University of Saskatchewan News


Jamie Campbell, psychology professor

Mindful of math

April 21, 2014

“Back to math basics” is a cry that is increasingly heard across Canada as studies show students lagging behind those in many other developed countries. But focusing solely on rote drill of math facts isn’t necessarily the key to reversing the slide, according to University of Saskatchewan psychology professor Jamie Campbell.

Andrew Wallace, associate director of space planning in the Facilities Management Division.

Preservation guide for campus

April 21, 2014

About three years ago, someone suggested the President’s Residence be torn down to allow more development along the riverbank edge of campus, a suggestion that horrified many, including Andrew Wallace. But it also spurred him on to tackle a project designed to recognize the significance of the remarkable buildings that make up the University of Saskatchewan.

Plans are taking shape for the relocated beef cattle research facility.

Relocating the beef cattle research facility

April 16, 2014

Fundraising can now begin in earnest for a new $14 million, 2,000-head beef cattle research facility to be located south of Clavet thanks to approval from the U of S board of governors and a $1-million donation from the Saskatchewan Cattlemens’ Association (SCA).

Judy Yungwirth

Replacing Rutherford

April 16, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan is looking for a way to meet its need for a new ice rink without increasing its capital or operating costs.

Dr. Ivar Mendez with a painting of the brain by Mi’kmaq artist Alan Syliboy.

Bringing humanities to the OR

April 8, 2014

Walking into the office of the Department of Surgery, it’s hard to miss the paintings and sculptures, not to mention the enthusiasm of department head Dr. Ivar Mendez.

Greg Fowler, vice-president of finance and resources

Campus child-care options explored

April 7, 2014

While there is still strong commitment for providing additional child-care spaces on campus, university officials are back to the drawing board on just how to do it.

Patti McDougall, vice-provost of teaching and learning

The psychology of cheating

April 4, 2014

A recent report by CBC examined cheating at Canadian universities, and revealed that more than 7,000 students were disciplined for cheating in 2011-12. OCN decided to delve deeper into the issue of academic misconduct and spoke with Patti McDougall, vice-provost of teaching and learning.