University of Saskatchewan News


Laura Herman

From the heart

April 22, 2015

Laura Herman devotes a great deal of her spare time to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan, a cause that is near to her heart in more ways than one.

Stuart Smyth

The misinformation battle

April 17, 2015

Whether it is hormones in beef and preservatives in bacon, or pesticides and genetically modified foods, Stuart Smyth wants to be part of the conversation.

Carla Orosz received a Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award for best costume design for her work on Macbeth.

A stage for fun

April 15, 2015

One of Carla Orosz’s favourite pastimes is to listen to audience reactions during a play or linger in the lobby after a theatre production, eavesdropping on people’s conversations.

Margaret Brooke

New Canadian patrol ship to be named after U of S graduate

April 14, 2015

On April 13, the Government of Canada announced that a new Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship will be named after Margaret Brooke, a Royal Canadian Navy Nursing Sister decorated for gallantry in combat during the Second World War.

Jack Saddleback, incoming USSU president.

You don’t know Jack

April 13, 2015

A lot of people know Jack Saddleback. They know he is a Cree man studying sociology. They know he is a two-spirit, transgender gay man. And as of March 26, they know he will be the new University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union (USSU) president. But there is more to Saddleback than that.

Muriel Gieni competing at the Knights of Columbus Games in January in Saskatoon. Photo by Louis Christ

Track master

March 17, 2015

Aside from staying inside her own lane, competitive hurdler Muriel Gieni has an interesting strategy for ensuring she does not fall during a competition: she just doesn’t. 

Peter MacKinnon, former U of S president

An insider’s perspective

February 24, 2015

Peter MacKinnon returned to the U of S campus Jan. 20 to launch his book University Leadership and Public Policy in the Twenty- First Century: A President’s Perspective, an insider’s look at what one writer quoted in his book described as “the hardest job in modern society.”

Jeanette Lynes, English professor and co-ordinator of the MFA in writing program at the U of S.

Who wrote the book of love?

February 11, 2015

The salutations are personal—Marguerite, Dear F., My own beloved, Dear Mentor/Tormentor, Dear loving Spirit—and they mark the start of the often touching, sometimes poignant and occasionally surprising letters brought together in a new book entitled Where the Nights are Twice as Long: Love Letters of Canadian Poets.