University of Saskatchewan News


WCVM researcher Daniel MacPhee. (Photo by Debra Marshall)

Understanding placenta abnormalities

March 20, 2015

Understanding what can go wrong with the placenta, the bridge between fetal and maternal systems during pregnancy, and using that knowledge to reduce pre-term issues is the focus of research by Daniel MacPhee, an associate professor at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM).

Yorkton nursing student Jessica Funk, left, with Aboriginal Nursing Advisor Heather Cote-Soop

Expanding support for Aboriginal nursing education

March 18, 2015

The University of Saskatchewan College of Nursing has been a leader in providing education for Aboriginal nursing students. Now, it has expanded its support and advising services to those students, and created a pathway for Aboriginal students to transition from high school into the U of S nursing program. 

Phil Chilibeck and Whitney Duff

For brains and brawn

February 24, 2015

Older adults looking for an edge with their new year’s exercise program might consider some judicious use of dietary supplements such as whey protein and bovine (cow) colostrum to help build strength, guard bone and even keep their brains humming along.

One of the digital storytelling videos explores the traditional role of dogs in First Nations culture.

Digital dogs

February 5, 2015

What makes four videos about managing dog populations in the Battle River Treaty 6 area distinct?

College plans to strengthen arts, science ties

Restructuring at the top

February 5, 2015

An administrative change in the upper echelons of the University of Saskatchewan’s largest college is designed to take advantage of its unique offerings and prove that the sum is greater than its parts.

Dr. Paul Dhillon

Doc on the go

January 29, 2015

Work, for Dr. Paul Dhillon, is going where he is needed.

Dr. Romany Pinto and rehab patient Rose.

Pets get physio

January 23, 2015

In the basement of the Small Animal Clinic in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), Dr. Romany Pinto is working with Kaibo, a brown toy poodle with hip and knee problems.

Members of Tuffy’s clinical team (from left): Dr. Sara Higgins, Dr. Fernando Marqués, Dr. Chris Clark and Trinita Barboza. Photo: Christina Weese.

Horse healers

January 13, 2015

Tuffy, an 18-year-old Appaloosa gelding, was in pretty bad shape when he arrived at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Centre in Saskatoon late one October night.

Left to right: Anapaula Campos, Jenna Schmitt and Kellyana Quattrini.

Mercury-free research

January 9, 2015

Research by three students in the U of S College of Dentistry may lead to a new mercury-free material for filling teeth.