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College of Pharmacy and Nutrition launches Medication Assessment Centre

September 16, 2014

The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has launched a new service offering patients a second opinion on their prescriptions.

The Medication Assessment Centre is an educational resource where faculty and students consult with patients on their prescriptions to provide optimal care. It is currently one of two programs of its kind in Canada.

The Centre started as pilot project in 2010 as part of a student’s masters thesis. The success of that project prompted

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U of S hosts first Indigenizing and Decolonizing Education Conference

September 16, 2014

Media are invited to join members of the University of Saskatchewan community for the keynote presentation and other sessions at the upcoming wâhkôhtowin Conference, Indigenizing Practice in Post-Secondary Education: Linking Kindred Spirits.

September 18-20

University of Saskatchewan Campus


The important conference will support faculty and educators interested in Indigenizing and decolonizing their teaching practice in a post-secondary environment.

Keynote speakers include:

Former Prime Minister, Paul Martin: “Indigenous Education: My Journey”

Friday, September 19

10 am

Convocation Hall


Dene Elder and recognized medicine woman from the NWT, Be’sha Blondin: “Land

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New Royal Society of Canada College welcomes three University of Saskatchewan researchers

September 16, 2014

Three of the University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) most promising young researchers—examining the history of medicine, video games and human behavior, and policy change–have been selected as inaugural members of the Royal Society of Canada’s (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Historian Erika Dyck, computer scientist Regan Mandryk, and political sociologist Daniel Béland will represent the U of S in the inaugural cohort for this prestigious college.

“Dr. Dyck, Dr. Mandryk and Dr. Béland are shining examples of the

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New study to guide future city investments in traffic safety

September 12, 2014

The City of Saskatoon has completed work on a two-year study entitled the Strategic Traffic Safety Action Plan which looks at various ways of improving traffic safety in Saskatoon. The project was a joint initiative with partners at the University of Saskatchewan, including the College of Engineering and the Saskatchewan Centre of Excellence for Transportation and Infrastructure (SCETI).  The Strategic Traffic Safety Action Plan will be one of the items discussed at the September 15th meeting of the City’s Standing Policy

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U of S signs lease agreement with Ronmor Developers Inc. for phase five Preston Crossing expansion

September 11, 2014

University of Saskatchewan officials have signed a long-term lease agreement with Ronmor Developers Inc. that paves the way for construction of a new phase of Preston Crossing.

Judy Yungwirth, director of Corporate Administration at the U of S, said the nine-acre parcel west of Old Navy and bordered by Preston Avenue that is covered by the lease will virtually complete Preston Crossing, a large retail development on university land.

“Ronmor Developers Inc. is a new partner for the University of Saskatchewan at

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TD Bank of Canada donates $500,000 to University of Saskatchewan’s Indigenous Land Management Institute

September 10, 2014

TD Bank of Canada is investing in the future of the Indigenous Land Management Institute (IMLI)with a $500,000 gift to University of Saskatchewan (U of S) in support of education, scholarships and research in the area of indigenous economic development.

This gift will support the work of the ILMI with half of the funding going directly toward internships that support student work and research in Saskatchewan.

“Today’s donation continues to support the research being done at the ILMI and ensures our centre

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Two University of Saskatchewan researchers named Fellows of Royal Society of Canada

September 9, 2014

Two University of Saskatchewan researchers have been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) – our country’s senior body for distinguished scholars and one of Canada’s highest academic honours. Medical anthropologist Jim Waldram and chemical engineering expert Ajay Dalai were amongst the 90 new Fellows announced today by the RSC.

“Dr. Waldram and Dr. Dalai are two of our university’s most active and passionate researchers, and being elected into the Royal Society of Canada is a richly-deserved honour,” said

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University of Saskatchewan and TD Bank Group to announce significant investment in post-secondary education and support for students

September 8, 2014

Media are invited to a University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and TD Bank Group announcement that will offer significant support to the Indigenous Land Management Institute (ILMI). The donation from TD will support the research work of the ILMI with a large portion going directly toward student internships, allowing students more opportunities to work and conduct their research in Saskatchewan.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

10 am

Exeter Room

Marquis hall

97 Campus Drive

U of S Interim President and Vice-Chancellor Gordon Barnhart, Vice-President of Advancement

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U of S research aims at chewable plants to prevent cavities in teeth

September 8, 2014

If University of Saskatchewan researcher Ron Geyer gets his way, people in the developing world may one day be able to simply chew their way to better dental health, thanks to therapeutic antibodies in plants.

Geyer, a professor of pathology in the College of Medicine, was awarded $112,000 through Grand Challenges Canada to support the project, one of 22 novel ideas in global health announced today that are being implemented in low- and middle-income countries.

“This project builds on our STAR resource,”

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