University of Saskatchewan News


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.

Jacquie Thomarat

Detailed operating budget in the works for 2014-15

April 1, 2014

With the announcement March 19 that the provincial government will increase the University of Saskatchewan’s operating grant for 2014-15 by the requested two per cent, to $326 million, work now begins on figuring out exactly what that means for the coming year.

Adjusting the thermostat for dollar, emissions savings

March 28, 2014

A slight adjustment in building temperatures at the University of Saskatchewan is expected to reap financial and environmental benefits, but not make people uncomfortable in their classes or offices.