University of Saskatchewan News


Patti McDougall, vice-provost of teaching and learning

Building better relationships

May 27, 2016

Data will be the difference in how the university interacts with its prospective students, current students and graduates with the introduction of a new Relationship Management System (RMS).

U of S Industry Liaison Office Managing Director Johannes Dyring (left) presents the grand prize in the 2016 TechVenture Challenge to Mike Ransom and Jackie Martin of Viking Innovations, maker of the Dalmation home fire protection system.

U of S Tech Venture Challenge winner helps ensure home fires don’t keep burning

May 26, 2016

SASKATOON – And the winner is … Viking Innovations! Jackie Martin and Mike Ransom win the grand prize in this year’s University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Tech Venture Challenge for their product, the Dalmatian, a kitchen fire prevention system for the home.

The Dalmatian is a small control panel designed to disconnect power to the kitchen range and counter plugs when a smoke alarm is activated. With no electricity or heat, kitchen fires are far less likely to start or

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Catherine Trask from the CCHSA.

Ergonomically inclined

May 24, 2016

It has been a long time coming for the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA), but their ergonomics lab is now officially open.

The 2016 Graduation Powwow takes place May 25 in the Bowl.

Cultural celebration

May 24, 2016

As with most traditions, the university’s first powwow started with a conversation. Now an annual event attended by thousands, it has a long, storied history dating back nearly 30 years.


Award winners turning the page

May 19, 2016

Three U of S faculty members were honoured recently for their work by the Saskatchewan Book Awards.

Political studies and public policy professor Ken Coates won the University of Saskatchewan Non-fiction Award for his book, #Idlenomore and the Remaking of Canada. Jeanette Lynes, a professor of English and co-ordinator of the master’s program in creative writing, won the Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award for Bedlam Cowslip.

Sylvia McAdam, special projects co-ordinator for the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness, won the Regina Public Library Aboriginal Peoples’

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Ticks are back in Saskatchewan, thanks to a warm spring and quick snowmelt,

Tick talk

May 11, 2016

Thanks to the early snowmelt and above-average spring temperatures, ticks in the province have come out sooner than usual.

Lilacs in bloom at the Patterson Garden Arboretum.

In bloom

May 6, 2016

Anyone who has been to the U of S knows that it is, indeed, a beautiful place to be.