University of Saskatchewan News


Rajat Chakravarty, president of the U of S Graduate Students’ Association

Time to rebuild

May 11, 2015

Rajat Chakravarty was elected president of the U of S Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) on an ambitious platform, and he intends to build on every plank.

Jebunnessa Chapola. Photo by Ranjan Datta

Student named one of Saskatchewan’s Future 40

May 6, 2015

Jebunnessa Chapola, a PhD student in Women’s, Gender and Sexualities Studies at the University of Saskatchewan, has been named one the CBC Saskatchewan’s Future 40, a group of the province’s young leaders, thinkers, change makers and success stories. 

Neil Alexander, executive director of the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation.

The nuclear options

April 27, 2015

For Neil Alexander, Saskatchewan is the land of opportunity for all things nuclear, whether it is in medicine, agriculture, advanced detection equipment or getting in on the first floor of small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) development.

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.