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Fedoruk Centre funds nuclear medicine research leaders at Saskatchewan universities

October 30, 2014

The Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) today announced more than $5 million to build the capacity for nuclear medicine and imaging research in Saskatchewan.

The grant, the largest awarded by the Fedoruk Centre to date, includes $3.5 million to recruit leading researchers to the province and establish academic research programs, as well as up to $1.7 million for research equipment and infrastructure.

“Saskatchewan has a proud legacy of leadership in the area

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Announcement of new support for nuclear medicine leadership at Saskatchewan universities

October 29, 2014

Media are invited to attend an announcement about the future of nuclear medicine and nuclear imaging research in humans, plants and animals with the Honourable Jeremy Harrison, Minister Responsible for Innovation and representatives of the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation, University of Saskatchewan and University of Regina.

Thursday, October 30


Media are requested to be in place by 1:50

Health Sciences Building

107 Wiggins Road

Nuclear medicine is a powerful tool for the detection, diagnosis and treatment of a number of diseases,

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U of S competes in third annual national mining competition

October 29, 2014

Teams from the United Kingdom, United States, India, Germany and Canada come together in Saskatoon this week to compete in Canada’s first mining strategy case competition, an event that has been entirely organized by University of Saskatchewan students.

The National Mining Competition (NMC) is an established not-for-profit organization that brings together business, engineering and geology students to apply their skills in a 36-hour mining challenge.

The competition is held at the Delta Bessborough, University of Saskatchewan and TCU Place from October 30

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New U of S feed research centre to increase Saskatchewan’s impact on global food security

October 24, 2014

North Battleford, SK. — The University of Saskatchewan and its partners officially opened the Canadian Feed Research Centre (CFRC) in North Battleford today, highlighting the many research and training opportunities this unique facility will provide for Canada’s crop and livestock sector.

The $13.9-million feed research centre is a major Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)-led project and a partnership with the Saskatchewan government, Cargill’s animal nutrition business, and Western Economic Diversification. The centre will research, develop and commercialize new and better high-value animal

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University of Saskatchewan enrolment jumps up in key areas

October 23, 2014

More Aboriginal, international and Canadian out-of-province students registered for classes at the University of Saskatchewan this fall than ever before.

The overall numbers of international and out-of province undergraduate students are up over 10 per cent and nearly three per cent respectively, explained Patti McDougall, vice-provost of teaching and learning.

“We have been recruiting broadly, and are placing more and more emphasis on programs like advising to retain the students we recruit,” said McDougall. “We’re pleased we have seen growth in the

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New U of S feed research facility to officially open

October 23, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan invites media to attend the official opening of the Canadian Feed Research Centre (CFRC) in North Battleford and to tour the unique facility.  Funded through a public-private partnership, the research feed mill will operate both pilot-scale and industrial-scale feed production lines designed to improve livestock feed, promote food safety and ensure a healthier bottom line for producers.

Date: Friday, October 24, 2014

Time: 10 am

Where: Western Development Museum

North Battleford, SK

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University of Saskatchewan and Montreal Lake Cree Nation celebrate an important treaty document returning to Saskatchewan

October 22, 2014

At a ceremony today in Montreal Lake, representatives from the Montreal Lake Cree Nation and the University Library at the University of Saskatchewan celebrated an acquisition and a permanent loan agreement that brings an important treaty document home to Saskatchewan.

The Montreal Lake Cree Nation and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, once collectively known as the Green Lake Indians, signed an “adhesion” to Treaty 6 in 1889. This agreement with the Crown would ultimately result in the creation of the

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U of S Alumni Association honours award recipients

October 22, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association invites media to attend the Honouring Our Alumni Achievement Awards reception and presentations:

Thursday, October 23

Reception: 5:30 pm

Awards presentation: 6:30 pm

Louis’ Loft, Memorial Union Building, U of S campus

Saskatoon, SK

The 2014 recipients are:

Leanne Bellegarde (LLB’91) for her leadership in advancing Aboriginal partnerships.

Merlis Belsher (BComm’57, LLB’63) for his dedicated service and philanthropy to the University of Saskatchewan.

Shannon Dyck, young alumni recipient* (BA’09, MES’12) for her volunteerism

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More than 970 University of Saskatchewan students graduate this fall

October 22, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan invites media to fall convocation.

Oct. 25, 2014

TCU Place, 35 22nd Street East, Saskatoon

About 970 students are graduating this fall from the University of Saskatchewan. These graduates join a community of more than 144,000 graduates who, year after year, continue to build on the success of those before them. U of S alumni include a Canadian prime minister, a Nobel Prize winner, award-winning authors and artists, groundbreaking researchers, successful business executives and accomplished athletes.

All ceremonies will be

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University of Saskatchewan MEND childhood obesity prevention program expands to Moose Jaw

October 21, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) launched its Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It (MEND) program in Moose Jaw in October, providing a fun exercise and nutrition program to local children at no cost. The program is aimed at children who are above healthy weights, and inspires them to change the behaviours that can contribute to obesity.

MEND is an internationally recognized obesity-prevention program with participants in the United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark, Australia, the United States and New Zealand. In 2012,

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