New U of S feed research centre to increase Saskatchewan’s impact on global food security

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The University of Saskatchewan and its partners officially opened the Canadian Feed Research Centre (CFRC) in North Battleford today, highlighting the many research and training opportunities this unique facility will provide for Canada’s crop and livestock sector.

The $13.9-million feed research centre is a major Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)-led project and a partnership with the Saskatchewan government, Cargill’s animal nutrition business, and Western Economic Diversification. The centre will research, develop and commercialize new and better high-value animal feeds derived from low-value crops and co-products of bioprocessing and biofuels industries.

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University of Saskatchewan MEND childhood obesity prevention program expands to Moose Jaw

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The MEND program aims to help prevent childhood obesity  by providing  exercise and nutrition programs to  children at no cost

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) launched its Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It (MEND) program in Moose Jaw in October, providing a fun exercise and nutrition program to local children at no cost. The program is aimed at children who are above healthy weights, and inspires them to change the behaviours that can contribute to obesity.

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Award-winning PotashCorp Kamskénow program helps get kids excited about science

Students enrolled in the PotashCorp Kamskénow program learn science hands-on

Students enrolled in the PotashCorp Kamskénow program learn science hands-on

The PotashCorp Kamskénow program, run out of the College of Arts and Science, has been selected for two 2014 Global Best Awards from the International Business Education Partnership Network. The local science education program has been recognized internationally for its work in getting Aboriginal students in Saskatoon excited about math and science.

The Global Best Awards—affiliated with the Conference Board of Canada—celebrate partnerships between educational institutions, private businesses and other stakeholders. As an innovative collaboration between the U of S, Saskatoon school divisions and partners, the PotashCorp Kamskénow program was chosen this spring as joint winner of the 2014 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Award for the North America region.

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7th annual KinSpin raises funds and spirits

Hundreds of participants raised nearly $10,000 for the College of Kinesiology's Special Needs Trust Fund

Hundreds of participants raised nearly $10,000 for the College of Kinesiology’s Special Needs Trust Fund

The sun was shining and the Bowl was packed with over 350 students, faculty, staff, Special Olympians and 150 volunteers eager to take part in the seventh annual KinSpin Walk Run and Roll on Saturday, September 20. The event raised close to $10,000 for the College of Kinesiology’s Special Needs Trust, which provides funding for special needs programming within the college. “Last year we purchased four specialized wheelchairs at a total cost of $14, 000,” says Paul Rogal, one of the event’s coordinators, “three of these were purchased with funds from the Special Needs Trust.”

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