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From money to mission

September 16, 2014

Significant headway in reducing a projected operating deficit means the University of Saskatchewan is now in a position to advance a new plan of action that focuses on mission rather than money.


Tushita Patel (pictured above) and Teah Zielinski and  have been named the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) recipients of Schulich Leader Scholarships.

New University of Saskatchewan students awarded $60,000 and $80,000

September 8, 2014

Teah Zielinski and Tushita Patel have been named the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) recipients of Schulich Leader Scholarships, which are awarded to highly successful students who are entering undergraduate studies in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM).


The new seats in Thorv 271, left, replicate the 1924 originals.

New ‘old’ seats in Airplane Room

September 5, 2014

It’s out with the old, and in with the new “old” as the lecture theatre Thorvaldson 271, familiar to many as the Airplane Room, undergoes a seating renovation.


Bill Waiser, retired history professor and chair of the university’s Great War Commemoration committee.

Remembering those who served

September 5, 2014

When the First World War broke out in August of 1914, the University of Saskatchewan was just seven years old and fewer than 50 degrees had been awarded to graduates. But the institution still made a significant contribution to the war effort, a contribution that will be recognized with a series of events over the coming four years.


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).