University of Saskatchewan News


Grant Wood tends to his plants on the rooftop of the phytotron.

Rooftop roots

June 22, 2016

A rooftop garden project promoting sustainable agricultural practices and urban farming is sprouting on campus this summer.

John Pomeroy. Photo by David Stobbe

Climate change and wild weather

June 20, 2016

Speaking to media earlier in the year, John Pomeroy put forward that Western Canada was primed for extreme wildfire conditions. 

Graham Collingridge

The brains behind it all

May 27, 2016

If memories form the foundation of who we are, then neuroscientist Graham Collingridge is showing us the building blocks of that base and how they may be eroded by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, as well as mental illness.

Salamander chytrid disease is caused by a fungus that infects both salamanders and newts with near total lethality. Photo: Danna Schock

Saving salamanders and newts

May 27, 2016

The fate of the world’s richest biodiversity of salamanders and newts is in the hands of pet owners across North America, said Natacha Hogan, an environmental toxicologist specializing in amphibians at the University of Saskatchewan.

Heather Heavin and Michaela Keet from the College of Law.

Legal eagles

May 16, 2016

A research project by College of Law professors was recently recognized by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice.

Christy Morrissey.

For the birds

April 29, 2016

Bird health and the conservation of declining bird species are unifying themes for a new avian research centre on campus.

Joshua Lawson.

The puzzle of childhood asthma

April 29, 2016

According to the Lung Association, almost three million Canadians and more than 300 million people worldwide have asthma. Of those, roughly 100,000 Saskatchewan people are living with asthma, including 35,000 children.