University of Saskatchewan News


A number of researchers have come together at the U of S to establish a unique brain bank.

Brain bank

March 26, 2015

A group of University of Saskatchewan researchers has established a rare form of brain bank, one that is dedicated to preserving tissue solely for adult epilepsy studies.

Yin Liu, associate professor in the Department of English

Ancient tech in a digital world

March 18, 2015

For Yin Liu, the history of information technology begins before the invention of the transistor or integrated circuit chip, long before. 

U of S College of Kinesiology researcher Phil Chilibeck and co-investigator Darren Candow at the University of Regina are exploring weight training and creatine to maintain bone health in older adult women.

Over 50 and female? Pumping iron with creatine could help save your bones

March 17, 2015

If you’re female and over 50, regular trips to the weight room followed by creatine supplements could be just the thing to keep your bones healthy, according to new Saskatchewan research.

A study led by co-investigators Phil Chilibeck from the University of Saskatchewan and Darren Candow from the University of Regina found that weight training combined with creatine preserves bone mass in an analysis of 33 post-menopausal women. Creatine is produced naturally by the body and also occurs in the diet

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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.