USask unites: Nursing alum shares positivity on the frontlines of health care

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.

The Helpers: Saskatoon company donates hand sanitizer to community organizations

While hand sanitizer is a hot commodity as people try to curb the spread of COVID-19, Bryan McCrea (BComm'09) and Evan Willoughby (BE'10) were pretty sure they wouldn’t need $8,000 worth.

The quantum revolution

In October 2019, Google made global headlines with a boast that it had achieved “quantum supremacy.” Its experimental quantum computer had performed in minutes a task that would have taken the world’s fastest supercomputer thousands of years.

Winning Wednesdays - Three Saskatoon stories to make you smile

Every Wednesday Tourism Saskatoon plans to bring you a story of people or businesses in our community going above and beyond in one form or another. Today, for their first ever Winning Wednesday, they shared three stories which included several alumni-owned businesses.

COVID-19: How you can help our students

Now, more than ever, you can make a difference in a student’s life.

Picture perfect: USask alumnus recognized in prestigious photo competition

It took three years—and a lot of patience and determination—for Jason Leo Bantle (BSc'94, MSc'98) to finally capture the perfect picture.

USask convocation cancelled in response to COVID-19 prevention

The University of Saskatchewan will be implementing further preventative measures including, but not limited to: closing all campus buildings with only limited access to employees deemed as critical to our work, cancelling June convocation ceremonies, and suspending all but essential on-campus and field-site research, scholarly works, and creative activities.

Saskatoon distilleries team up to make hand sanitizer

A pair of Saskatoon-based distilleries are teaming up and retooling to start manufacturing alcohol-based hand sanitizer in the face of the global coronavirus pandemic. Lucky Bastard Distillers and Stumbletown Distilling aim to produce their first bottles of emergency hand sanitizer this week, according to Lucky Bastard co-owner Michael Goldney (HOSADM'98, MD'02).

Kelsie Hendry: Reaching new heights

Kelsie Hendry (BA'04, BEd'09) had Olympic-sized goals growing up.

How Louis' Pub, a campus bar, became home to big names in music and a legendary greenroom

When you say Louis' Pub, many Saskatoon people can rattle off a list of the great shows they have seen in the campus bar/concert venue. Saskatoon's own Ewan Currie (BA'11) and the Sheepdogs made their debut on their stage. This week, Louis' Pub is a part of Junofest, which takes place on March 13 and 14 in Saskatoon. The celebration has a roster of more than 50 musical acts, including local Saskatoon artists and Juno Award nominees.

Pharmacists may hold the key to solving the opioid crisis: $1.7M awarded by Health Canada for USask pilot project

University of Saskatchewan (USask) pharmacy researchers have been awarded more than $1.7 million over three years to implement and assess a new pharmacist-led interprofessional model for chronic pain management aimed at helping to reduce opioid use and improve patient health.

Reducing beef cattle GHG emissions

Eat less beef … save the planet! It’s a common theme on social media and among celebrities. Yet, researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are working to show that beef cattle in Western Canada shouldn’t take the rap for climate change.

Alumni provide life-changing help to students in crisis, through One Day for Students

USask alumni and campus community raised $166,517 to help students recover from emergency crises without sacrificing their dreams of earning a degree in last year’s One Day for Students. This year’s event is on March 17.

USask researchers develop fast, accurate test to identify toxins in cereal crops

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) Crop Development Centre (CDC) have developed a fast and accurate method for identifying and quantifying toxins in fusarium-infected cereal grain, an innovation that could reduce toxins that are harmful to both animals and humans.

1950s Japanese cat's brain helps Canadian researchers solve mercury poisoning mystery

Sask. research project uses state-of-the-art technology to uncover secrets hidden in cat brain

Why don't all health practitioners offer assisted death?

"I thought it was that you supported MAiD or you don't. But there's a whole spectrum in there."

Inspiring Indigenous STEM students at USask

Matt Dunn (BE'04, MSc'10) wasn’t always comfortable with the idea of being a role model.

Doug Matheson named new chair of Remai Modern board of directors

One of Doug Matheson's (BA'84, ARTS'85) immediate tasks will be the selection of a new executive director this year. Lynn McMaster is temporarily filling the role following the controversial exit of Gregory Burke.

Sask.'s new senator wants to give the Prairies a voice in Ottawa

Senator Brent Cotter (BComm'71) says the Senate is a less politically partisan than it has been in the past.

USask alumna receives Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts

University of Saskatchewan (USask) alumna Ruth Cuthand (BFA'83, MFA'92) is one of the 2020 winners of the prestigious Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (GGArts).

USask study reveals origin of endangered Colombian poison frog hybrids

The origin of an understudied hybrid population of poisonous frogs—highly endangered colourful animals that live deep in the Colombian jungle—is the result of natural breeding and not caused by wildlife traffickers moving them, a University of Saskatchewan (USask) study shows.

From rock promoter to political leader: Longtime Sask. senator retires

"I got to listen to debates from an insider's point of view my whole career. That's a part of history that is just in the room," Senator David Tkachuck (BA'65, EDUC'66).

Few businesses on the TSX have women leading them: Sask.'s Danielle Favreau is one

Sample of 641 businesses on TSX shows about only 4% of them are led by women. Danielle Favreau (BComm'01) is one of them.

Saskatchewan boy, philanthropist, international art dealer: Meet Frederick Mulder

Frederick Mulder (BA'64, LLD'17), one of the world's pre-eminent experts on Picasso, hails from tiny Prairie town.