SASKATOON – The Saskatchewan River Delta is facing a serious decline in ecological health, according to researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), a condition that has dire implications for the residents of this biologically diverse area.
“The Saskatchewan River Delta is dying. We can’t stop it, but we can slow it down,” said Gary Carriere, Champion of the Saskatchewan River Delta Stewardship Committee and Councilor – Lands and Resources portfolio for Cumberland House, Saskatchewan’s oldest settlement.
The Saskatchewan River
SASKATOON – A new play at the PotashCorp Fringe Theatre Festival will shed light on the historical role women have played as labour activists in Canada. The production, titled With Glowing Hearts: How Ordinary Women Worked Together to Change the World (and Did), is part of a partnership between University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers and dramatists to bring research findings to the stage.
July 28 – Aug. 6
(Showtimes listed at www.25thstreettheatre.org/tickets)
Victoria School Gym
639 Broadway Avenue
With Glowing Hearts is based
SASKATOON – Veterinary researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) have successfully produced bison calves using in vitro fertilization—a world first.
The four wood bison calves grazing beside their protective mothers look just like any other bison—but what makes these animals unique is the way they came into the world.
Three calves are the first bison ever born using in vitro fertilization. Researchers produced them in a laboratory, then transferred the embryos into surrogate mothers more than nine months ago.
SASKATOON -Veterinary researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) have successfully produced four bison calves using in vitro fertilization—a world first.
Media are invited to a field tour on Thursday, July 21, to meet the bison calves on pasture at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s (WCVM) Native Hoofstock Centre.
In early July, four wood bison cows gave birth to the calves that were derived after transfer of embryos produced by in vitro fertilization. This achievement is the culmination of
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (U of S) electrical engineer Tony Chung has been awarded a $2.2-million industrial research chair that will help Canada achieve a safe, reliable and sustainable power grid that incorporates renewable energy sources.
The research will be funded with $1.14 million over five years from the federal Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and a matching $1.14 million over five years from SaskPower through a previously announced $2.5-million 10-year investment in Chung’s research program.
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (U of S) President Peter Stoicheff announced the appointment today of Debra Pozega Osburn as the new vice-president university relations.
“Debra has the diverse experience and leadership qualities we were looking for,” said Stoicheff. “As vice-president university relations, she will spend much of her time connecting with our alumni, donors and the broader community throughout the province, and we are delighted to bring someone of her calibre to the University of Saskatchewan.”
Pozega Osburn will officially assume
SASKTOON – A unique rooftop garden project promoting sustainable agricultural practices and urban farming is taking root on the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) campus this summer.
“This is the other face of agriculture—urban agriculture,” said Grant Wood, a professor in the U of S College of Agriculture and Bioresources.
Located on a sunny, triangle-shaped roof visible from the above-ground walkway between the Biology and Agriculture Buildings, Wood said the garden will grow tomatoes, hot peppers, lettuce, kale and spinach.
SASKATOON – Today, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) showcased the research capabilities of a new testing facility to develop and commercialize innovative mine waste cover systems.
The Mine Overlay Site Testing (MOST) facility—the first of its kind in the world dedicated to mine cover system research, design and testing—will contribute to better understanding in the area of mine closures, specifically mine waste cover systems and reclamation strategies, said Jeffrey McDonnell, head of the
U of S President Peter Stoicheff will announce the university’s new vice-president university relations.
Friday, July 8, 2016
Peter MacKinnon Building
105 Administration Place
University of Saskatchewan
Media are invited to attend. There will be time for media interviews with the new vice-president university relations and with President Peter Stoicheff immediately following the program.
For more information, contact:
Media Relations Specialist
University of Saskatchewan
SASKATOON – Lee Ahenakew will step in as chair of the Board of Governors at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) in July.
At a recent meeting, the Board of Governors approved a motion naming Ahenakew as board chair and David Dubé as vice chair effective July 1, 2016. Ahenakew, originally appointed to the board in 2013, will replace Greg Smith who served as chair since 2014. Smith will remain on the board until his replacement is named by an