A connection as solid as a rock

Despite the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Saskatchewan’s Ore Gangue alumni group remains socially connected and deeply rooted in philanthropy.

USask unites: Museum of Antiquities offers online summer camp content to children and parents

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.

USask receives $3.14M from Sask govt. to replace turf at Griffiths Stadium in Nutrien Park

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has received $3.14 million in funding from the Government of Saskatchewan for its artificial turf replacement project at Griffiths Stadium in Nutrien Park.

Saskatoon company isolates coronavirus antigen in plant cells

Brent Zettl (BSA’90), CEO of Saskatoon life sciences company, ZYUS Life Sciences Inc., says they have successfully isolated the antigen for SARS-CoV-2 in plant cells.

Versatility important for Gareau

Dwayne Gareau's (BSKI’04, BEd’05, MEDUC’17) involvement in sports has come full circle.

Going remote: How USask rallied together in the face of the pandemic

In March 2020, COVID-19 hit and the University of Saskatchewan (USask) took immediate action in making critical decisions that would have a lasting impact on teaching and learning.

Donor support helps law student connect with the community

Inspired by the lawyers who volunteered at the same non-profits as she did during her undergraduate English degree at the University of Calgary, Barbara Baker is now at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) pursuing her dream of practicing law to make a difference in the community.

Dr. Ranjan Datta: The road to reconciliation

Dr. Ranjan Datta (PhD'16) believes everyone has a role to play in contributing to the ongoing reconciliation process in Canada.

Saskatoon digital artist featured in Times Square

Illustrator Chris Morin's (BA'07) work was featured on NYC LED billboard as part of pandemic-themed project

New digital exhibition showcases alumni artwork created during COVID-19 pandemic

A new international exhibition highlighting artwork created during the COVID-19 pandemic has launched online, co-curated by two University of Saskatchewan (USask) alumni and featuring pieces by three USask alumni.

New USask app promotes potential economic value of planting carbon-storing shelterbelts

A unique new app developed by University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers led by Colin Laroque (BSc'93) offers agricultural landowners tailored information about the carbon offset value of planting shelterbelts—a tool that could help reduce the carbon footprint of farming and potentially put a little extra money in farmers’ pockets.

College of Arts and Science alumni receive Saskatchewan Book Awards

College of Arts and Science alumni were among the winners of 2020 Saskatchewan Book Awards, which celebrate excellence in publishing and writing.

An aspiring Indigenous teacher is carrying on her culture and language, thanks to donor support

Rayne Favel had a childhood dream of becoming a nurse. However, she soon realized that her calling is to carry on her Cree culture and language.

USask graduate student receives national award for master’s thesis

Andrew Hartman (BA'14, MEduc'19) is thrilled to be the first student from this province to receive the Master’s Thesis/Project Award from the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE).

Award-winning USask graduate to work with quanTA during doctoral studies

Madeline Berezowski (BSc'17, MSc'20) has a newly minted master’s degree and is set to begin a PhD focused on quantum theory this fall, working with USask’s new Centre for Quantum Topology and Its Applications (quanTA).

‘Good samaritans’ give $1 million to animal care fund

Leslie (Les) and Irene Dubé will have an enduring effect on the lives of many pets and people, thanks to their gift of $1 million to the Good Samaritan Fund at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM).

Doctors and elders unite to pursue equity in organ donations

Monica Goulet (BA'96, MBA'07) received a kidney transplant in 2019. She is now part of a network aiming to help other First Nations and Métis people in the province receive the same gift of life.

Plains Cree artist Ruth Cuthand adds coronavirus to her collection of beaded diseases

Cuthand (BFA'83, MFA'92) is interested in viruses that affect Indigenous communities, including the current pandemic.

USask appoints new Crop Development Centre director

Dr. Curtis Pozniak (BSA'99, PhD'03) has been appointed the new director of the Crop Development Centre (CDC) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

Gay, proud and loving it

In honour of Pride week, get to know Jesse Parenteau and his experiences as an openly gay man working for the Canadian Light Source (CLS).

Historian Bill Waiser writes new book, receives Lifetime Achievement Award

A new book by University of Saskatchewan (USask) professor emeritus and alumnus Dr. Bill Waiser (MA’76, PhD’83, DLitt’10) explores the story of Almighty Voice, a member of the One Arrow Willow Cree who died violently in 1897 when the North-West Mounted Police shelled his hiding place.

Campaign for Students tops million-dollar mark

Taylor Keller, a third-year accounting student from the Edwards School of Business, is one of the many University of Saskatchewan (USask) students who received support from alumni donations to the Campaign for Students—the university’s annual fundraising drive for scholarships and bursaries.

Rachel Loewen Walker: A new challenge

It takes a leap of faith to leave a dream job for the unknown.

'My favourite part is the piano': Retired Saskatoon engineer builds saloon for hungry backyard squirrels

Dave Hunchak (BE'86) has been keeping busy entertaining squirrels while self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic.