U of S officially opens doors to Graduate House student residence

The Honorable Rob Norris, Minister of Advanced Education, takes part in a tour of the new space.

The Honorable Rob Norris, Minister of Advanced Education, takes part in a tour of the new space.

The University of Saskatchewan officially opened the third and final stage of its College Quarter residence development today. Designed and built specifically for graduate students, the new Graduate House residence has capacity for 262 students, increasing the total number of new beds on campus by more than 1,000 in the past three years.

“This is an important project for the university and, with the support of our partners and lead donors Russell and Katherine Morrison, we are pleased to see it officially open its doors,” said U of S President Ilene Busch-Vishniac. “This building provides a greater variety of available housing options on campus, something our students have long been asking for.”

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Viterra Partners with the Global Institute for Food Security

Ton Steve, General Manager, Wheat and Barley Commissions speaking with Gifs Deputy Director, Ernie Barber and President, Ilene Busch-Vishniac

Ton Steve, General Manager, Wheat and Barley Commissions speaking with Gifs Deputy Director, Ernie Barber and President, Ilene Busch-Vishniac

SASKATOON – The Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) and Viterra Inc. announced today that Viterra is investing $2 million to support the Institute’s mission to address the increasing global demand for safe, reliable food.

The five-year funding agreement will make Viterra the lead grain industry partner joining founding partners PotashCorp, the Province of Saskatchewan, and the University of Saskatchewan.

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Bettering the world through life-saving research and life-changing generosity

Sylvia Fedoruk and Howler

Sylvia Fedoruk and Howler

On November 15th, National Philanthropy Day, the University of Saskatchewan honours one of our most committed supporters – the Honorable Sylvia Fedoruk (O.C., S.O.M).

Through a life of achievement in medical research, health sciences and public service, The Honourable Sylvia Fedoruk left a profound mark on the University of Saskatchewan and the world. Born in Canora in 1927, Sylvia’s illustrious academic career began in a one-room school taught by her father. She graduated from high school in Ontario, where her family had moved during WWII, but came home to the U of S in 1946 for her BA, with high honours in physics, and her master’s degree. An outstanding scholar and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Governor General’s Gold Medal, she began teaching medical physics after graduation and became the radiation physicist at the Saskatoon Cancer Clinic.

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