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Mike Babcock will receive an honorary degree at Spring Convocation.

Mike Babcock to receive honorary degree from U of S

May 3, 2016

He is one of the most decorated coaches in hockey history—the only coach to win a Stanley Cup, an Olympic gold medal and a world championship—but Mike Babcock has never forgotten his roots.

Bands in The Bowl are tuning up everywhere on Music Monday at the U of S

April 29, 2016

Media are invited to attend an outdoor concert by Saskatoon middle-years students at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) on May 2. In celebration of Music Monday across the country, 225 students from five schools will perform a 20-minute concert.

Conductor Michael Kurpjuweit from Brunskill School and band members will be available for media interviews.

Monday, May 2
9:50 am
The Bowl
University of Saskatchewan
(Rain location is Brunskill School)

The concert is part of the nation-wide Music Monday festivities, a day of celebration

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U of S to honour world-renowned leader in international development

April 28, 2016

SASKATOON – He went on to manage billion-dollar portfolios and work with thousands of people, but Rajat M. Nag fondly remembers the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) as playing a pivotal role in his early development as an international banking leader.

Nag is the first of six individuals—the others to be announced in the coming weeks—who will be awarded honorary degrees at this year’s U of S Spring Convocation ceremonies at TCU Place, May 30 to June 2. Originally from

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Saskatoon veterans benefit from university research

April 27, 2016

SASKATOON – The Universities of Saskatchewan (U of S), Regina and McMaster, along with the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program, are releasing a new resource for service providers, educators and community members.

The resource is a song titled I Had A Dog, with accompanying video and lyric sheet, and is based on research with war veterans in Saskatoon. The study involved visits with veteran residents by therapy dogs and their handlers, supported by funding from Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and

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U of S announces 2016 Images of Research winners

April 27, 2016

From the mountainous landscapes of Greenland to the intricate depths of a mouse brain, University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers have been showing the world that knowledge is beautiful.

The U of S launched its second annual Images of Research competition this spring to showcase the diverse research taking place on campus and beyond. U of S students, staff, faculty and alumni were invited to submit visual depictions and brief descriptions of their research, scholarly or artistic work.

Organized by the

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U of S to introduce new pharmacy curriculum

April 26, 2016

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will launch a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program in fall 2017 to replace the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy as the first professional degree required to practice as a licensed pharmacist.

“Pharmacists’ roles are changing and we’re proactively adapting our curriculum for these new roles,” said Kishor Wasan, dean of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition. “Our graduates will be competitive in the job market, and they’ll have the skills needed to provide the

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U of S Chancellor agrees to extend his term into the fall

April 22, 2016

SASKATOON – Blaine Favel, whose three-year term as chancellor of the University ofSaskatchewan (U of S) ends June 30, has agreed to stay on in the role until a new chancellor is named, likely at the end of October.

“We are delighted that Chancellor Favel, who has played a key role in enhancing our reputation as a national leader in post-secondary education for Indigenous peoples, has agreed to stay on while the nomination process is underway to identify the university’s 15th

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U of S set to celebrate Earth Day

April 21, 2016

SASKATOON – The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is hosting an event this weekend to help celebrate Earth Day.

The event, which takes place at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market on Saturday, April 23, aims to provide educational activities, advice and examples of what each of us can do to improve our lives and reduce our carbon footprint at the same time, by using energy more efficiently.

Saturday, April 23, 10 am-2pm
Saskatoon Farmers’ Market

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Lutz Goedde

International agriculture expert joins Global Institute for Food Security board

April 19, 2016

SASKATOON – Lutz Goedde, a leading expert in strategies to improve agricultural productivity around the world, will join the board of directors of the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), effective today.

Goedde is a partner in the Denver office of McKinsey & Company, where he is a leader in the firm’s agriculture/food and social sector practices. He has worked with agriculture and food companies, governments, and NGOs in North America, India, Europe,

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Laureen McIntyre and Laurie Hellsten.

U of S researchers bring the laboratory to the classroom

April 15, 2016

SASKATOON – A new in-classroom laboratory approach by University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers Laureen McIntyre and Laurie Hellsten promises to provide a real-world look at assessment and teaching strategies for students with speech, language and learning difficulties.

“When you address language problems you are not only helping kids be more effective communicators, you’re also laying the foundation for literacy skills and learning later in life,” McIntyre said.

She emphasizes it is important to identify and deal with language and learning

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