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Jeff Lane

Connecting squirrels, prairie dogs and climate change

July 24, 2014

Jeff Lane joined the U of S in July 2013 as an assistant professor in the Department of Biology, specializing in how mammals, specifically squirrels and prairie dogs, respond to climate change.

“The questions I’m interested in are long term like, how are wild populations responding to climate change? Is there any evidence of evolutionary responses in the populations?”

Lane grew up in Calgary and developed a love of the outdoors in the Rocky Mountains. He completed his bachelor’s degree in ecology

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Yansun Yao

Providing answers to experiments

July 21, 2014

While they may not shout out “is there a theoretical physicist in the house?,” scientists from across Canada and around the world often end up at Yansun Yao’s office at the Canadian Light Source, seeking his help.


John Hansen

Bringing community together through justice process

July 16, 2014

John Hansen joined the U of S in July 2012 as an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology specializing in justice, crime and society within the context of Indigenous knowledge and non–Western models of justice.


Clayton Bangsund

Teaching contract law in the real world

July 9, 2014

Clayton Bangsund was working on his PhD at the University of Alberta when the U of S College of Law came calling, offering the chance to work with one of his mentors, law professor Ronald C.C. Cuming.


Hamed Samarghandi

Applying statistics to business processes

July 9, 2014

Hamed Samarghandi is fascinated by the intricate dance of human productivity, a sentiment he strives to instill in students in his business planning and statistics classes.


Holly Mansell

Best of all worlds for pharmacy assistant professor

July 2, 2014

Holly Mansell joined the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition in February 2013, lured by an assistant professor position that offered the chance to teach, pursue research and even continue working as a pharmacist.


Gordon Barnhart

Barnhart appointed member of the Order of Canada

June 30, 2014

Gordon Barnhart, interim president of the University of Saskatchewan, was one of 83 new appointees to the Order of Canada announced June 30 by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.


Graham George, a researcher at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron and professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, is the spring 2014 recipient of the U of S Distinguished Researcher Award.

“It was always about the science”

June 24, 2014

Graham George remembers distinctly “the moment I woke up to science,” launching a career honoured with the Distinguished Researcher Award at the spring 2014 University of Saskatchewan convocation ceremonies.


Marta Erlandson

Building strong bones in the gym

June 23, 2014

When it comes to building strong bones, a little gymnastics goes a long way and for a long time, according to Marta Erlandson, assistant professor in the College of Kinesiology.