributions to Canada and the world of Sylvia Fedoruk (1927-2012), a trailblazing medical physicist at th...

USask researchers take aim at airborne COVID-19 virus

Daily moments made potentially risky by COVID-19, such as cramming into a crowded bus or elevator, sitting in a packed classroom, and visiting a vulnerable relative in long-term ca...

Dr. Baljit Singh chosen to lead USask Vice-President Research Office

Following an extensive national and international search, Dr. Baljit Singh, a highly accomplished veterinary researcher, educator and administrator, will join University of Saskatc...

Three USask female faculty members honored by the Royal Society of Canada

Two University of Saskatchewan (USask) faculty members—internationally renowned artist and sculptor Alison Norlen and historian Valerie Korinek—have been named Fellows of the Royal...

USask and GIFS host global software competition to advance digital agriculture

Accurate determination of the number of wheat heads (the grain-bearing tip) in a field is vital for estimating yields in wheat crops, but the usual method—manual counting from digi...

USask Global Institute for Food Security partners on supercluster project to help lower crop pesticide use

University of Saskatchewan (USask) digital agriculture researchers are part of a new Protein Industries Canada (PIC) consortium that will develop technology to help lower pesticide...

USask awarded $1.2M to advance health, agriculture and environmental research

Creating artificial substitutes for human tissue and organs, discovering the best diet to help bacteria break down oil spills, and using high-powered computing to develop next-gene...

USask researchers to examine AI in education, Canada’s labour movement, and ESL student writing

Three University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded federal funding to examine how artificial intelligence (AI) will transform higher education, how one major ev...

Traces of ancient life tell story of early diversity in marine ecosystems

If you could dive down to the ocean floor nearly 540 million years ago just past the point where waves begin to break, you would find an explosion of life—scores of worm-like anima...

USask researchers explore therapeutics to fight COVID-19

With COVID-19 ravaging the globe, the race is on to accelerate therapeutics research and find effective treatment options.

USask provides virtual care during pandemic

When an outbreak of COVID-19 caused travel restrictions to be instituted in northern Saskatchewan in May, residents’ access to health care services were limited—especially for expe...

Tracking pandemic public health responses

The rampant spread of COVID-19 south of the border and the increasing number of localized cluster outbreaks in areas of Saskatchewan are clear warning signs to researchers like Dr....

Data drives decisions to contain COVID-19

After finally emerging from months of working and sheltering at home, with the majority of the population following pandemic prevention measures, Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine (PhD) knows ...

USask preserving the provincial pandemic experience

In a year unlike any in our lifetime, we all have observed countless signifiers that reinforce the gravity of life during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Cancer therapies connect dogs and humans

Dogs may hold the key to uncovering novel cancer therapy targets and treatments that will benefit domestic animals and their owners, as well as human cancer patients.

New USask-led research reveals previously hidden features of plant genomes

An international team led by the Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre (P2IRC) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and researchers at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada...

Global Institute for Food Security at USask appoints Nutrien sustainability lead to its board

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) and the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) board of directors are pleased to announce that Nutrien executive Candace Laing...

Agtech to the rescue in a pandemic: adapting plant labs for human testing

Just as redeploying a fleet of small British fishing boats helped during the Battle of Dunkirk, marshalling the research equipment and expertise of the many agtech labs around the ...

USask professor named one of the top women in Canadian cybersecurity

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) professor has been named one of the top women in cybersecurity by IT World Canada.

USask’s VIDO-InterVac partners with Canadian manufacturers to combat COVID-19

A world leader in developing vaccines and technologies to combat infectious diseases, the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-Internati...

USask emeritus professor appointed to Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

After a highly successful career as a barley breeder with the Crop Development Centre spanning almost four decades, Dr. Bryan Harvey (PhD) has been inducted into the Canadian Agric...

USask emeritus professor appointed to Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

After a highly successful career as a barley breeder with the Crop Development Centre spanning almost four decades, Dr. Bryan Harvey (PhD) has been inducted into the Canadian Agric...

USask water and health researcher part of new national network studying sepsis

A researcher in the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) College of Arts and Science is one of the collaborators on a new national network to study deadly blood infections.<br/><br...

USask researchers partner on $1.3-million study on affordable housing

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team has partnered with researchers across Canada to study how different types of affordable rental housing impact the lives of margin...

USask-led Indigenous health research network finds home at Station 20 West

In a significant step for Indigenous health research in Saskatchewan and nationally, a new University of Saskatchewan (USask)-led network dedicated to improving health and wellness...

Canadian universities partner to fight COVID-19 at USask’s VIDO-InterVac

Infectious disease experts from Dalhousie University and University of Manitoba (UM) are joining the leading-edge research team at the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine ...

CFI awards $77.5M to help major USask science facilities address COVID-19 and other global challenges

Two of Canada’s top science facilities at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) have been awarded a total of more than $77.5 million—a third of the total $230 million announced to...

CFI awards $77.5M to help major USask science facilities address COVID-19 and other global challenges

Two of Canada’s top science facilities at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) have been awarded a total of more than $77.5 million—a third of the total $230 million announced to...

USask researchers awarded $715,000 to tackle mental health and addictions, MS, and other health issues

SASKATOON – Six University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded a total of more than $715,000 by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) to lead new hea...

USask ranked No. 1 in Canada for water resources research and among top 100 globally in four subject areas

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is ranked first in Canada and 20th in the world for water resources research, according to the recently published 2020 Academic Ranking of Wo...

USask projects awarded $1.73M for social sciences and humanities research

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded a total of more than $1.73 million in federal funding to examine critical societal questions in areas ranging from ...

Detecting bird flu before it’s ready to take off

Canada is one of only 11 countries worldwide that doesn’t have avian influenza virus circulating within its domestic poultry flocks.

USask project supports northern energy security

Imagine living in a remote community that is dependent on diesel generators or on an electrical grid that’s highly vulnerable to harsh winter storms. Or spending more than half you...