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Rob Lamb, executive director of the Canadian Light Source

A perfect light

December 11, 2014

Rob Lamb was surprised at how similar Australia and Canada are; even the electrons inside the synchrotron’s rings go around in the same direction, he joked, referring to the popular myth that the Coriolis effect causes water to drain in opposite directions in the two hemispheres.


Robert Thrisk, U of C chancellor, and Grit McCreath, U of S board member

A gift from US

December 2, 2014

At the Nov. 10 dinner celebrating the installation of Robert Thirsk as the chancellor of the University of Calgary, Grit McCreath, U of S board member, presented a pair of Cree moccasins as a gift on behalf of the U of S.


Rick Long, U of S master teacher.

Mystery master

November 27, 2014

It’s all about mysteries for Rick Long, the university’s newest master teacher.


Debi Bokshowan

Test of time

November 25, 2014

The numbers are staggering: 53,656 “bums in seats” in 119 rooms over 14 days writing 1,181 final examinations. And it is Debi Bokshowan’s job to set an exam schedule where no student is double-booked or writes more than two exams in a 24-hour period.


Alex Moewes, materials scientist and leader of the Beamteam. CLS Photo

Beamteam dream team

November 18, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan Beamteam is devoted to uncovering the properties of new and advanced materials. In 2013, five graduate students from the group completed their PhDs and moved on to become professors, develop synchrotron beamlines, and expand the world’s knowledge of advanced materials. 


Vera Pezer received an Honoured Supporter Award from the U of S and the Association of Fundraising Professionals on National Philanthropy Day.

U of S honours Vera Pezer on National Philanthropy Day

November 14, 2014

November 14 is National Philanthropy Day in North America, a day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—have made to our lives, our communities and our world. On this special day, the U of S is proud to honour Chancellor Emerita Vera Pezer.