University of Saskatchewan News


Saroj Kumar is developing techniques to harness infrared light to detect cancer signatures before any physical changes occur, and to improve treatments for breast cancer patients.

Tracking breast cancer before it grows

July 23, 2015

A team of scientists led by University of Saskatchewan researcher Saroj Kumar is using cutting-edge Canadian Light Source techniques to screen and treat breast cancer at its earliest changes.

U of S researcher Curtis Pozniak leads a lab tour following a Genome Canada funding announcement. The Canadian Press Images/Liam Richards

Tackling agri-food challenges at the genomic level

July 21, 2015

With funding now secured, a number of researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will begin work on large-scale agri-food projects designed to address big challenges at the smallest level. 

Dr. Terra Arnason

Perseverance, payoff and potential in research

June 15, 2015

For non-scientists, Dr. Terra Arnason’s latest published work has a daunting title—The SNF1 Kinase UBA Domain Restrains its Activation, Activity and the Yeast Lifespan.

Min Wu and John Tse

Searching for the rules governing glass

June 9, 2015

Materials scientists Min Wu and John Tse have solved a small piece of a puzzle that has perplexed researchers for years: the structure of glass, or more precisely, metallic glass.

Robert Henry did his PhD research on Aboriginal gangs.

Inside Aboriginal gangs

May 29, 2015

They spotted him while he was out with his wife at a Regina mall. Five men from a rival gang started making trouble, chasing him outside and down a back alley. Steps ahead of his pursuers, he ducked into a car.

The new Mine Overlay Site Testing (MOST) facility will be located adjacent to the Crop Science Field Laboratory (pictured here) at Preston Avenue and 108th Street, just across from the main campus.

$1.8 million awarded for new mine reclamation facility

May 21, 2015

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) has been awarded $1.8 million by Western Economic Diversification Canada to establish a research and testing facility to develop and commercialize innovative mine waste cover systems.

Yan Zhou, influenza project leader at VIDO-InterVac

Flu funding

May 1, 2015

Influenza research at the University of Saskatchewan will receive a nearly $1 million boost from the federal government through the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

West African farmers in Nigeria and Benin are using techniques such as fertilizer micro-dosing and rainwater harvesting to increase yields and incomes.

Feeding a hungry world

April 29, 2015

International projects led by University of Saskatchewan researchers have been awarded $2.2 million from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), part of an $8.3 million investment to improve food security with partners in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Benin.