University of Saskatchewan News

Peter MacKinnon (left) and Karen Barnes sign MOU

U of S enters into partnership with Yukon College

December 5, 2011

The University of Saskatchewan and Yukon College entered into a partnership today that will enable the sharing of programs, research and other resources for the benefit of both institutions. University of Saskatchewan President Peter MacKinnon and Yukon College President Karen Barnes formalized the agreement by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the U of S this afternoon.

Parul Jain

Research improves cold-hardy wheat

December 5, 2011

By Victoria Martinez

With global demand for wheat exceeding 20 billion bushels a year, producers need more high-yielding crops that can survive in the extreme climate of the Canadian Prairies.


Student census tells the U of S enrolment story

December 5, 2011

While student enrolment is up across the board at the U of S, data from the Oct. 11 census day showed plateauing numbers in two key recruitment areas—graduate and Aboriginal students.

Troy Harkness. Photo by Colleen MacPherson

Tackling drug-resistant cancer

December 2, 2011

Using chemotherapy to kill breast cancer cells is one thing; eradicating drug-resistant cells is a whole other challenge, but one U of S researcher in the College of Medicine thinks he is onto a treatment protocol that holds exciting potential for those with breast cancer and other forms of cancer as well.

Marcus Miller

Marcus Miller brings new ideas to Snelgrove Gallery

December 1, 2011

Marcus Miller is not short on ideas. Fresh from North Battleford where he was director of two very different galleries—the Allan Sapp Gallery and the Chapel Gallery, which shows regional and contemporary art—Miller is ready to embrace his new role as director of the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery at the U of S.

Dr. Deborah Anderson. Photo by Liam Richards

Sask. breast cancer research gets a $2.5 million boost

December 1, 2011

Seven research projects from the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Cancer Agency have been awarded nearly $2.5 million from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Prairies Northwest Territories (CBCF-PNT) region.

Cobalt-60 exhibit

Cobalt-60 turns 60

December 1, 2011

“I just want to thank the man that made that machine. It saved my life—and many, many more. It’s wonderful!” cancer survivor Olga Campbell told CBC in a 1994 interview.

High school students at Discovery Days

Discovery Days at U of S health science colleges

December 1, 2011

More than 100 students, teachers and chaperones converged at the University of Saskatchewan Nov. 10 for the second annual TD Discovery Days in Health Sciences. The event introduces high school students from across the province to careers in dentistry, kinesiology, medicine, nursing, nutrition, pharmacy, physical therapy and veterinary medicine.