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Olympic medallist to speak at Huskies’ Raise a Paw brunch

October 8, 2015

Four-time Canadian Olympic speedskating medallist Kristina Groves will be the guest speaker at this year’s Raise a Paw fundraiser in support of University of Saskatchewan Huskies women’s basketball.

Groves, a 38-year-old native of Ottawa, will headline the annual Huskies fundraising brunch on Nov. 22 at Saskatoon’s TCU Place, beginning at 10 am. This season’s Huskies women’s basketball team will also be introduced at the event.

During her career and since her retirement from competitive speedskating in 2011, Groves has been involved

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Greenpeace co-founder scheduled to speak at U of S

October 7, 2015

Patrick Moore set to discuss “responsible environmentalism”

SASKATOON – Are GMOs bad for the environment? Are pesticides and fertilizers hurting the planet? Patrick Moore, a well-known ecologist and co-founder of Greenpeace, believes that consumers need to find a more balanced approach between doing what’s right for the Earth and doing what’s right for people.

Moore has been involved in the environmental movement for more than 40 years. At Greenpeace, he served as the Canadian president for nine years and as director of

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Milgaard, Marquardt to speak to U of S students

October 5, 2015

College of Law hosting panel discussion on wrongful convictions

SASKATOON – Media are invited to attend the next University of Saskatchewan (U of S) McKercher Lecture Series event at the College of Law. This week’s Ariel Sallows Lecture is entitled Shameful Legacies of Injustice: Wrongful Convictions in Canada.

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1-2:30 pm
Room 150, MLT Lecture Theatre
College of Law, 15 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan


David Milgaard, motivational speaker and author of Rabbit’s Paw, wrongfully convicted of murder.

Tammy Marquardt, wrongfully convicted of

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U of S students to hear from Canadian Olympic medallist

October 2, 2015

Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes will speak to University of Saskatchewan (U of S) students and members of the public about mental health next week.

Hughes will be the feature speaker for the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition’s annual fall professional development event that has been opened up to the general public this year, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Pharmacy and Nutrition Students’ Society.

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6:30 pm
Sid Buckwold Theatre at TCU Place
35 – 22nd Street East

Hughes is the national

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Thousands of students to attend annual U of S Open House

October 1, 2015

More than 2,000 prospective students, their parents and school counsellors will get a first-hand look at University of Saskatchewan (U of S) facilities, programs and student services at the annual U of S Open House on Friday.

The day-long event gives future students the opportunity to explore the colleges and facilities on campus, and experience the diverse cross-section of U of S programs through hands-on activities, demonstrations, mock lectures, and even one-on-one mentorship opportunities with current university students. Campus, residence and

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U of S veterinary students to host family-friendly event

September 30, 2015

Students in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) are hosting Vetavision 2015, an open house that gives the public a glimpse into the exciting world of veterinary medicine.

October 2-3
8 am – 8 pm
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
52 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan

A college tradition since 1970, Vetavision offers displays, talks, tours, demonstrations and many opportunities to interact with plenty of creatures, including the well-known fistulated cows. Media are invited to attend.


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U of S study proves promising in fight against cancer

September 28, 2015

A University of Saskatchewan (U of S) student is working towards a more effective way to fight oral cancer.

Fourth-year College of Dentistry student Dania Alkhani’s award-winning research project could lead to a breakthrough in finding a less invasive and more efficient treatment.

“We’re getting there,” said Alkhani, a fourth-year student in the College of Dentistry. “We’ve synthesized a compound that looks promising.”

Combining her background in medicinal chemistry with her ongoing education in dentistry, Alkhani set out to find a better way

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U of S lecture marks 800th anniversary of Magna Carta

September 25, 2015

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) McKercher Lecture Series at the College of Law invites media to attend Carolyn Harris’s presentation Magna Carta and the Making of the Modern World.

Date: Monday, Sept. 28, 2015
Time: Noon – 1 pm
Where: Room 150, MLT Lecture Theatre
College of Law
15 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan

This year marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, which has endured political, legal and social repercussions across the globe over the past eight centuries. In her

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Public invited to view lunar eclipse at U of S observatory

September 24, 2015

Members of the public will have the rare opportunity to view a total lunar eclipse at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Campus Observatory on Sunday night.

The observatory will be open for free viewing of the lunar eclipse between 7:30 and 10:30 pm. The total phase of the eclipse will last from 8:11 to 9:23 pm, with partial eclipses visible, if skies are clear, an hour before and running for an hour later. The moon will be situated very

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