University of Saskatchewan News


Lisa Kalynchuk

A look at low enrolment programs

May 21, 2015

The number of classes at the U of S with fewer than five students is on the rise and what to do with low-enrolment programs is a topic that needs to be discussed, according to the chair of Council’s Planning and Priorities Committee.

Under the direction of Michael Kurpjuweit, Grade 6, 7 and 8 students from Brunskill School celebrated Music Monday on May 4.

Music Monday

May 11, 2015

Grade 6, 7 and 8 students from Brunskill School under the direction of Michael Kurpjuweit celebrated Music Monday with a concert in front of the Peter MacKinnon Building on the U of S campus.

Phillip Loring on site in northern Canada.

Northern exposure

May 6, 2015

It may not be everyone’s favourite travel destination, but for Philip Loring, expeditions to the Arctic have become his passion.

Tracy Walker

Art, plants and big science

May 6, 2015

Somewhere out there is an art curator with a painting that is a bit of a mystery. The curator knows there are layers of paint on the canvas but cannot know what lies beneath. A portrait? A landscape? By the same artist, or another? A restoration, or a forgery? Unfortunately, to answer the questions using conventional techniques could damage the painting.

Greg Poelzer

Arctic scholar

April 23, 2015

When top diplomats from the nations of the Arctic Council meet to discuss issues during the next two years, they will draw on research by University of Saskatchewan associate professor Greg Poelzer.

Everyday, professors face the challenge of students with sub-par writing skills. Experts at the U of S discuss the reasons why and what can be done about it.

Writing it right

April 22, 2015

A student who had been studying at the U of S for a number of years was one class away from finishing her degree. Once she passed, she could head back to her home in China to see her son for the first time in five years.

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.