University of Saskatchewan News


Given the trajectory of climate change, fires such those seen this year are destined to become the new normal.

The burning issues

November 6, 2015

The visuals from a forest fire can be startling, or even disturbing. Seemingly destructive in nature, they can grow higher than 50 metres and burn hotter than 1,000 degrees Celsius.

Louise Brock

Great War vignettes

November 2, 2015

On 24 February 1916, Saskatoon resident Louise Brock volunteered for service as a nursing sister in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. She was one of 1,886 women serving overseas in the Canadian Army Nursing Service by 1917.


U of S rises in Maclean’s rankings

October 30, 2015

On October 29, 2015, Maclean’s magazine released its 25th annual rankings of Canadian universities. In the medical-doctoral category, the U of S ranked 13th, up one place from last year.

2,236 students have self-declared as Aboriginal at the U of S.

Aboriginal student enrolment up 5.5 per cent

October 23, 2015

Official fall enrolment numbers gathered on October 8 show that 2,236 students at the University of Saskatchewan have self-de­clared as Aboriginal—the highest number yet. This total consists of students in graduate, non-degree, post graduate clinical and under­graduate programs.

Peter Stoicheff, 11th president and vice-chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan

A conversation with our new president

October 23, 2015

On October 24th, when he is officially installed at fall convocation, Peter Stoicheff will take the helm as the 11th president and vice-chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan.

USSU President Jack Saddleback

Mental Health Awareness Week

October 23, 2015

The first week of November marks Mental Health Awareness Week at the U of S, an initiative organized by the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union (USSU) along with many other units on campus.

Lawrence Dobranski and Trevor Batters (photo by Jerrod Dietrich)

Safeguarding credit card transactions at the university

October 23, 2015

As data breaches—think Home Depot and Target—are increasingly landing millions of credit card records in the hands of criminals, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance is becoming a requirement for any business or institution that processes credit cards.