University of Saskatchewan News


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.

John Pomeroy. Photo by David Stobbe

Re-establishing wetlands may decrease flood damage

June 11, 2014

Saving wetlands, which include potholes, sloughs, ponds and marshes, helps a lot more than ducks: it may save roads and communities from flooding and reduce damage to one of Canada’s great lakes, according to a multi-year measurement and computer modelling study done by the University of Saskatchewan Centre for Hydrology.

Graduate students Nataliia Petryshyn and Shea Pederson run electrical systems simulations in the lab of Rama Gokaraju in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Power of the grid

May 15, 2014

Electricity: it powers our days, from the morning alarm to the final click of the switch that shuts off the bedside lamp—a supply so stable and reliable it’s taken for granted, and Rama Gokaraju is working to help keep it that way.

Michael Bradley

Instruments developed at the U of S headed for stratosphere

April 28, 2014

Shoulders brush the wall as visitors climb a tight spiral staircase to the top floor of the Physics Building, into a technological wizard’s lair where Adam Bourassa, Michael Bradley and their team are developing instruments to study the Earth’s upper atmosphere.