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U of S College of Nursing celebrates the launch of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in Yorkton

September 30, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan, Parkland College and Sunrise Health Region invite media to the launch of the new Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in Yorkton. Students of the first Yorkton BSN class will be acknowledged with a short program and traditional nursing progression ceremony.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
11:30 am
Parkland College
200 Prystai Way
Yorkton, SK

Representatives from the College of Nursing, Parkland College and Sunrise Health Region will be available for interviews following the celebration.


For more information, contact:

Kylie Kelso, Communications Officer, U of

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U of S announces external review of interdisciplinary graduate schools

September 29, 2014

As part of its commitment to excellence in teaching and research, the University of Saskatchewan will undertake an external academic review of its three interdisciplinary graduate schools over the next two years—beginning Nov. 1st with the School of Public Health.

The reviews are being done in accordance with normal university policies that require periodic reviews of academic entities. Each review will examine the school’s mission and vision, organizational structure and governance, academic and educational activities, research activities, and partnerships.

“We are starting

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White Coat Ceremony marks start of professional careers for U of S medical students

September 25, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan invites media to attend the College of Medicine’s White Coat Ceremony.

Friday, September 26, 2014

2 pm

Prairieland Park

503 Ruth Street West

Saskatoon, SK

The White Coat Ceremony is an annual rite of passage for many North American medical schools, and is used to welcome incoming first-year students to the medical profession. Each medical student will be presented with a white coat, a gift from a senior member of the medical profession.

Interim President Gordon Barnhart will represent all patients and act

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University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine expands family medicine residency training to Moose Jaw

September 24, 2014

The newest training site in Moose Jaw welcomed four medical residents who began two years of postgraduate training for the University of Saskatchewan’s Family Medicine Residency Training Program.

Medical residents are graduates with a MD degree and are completing postgraduate training in a specific medical specialty area, for example, family medicine. This training typically requires two to five years, depending on the area of study.

“The College of Medicine is and has always been a provincial resource,”said Dean of Medicine at the

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U of S research reveals how stroke damages brain and offers possible treatment

September 23, 2014

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan researcher Francisco Cayabyab has shed light on a mystery that has long bedeviled stroke researchers: why does brain damage continue hours or days after the initial event?

“When we induce a stroke in animal models, the stroke is happening right at the top of the surface of the brain, the cortex,” said Cayabyab assistant professor, Department of Physiology. “What we find is that yes, there is damage in the penumbra (the area immediately around the stroke),

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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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