University of Saskatchewan News


The beautiful University of Saskatchewan campus

A beautiful place to be

August 22, 2014

The campus of the University of Saskatchewan recently made a Huffington Post list of the most beautiful post-secondary institutions in the country.

Jennifer McRuer, recipient of a 2014 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

U of S students awarded Vanier scholarships

August 14, 2014

Four University of Saskatchewan students have each been awarded a $150,000 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, recognition of their academic excellence and leadership skills as PhD students.

People attending the Great War Commemoration unveiling read the plaques that will be place in the Peter MacKinnon Building.

rememberUS Great War Commemoration project begins with plaque unveiling

August 7, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan’s Great War Commemoration project kicked off Aug. 7 with the unveiling of two commemorative plaques that will be placed in the Peter MacKinnon Building. One of the plaques explains the significance of the tribute paid to the 350 people whose names appear on the walls and in the stairwells of the building; the other lists the names of 18 additional people who were inadvertently omitted from the original tribute. 

Eli Bornstein in front of his newly reinstalled artwork. CLS photo.

Bornstein artwork reinstalled outside CLS on U of S campus

July 14, 2014

A major abstract work – hexaplane structurist relief No. 3, 2001-2003 – by noted international artist and University of Saskatchewan professor emeritus Eli Bornstein has been reinstalled outside of the Canadian Light Source (CLS).

Graduate House at the University of Saskatchewan

Grad House wins design award of merit

June 18, 2014

Its exterior composition of glazing, paneling and masonry as well as its diverse range of unit types were among the features that earned Graduate House at the University of Saskatchewan an award of merit in the 2014 Prairie Design Awards.

Saskatoon Public School students check out the newly unveiled statue of Farley Mowat on the U of S campus. Photo by David Stobbe.

Farley Mowat statue unveiled at the U of S

June 11, 2014

In celebration of Canadian author Farley Mowat’s legacy to literature, a Grade 2 class from École Lakeview School, Mowat’s widow Claire  and  artist George Boileau joined in the unveiling of a bronze sculpture of the late writer and his dog Chester on the University of Saskatchewan campus June 11.

Izabela Vlahu has taken over the position of president of the Graduate Students’ Association.

Strong student voice

June 3, 2014

Recently elected Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) president Izabela Vlahu wants to spend the upcoming year building a stronger grad student community on campus.

From left to right, Rick Retzlaff, Russell Isinger and David Sumner with the Avro Canada Orenda engine.

The Orenda mystery

June 3, 2014

The Orenda jet engine in the Engineering Building hallway is a marvel, its outer casing cut away in places to reveal a precision machine. It is also a bit of a mystery that three aviation buffs are attempting to solve.