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University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine expands Family Medicine training to Moose Jaw

September 22, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan invites media to attend an event celebrating the expansion of the Family Medicine Residency Training Program.

Monday September 22, 2014

3:30 pm

Solarium, Moose Jaw Union Hospital

455 Fairford Street East

Moose Jaw, SK

Dean of Medicine, Dr. Preston Smith, together with partners from the provincial government and the Five Hills Health Region will welcome four new family medicine trainees to Moose Jaw. These medical residents are the first to receive their postgraduate training in Moose Jaw, thanks to the expansion of

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Three University of Saskatchewan health scientists receive national honour

September 19, 2014

Three University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers who are investigating physical activity, sexually transmitted infections and remote presence robots in health care have been elected as fellows in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS).

Kinesiologist Lawrence (Larry) Brawley, microbiologist Jo-Anne Dillon and neurosurgeon Dr. Ivar Mendez were among 50 health-science experts from across Canada who were elected for their leadership, innovation and commitment to their fields.

“These three researchers are shining examples of the extraordinary, diverse and internationally recognized expertise

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University of Saskatchewan Huskies honour troops at Friday’s football game

September 18, 2014

The U of S Huskie football team will once again honour the Canadian Forces during its home game on September 19, against the University of Calgary Dinos.

Organizers of the annual tribute say the contest between the two teams is a spectacular way for the football program and the community at large to honour and salute the men and women who serve in the Canadian Forces.

“We’re extremely honoured for this opportunity to recognize the Canadian Armed Forces,” said Brian Towriss, head

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Canadian Canola Growers Association invest $5 million in ag policy research

September 17, 2014

Agricultural policy research at the University of Saskatchewan received a $5 million boost on Sept. 17 from the Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) to examine areas including international trade, transportation, labour, crop innovations and issues specific to the canola sector.

“Agriculture policy decisions have a dramatic impact on the day-to-day operation of our farms,” said CCGA President Brett Halstead, who farms near Nokomis, Saskatchewan. “While ag policy may not be the main topic of conversation during harvest or seeding, it is

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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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