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The Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP) expands the boundaries of the traditional classroom by fostering young people's business ideas.

Youth get a kickstart on Aboriginal entrepreneurship at the U of S

May 27, 2016

Dallas Billette has come to see the world a little differently thanks to the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP).

“The program has opened my mind and has made me think about the possibility of starting my own business, something I never thought I could accomplish.”

Billette, who is a high school student at Nutana Collegiate in Saskatoon has been exploring plans for a restaurant specializing in Aboriginal-inspired cuisine. She plans on hunting most of the meat and incorporating all parts of the

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U of S set for Spring Convocation

May 27, 2016

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) invites members of the media to attend this year’s Spring Convocation ceremonies:

 

May 30 to June 2, 2016

TCU Place

35 22nd Street East

Saskatoon

 

This spring 3,422 students will graduate from the U of S. These graduates join a community of more than 150,000 alumni who, year after year, continue to build upon the success of those before them.

All ceremonies will be streamed live.

Convocation story ideas:

The U of S Alumni Association is kicking off its

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A technician at the Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Sciences prepares medical isotopes.

Cyclotron at U of S produces first radioisotopes for research, soon to start supplying for patients

May 26, 2016

SASKATOON –The Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan has passed two major milestones as it prepares to enter full operations: clearance from Health Canada to begin supplying radioisotopes to Royal University Hospital and the first use of radioisotopes produced by the cyclotron in research.

Neil Alexander

“These are tremendous achievements, for the Fedoruk Centre and our cyclotron team, for everyone who has been involved in the cyclotron project at the University of Saskatchewan and our partners in

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Youth get a kickstart on Aboriginal entrepreneurship at the U of S

May 26, 2016

SASKATOON – Aboriginal high school students from across the province are coming together for workshops, creative problem solving, teamwork and a pitch party to strengthen their entrepreneurial spirit. All of these activities are part of the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP), which aims to give Aboriginal students opportunities to develop the values, traits and skills associated with successful entrepreneurs.

It is the vision of former Prime Minister Paul Martin to improve elementary and secondary school education outcomes for Aboriginal Canadians. By

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U of S Industry Liaison Office Managing Director Johannes Dyring (left) presents the grand prize in the 2016 TechVenture Challenge to Mike Ransom and Jackie Martin of Viking Innovations, maker of the Dalmation home fire protection system.

U of S Tech Venture Challenge winner helps ensure home fires don’t keep burning

May 26, 2016

SASKATOON – And the winner is … Viking Innovations! Jackie Martin and Mike Ransom win the grand prize in this year’s University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Tech Venture Challenge for their product, the Dalmatian, a kitchen fire prevention system for the home.

The Dalmatian is a small control panel designed to disconnect power to the kitchen range and counter plugs when a smoke alarm is activated. With no electricity or heat, kitchen fires are far less likely to start or

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U of S hosts conference on sustainable energy for Saskatchewan

May 25, 2016

SASKATOON- The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is connecting leaders and experts in energy from across Canada, to discuss the issues of sustainability within their sectors and facing the province of Saskatchewan.

The conference features topics such as carbon capture, reforming Saskatchewan’s electricity grid, and sustainable electricity for First Nations and northern communities. Keynotes and presentations include Toddi Steelman, executive director of SENS, Gideon Forman, of the David Suzuki Foundation, Ken From,

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Khan Wahid's technology promises more and better imaging from endoscopy capsules to aid diagnoses in animals and humans.

U of S researcher honoured for next-generation “camera pill” to diagnose gut ailments

May 25, 2016

SASKATOON – A University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researcher who has improved the technology for taking pictures inside the human gut has won the 2016 Innovation Place Industry Liaison Office (ILO) Award of Innovation.

“It is important to recognize the efforts of all creative minds to obtain innovative solutions that lead to sustainable growth and social welfare,” said Johannes Dyring, managing director of the U of S Industry Liaison Office. “The Award of Innovation tells the story of advances in

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U of S Graduation Powwow to attract thousands

May 24, 2016

SASKATOON- The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Graduation Powwow, in partnership with Affinity Credit Union, celebrates the academic achievements of graduating First Nations, Métis and Inuit students from the U of S and from high schools across the province.

University of Saskatchewan Graduation Powwow

Wednesday, May 25
The Bowl

(or in the Physical Activity Complex (PAC) if it rains)

University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon

Powwow attendees have the opportunity to celebrate and honour Aboriginal graduates from Saskatchewan, listen to traditional First Nations drumming and singing, watch a

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U of S salutes Ahenakew for lifetime achievement

May 24, 2016

SASKATOON – Ray Ahenakew has spent a lifetime breaking down barriers while working in both the public and private sector to build business opportunities and to improve the lives of First Nations people.

On June 1, he will be recognized for his efforts when he is awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) at the Spring Convocation ceremonies at Saskatoon’s TCU Place.

As a former president of the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT), being

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U of S to pay tribute to Blackstock

May 19, 2016

SASKATOON – Cindy Blackstock carried the cause of First Nations children’s rights all the way to the Federal Court of Appeal in a decade-long legal campaign that culminated in a landmark decision in January by the Canadian Human Rights tribunal.

Blackstock’s battle forced the federal government to provide equal funding for child and family services in First Nations communities across the country, but she said there is still plenty of work to be done.

“Although we have had very positive decisions out

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