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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.


Bikes

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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Science writer and broadcaster Jay Ingram. Photo provided by the Canadian Science Writers' Assoc.

The science of Alzheimer’s

June 18, 2015

The Alzheimer Society of Canada expects the number of Canadians living with dementia to double to 1.4 million by 2031.

Many questions about Alzheimer’s revolve around the science of the disease: Where did it come from? Why does it suddenly appear to be an epidemic? Where are the treatments? These are issues Jay Ingram, author of The End of Memory: A Natural History of Aging and Alzheimer’s, will address in a free public lecture June 19 at the University of Saskatchewan.

Ingram is a veteran science

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June 14 marks World Blood Donor Day.

Why you should donate blood

June 12, 2015

This Sunday, June 14, marks World Blood Donor Day, established by the World Health Organization 11 years ago to promote regular blood donation and thank donors for everything they give. It coincides with the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, the Austrian physician considered to be the founder of the modern blood transfusion.


CBC news personality Rex Murphy

Rex Murphy’s radio show coming to the U of S

June 11, 2015

Join CBC news personality Rex Murphy and a live audience in the D-wing atrium of the Health Sciences Building for a broadcast of his weekly radio show, Cross Country Checkup.


James McFarland, executive chef with U of S Culinary Services

Football food and gridiron grub

June 8, 2015

As the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders continue their training camp at Griffiths Stadium, the team is a definite presence on campus, staying in College Quarter and dining at Marquis Hall every day.


Jim Miller, Canada Research Chair in Native-newcomer Relations.

Truth and Reconciliation commentary

June 5, 2015

As the events of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada come to a close, Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin used the term “cultural genocide” to describe the treatment of Canada’s Aboriginal people during the time of residential schools.