University of Saskatchewan News


Cheryl Carver, acting associate vice-president of human resources

Student employees hold union vote

April 10, 2015

The votes have been cast but it will be weeks or even months before graduate student employees at the University of Saskatchewan find out if they have the support they need to join a union.

Bruce Coates, right, is part of the Saskatoon Amateur Radio Club's balloon launch team.

High-altitude hobby

April 6, 2015

Not everyone can go into space but with a tank of hydrogen and a bit of knowledge about circuit boards, a balloon could be the next best thing.

Terrie Fitzpatrick, manager of Student Counselling Services

Addressing students’ mental health needs

April 2, 2015

The number of students using counselling services at the U of S is on the rise, and Terrie Fitzpatrick is hoping a university-wide mental health strategy will help address students’ needs across campus.

Construction on a new child care facility at the U of S has begun.

Child care update

March 31, 2015

Construction has begun on the University of Saskatchewan’s newest child care centre, and its price tag will be lower than expected, nearly $ 217,000 lower.

The Kenderdine Campus dining hall in 1964. ARCHIVES A-9490

Rethinking Kenderdine campus

March 20, 2015

A request for proposals (RFP) has been issued by the University of Saskatchewan to find someone interested in a business opportunity—develop a meeting and lodging facility at the mothballed Kenderdine Campus at Emma Lake in exchange for some access and a long-term lease on the land.

AYIC team wins regional competition.

Winning student entrepreneurs

March 18, 2015

A student team from the U of S was named the 2015 TD Entrepreneurship Challenge Regional Champion by Enactus Canada.

Raj Srinivasan, head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Celebrating Pi

March 13, 2015

Mathematicians, physicists, punsters and even construction workers may pause in their labours on March 14 to celebrate Pi Day in honour of a quirky little number whose significance is felt from the job site to particle physics.

Cathy Coghlin co-ordinates the Academic Research/Work Placement Program in the WCVM.

Hosting bright minds

March 10, 2015

The University of Saskatchewan has always played host to bright minds—some of them are just younger than others.

U of S expert weighs in on whether to eat snow.

No to snow?

March 9, 2015

The fluffy white stuff that falls from the sky might look delicious, but is snow really safe to eat?