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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.”

The

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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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Greg Smith elected chair of the University of Saskatchewan Board of Governors

October 9, 2014

Greg Smith, FCA, a commerce graduate of the U of S and partner in the Swift Current accounting firm Stark & Marsh LLP, will assume the role of chair of the University of Saskatchewan Board of Governors in October.

The board approved a motion October 9 naming Smith to replace Susan Milburn as chair, and to elect Lee Ahenakew as vice-chair. Milburn, a member of the board since 2006, will conclude her term on October 18 when University Senate will elect

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University of Saskatchewan offers students, employees bus rides to campus

October 9, 2014

Beginning Friday, Oct. 10, buses leased by the University of Saskatchewan will be available at locations across the city to transport students, staff and faculty to campus.

Students and employees will be asked to show the bus driver their U of S ID card to use this free service.

“We respect the parties involved in the Saskatoon Transit lockout and know that they will exercise their rights under legislation and collective agreements,” said Jeff Dumba, associate vice-president of financial services at the

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U of S alumnus and tech helping in fight against Ebola

October 8, 2014

A suite of tools developed at the University of Saskatchewan is giving researchers new insights into how the Ebola virus, currently epidemic in some parts of Africa, wreaks havoc on its victims.

“It’s the first time these tools have been used on Ebola specifically,” said U of S alumnus and Saskatoon native Jason Kindrachuk, now with the National Institutes of Health Integrated Research Facility (IRF) at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

Kindrachuk led the team that discovered how Ebola interferes with a key cell

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Saskatoon science outreach program receives international awards

October 3, 2014

A local science education program has received a pair of international awards for its work in getting Aboriginal students in Saskatoon excited about math and science.

The PotashCorp Kamskénow program, run out of the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan, has been selected for two 2014 Global Best Awards from the International Business Education Partnership Network.

PotashCorp Kamskénow is a science outreach program that provides hands-on learning in Saskatoon classrooms based on each of the Division of Science disciplines at the U

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U of S College of Nursing Yorkton Campus welcomes first students

October 2, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) College of Nursing, Parkland College and Sunrise Health Region came together today to celebrate the start of the new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in Yorkton.

The College of Nursing believes students should have the opportunity to “learn where they live”. Until the start of this program, students in the Yorkton area completed their pre-professional year (year one) at Parkland, but then had to relocate to Saskatoon, Regina or Prince Albert to

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Science outreach program celebrates international awards

October 1, 2014

Media are invited to an event at the University of Saskatchewan announcing and celebrating the PotashCorp Kamskénow program’s reception of two international awards.

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Program: 10:15-10:30 am

Museum of Natural Sciences

Geological Sciences Building

114 Science Place

Saskatoon

PotashCorp Kamskénow is a science outreach program based in the College of Arts and Science. It provides hands-on science and math activities to Grades 4-12 students in Saskatoon with the goal of increasing interest in the sciences, particularly among Aboriginal students.

Youth involved in the program

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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.

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For more information, contact:

Kylie Kelso, Communications Officer, U of

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