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University of Saskatchewan researcher urges caution on winter feeding of wildlife

November 27, 2014

Feeding deer, whether it is to help them through the winter or keep the animals away from farm grain piles, can have unintended effects, said Ryan Brook, a wildlife and ecosystem specialist at the University of Saskatchewan.
“Many people feel that feeding is doing a service to the animals and is essential to their survival,” said Brook. “That is sometimes true over the short term, but over the long term there are really important risks to feeding animals.”
Brook and his colleagues

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University of Saskatchewan students launch Exercise is Medicine on campus

November 19, 2014

The School of Public Health invites media to the launch of Exercise Is Medicine (EIM) Canada on the University of Saskatchewan campus. EIM is based on evidence that physical activity and exercise alleviate illness (for example: anxiety and insomnia).

Thursday, November 20, 2014

3:30-4:45 pm

Arts 104

9 Campus Drive

EIM is a national program dedicated to showing how exercise improves the health of Canadians. With this new partnership, each year a student-led group will be tasked with promoting exercise as a form of medicine

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University of Saskatchewan agreement with Saskatchewan Polytechnic expand options for students

November 18, 2014

Graduates of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Veterinary Technology and BioScience Technology programs will now be able to seamlessly transition into degree paths at the University of Saskatchewan.

The new options are the result of two transfer agreements signed in October that enable Saskatchewan Polytechnic students to carry over more academic credit to the university than ever before.

The first of the new agreements—signed between Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the U of S College of Arts and Science—allows 60 units of transfer credit toward the college’s

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University of Saskatchewan students organize injury prevention fair

November 17, 2014

The U of S College of Nursing invites media to attend an upcoming interactive injury prevention fair where Warman high school students, their parents and members of the Warman community will have the opportunity to network with various guest speakers from multiple health-related professions offering expertise on a range of topics.

The fair was the result of U of S nursing students identifying a need for injury prevention information, a topic many high school students say is missing from the standard

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Campus climate survey at the U of S highlights student experiences

November 17, 2014

Last fall more than 5,200 students at the University of Saskatchewan shared their thoughts on how welcome, respected and supported they feel on campus in the first ever campus climate survey. The findings were released today in a comprehensive report.

“The results are positive overall,” said Patti McDougall, vice-provost teaching and learning at the University of Saskatchewan. “But we also identified key areas where we can make improvements. One of the key survey outcomes for us is that we can begin

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Grant Imahara of Mythbusters featured in the College of Engineering Ross and Muriel Cheriton Lecture

November 14, 2014

Grant Imahara of the popular Discovery Channel program Mythbusters will be in Saskatoon to deliver the U of S Ross and Muriel Cheriton Lecture’s Ross and Muriel Cheriton Lecture. The lecture is being held as part of “What is Engineering?,” a full day of activities for Grade 11 and 12 students hosted annually by the college. The Cheriton lecture is free of charge and open to the public.

Imahara will discuss all things engineering from the perspective of his work on

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University of Saskatchewan to host the 2014 National Conference on Women in Engineering

November 13, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan is proud to host the 2014 National Conference on Women in Engineering. The annual conference, organized by Canadian engineering students, will host more than 175 students from across the country and will focus on diversity in engineering.

November 14 – 16, 2014

7 am – 10 pm

Various locations across campus

University of Saskatchewan

Grant Imahara from Mythbusters will deliver the keynote address for the College of Engineering’s Ross and Muriel Cheriton Lecture on Nov. 17. He is available for pre-arranged

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U of S business school to launch new master’s program in marketing

November 6, 2014

A new master’s degree in marketing—only the fifth such program in Canada—is ready to launch at the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).

With the first classes set for fall 2015, applications will be accepted until the end of March 2015, explained Barb Phillips, a professor in Edwards who helped design the curriculum of the new graduate program.

“This was created by Edwards marketing faculty as a PhD-readiness program. We set out to create a program

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U of S Students compete to be the next Student Iron Chef

November 5, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan invites media to attend the Next Student Iron Chef competition.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

4– 6pm

Marquis Dining Hall, Place Riel

University of Saskatchewan

97 Campus Drive

U of S students will face off in a head-to-head competition hoping to be named the Next Student Iron Chef. Following a similar format to the popular Iron Chef TV series, the student version will feature seven teams of four students competing against their peers in a culinary challenge.

Participating teams developed their own recipes

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University of Saskatchewan welcomes presidents of the Canadian Medical Association and Canadian Nurses Association

November 4, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan invites media to attend the College of Medicine’s second annual Health Innovation and Public Policy Conference.

Wednesday November 5, 2014

1:45 – 4:30 pm

Leslie and Irene Dubé Theatre

Room E1150, Health Sciences Building

107 Wiggins Road, University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, SK

This student-planned conference will feature keynote addresses from Dr. Chris Simpson, president of the Canadian Medical Association, and Karima Velji, president of the Canadian Nurses Association. The title of this year’s conference is How Canadian Healthcare Providers are Shaping the Future

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