University of Saskatchewan News


Stephen Foley

Gold diggers

January 29, 2016

Stephen Foley is looking to get his hands on some gold… the problem is that it takes too much time, costs too much money and harms the environment.

Jim Basinger

All around the UnivRS

January 29, 2016

After three years of hard work, the UnivRS research management system is ready for its debut, and the early reviews are looking good.

Jorden Cummings and Jessica Zagrodney

Shining light on child trauma

January 29, 2016

Research shows that children who have experienced trauma are at a greater risk for mental health issues down the road. Additionally, parents and guardians of childhood trauma victims are also at an increased risk of distress and anxiety, which can affect how they raise their children.

Funding awarded to health science faculty will support research in nerve repair and cystic fibrosis.

Health research gets boost

January 29, 2016

Two U of S research projects looking into nerve repair and cystic fibrosis have received a big boost with a total of $1.2 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Inflammatory liver disease is a widespread ailment among cats, but further research into a promising new therapy may soon reduce its prevalence.

Pouncing on a protein

January 27, 2016

Ahmad Al-Dissi hopes his research will someday lead to a better treatment for inflammatory liver disease (ILD), a chronic and painful condition in many cats whose cause still remains a mystery for veterinarians.

Mohammad Izadifar

Student designs stem cell heart patch

January 25, 2016

University of Saskatchewan graduate student Mohammad Izadifar has developed a heart patch that in experimental animal research can re-grow damaged heart tissue, potentially revolutionizing heart disease treatment.

U of S President Peter Stoicheff, Minister Responsible for Corrections and Policing Christine Tell, and Saskatoon Police Deputy Chief Bernie Pannell at the launch of the Predictive Analytics Laboratory (screenshot from Global Saskatoon).

Predictive analytics

January 15, 2016

Thursday marked the official launch of the Saskatchewan Police Predictive Analytics Laboratory, a research partnership between the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), the Government of Saskatchewan and the Saskatoon Police Service (SPS).

Unified head of the Department of Surgery Dr. Ivar Mendez (photo by David Stobbe).

Health science fiction

January 15, 2016

It may sound like fiction, but U of S research is changing the future of medicine.

Karen Schwean-Lardner and her research turkeys

Talking turkey

January 15, 2016

Karen Schwean-Lardner never thought she would become a poultry researcher. Raised on a pig farm, she was not very fond of chickens.