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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. 


Peter MacKinnon, former U of S president

An insider’s perspective

February 24, 2015

Peter MacKinnon returned to the U of S campus Jan. 20 to launch his book University Leadership and Public Policy in the Twenty- First Century: A President’s Perspective, an insider’s look at what one writer quoted in his book described as “the hardest job in modern society.”


Jeanette Lynes, English professor and co-ordinator of the MFA in writing program at the U of S.

Who wrote the book of love?

February 11, 2015

The salutations are personal—Marguerite, Dear F., My own beloved, Dear Mentor/Tormentor, Dear loving Spirit—and they mark the start of the often touching, sometimes poignant and occasionally surprising letters brought together in a new book entitled Where the Nights are Twice as Long: Love Letters of Canadian Poets.


Jennifer Poudrier and Ulrich Teucher at the Canadian Light Source.

Social science source

February 10, 2015

Metaphor and science may seem like odd bedfellows, but to the first-ever social scientists in residence at the Canadian Light Source (CLS), the two are completely compatible.


Jared Koehl

U of S student named entrepreneur champ

February 9, 2015

Edwards School of Business student Jared Koehl has been named Saskatchewan’s 2015 student entrepreneur provincial champion by Enactus Canada, Canada’s largest student leadership development organization, and program supporter the John Dobson Foundation.


Dr. Bert McBride, long-serving physician with the
Student Health Services.

The doctor is out

February 6, 2015

Dr. Bert McBride is hanging up his stethoscope, this time for good.


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.