University of Saskatchewan News


Scot Leary

Copper’s quirks

March 5, 2015

University of Saskatchewan researcher Scot Leary has begun to shed light on a little-understood process critical to life—how cells regulate copper.

Rural Dementia Care team

Dementia over distance

March 4, 2015

Dementia is devastating to both patients and caregivers, but it is especially so for people living in rural and remote areas, said cognitive neurologist Dr. Andrew Kirk.

Adélie penguins

A penguin’s life

March 2, 2015

Cute little penguins in the Antarctic face ugly big problems.

Pictured left to right: Jim Basinger, Associate Vice-President research, U of S, Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, Randy Hoback, Member of Parliament for Prince Albert, Janice Tranberg, Executive Director, SaskCanola, and Ajay Dalai, Canada Research Chair in Bioenergy and Environmentally Friendly Chemical Processing.

Big boost to green fuel

February 27, 2015

Biofuel producers in Western Canada will soon be able to purify and convert raw glycerol more cost-effectively thanks to an investment of $538,542, announced today by the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification.

Professor Emeritus Robert Besant and engineering Professor Carey Simonson.

Cool collaboration

February 19, 2015

Two U of S researchers received a major innovation award for their collaboration with a local company on heating and cooling systems.

“This specialized care means we can save more lives and improve outcomes for stroke patients in Saskatchewan.” - Dr. Mike Kelly (SHRF photo)

New clot-removal therapy benefits stroke patients

February 13, 2015

An international team which includes University of Saskatchewan neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Kelly has completed a medical trial at several sites around the world showing that a clot retrieval procedure known as endovascular treatment (ET) can dramatically improve patient outcomes after an acute ischemic stroke.

Drones outfitted with a
specialized camera will enable agriculture producers to get real-time information on the health of their crops and improve management practices.

Send in the drones

February 11, 2015

Tiny helicopters flying over crop fields may become a common sight thanks to a research partnership between the U of S and a Saskatoon-based company.

The tiny bones are nestled among the pelvis and upper leg bones of a young woman who died trying to deliver twins.

Ancient bones reveal ancient tragedy

February 10, 2015

Angela Lieverse could not help but be torn between being a mother and a scientist as she handled the tiny bones, remains that tell of an ancient tragedy.

The SuperDARN space weather radar east of Saskatoon is one of five such installations in Canada and 30 in 10 countries around the world. Photo: Kathryn McWilliams

Space weather network

February 2, 2015

Forecasts provide life-saving information, keeping people off the roads during blizzards or moving inland to avoid a hurricane—that is, unless the stormy weather is a little higher in the atmosphere, where charged particles interacting with the planet’s magnetic fields can take down entire electrical grids.

Whitney Duff and Phil Chilibeck found that milk-based dietary supplements help build muscle strength, guard bone and even keep older brains humming along.

For brains and brawn

January 30, 2015

Older adults looking for an edge with their new year’s exercise program might consider some judicious use of dietary supplements such as whey protein and bovine (cow) colostrum to help build strength, guard bone and even keep their brains humming along.