More than 2,500 new students will begin their campus experience at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) this week, with the kick off of Orientation and Welcome Week activities, in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union (USSU).
Media are invited to attend the following events:
Tuesday, Sept. 1
International Student Welcome
1-7 pm (check-in opens at noon)
Neatby-Timlin Theatre, Arts 241
Hosted by the International Student and Study Abroad Centre, this is a chance for students who are new to Canada to learn
SASKATOON – The Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise Inc. (PREVENT), a national Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) located at the University of Saskatchewan, and Vaxent in Memphis, Tennessee, are pleased to announce the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical trial of StreptAnova®, a vaccine designed to prevent Group A streptococcal (GAS) infections.
The trial will be conducted at the Canadian Center for Vaccinology in Halifax.
Group A streptococcal diseases are more common in children than adults. GAS infections cause substantial morbidity
College of Pharmacy and Nutrition opens annual professional development event to the public
SASKATOON – Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes will speak to University of Saskatchewan students and the public about mental health this fall.
The event will be held in the Sid Buckwold Theatre at TCU Place on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 6:30 pm.
The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition’s annual fall professional development event has been opened up to the public this year in the college’s effort to reach out to the
Scientists from nine countries are meeting at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) from Aug. 23-28 to conduct experiments to help answer questions crucial to the development of commercial nuclear fusion, using the same processes that power the sun to make carbon-free electricity here on Earth.
“This series of joint experiments is an outstanding opportunity to enhance our international collaborations and provide opportunities for our students to interact with prominent world experts, while advancing fusion research,” said Chijin Xiao, professor
Attending the University of Saskatchewan’s first One Health Leadership Experience in 2012 ignited veterinary student Jennifer Nyhof’s interest in One Health.
“I thought it was inspiring: having the opportunity to go to the conference, networking with so many other professionals, seeing world-class speakers and being able to sit down and talk to people who are leaders in the field,” said Nyhof, who has attended the annual One Health student event for the past three years.
The conference, which takes place Aug. 21-23
The University of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association (USFA) have signed a Letter of Understanding, offering incentives to the College of Medicine’s physician faculty to engage in individual contracts for clinical and academic work. This step will help clear the path toward accreditation for the province’s only medical school.
Students awarded largest Canadian scholarship to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics
SASKATOON – Nimra Dar and Simranjeet Singh are the latest University of Saskatchewan students to earn prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships.
Schulich Leader Scholarships are entrance awards for high school graduates enrolling in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) undergraduate program at participating universities in Canada and Israel.
Dar, 18, is a recipient of the award valued at $80,000. She graduated from Jasper Place High School in Edmonton and will enter
High-capacity wireless, petroleum cleanup, lung health and gene research awarded funding
SASKATOON – Four University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers have been awarded $393,000 to support projects to develop high-capacity mobile telecommunications devices, bacteria-based cleanup of petroleum contamination, a mobile lab to study and treat lung health in horses, and equipment to catalogue the trillions of microorganisms that live within us.
The funding, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), provides 40 per cent of total project costs, with the balance
The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has been awarded $37.2 million over seven years by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund for leading-edge research and technology that will transform crop breeding and provide innovative solutions to national and global food security.
The U of S is one of only five universities in Canada selected by an international board to receive funding under the new federal program in which 36 Canadian post-secondary institutions competed for up to $350 million.
“We are thrilled
SASKATOON – Work to develop vaccines against two diseases that attack the lungs and intestinal tracts of cattle has received a $2.9 million boost from Genome Canada to co-fund research at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).
Bovine tuberculosis affects the lungs of cattle and bison, and wild species such as deer and elk. It also can be transmitted to humans. While more prevalent in the developing world, where it