University of Saskatchewan News


Spencer Ball (right)

Great War vignettes

September 1, 2015

Liverpool-born Spencer Ball enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Saskatoon at the end of February 1916.

Gordon Barnhart, interim president and vice-chancellor

Welcome (back) to the U of S

August 31, 2015

Whether you’re new to campus, or it has been home for some time, I want to welcome you to the U of S for the start of a new school year. I hope you find that being part of this passionate, engaged community is an amazing journey.

Patti McDougall, vice-provost of teaching and learning

Progress made on sexual assault policies

August 28, 2015

In fall 2014, universities across Canada and the U.S. were in the spotlight for a rising number of sexual assault cases and the handling of those cases. The U of S is now close to finalizing a campuswide response to the issue.

Peter Stoicheff, incoming U of S president, addresses a full crowd at the July 9 announcement.

The university’s next president

August 27, 2015

The moment Peter Stoicheff stepped on stage as the 11th president and vice-chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan, a sustained clamour of claps and cheers filled Convocation Hall.

Dr. Heather Conrad (DMD’97) was honoured with the Educator of the Year Award by the American College of Prosthodontists.

The root of a dentist’s success

August 19, 2015

A University of Saskatchewan (U of S) College of Dentistry alumna is being celebrated for her remarkable skills as a dental educator.

Shelby Lechman's winning entry "Exodus."

U of S Fine Arts graduate lands BMO regional award

August 5, 2015

Saskatoon’s Shelby Lechman has turned her passion for art and fascination with history into a new award-winning series of paintings.

Lechman, who graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Great Distinction at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) spring convocation, has been named one of 12 regional winners from across the country in the 13th annual BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition. The 24-year-old Lechman, who earned a $5,000 award, was one of 263 candidates from more than

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A screen shot of the U of S Facebook page.

U of S takes social media award for Facebook

July 30, 2015

The University of Saskatchewan Facebook page has been rated number one among Canadian postsecondary institutions in a ranking of the most successful adopters of social media.

The new Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence will accommodate research on all aspects of cattle production. Photo: WCVM

New U of S livestock and forage centre to focus on all aspects of cattle production

July 30, 2015

By Jeanette Stewart

A new $25 million Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence has just received the green light, thanks to funding from the Canadian and Saskatchewan governments, as well as the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association and the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).

“We’re building on our research strengths — absolutely. But we’re going to catapult them to a whole other level,” says Mary Buhr, dean of the U of S College of Agriculture and Bioresources, which is leading the project together

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