University of Saskatchewan News


A Christmas card sent to President Walter Murray, from Chalmers Mackenzie, circa December 1916.

Great War vignettes

February 8, 2016

Chalmers Jack Mackenzie is remembered today at the University of Saskatchewan as the first dean of engineering who went on to lead the National Research Council in 1939. He also designed the Broadway and Borden bridges in the 1930s.

Twelve days after being admitted to the VMC for injuries, the owl was released back into the wild.

Free bird

February 3, 2016

After almost two weeks under the watchful eyes of wildlife veterinarians at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), a great horned owl was released back into the wild Tuesday afternoon.

The Craving Change workshop addresses eating from a cognitive behavioural approach and encourages participants to more fully understand exactly how current eating habits developed.

Curb your cravings

January 29, 2016

Curbing cravings is challenging, but a new U of S program is here to help.


Council commits to Indigenous learning

January 29, 2016

At its Jan. 21 meeting, Univer­sity Council passed a motion supporting the inclusion of Indigenous knowledges and experiences in all degree programs.

University Architect Colin Tennent

Drafting blueprints

January 29, 2016

The U of S has been working on bringing a school of archi­tecture to its campus for nearly a decade. Members of the university community and the Saskatchewan Association of Architects are finally starting to feel like that work might be coming to fruition.

Jessica Landrie, one of the student organizers of the Health Care Team Challenge.

Dream teams

January 21, 2016

Teamwork is the basis of successful problem solving, especially in the complex, ever-changing field of health care.

President Peter Stoicheff is working to establish a new vision, mission and values document—the first since 1993.

A vision for the future

January 15, 2016

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has not approved and adopted a new vision, mission and values document since 1993—the new president is going to change that.

Brian Lane, assistant professor in the Edwards School of Business and certified financial planner (CFP)

The post-holiday financial hangover

January 15, 2016

Despite a downturn in the economy, Canadians spent a lot of money this holiday season—be it on gifts for loved ones, a vacation or maybe a little something for themselves.

John Rigby, interim associate provost, Institutional Planning and Assessment

Board approves tuition increases

January 15, 2016

Following approval from the Board of Governors in December 2015, undergraduate and graduate programs will see tuition increases ranging from zero to five per cent.

Patti McDougall, vice-provost of teaching and learning

Advocating for academic advising

January 15, 2016

Following the campus-wide review of academic advising services that took place a few years ago, a wave of change hit the U of S, including the development of a new Advising Charter.