University of Saskatchewan researchers are part of an international team that has published the first chromosome-based draft sequence of the wheat genome, a development that promises wheat breeders powerful new tools in developing varieties to meet the challenges of world population growth and climate change.
Meritt Kocdag was a U of S undergraduate student among a field of graduate students, competing with a topic so novel it has yet to be properly defined, yet her work took silver in the Student Thought Leadership competition of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC).
Helping companies in Canada’s oil sands industry make sustainable mine closure decisions is where University of Saskatchewan geoscientist Matt Lindsay will focus his efforts in a new industrial research chair position jointly funded by government and industry.
Unlike most hunter-gatherer societies of the Bronze Age, the people of the Baikal region of modern Siberia (Russia) respected their dead with formal graves. These burial sites are a treasure trove for archaeologists and one particular specimen was so unique that bioarchaeologist Angela Lieverse traveled across the world just to bring it back to the Canadian Light Source synchrotron for examination.
Saving wetlands, which include potholes, sloughs, ponds and marshes, helps a lot more than ducks: it may save roads and communities from flooding and reduce damage to one of Canada’s great lakes, according to a multi-year measurement and computer modelling study done by the University of Saskatchewan Centre for Hydrology.
A team of researchers have identified how a parasite, Varroa destructor, suppresses immune systems in honeybees and have developed a tool to help breeders more easily produce bees resistant to disease.
Farmers can play an important role in reducing nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus in downstream water, according to research by the Global Institute for Water Security at the U of S.
Electricity: it powers our days, from the morning alarm to the final click of the switch that shuts off the bedside lamp—a supply so stable and reliable it’s taken for granted, and Rama Gokaraju is working to help keep it that way.
By Chris Putnam
A joint research project between the Department of Psychology and SIAST will delve deep into the psychology of safety at Saskatchewan mines.
Shoulders brush the wall as visitors climb a tight spiral staircase to the top floor of the Physics Building, into a technological wizard’s lair where Adam Bourassa, Michael Bradley and their team are developing instruments to study the Earth’s upper atmosphere.