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Viewers' Choice winner: “Creating Own God(s) Beauty” by Ranjan Datta

Images of Research: Viewers’ Choice

April 17, 2015

To showcase the diverse research taking place at the U of S, a photography and imaging contest was launched called Images of Research. U of S students, staff, faculty and alumni were invited to submit visual depictions and brief descriptions of their research, scholarly, or artistic work.

Geochemical Rainbow, by geological sciences professor Matt Lindsay, was the grand-prize winner in the Images of Research photo competition.

Images of Research

April 16, 2015

From access to drinking water in Tanzania, to a synchrotron cross-section of a hockey stick, members of the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) community have been showing what research looks like to them.

Collin Letain

U of S student in research competition finals

April 10, 2015

A research report submitted by Collin Letain has put the third-year animal sciences student among eight finalists from around the world in animal nutrition company Alltech’s Young Scientist competition.

Peter Robinson, English professor

Chasing Chaucer

April 10, 2015

There is an aura of mystery surrounding The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer’s collection of poetry from the 14th century.

Steven Siciliano (at podium) has been awarded a $2 million Industrial Research Chair.

Remediation research gets big boost

April 2, 2015

University of Saskatchewan soil researcher Steven Siciliano has been awarded a $2 million Industrial Research Chair (IRC) to further develop sustainable ways of cleaning up underground sites contaminated with diesel or gasoline, of which there are more than 30,000 in Canada.

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.