University of Saskatchewan News


U of S engineering student Leejay Schmidt created an app to help with public speaking.

Speaking of apps…

July 23, 2015

For the majority of people, public speaking provokes anxiety they never even knew they had.

The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, and Brad Trost, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Humboldt, along with U of S interim President Gordon Barnhart, visited with young scientists in the Rocks and Fossils SCI-FI Science Camp, housed in the College of Engineering

Science in action

July 8, 2015

Two special guests from the Government of Canada got to see their funding in action when they dropped by a children’s science lab at the U of S today.

The Small Animal Clinic is accepting donations for pets in need.

Help with pet rescue in Northern Saskatchewan

July 8, 2015

When an emergency strikes, there is often little time to prepare. Many Northern Saskatchewan residents who recently fled their homes to avoid dangerous forest fires, had to leave their pets behind.

The CLS is celebrating 10 years of discovery.

Light years at the CLS

June 25, 2015

The Canadian Light Source (CLS) celebrates 10 years of science discovery with an open house June 27 from 1 to 5pm.


Five Reasons to Take Your Bike to Work

June 23, 2015

This Wednesday, June 24th, is Bike to Work Day in Saskatoon. Here are five reasons why you should put the pedals to the metal this Wednesday:

1. You can take the University Bridge!

One of the bridge’s sidewalks will remain open for pedestrians and cyclists while the City completes repairs to the 99-year-old structure over the summer.

2. It’s great for your health

Aside from being a great calorie burner, it also tones muscle, eases joints, boosts your overall energy and relieves stress. (Plus, there’s

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Derek Hoium and Maureen Bourassa. Photo: Michael Robin

Studying cycling

June 22, 2015

Cyclists want safety, and this means more and better-connected bike lanes, especially on busy streets, according to research with community cycling groups conducted by student researchers from the Edwards School of Business.

St. Thomas More (STM) College President Terrence Downey. Photo: Liam Richards

STM president reappointed for second term

June 22, 2015

Terrence Downey has been reappointed as president of St. Thomas More (STM) College.

This will be his second five-year term since becoming president in 2011. Since then, Downey led STM’s major construction project which saw the addition of new classrooms, student study and research spaces, and administrative offices to the college. He also helped establish an endowed chair for Catholic Studies, an academic position that supports and fosters scholarship and research in the area of Catholic studies.

Prior to joining STM, Downey

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