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New U of S feed research centre to increase Saskatchewan’s impact on global food security

October 24, 2014

North Battleford, SK. — The University of Saskatchewan and its partners officially opened the Canadian Feed Research Centre (CFRC) in North Battleford today, highlighting the many research and training opportunities this unique facility will provide for Canada’s crop and livestock sector.

The $13.9-million feed research centre is a major Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)-led project and a partnership with the Saskatchewan government, Cargill’s animal nutrition business, and Western Economic Diversification. The centre will research, develop and commercialize new and better high-value animal

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University of Saskatchewan enrolment jumps up in key areas

October 23, 2014

More Aboriginal, international and Canadian out-of-province students registered for classes at the University of Saskatchewan this fall than ever before.

The overall numbers of international and out-of province undergraduate students are up over 10 per cent and nearly three per cent respectively, explained Patti McDougall, vice-provost of teaching and learning.

“We have been recruiting broadly, and are placing more and more emphasis on programs like advising to retain the students we recruit,” said McDougall. “We’re pleased we have seen growth in the

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New U of S feed research facility to officially open

October 23, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan invites media to attend the official opening of the Canadian Feed Research Centre (CFRC) in North Battleford and to tour the unique facility.  Funded through a public-private partnership, the research feed mill will operate both pilot-scale and industrial-scale feed production lines designed to improve livestock feed, promote food safety and ensure a healthier bottom line for producers.

Date: Friday, October 24, 2014

Time: 10 am

Where: Western Development Museum

North Battleford, SK

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University of Saskatchewan and Montreal Lake Cree Nation celebrate an important treaty document returning to Saskatchewan

October 22, 2014

At a ceremony today in Montreal Lake, representatives from the Montreal Lake Cree Nation and the University Library at the University of Saskatchewan celebrated an acquisition and a permanent loan agreement that brings an important treaty document home to Saskatchewan.

The Montreal Lake Cree Nation and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, once collectively known as the Green Lake Indians, signed an “adhesion” to Treaty 6 in 1889. This agreement with the Crown would ultimately result in the creation of the

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U of S Alumni Association honours award recipients

October 22, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association invites media to attend the Honouring Our Alumni Achievement Awards reception and presentations:

Thursday, October 23

Reception: 5:30 pm

Awards presentation: 6:30 pm

Louis’ Loft, Memorial Union Building, U of S campus

Saskatoon, SK

The 2014 recipients are:

Leanne Bellegarde (LLB’91) for her leadership in advancing Aboriginal partnerships.

Merlis Belsher (BComm’57, LLB’63) for his dedicated service and philanthropy to the University of Saskatchewan.

Shannon Dyck, young alumni recipient* (BA’09, MES’12) for her volunteerism

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More than 970 University of Saskatchewan students graduate this fall

October 22, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan invites media to fall convocation.

Oct. 25, 2014

TCU Place, 35 22nd Street East, Saskatoon

About 970 students are graduating this fall from the University of Saskatchewan. These graduates join a community of more than 144,000 graduates who, year after year, continue to build on the success of those before them. U of S alumni include a Canadian prime minister, a Nobel Prize winner, award-winning authors and artists, groundbreaking researchers, successful business executives and accomplished athletes.

All ceremonies will be

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University of Saskatchewan MEND childhood obesity prevention program expands to Moose Jaw

October 21, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) launched its Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It (MEND) program in Moose Jaw in October, providing a fun exercise and nutrition program to local children at no cost. The program is aimed at children who are above healthy weights, and inspires them to change the behaviours that can contribute to obesity.

MEND is an internationally recognized obesity-prevention program with participants in the United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark, Australia, the United States and New Zealand. In 2012,

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University of Saskatchewan files appeal to seek clarity on governance

October 15, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is asking the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to reconsider a recent arbitration decision that seems to give the collective agreement with faculty more weight in university governance than does provincial legislation.

The arbitrator’s decision suggests the U of S Board of Governors gets its authority from the faculty collective agreement, rather than from the University of Saskatchewan Act (1995) created on behalf of the people of Saskatchewan to govern the university. The decision calls

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University of Saskatchewan to build a 90-spot child-care facility

October 14, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan Board of Governors approved a new child-care facility to be built in the university’s College Quarter.

The building will go out for tender next month and a construction start date will be negotiated shortly, explained Patti McDougall, vice-provost of teaching and learning at the University of Saskatchewan.

“The development of child-care spaces will benefit the student experience, especially for graduate and Aboriginal students,” said McDougall. “The need for child care certainly exceeds the 110 spaces we currently have.”


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Author Joseph Boyden to speak at U of S

October 14, 2014

Renowned Canadian author Joseph Boyden (Three Day Road, The Orenda) will speak at two public events hosted by the College of Arts and Science on Oct. 15.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

University of Saskatchewan Campus

1-2:30 pm

Book Club Discussion: Three Day Road

Quance Theatre (Education Building Room 1003)

28 Campus Drive


7:30 pm

“My Writing Life” Lecture, Reception & Book Signing

Convocation Hall, Peter MacKinnon Building

105 Administration Place


Media are invited to both events. Please note that the afternoon discussion has moved from its previously advertised location.

Born in Willowdale, ON,

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