University of Saskatchewan News


Merci Rapolti, left, a graduate student in the School of Environment and Sustainability, and Christy Morrissey, assistant professor of biology.

Research takes flight

April 14, 2014

There are a lot of birds—hundreds of thousands of birds—headed for Chaplin Lake in south central Saskatchewan.For some, it is a stopping off point on their spring migration from warmer climes to breeding grounds in the high Arctic. For others, like the endangered Piping Plover, the saline lake will be home for the season.

Troy Harkness, professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Dogs prove excellent models for human cancer research

April 4, 2014

Researchers in the College of Medicine are spending time at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCFM), keeping an eye on dogs with cancer in an effort to improve the effectiveness of cancer treatment in humans.

Jim Clifford

Digital digging into the history of trade

April 2, 2014

U of S researcher Jim Clifford is part of an international team mining thousands of pages of text and images to trace patterns and environmental consequences of industrialization in the 19th century.

Ian Stavness, assistant professor of computer science

Moving pictures

March 20, 2014

There is no doubt the hip bone’s connected to the leg bone and so on, but figuring out how the human body actually functions mechanically, how its myriad moving parts move, is the challenge Ian Stavness has taken on.

Historian Geoff Cunfer. Photo by David Stobbe

Agricultural lessons from the past

March 17, 2014

A comparison of Old and New World farm history may have lessons to help guide modern agriculture in the face of climate change, according to U of S historian Geoff Cunfer.

Khan Wahid displays a recently fabricated chip (centre of the metallic device) that will be used inside his next-generation endoscopic capsule, together with sample intestinal images of a patient.

Improved “camera pill” tech attracts funding for engineering researcher

March 7, 2014

Electrical and computer engineering associate professor Khan Wahid has been awarded a further $99,500 boost to help develop new wireless video software and hardware for endoscopy capsules, a sort of electronic “camera pill,” promising doctors a much-improved window into the inner workings of their patients.

Robin Renaut in Kenya

In the valley of research

February 28, 2014

Sunlight sparkles among a sea of pink birds suspended on stilt legs, the scene stretching to the horizon.

Jens Müller

Making polymers with metal

February 24, 2014

For polymer chemists, the periodic table is a cupboard full of ingredients most of which never get pulled off the shelf. Chemistry professor Jens Müller is working to change that.