University of Saskatchewan News


Adam Crane

Fishing for answers

September 22, 2014

Newly hatched baby turtles on Florida’s coast have been known to rush away from the ocean, rather than toward it as they normally would do.

A wild boar captured on a trail-cam in Saskatchewan.

Sounding the alarm about wild boar threat

September 11, 2014

They only come out at night, harassing livestock, spreading disease and rototilling parks, fields and wildlife habitat before vanishing into cover before dawn.

The research team includes, back row from left, Tony
Kusalik, Terra Arnason and Troy Harkness. Front row
from the left are Val MacDonald and Casey Gaunt.

Going to the dogs: canines show promise as a cancer research model

September 3, 2014

A dog owner who shows up at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) with a pet that has lymphoma might be surprised to see a molecular geneticist and an internist from the College of Medicine on the team of specialists handling the case.

Helen Baulch, assistant professor with the School of Environment and Sustainability and the Global Institute for Water Security at the U of S

Real-time data aims to improve Regina and Moose Jaw drinking water

August 12, 2014

Residents of Regina and Moose Jaw who rely on Buffalo Pound Lake for their water supply will soon have a better understanding of their water source thanks to researchers from the University of Saskatchewan and the staff at the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant.

Curtis Pozniak

U of S researchers part of draft wheat genome sequencing

July 17, 2014

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. Photo by Michael Robin

U of S undergrad wins graduate-level research award

July 17, 2014

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).

Matt Lindsay. Photo by Derek Mortensen

Matt Lindsay named research chair in mine closure geochemistry

July 2, 2014

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.

CSI circa 4000 years BP: How did this Bronze Age Man die? Photo: Canadian Light Source

Wrong place at the right time: skull reveals secrets

June 18, 2014

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.