University of Saskatchewan News


Maurice Moloney

Food for thought

January 27, 2015

The future of food security is complex and murky, but Maurice Moloney’s vision for the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) is crystal clear.

Biological engineering student Alanna Howell is 
designing a manure management system for the Rayner Dairy Research and Teaching Facility.

The living lab

January 14, 2015

Alanna Howell hopes to help the university deal more sustainably and cheaply with a bothersome byproduct of dairy research—cattle manure.

Jim Miller

Miller receives national honour

January 12, 2015

Jim Miller, professor emeritus of history at the University of Saskatchewan, was one of 13 people named as Officers of the Order of Canada Dec. 26 by the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.

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.