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Research by U of S psychologists sealed with a kiss

February 12, 2016

SASKATOON – Love might be blind, but it has a good sense of direction.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, psychology researchers in the University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) College of Arts and Science have discovered that the direction people turn when they kiss depends on who they are kissing.

Previous research had shown that romantic couples favour turning right when embracing their partner. The U of S researchers—graduate student Jennifer Sedgewick and psychology professor Lorin Elias—wondered if this bias would

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ITEP to host Indigenous education conference

February 11, 2016

SASKATOON – Media are invited to attend a news conference to announce details of the upcoming Indigenous education conference hosted by the University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) Indian Teacher Education Program (ITEP). This year’s theme is Inspiring change through Indigenous education practices and knowledges.

Friday, Feb. 12, 2 pm
College of Education Library
28 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan

Friday’s event will feature an announcement of the Indigenous guest speakers, Traditional Knowledge Keepers and session information on this year’s Think Indigenous Education

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U of S president to speak at Aboriginal student awards ceremony

February 10, 2016

SASKATOON – Media are invited to attend the University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) Aboriginal student achievement awards ceremony. These prestigious awards will be presented to 39 students from 12 colleges and three student groups.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 3-4:30 pm
Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre
5 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan

Awards will be presented to Aboriginal students who have either excelled in their studies, undertaken unique or compelling research, made significant contributions to the community, or demonstrated exemplary leadership. Award recipients

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U of S Speed Scrabble raises funds for literacy programs

February 10, 2016

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union (USSU) and University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Learning Commons partners are hosting a Speed Scrabble Tournament to raise awareness and funds for literacy programs in Saskatoon.

Organizers have invited community members, students, staff and faculty to compete in a fast-paced version of the popular board game. The fifth annual event takes place Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 1:30-3pm in the Learning Commons of the U of S Murray Library. The goal is to

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Ry Moran delivered a lecture as part of the NCTR MOU signing.

U of S partners with National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

February 9, 2016

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to provide access to information on Canada’s history with Indigenous Peoples.

“We are committed to supporting Indigenous education and reconciliation,” said Peter Stoicheff, U of S president and vice-chancellor. “The opportunity to partner with this unique centre of national and international significance is an important part of our commitment.”

Stoicheff said the partnership will provide opportunities for

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U of S researcher Maud Ferrari.

U of S biologist part of international research team discovery

February 9, 2016

Motorboat noise makes reef fish vulnerable to predators

SASKATOON – Noise from motorboat traffic makes some fish more than two and a half times more likely to be eaten by predators, according to an international team of researchers including biologists from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).

“Previous laboratory work has shown that noise can reduce foraging success with fish and crabs,” said Doug Chivers, U of S professor of biology. “This is the first study to show that real-world noise

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Canadian astronaut coming to the U of S

February 8, 2016

SASKATOON – Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques will be at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) to give two presentations on Tuesday, Feb. 9. While the presentations are not open to the general public, media are welcome to attend both events:

Presentation to students in Grades 6-8
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1:30 pm
Arts 241 (Neatby-Timlin Theatre)
9 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan

Presentation to University of Saskatchewan students
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 7 pm
Graduate Students’ Association Commons
Emmanuel & St. Chad
1337 College

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U of S to work with National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

February 8, 2016

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will provide access to information on Canada’s history with Indigenous Peoples.

The signing, part of Aboriginal Achievement Week at the U of S, will follow a public lecture by Ry Moran, director of the NCTR, entitled Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future.

Tuesday, Feb. 9
2:30 pm*
Convocation Hall
Peter MacKinnon Building
105 Administration Place
University of Saskatchewan

 

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U of S to celebrate Aboriginal Achievement Week

February 5, 2016

SASKATOON – Members of the media are invited to take in University of Saskatchewan (U of S) celebrations during Aboriginal Achievement Week.

More than 20 events honouring Aboriginal scholarship and artistic expression will take place on campus from Feb. 8 to 12. For a full list of Aboriginal Achievement Week events at the U of S, visit the event website.

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS:

MONDAY, FEB. 8

Motivational Talk by Marcel Petit

1:30-2:30 pm | Neatby Timlin Theatre, Room 241, Arts Building

Marcel Petit is a Métis filmmaker

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Fedoruk Centre invests $2-million in policy research at U of S

February 5, 2016

SASKATOON – The Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation will invest $2-million to support research at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) at the University of Regina (U of R) and the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).

The funding will benefit JSGS research in energy and technology policy, as well as public engagement.

“The Fedoruk Centre is very pleased to be supporting this new capability in Saskatchewan,” said Neil Alexander, executive director of the Fedoruk Centre at

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