CFI awards USask researchers $1.3M for new tools to advance health, environment and the economy

SASKATOON — Eight University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $1.3 million by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for state-of-the-art equipment to supp...

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The Muskrat Hut—a solution for clean and accessible remote kitchens and washrooms

SASKATOON – For First Nations communities in northern Canada and other remote regions, access to safe and clean water, toilets, and food preparation areas presents a serious challe...

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USask researchers use mindfulness training to help women achieve leadership and excel

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers are using mindfulness training to help women overcome stereotype threat, a major barrier that hinders them from joining a...

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USask students launch balloon simulating space mission to study cosmic rays

University of Saskatchewan students are part of an international team that has launched a balloon 30 kilometres into near-space as the culmination of a special training program tha...

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USask medical team receives $987,000 to test new imaging agents for improved cancer diagnosis

A University of Saskatchewan medical research team will receive $987,000 from Western Economic Diversification (WD) towards a $4.55-million project aimed at producing and testing n...

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USask-led research teams awarded $24.2M from Genome Canada and partners to improve agriculture through genomic science

Wheat, lentils and livestock will be the focus of a $24.2-million investment over four years by Genome Canada and its partners in three University of Saskatchewan-led research proj...

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History of same-sex marriage project among $1.3 million in USask research grants from SSHRC

Canada became global ‘destination’ for lesbian and gay weddings after legalization, researcher says.

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Sleep-deprived decision makers may be less likely to appoint women to top jobs

Research into link between sleepiness and bias among $647,000 in federal funding awards.

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USask-led northern energy planning project awarded $2.5 million by SSHRC

Imagine that your family lives on less than $1,600 a month and the power bill takes up half that money.

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Métis jigging: a better cardio workout than aerobics or a run?

Dance has more to offer than a “fitness craze”, promoting reconciliation and Métis heritage.

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USask-led group awarded $1.65 M to train young scientists for expanding plant protein industry

An interdisciplinary university group led by University of Saskatchewan researcher Michael Nickerson has been awarded $1.65 million by the federal granting council NSERC to train a...

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Cannabis dosage studied at USask to reduce seizures in children with severe epilepsy

Medicinal cannabis oil containing both cannabidiol (CBD) and a small amount of THC (the drug that can cause intoxication) can reduce or end seizures in children with severe, drug-r...

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New chair for the Fedoruk Centre at USask

SASKATOON – Prominent Saskatchewan business leader Tom Kishchuk will serve as the new chair of the board of directors for the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation ...

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New national Indigenous health research plan prioritizes Indigenous-led agenda

Supporting Indigenous individuals and their communities to drive Indigenous health research is a key goal of the new five-year plan of the national Institute of Indigenous Peoples’...

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Nature paper explains impact of forest management on water resources

USask study finds depth of soil and porous rock beneath trees are crucial factors.

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$6 million awarded for Canada Research Chairs at USask

Three new Canada Research Chairs (CRCs)—all held by female academics recognized as potential leaders in their fields—have been established at the University of Saskatchewan (USask)...

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Toxic metals found in reproductive organs of critically endangered eels

Mystery of shrinking population may be linked to eels devouring their own skeletons.

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Downpours of torrential rain more frequent with global warming—USask-led study

The frequency of downpours of heavy rain—which can lead to flash floods, devastation, and outbreaks of waterborne disease—has increased across the globe in the past 50 years, resea...

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Concussion symptoms reversed by magnetic therapy

Concussion symptoms—such as loss of balance, hazy comprehension, sleep disturbance and ability to walk straight—can be reversed by a new type of magnetic stimulation, research at t...

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Concussion symptoms reversed by magnetic therapy

Concussion symptoms—such as loss of balance, hazy comprehension, sleep disturbance and ability to walk straight—can be reversed by a new type of magnetic stimulation, research at t...

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USask launches unique Summer Entrepreneurs program

SASKATOON, SK. — The University of Saskatchewan’s commercialization unit Innovation Enterprise (IE) is embarking on a new initiative to train, inspire and motivate the next generat...

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Funding agreement ensures Fedoruk Centre at USask continues to support world-class nuclear research and training in Saskatchewan

At the opening of the new Innovation Wing of the Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Sciences (SCCS) on Wednesday, May 22, Tina Beaudry-Mellor, Minister Responsible for Innovation Sa...

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Three Young USask scholars win prestigious national awards

The 2019 Vanier scholarship and Banting fellowships will advance regenerative medicine and improve water quality and mental health.

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World’s first wearable kidney the goal of USask-led research team

SASKATOON – An artificial portable kidney that patients who have suffered renal failure could wear is to be created by a research team at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) wit...

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$1.25M awarded to innovative USask early career researchers

Five University of Saskatchewan early career researchers have each been awarded $250,000 over two years by the New Frontiers in Research Fund, a new federal fund designed to promot...

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Wild pigs invade Canadian provinces—an emerging crisis for agriculture and the environment

Wild pigs—a mix of wild boar and domestic swine—are spreading rapidly across Canada, threatening native species such as nesting birds, deer, agricultural crops, and farm livestock,...

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Prestigious Steacie Fellowship awarded to outstanding USask ecologist

Maud Ferrari, an exceptional University of Saskatchewan (USask) behavioural ecologist who studies predator-prey interactions, has received one of Canada’s most prestigious awards f...

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Viral infections during pregnancy could be linked to behavioural abnormalities in offspring

Male and female rats whose mother experienced a simulated viral infection during pregnancy behave abnormally, consistent with behavioural alterations in autism or schizophrenia, re...

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USask research shows dogs reduce distress of patients waiting for ER care

A visit from a dog can reduce the distress of patients waiting for emergency treatment in hospital, a study by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) shows.

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New CFI funding will foster long-term sustainability of two USask national research facilities

Two University of Saskatchewan (USask) research centres—the Canadian Light Source and VIDO-InterVac—will receive a total $13.4-million increase in operating support over two years ...

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Fish under threat release chemicals to warn others of danger

Fish warn each other about danger by releasing chemicals into the water as a signal, research by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has found.

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USask crop scientists help crack the durum wheat genome

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers played a key role in an international consortium that has sequenced the entire genome of durum wheat—the source of semolina for pasta...

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USask pump monitor research high-tech opportunity for Saskatchewan manufacturer

SASKATOON – A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team and fluid power systems company Wil-Tech Industries Ltd. (WTI) are partnering to develop monitoring technology for pr...

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USask team developing unique harness to help save injured horses

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers are working with RMD Engineering Inc. of Saskatoon to create a unique harness designed to help in the recovery and rehabilitation of ...

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‘Lost’ concerto by German music master and Mozart editor resurrected in Saskatoon

A treasure trove of musical scores written by a pivotal figure in 20th century German music has been resurrected from a Saskatoon basement.

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USask scientist boosting natural bodyguards against HIV

SASKATOON – A Saskatchewan virologist has been awarded close to $900,000 to develop ways to fortify the body’s natural defences against HIV.

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Rehab dogs help children with cerebral palsy walk

Dogs can help children with cerebral palsy walk and gain self-confidence and independence, according to new research by the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

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500-million-year-old worm 'superhighway' discovered in Canada

Prehistoric worms populated the sea bed 500 million years ago – evidence that life was active in an environment thought uninhabitable until now, research by the University of Saska...

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USask health research leaders honoured with SHRF awards

Internationally recognized environmental and health researcher Dr. Ingrid Pickering (PhD) has been awarded the 2018 Achievement Award by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundatio...

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Innovative USask software project to boost Canada’s research capacity

SASKATOON — In an era when multidisciplinary research teams work across institutional and geographical boundaries generating vast amounts of live data that’s kept on various device...

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USask and NRCan sign MOU to advance national water security

At a special ceremony today, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will strengthen t...

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USask researchers awarded $3.4M for projects to mitigate greenhouse gases in agriculture

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, the School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS), and the Global Insti...

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USask researchers awarded $3.4M for projects to mitigate greenhouse gases in agriculture

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, the School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS), and the Global Insti...

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International Blueprint key to U of S global impact

The new International Blueprint for Action 2025 charts a course over the next seven years that enables the University of Saskatchewan to significantly advance its mission to become...

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USask and new partner, Valard Group, aim to advance renewable energy in remote communities

SASKATOON – A unique University of Saskatchewan(USask) research program that aims to address policy challenges and socio-economic barriers to renewable energy development in northe...

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U of S professor earns U.S. award for undergraduate mentorship

University of Saskatchewan environmental scientist Colin Laroque was recognized today with an international award for his dedication to providing innovative and high-quality resear...

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U of S researchers awarded $8M to tackle social, climate issues

University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers have been awarded more than $8 million for projects ranging from designing videogames that promote social bonding to safeguarding In...

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Gearing up to power the North with renewables

Canada has committed to an electricity system by 2030 that will be 90 per cent carbon non-emitting, a move that requires transitioning to renewable energy such as wind, solar and b...

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Midwifery linked to lower odds of birth complications for low-income women

New research from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) is adding new evidence in support of midwives as a safe option for prenatal c...

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International students gain research experience at USask

Students from three continents pent the summer working on projects that range from human and animal health to water security under the supervision of U of S faculty.

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International students gain research experience at USask

Students from three continents pent the summer working on projects that range from human and animal health to water security under the supervision of U of S faculty.

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International students gain research experience at USask

Students from three continents pent the summer working on projects that range from human and animal health to water security under the supervision of U of S faculty.

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U of S crop scientists help crack the wheat genome code

The new genomic assembly will help breeders develop improved varieties.

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U of S student awarded $150,000 US fellowship to advance canary seed research

Suneru Perera, a PhD student at the University of Saskatchewan, is the only Canadian to be awarded a $150,000 US fellowship by a U.S. agricultural research organization to develop ...

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U of S student awarded $150,000 US fellowship to advance canary seed research

Suneru Perera, a PhD student at the University of Saskatchewan, is the only Canadian to be awarded a $150,000 US fellowship by a U.S. agricultural research organization to develop ...

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U of S student receives prestigious international award

A University of Saskatchewan PhD student in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine is one of five recipients worldwide of the inaugural BioOne Ambassador Award announced today.

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U of S researcher awarded Banting Fellowship

Maaike Helmus' goal is to provide recommendations to improve risk assessment practices with Indigenous peoples.

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U of S researcher awarded Banting Fellowship

Maaike Helmus' goal is to provide recommendations to improve risk assessment practices with Indigenous peoples.

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Four U of S students awarded prestigious Vanier Scholarships

The PhD students work in health, water and feral horse conservation research.

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Four U of S students awarded prestigious Vanier Scholarships

The PhD students work in health, water and feral horse conservation research.

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USask researchers win CAS award for work on patient safety

The researchers have interviewed over 200 anesthesiologists across Canada. Many underestimated the risk of airway cuffs pressure beyond safe range.

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U of S student wins CPHA award for researching Saskatoon children’s physical activity

This work holds the potential for helping the design and development of neighbourhoods that encourage active living in all seasons in the city.

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New sport science and health hub

Merlis Belsher Place will not only soon become a new home of Huskie Athletics, but a hub for state-of-the-art sport science and health research.

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U of S researchers named to Arctic groups

With renewed global interest in Arctic resource extraction opportunities, transportation and tourism, tackling issues such as climate change, sustainable development and social and...

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Novel MRI technology will monitor astronauts’ health in space

With more than $700,000 in funding from two major Canadian granting agencies, University of Saskatchewan researcher Gordon Sarty is building new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) te...

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Unprecedented study reveals major shifts and threats to global freshwater supplies

A Nature article by the incoming executive director of the Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) reveals the dramatic impact of clima...

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USask computer scientist awarded Steacie Fellowship

University of Saskatchewan computer science professor Regan Mandryk, whose ground-breaking research involves developing digital game technology to assess mental health, has been aw...

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USask gets major federal boost for isotope and vaccine production, water research

Federal investment of $5.25 million in three University of Saskatchewan (USask) research centres will help protect Canadians against infectious disease, produce and deliver medical...

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World-leading U.S. water scientist recruited to U of S Canada 150 Research Chair

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has recruited NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory senior water scientist Jay Famiglietti as Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology an...

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P2IRC's Work in Computational Informatics of Crop Phenotype Data Featured on Radio Canada

Tony Kusalik and Iav Staveness are working to revolutionize plant breeding using digital data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning techniques.

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University of Saskatchewan a Key Partner in Agri-Food Supercluster Announced Today

As a world-leading agricultural research university, the University of Saskatchewan will be a pivotal partner in Canada's agricultural supercluster—Protein Industries Canada—announ...

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Diversifying chickpea genetics for better crop performance

University of Saskatchewan researchers Bunyamin Tar’an and Donna Lindsay at the Crop Development Centre (CDC) are part of an international project that will increase the genetic di...

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Province funds major science research at the University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan researchers will have more powerful computing infrastructure thanks to $2.2 million in funding from the Government of Saskatchewan.

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U of S student’s video tweet wins CFI contest

Arinjay Banerjee, PhD candidate in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, has been chosen as a winner in the Canada Foundation for Innovation...

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Global Water Futures announces 21 new projects

The U of S-led research aims to predict Canada’s future hydrology and support decision-making.

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U of S researchers in global food security awarded grants from Microsoft

Two University of Saskatchewan computer scientists are among the first grant recipients of Microsoft’s AI for Earth program.

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Leading health researchers honoured

World-renowned vaccine researcher Andrew Potter was among those recognized by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) for their outstanding contributions to creating a c...

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