University of Saskatchewan News


Karen Jensen and Fred Remillard are leading the PharmaZzz initiative in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition.

4:04 am: Sleep not found

November 20, 2015

Chances are you have had a restless night or two in your life when despite all the tossing, turning and sheep-counting, sleep just does not come easy.

Vivian Ramsden (fourth from left) applies a participatory research approach that has proven its value in India and Saskatchewan First Nations communities.

From northern Saskatchewan to India

November 20, 2015

It was not a problem of awareness—the research team knew people were well aware smoking is bad for their health and simply telling them to stop does not work.

Hector Caruncho and Lisa Kalynchuk. 
(Photo by Gord Waldner, The StarPhoenix)

Designing depression diagnosis

November 6, 2015

For any number of diseases—think heart disease, cancer and diabetes—there are tests that diagnose and guide treatment. Diseases related to mental health are an exception.

Two-mile long demonstration of support
by wives and children of striking Kirkland Lake miners. Courtesy of the Laurentian Archives.

Labour of love takes centre stage

November 6, 2015

A study examining the central role women played in forming Canada’s mid-20th century labour movement is set to wrap up next year in a very dramatic way.

Dr. Jenny Basran

The silver tsunami is coming

October 23, 2015

Saskatchewan, like much of the industrialized world, is poised to get hit with a silver tsunami that threatens to engulf government health budgets, but also offers exciting opportunities, according to Dr. Jenny Basran.

Lisa Baddeley from the University Centre in Svalbard
(left) and U of S SuperDARN engineers Kevin Krieger and Marci Detwiller
install and inspect the antenna components before raising a tower. (Photo by Noora Partamies)

SuperDARN in the far north

October 23, 2015

Rifle training was one of the first things U of S research engineers Kevin Krieger and Marci Detwiller needed to do when they arrived in Norway.

U of S Interim President Gordon Barnhart and Beijing Institute of Technology President Hu Haiyan announced the inaugural winner of its International Flagship Partnership Research Grant.

International research partnership receives funding

October 20, 2015

The inaugural International Flagship Partnership Research Grant (IFPRG)—funded in partnership by the U of S and the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT)—was awarded to support an international collaboration aimed at removing contaminants from the environment.

Derek Peak, professor of environmental soil chemistry.

What lies below

October 9, 2015

In a field in Niger, a woman carries a pail of fertilizer. She stops beside each millet stem poking out of the dusty soil and, using a bottle cap, sprinkles a bit of its precious contents beside each stem.

Dr. Darrell Mousseau (photo by SHRF)

U of S Alzheimer’s research receives big boost

September 21, 2015

The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) recently announced $1 million in funding to renew the Research Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia held by Dr. Darrell Mousseau.