Ruth Kost is on a boar hunt—spending her summer on the road in a rented truck, sleeping in a tent as she crisscrosses Western Canada from Vancouver Island to the Manitoba-Ontario border.
“Ironically, I’ve never actually seen a wild boar,” explained the master’s student in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan.
A live sighting may well elude her again as she gathers tales of the elusive—and destructive—creatures from local biologists and conservation officers across Western Canada.
A team of researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is searching for genetic targets to selectively kill prostate cancer, backed by $87,000 from the Movember Foundation through Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC).
Franco Vizeacoumar, a research oncologist with the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, leads the team, which is working to take advantage of “synthetic dosage lethality,” a condition where one or both of a pair of genes is mutated in cancerous tissue, and possibly made vulnerable to drugs.
“This will allow
K+S Potash Canada sponsors community mentoring program
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) College of Nursing and K+S Potash Canada GP came together today to celebrate an exciting new partnership supporting Regina’s Street Culture Project Inc.
K+S Potash will provide $21,000 distributed over three years to help U of S College of Nursing students in Regina provide mentorship and deliver health promotion programming to youth at Street Culture.
Marie Dietrich Leurer, assistant professor at the College of Nursing Regina Campus,
Move over cattle. This week, global experts are gathering in Saskatoon to discuss a different member of the Bovidae family during the First International Symposium on Bison Health.
The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is organizing the symposium for more than 100 researchers, veterinarians and bison producers.
“The WCVM is a centre of excellence for multiple species and we hope to be the go-to people for bison health as well,” said Murray Woodbury,
SASKATOON – Mr. Stephen Visscher, a renowned international leader in developing new multi-national partnerships to tackle global food security, is joining the Board of Directors of the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan, effective immediately.
Mr. Visscher is the Deputy Chief Executive of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), a government-funded council in the United Kingdom that invests in world-class bioscience training and research with potential for major societal impacts. He is also the
The lessons of ancient climate changes, renewable energy’s effect on the power grid, and the psychology of distraction are among the projects being pursued by University of Saskatchewan researchers who have been awarded $7.6 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
The projects are among 49 NSERC Discovery and Discovery Accelerator grants to the U of S. Examples include:
Lorin Elias, a professor of psychology, will examine lateral biases – that is, people’s tendency to favour one side over
The Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC), University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and the Whitecap Dakota First Nation (WDFN) are pleased to co-host a National Aboriginal Day celebration and welcome Saskatoon and area communities to join us on campus for this free, all-ages cultural event.
Sunday, June 21, 1–4:30 pm
The Bowl, University of Saskatchewan
The opening ceremony will start at 1 pm with WDFN Elder, Senator Littlecrow. Remarks will follow from Her Honour Vaughn Solomon Schofield, the Lieutenant Governor
Internationally known University of Saskatchewan researcher Murray Fulton has been appointed to the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) Chair in Co-operative Governance.
Funded by Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) and approved by U of S Council and Board of Governors, this $300,000 chair will extend over a five-year term starting this September.
“Co-operatives were built by people with the vision to see the value in co-operating to source their own products and services,” said Scott Banda, CEO of FCL. “Good governance is the key to creating long-term value that benefits members and communities
Members of the media are invited to attend a roundtable discussion at the University of Saskatchewan to hear members of the First Nations and Métis communities discuss the Aboriginal role in the Great War.
Friday, June 19
Convocation Hall, Peter MacKinnon Building
107 Administration Place
University of Saskatchewan
The event, hosted by the U of S in co-operation with the Office of the Treaty Commissioner and the Gabriel Dumont Institute, is an opportunity for the public to hear the voices of
Media are invited to attend events on Saturday, June 13, in celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM).
The college’s homecoming celebration includes a keynote presentation by veterinary surgical oncologist Sarah Boston, who graduated from WCVM in 1996. She is the author of Lucky Dog: How Being a Veterinarian Saved my Life.
Boston and WCVM Dean Douglas Freeman will be available for interviews immediately following her presentation.
Saturday, June 13