YORKTON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) College of Nursing together with Sunrise Health Region and the Parkland College announced today the winning name for the Yorkton Health & Education robot.
As a distributed site, Yorkton receives undergraduate nursing education delivered via the robot (Remote Presence technology) from U of S faculty located at College of Nursing site in Regina, enabling students to learn where they live.
The College of Nursing, Yorkton site, started using Remote Presence technology to deliver
SASKATOON – Media and members of the public are invited to attend the book launch of From Treaty Peoples to Treaty Nation, written by University of Saskatchewan (U of S) professors Greg Poelzer and Ken Coates.
Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, 7 pm
McNally Robinson Booksellers
3130 8th Street East
In their new book, the two professors in the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the U of S take a fresh look at First Nations issues, profiling approaches that
SASKATOON – Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) are hoping that their latest discovery may help in the fight against HIV infection.
Biochemist and virologist Linda Chelico and her team from the U of S College of Medicine are learning more about how an ancient “error correction” system in the human genome helps protect the body against HIV.
“Through our research, we are gaining a better understanding of this interaction and how we may be able to harness it
Thirty new University of Saskatchewan (U of S) family medicine graduates are practising in Saskatchewan, adding to a growing physician workforce, delivering health care services to residents of the province.
Overall, the retention rate of family medicine graduates trained at the University of Saskatchewan has jumped by 17 per cent over the past two years – from 58 per cent to 75 per cent.
“I’m delighted these medical graduates are choosing to stay and practise in Saskatchewan,” Rural and Remote Health Minister
SASKATOON – First Nations leaders, band administrators and information technology (IT) managers from across the province will learn this week about the latest developments in how IT can serve the First Nations of Saskatchewan.
On Nov. 24-25, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) and SaskTel are co-hosting the third annual conference on how engaging with IT can improve healthcare infrastructure, employment opportunities and community development.
The conference, taking place on the U of S
This academic year, instructors of six courses at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) opted to use free digital open textbooks, instead of traditional costly paper ones, saving their 900 students a total of $90,000 in textbook costs.
SASKATOON – This academic year, more instructors than ever before at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) have opted to use free digital open textbooks instead of traditional costly paper ones, saving students money.
Media are invited to learn more about the university’s use of open textbooks at an interview session next week.
Monday, Nov. 23, 10 am
Murray Library (room to the left of the main desk)
3 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Available for interviews:
Patti McDougall, U of S vice-provost teaching
SASKATOON – Media and members of the public are invited to attend World Philosophy Day celebrations at Albert Community Centre on Thursday, Nov. 19.
The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Department of Philosophy will celebrate World Philosophy Day by hosting an intergenerational philosophical dialogue about the nature and ethics of “the digital self.”
Thursday, Nov. 19, 10am-noon
Albert Community Centre
610 Clarence Avenue South
World Philosophy Day is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) initiative that “underlines the enduring
SASKATOON – The presidents and executive heads of all 24 Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions have made a commitment to work together on closing the education gap for Aboriginal people—a gap due in large part to the residential school system and its intergenerational consequences.
The agreement was announced today by University of Saskatchewan (U of S) President Peter Stoicheff at the start of the national “Building Reconciliation” forum of university presidents and Aboriginal leaders taking place Nov. 18 and 19 on the U
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (U of S) President Peter Stoicheff and Chancellor Blaine Favel will co-host a first-of-its-kind national forum Nov. 18-19 that will bring together university presidents and Aboriginal leaders to examine how universities can respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) calls to action for post-secondary education.
While some sessions—on topics such as research, teaching and learning and governance structures—will be solely for the 180 invited participants from across Canada, media are invited to attend the plenary