“Back to math basics” is a cry that is increasingly heard across Canada as studies show students lagging behind those in many other developed countries. But focusing solely on rote drill of math facts isn’t necessarily the key to reversing the slide, according to University of Saskatchewan psychology professor Jamie Campbell.
About three years ago, someone suggested the President’s Residence be torn down to allow more development along the riverbank edge of campus, a suggestion that horrified many, including Andrew Wallace. But it also spurred him on to tackle a project designed to recognize the significance of the remarkable buildings that make up the University of Saskatchewan.
Fundraising can now begin in earnest for a new $14 million, 2,000-head beef cattle research facility to be located south of Clavet thanks to approval from the U of S board of governors and a $1-million donation from the Saskatchewan Cattlemens’ Association (SCA).
The University of Saskatchewan is looking for a way to meet its need for a new ice rink without increasing its capital or operating costs.
Walking into the office of the Department of Surgery, it’s hard to miss the paintings and sculptures, not to mention the enthusiasm of department head Dr. Ivar Mendez.
While there is still strong commitment for providing additional child-care spaces on campus, university officials are back to the drawing board on just how to do it.
A recent report by CBC examined cheating at Canadian universities, and revealed that more than 7,000 students were disciplined for cheating in 2011-12. OCN decided to delve deeper into the issue of academic misconduct and spoke with Patti McDougall, vice-provost of teaching and learning.
Students at the University of Saskatchewan will see their tuition fees rise by an overall average of 4.5 per cent for the 2014-15 academic year and for the first time, tuition revenue will be allocated directly to the colleges and schools where they are enrolled for improvements to programs and services.
Members of the university’s Board of Governors took the opportunity to describe their role in institutional governance, commit to listening to students and reiterate their accountability during their annual public session held March 18 in Convocation Hall.
The University Bookstore has opened its first branch outlet and set it up specifically to serve people involved with the health sciences.