Sask. Human Rights Chief Commissioner David Arnot appointed to Senate

David Arnot (JD'75) has been serving the people of Saskatchewan in a legal capacity since 1976. He's been heralded for his reconciliation-based work.

HRF donation supports vaccine research

To help protect Saskatchewan residents from emerging disease threats, Hospitals of Regina Foundation (HRF) has invested $150,000 to help establish Canada’s Centre for Pandemic Research at the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO).

Shishkin serving as physiotherapist for Olympic basketball team

She has been to the Pan-Am Games, Commonwealth Games and the World University Games, but this month Rhonda Shishkin (BScPT'95, BScPE'96) gets to experience the pinnacle of sport.

USask students thrive in career transition with support from RBC Future Launch

RBC commits $1 million to expand the RBC Learn to Work, Work to Learn program

Awasis Boutique makes Indigenous culture accessible to all

Representation the driving force behind USask alumna’s business

‘A trailblazer and role model for Indigenous women in science’: USask graduate honours her heritage through new STEM business

Dawn Pratt’s (MSc'11) career path was set early in life, after her parents bought her a child’s chemistry kit in Grade 4.

Still Here, Still Healing

USask alumna shares residential school survivor stories through original podcast

Seattle Met Top Doctor title awarded to LLRIB member and USask graduate

From Saskatchewan to Seattle, Dr. Jessica Schule (BSc'12) is making a name for herself in the field of medicine.

Brave new world for USask grad

USask grad, Elizabeth Plishka (BA’19, CCA’20), heads north to provide safer, inclusive health care for Queer community.

Saskatchewan Blue Cross invests $150K to help establish USask’s VIDO as Canada’s Centre for Pandemic Research

The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is one step closer to establishing its Centre for Pandemic Research, thanks to a $150,000 donation from Saskatchewan Blue Cross.

USask alumni and community members honoured with 2021 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

In recognition for her entrepreneurial spirit, community service and philanthropy, Dr. Irene Dubé (Hon. LLD’07) has been honoured with the 2021 Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award.

Calgary Flames founding co-owner Byron 'B.J.' Seaman dead at 97

Byron Seaman (BE'45, Hon. DSc'92) and his late brother Daryl (BE'48, Hon. LLD'82) were co-owners of NHL franchise for 30 years.

USask alumni and community members nominated for the 2021 YWCA Women of Distinction

Twenty-one University of Saskatchewan community members are among those recognized by the Saskatoon YWCA with the annual Women of Distinction Awards nominations.

Granddaughter Remakes 1958 Nursing Pin for Grandmother

When Merilyn Lambert (McAlpine) (DNURS’58) had her nursing pin stolen, she never imagined she would receive another one years later.

Educator honoured for giving language back to his people

Dwayne Drescher (BEd’16) teaches Inuvialuktun to children in Inuvik

Young at heart

At 102 years old, the College of Medicine’s oldest living alumna continues to inspire.

USask scholarship continues legacy of community cycling activist

Cathy Watts (BSPT’85) was well-known for promoting healthy lifestyles through cycling circles in Saskatoon. The Cathy Watts Memorial Scholarship has raised $40,000 to support USask students with similar passions

No such thing as a bad apple

USask alumnus combats the dirty little secret of food waste.

Alumni shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Awards

Alumni from the University of Saskatchewan are among those shortlisted for the 2021 Saskatchewan Book Awards.

Alumna shortlisted for 2021 Saskatchewan Arts Award

A College of Arts and Science graduate is one of the shortlisted nominees for a 2021 Saskatchewan Arts Award.

Your support means so much to USask students

When you donate to the Nasser Family Emergency Student Trust, you are immediately helping students get back up from financial distresses, mental health crises and experiencing technical needs—all real challenges they are facing right now.

Pioneering ag prof grows deep roots on campus

USask becomes a family affair for McKercher family.

USask unites to help students in crisis, in a year like no other

Since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a year ago, alumni, staff and faculty have donated more than $689,000 for University of Saskatchewan (USask) students who needed emergency financial support.

The everyday hero: USask alumna becomes first nurse in Saskatoon to receive COVID-19 vaccine

It’s been a year since the pandemic started, and USask grad Kathy Pickerl (BSN’01) can still remember the week everything changed.

USask grad, Dolapo Fadare, advocates for representation, anti-racism, and systemic change.

Dolapo Fadare (BA'20) is just getting started in her journey to create an equitable and just future.

USask graduate makes waves on a global stage

Uchi Uchibeke (BA’18) uses his USask degree to create real impact in Black communities.

Love blossoms at USask

Allen Midgley (AGRIC'65) met Sheryn Shepherd (BEd'71) while skating at Rutherford Rink. The rest is history.

Elder and USask Indigenous advisor receives appointment as Parliamentary Poet Laureate

Elder Louise Bernice Halfe (DLETT'19) – Sky Dancer, a highly-renowned University of Saskatchewan (USask) advisor, mentor, writer and honorary degree recipient, has been appointed as Canada’s next Parliamentary Poet Laureate.

Black History Month: USask alumna brings Black history to the forefront

Helen Vangool (BA’12, BEd’14) uses her platform to educate her students and the public on Black history, every day of the year.

From USask student to CEO: Michael Hoffort’s career in agriculture

Michael Hoffort (BSA’ 88) is the CEO of FCC, a champion of Canada’s agriculture, and a former ‘Senior Stick’ and proud alumnus of USask’s College of Agriculture and Bioresources.

USask medicine alumna advocates for representation and inclusion

Strengthened by her past, Dr. Ashley Tshala builds a solid foundation for her future

His memory lives on: Legacy of Huskie athlete supports students with mental illness

Matthew Baraniuk, a former University of Saskatchewan (USask) student and Huskie athlete passed away in 2020 at the age of 20 from his struggles with mental illness. His legacy lives on through the Matthew Baraniuk Memorial Award, helping incoming students with mental health challenges.

Regina woman named first Canada Research Chair in Deaf Education

"I always thought that I would never be in that category of being an accomplished scholar so I just thought, 'Well, I'll just read.'"

USask unites: Edwards School of Business graduate launches innovative new fridge

In the face of disruptions due to the global pandemic, a recent graduate from the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Edwards School of Business aims to transform an innovative idea into a cool solution for workplaces around the world.

USask celebrates Indigenous Achievement Week

Hear from four inspiring Indigenous graduates during this year’s IAW celebrations

Winter wayfarer pedals over plains, plateaus to raise awareness of overdose crisis

I just decided ... there's something that needs to be changed: Iliajah Pidskalny (BSc'20).

USask researchers put forages to the test in intensive grazing trial

University of Saskatchewan (USask) graduate student, Cassidy Sim (BSA'19), is combining her love of cattle and her keen interest in forages as she seeks to answer questions many producers are asking about new forage varieties.

USask student composer merges music and nature

Through a summer research project at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), undergraduate student Spencer Krips (BMUS'19) opened his ears to aspects of nature he hadn’t considered before.<br/><br/>

Saskatoon doctor's intuition leads to rescue of 29 people poisoned with carbon monoxide

Dr. Mark Wahba (MD'00) identified danger when assessing a patient Thursday night.

Collaboration key in USask oncology research

A career in research and academia wasn’t what Dr. Monique Mayer (DVM'95) envisioned for herself when she graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in 1995.

Alumna appointed to Order of Ontario

The Honourable Karen M. Weiler (BA’68) has been appointed to the Order of Ontario in recognition of her contributions to family law.

USask’s Dalai one of Canada’s longest-serving CRCs

Dr. Ajay Dalai (PhD'90) was a petroleum engineer, early in his career at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Engineering, when he was asked to explore a new research path—bioenergy and its environmental benefits.

Pandemic perspectives: 2021 and beyond

With 2020 wrapped up, long lineups and shortages of everything from toilet paper to yeast to lumber will hopefully remain distant memories in the minds of consumers.

UN advisor headlines USask’s PAW conference

World-renowned economist, sustainability leader, and author Dr. Jeffrey Sachs (PhD) will address the University of Saskatchewan (USask) 2021 People Around the World (PAW) conference focused on the United Nations’ (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

USask’s Crop Development Centre celebrating 50 years

The year 2021 marks a major milestone for the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Crop Development Centre (CDC): 50 years of reshaping western Canadian agriculture.

Scholarship support helps a student-parent succeed

A single parent and mature student, Marcia Little credits her scholarship for providing her the flexibility to take care of her family while succeeding academically.

Judge Lua Gibb, an Onion Lake Cree Nation success story

"Lua is the epitome of what our ancestors prayed for — an educated Cree person who helps their people and who will carry on the Cree culture and traditions."

Order of Canada bestowed on two USask alumni

Two members of the University of Saskatchewan (USask) community are set to receive one of the country’s highest civilian honours by being appointed to the Order of Canada.