University of Saskatchewan News


Christy Morrissey.

For the birds

April 29, 2016

Bird health and the conservation of declining bird species are unifying themes for a new avian research centre on campus.

Joshua Lawson.

The puzzle of childhood asthma

April 29, 2016

According to the Lung Association, almost three million Canadians and more than 300 million people worldwide have asthma. Of those, roughly 100,000 Saskatchewan people are living with asthma, including 35,000 children.

Mama the research horse in the equine lift.

An uplifting story

April 19, 2016

An interdisciplinary research team has partnered with a local engineering firm to find a solution for horses that sustain life-threatening injuries. 

U of S researchers examine how to balance these seemingly opposing ideals: economic growth and the push for environmental sustainability.

Balancing economy and environment

April 15, 2016

If you ask Philip Loring about the balance between sustainably and economy in Canada, he will tell you about arctic entryways.

Prior to joining the U of S, Susan Blum did field work in the Arctic as a polar bear biologist.

Adventures with polar bears

April 15, 2016

As the world’s largest land carnivore, a polar bear should make an easy target for a field biologist. After all, males can weigh more than 600 kilograms, stand two metres at the shoulder and be three metres long.

Researchers are working to understand how Weddell seals manage energy demands in one of the most extreme environments on earth.

The seal team

April 1, 2016

It is high noon on the ice shelf off Ross Island—it is always high noon in February in Antarctica—and Rob McCorkell, Gregg Adams and Michelle Shero are clustered around the south end of a northbound Weddell seal, trying to determine if she is pregnant.

Yalena Amador Cañizares.

Understanding hep C complexities

April 1, 2016

As of 2011, it is estimated nearly a quarter million Canadians were living with chronic hepatitis C (HCV), a virus that attacks the liver. Just under half of these cases—108,000 people—were unaware they had the disease since it usually has no symptoms until years or decades later.

Mama the horse was used as a test subject for an endoscopy camera pill.

Equine endoscopy

March 18, 2016

Veterinary and engineering researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have teamed up to harness imaging technology to fill in a blank area in animal health—what goes on in a horse’s gut?

Agriculture researchers Kirstin Bett and Sabine Banniza.

The pulse of the Prairies

March 18, 2016

Kirstin Bett wants to nearly double the acreage devoted to pulse crops on the Prairies—about one-fifth of the West’s 70-million crop acres.