University of Saskatchewan News


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.

Bruce Gordon, retired police officer and second-year law student.

Badge for books

November 4, 2014

It is probably one of the best excuses a student could give for missing class—”I was across the street to Royal University Hospital to visit my newborn granddaughter.” It is also not an excuse that many professors would find believable, but they did when they heard it from Bruce Gordon.

Greg Smith has been elected chair of the U of S Board of Governors.

New in the chair

October 27, 2014

On Campus News writer Kris Foster sat down with Greg Smith on October 16, the day of his election as chair of the University of Saskatchewan Board of Governors, to talk about his views on his role, risk and the path forward.