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...

Studying e-cigarettes risk to reproductive health

E-cigarette companies spent more than $9 billion in marketing last year to promote their product as a healthy alternative to conventional cigarettes for smokers, but University of ...

Masks, vaccines, lockdown and trust: National survey reveals what Canadians think of COVID-19 pandemic response

Researchers from the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and the University of Regina (U of R) have collaborated with ...

USask archaeology students’ hands-on forensic experience in local cemetery could support TRC Calls to Action

For several days this week, a small group of University of Saskatchewan (USask) archaeology students used various methods and technologies—such as ground-penetrating radar (GPR)—to...

A Father’s Perspective on Caring for a Chronically Ill Child

An international team of nurses explores the father's experience of caring for a child with a chronic illness.

Virtual Reality and Mental Health

Using virtual reality, nurses are given an opportunity to walk through different Code White scenarios in a safe and secure, simulated environment, before experiencing them first-ha...

‘Everyone’s really excited’: USask’s new robotic telescope discovers first supernova

Astronomers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are excited about undertaking new research after the PROMPT-USASK Skynet robotic telescope discovered its first supernova earl...

USask researchers help lead $9-million COVID Variant Rapid-Response Network

University of Saskatchewan (USask) and University of Regina (U of R) researchers are joining forces with scientists across the nation to undertake surveillance, sequencing, tracing...

New USask radiotracers could be key for new treatments and early detection for Parkinson’s

University of Saskatchewan (USask) nuclear medicine researcher Chris Phenix has been awarded US$150,000 by The Michael J. Fox Foundation to develop diagnostic radiotracers for earl...

USask researchers seek to prevent liver disease, high blood pressure, and understand lifelong impacts of Zika virus

Three University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded a total of $1.87 million by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) for projects involving fatty l...

New USask research takes aim at improving water security, gender equity, and international co-operation

A multidisciplinary research team from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been awarded $289,000 for a project to develop water security solutions that contribute to enhance...

USask scientists help find the key to decoding rye genome

An international team led by the IPK Leibniz Institute in Germany and including University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers has succeeded in completely decoding the genome of ry...

USask researchers receive SHRF funds for projects with a virtual focus

Virtual follow-up with discharged intensive-care patients and the development of culturally sensitive treatment for chronic musculoskeletal issues are just two of the 10 University...

Bacteria on the surface of the eye not all the same: new insights from USask research

A pioneering study led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) veterinary ophthalmologist Dr. Marina Leis (DVM, DACVO) shows that bacterial communities vary on different parts of the...

USask model for predicting mountain snowpack provides clearer picture of spring runoff, impacts of climate change

Scientists have developed a way to predict the depth and movement of snowpacks in the Canadian Rocky Mountains which will provide valuable information on spring runoff, risk of flo...

Global Institute for Food Security researchers at USask help map broad genetic diversity of canola crop

Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are members of an international consortium of leading academic and commercial seed c...

New national data platform to track risks and benefits of medication use during pregnancy

Over 75 per cent of pregnant women take medications for which the risks or benefits are unknown. A new national data platform involving a University of Saskatchewan (USask) researc...

USask awarded $6.76M to help revive North American bison population, strengthen Canadian cattle industry

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been awarded $6.76 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to help conserve bison and other threatened animal species and...

USask awarded $3.2M towards first-in-Canada engineering biology centre for ag innovation

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will invest $3.2 million in a unique biomanufacturing facility at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) that will use cutting-edge “engi...

Graduate students enrolled in AgBio programs receive funding to help set them up for success

Stephen Awodele is a Master of Science student in plant sciences at the University of Saskatchewan (USask). Originally from Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, he discovered USask after se...

USask helps lead COVID-19 saliva dental research study

Dentistry students and staff remain among the few groups on-site nearly daily at universities and colleges across Canada, including those at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

Calling all citizen scientists: help classify polar bears

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Doug Clark is launching a first-of-its-kind research project that will engage citizen volunteers to help advance knowledge about polar...

USask’s Kalra re-appointed to prestigious national board

One of Canada’s premier public policy organizations has again called on Dr. Jawahar (Jay) Kalra (MD) of the University of Saskatchewan (USask) to serve on its board of directors.

Canada’s Global Nexus and VIDO join forces to combat COVID–19

Two Canadian powerhouses in infectious disease research have joined forces in the fight against COVID–19, leading Canada’s response and preparedness for future pandemics.

USask receives $300K from FCL to renew research chair focused on co-operative governance

The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) Chair in Co-operative Governance at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) will receive $300,000 over five years from Federated Co-operative...

Seniors, patients, astronauts will all benefit from new USask research on bone health

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) team led by kinesiology professor Saija Kontulainen has been awarded $200,000 by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to research ...

VIDO gains provincial support towards becoming a ‘Centre for Pandemic Research’

Today the Government of Saskatchewan committed $15 million to support the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization’s (VIDO) position as a Ce...

New studies look at COVID-19 antibodies among Canadian correctional populations

The Government of Canada is investing approximately $1.2 million through Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) to support four studies of correctional service employees and ...

USask partners with Indigenous communities and City of Saskatoon on COVID-19 wastewater study funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada

SASKATOON – A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team has been awarded $137,392 from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to conduct a six-month COVID-19 wastewater s...

Pulses prove to be a recipe for heart-healthy success

Take one part pandemic, add one part food guide recommendations to consume more meat substitutes, season with years of nutrition research with athletes to improve their metabolism ...

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.