Arts and Science News

Remembering a USask computing pioneer

Dr. Kathleen Booth (PhD) invented some of the technologies that make computers possible

Upcoming Events

Anna Plesset: Various Records

Sep 16 - Dec 16, 2022

The exhibition, curated by Leah Taylor, will be held at the Kenderdine Art Gallery on the University of Saskatchewan campus

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Andréanne Godin: Si Bleu Qu'est Notre Temps / As Blue As Our Time

Sep 23 - Dec 16, 2022

In this exhibition at College Art Gallery 1, the forest becomes a psychic space

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Laura St. Pierre: SÈME LA PEAU / SEED THE SKIN

Sep 23 - Dec 16, 2022

This exhibition in College Art Gallery 2 explores foodstuffs and landscapes in post-industrial spaces

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Philosophy in the Community: Fame, Heroes, Memory, and the Stories We Tell

Jan 13, 2023

A free, public lecture by philosophy professor Leslie Howe

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USask-led international research project delves into decolonizing world news coverage

Dr. Maurice Labelle (PhD) is leading an international study of how a now-defunct world news co-operative paved a path toward more equitable news reporting

Remembering a USask computing pioneer

Dr. Kathleen Booth (PhD) invented some of the technologies that make computers possible

Memorial award commemorates USask graduate’s passion for linguistics, art

Claire Mueller's family has established an award to financially support undergraduate students enrolled in linguistics and studio art

Philosophy in the Community: Fame, Heroes, Memory, and the Stories We Tell

A free, public lecture by philosophy professor Leslie Howe

USask paleontologists awarded prestigious national, international medals

Geological Sciences professors Luis Buatois and Brian Pratt were recognized for their work on an international and national scale

USask researcher hopes to improve public understanding of Indigenous gangs, street lifestyle

CBC News
Canada Research Chair Dr. Robert Henry (PhD) will receive $120,000 annually for the next years for his project

USask student wins prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to study literature at University of Oxford

Cassidy Serhienko has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to pursue her Master’s in English Literature at the University of Oxford

Late USask graduate’s wishes fulfilled with creation of chemistry scholarship

Susan Gibson (BA'69, LLB'69) dedicated funds in will to recognize work of brother and distinguished professor emeritus

USask celebrates 75 years of graduate success, looks to the future

This year marks 75 years since the USask College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies was established

Award-winning USask professor enjoys thriving artistic practice

Alison Norlen, a faculty member in the Department of Art and Art History, has been honoured with the title of distinguished professor

USask research to benefit from prestigious Banting Fellowships

Researchers will study how Indigenous communities adapt to disaster and why Earth’s animals first moved from ocean to land

Obituary: Cheryl Swidrovich

Sherri Swidrovich was a lecturer in the Department of Indigenous Studies

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Award-winning USask professor enjoys thriving artistic practice

Alison Norlen, a faculty member in the Department of Art and Art History, has been honoured with the title of distinguished professor

Signature areas of research help USask highlight its strengths

The university has provided $360,000 to nine teams to assist in developing and showcasing innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarly, and artistic work

Greystone Theatre: Terra Nova

The story of a race to the bottom of the Earth

Greystone Theatre: A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes

A quirky comedy about a family negotiating Thanksgiving festivities

Laura St. Pierre: SÈME LA PEAU / SEED THE SKIN

USask Art Galleries and Collection
This exhibition in College Art Gallery 2 explores foodstuffs and landscapes in post-industrial spaces

Andréanne Godin: Si Bleu Qu'est Notre Temps / As Blue As Our Time

USask Art Galleries and Collection
In this exhibition at College Art Gallery 1, the forest becomes a psychic space

Three College of Arts and Science faculty members named distinguished professors

Dr. M. Gabriela Mángano (PhD), Alison Norlen and Dr. Valerie Thompson (PhD) honoured for exceptional achievements in research, scholarly or artistic work

New USask Symphony Orchestra ‘a resounding success’

The string ensemble will perform its first concert of the 2022/23 academic year on December 4

Nuit Blanche features College of Arts and Science artists

More than 40 students, alumni, faculty and staff are part of the annual contemporary arts festival

Obituary: Nik Semenoff

Nik Semenoff was an artist and professor emeritus of the Department of Art and Art History

Inside the String Quartets of Murray Adaskin

A talk by Gregory Marion in the Fine Arts Research Lecture Series in Music (FARLS)

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Memorial award commemorates USask graduate’s passion for linguistics, art

Claire Mueller's family has established an award to financially support undergraduate students enrolled in linguistics and studio art

Late USask graduate’s wishes fulfilled with creation of chemistry scholarship

Susan Gibson (BA'69, LLB'69) dedicated funds in will to recognize work of brother and distinguished professor emeritus

A new Canadian finds empowerment through Indigenous learning, relationships

Indigenous knowledge helped USask graduate Dr. Jebunnessa Chapola (PhD) understand her own Bangladeshi upbringing

Patience and persistence brought success for USask President’s Medal winner

Shaoyan Wang had to learn English and record lectures to finish his USask chemistry degree

Emily Roberts earns St. Thomas More College Henry Carr Award

Psychology student recognized for leadership and contribution to student life

USask to award highest honour to celebrated writer

Department of English graduate Mark Abley (BA'75) will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters at USask's 2022 Fall Convocation

‘Our voices are so important’: USask science graduate inspires the next generation of Indigenous students

Micheala Merasty wants to be a voice for the environment—and a role model for her daughter

Henry Kloppenburg remembered

The University of Saskatchewan has lost a close friend in the passing of lawyer and philanthropist Henry Kloppenburg (BA’65, LLB’68)

USask graduate hopes to improve treatment plans for speech difficulties

Recent College of Arts and Science graduate Rosalie Hangs aims to help optimize treatment plans for those with aphasia, a disorder that is shown with difficulty expressing words and sounds properly often occurs after damage to the brain, such as from a stroke or head injury

FSIN 3rd vice chief becomes 1st lawyer from her First Nation

CBC Saskatchewan
College of Arts and Science graduate Aly Bear (BA'17, JD'20) is the first lawyer to hail from Whitecap Dakota First Nation

USask graduate to serve as geologist-in-residence at national park

Dr. Victoria Stinson (PhD’22) will conduct field work and host tours in Pukaskwa National Park through a new Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences program

USask professor’s career shaped by a love of literature

On Campus News
“I was always wanting to learn more in the teaching of reading," said College of Arts and Science graduate Dr. Beverley Brenna (BA'02), who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English

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Remembering a USask computing pioneer

Dr. Kathleen Booth (PhD) invented some of the technologies that make computers possible

USask research to benefit from prestigious Banting Fellowships

Researchers will study how Indigenous communities adapt to disaster and why Earth’s animals first moved from ocean to land

USask researcher asks public to report cougar evidence

A Department of Biology researcher is building a database to uncover the whereabouts of the secretive and elusive prairie cougar.

It feels like dogs know just when we need them most. Well, they might, experts say

CNN
When you have a strong bond with your dog, it can often intuit your feelings—and offer you support, says Dr. Colleen Dell (PhD) of the Department of Sociology

Neutrons Canada established to lead research infrastructure program

Fifteen member universities, led by USask and McMaster University, have come together to incorporate the new not-for-profit research organization

Signature areas of research help USask highlight its strengths

The university has provided $360,000 to nine teams to assist in developing and showcasing innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarly, and artistic work

‘Our voices are so important’: USask science graduate inspires the next generation of Indigenous students

Micheala Merasty wants to be a voice for the environment—and a role model for her daughter

U of S team crafts instruments for NASA, CSA climate satellite project

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
University of Saskatchewan professors Adam Bourassa and Doug Degenstein will be leading the $200-million climate science satellite project

Riverbank stability, social implications of dental health at centre of new USask—City of Saskatoon project

A geological sciences research team received $30,000 from Research Junction to investigate and assess the structure of Saskatoon’s riverbanks

Swarm data help estimate the impact of space weather

European Space Agency
Energy from space weather can threaten satellites, and USask researchers have found the average space weather input is often underestimated

USask researchers co-lead climate science satellite mission with Canadian Space Agency and NASA

Two USask researchers are leaders of a national team developing new climate science satellite instruments that will be launched into space

Three College of Arts and Science faculty members named distinguished professors

Dr. M. Gabriela Mángano (PhD), Alison Norlen and Dr. Valerie Thompson (PhD) honoured for exceptional achievements in research, scholarly or artistic work

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USask researcher hopes to improve public understanding of Indigenous gangs, street lifestyle

CBC News
Canada Research Chair Dr. Robert Henry (PhD) will receive $120,000 annually for the next years for his project

USask research to benefit from prestigious Banting Fellowships

Researchers will study how Indigenous communities adapt to disaster and why Earth’s animals first moved from ocean to land

Indigenous gangs, street lifestyle focus of new Canada Research Chair

Indigenous Studies researcher Robert (Bobby) Henry, whose work is internationally recognized, has been awarded a Canada Research Chair

Benjamin Hoy wins Governor General’s History Award

USask associate professor of history has won the 2022 award for scholarly research for his book A Line of Blood and Dirt

A new Canadian finds empowerment through Indigenous learning, relationships

Indigenous knowledge helped USask graduate Dr. Jebunnessa Chapola (PhD) understand her own Bangladeshi upbringing

‘Our voices are so important’: USask science graduate inspires the next generation of Indigenous students

Micheala Merasty wants to be a voice for the environment—and a role model for her daughter

CTV comedy series starring USask student premieres soon

Cheyenna Sapp performs in Acting Good, a new sitcom premiering Oct. 17

Settee brings a northerner’s perspective to global climate issues

USask Professor Emeritus Dr. Priscilla Settee (PhD) has been invited to speak to Canadian and world leaders on climate issues

Orano Canada donation will improve access for Indigenous STEM students at USask

The $60,000 gift will support new Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways programming

USask history student wins Fulbright research award

The $25,000 US award will help Mckelvey Kelly study the history of the Wyandot Nation of Kansas

Statement on the tragedy at James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon

A message from Dr. Priscilla Settee (PhD), vice-dean Indigenous in the College of Arts and Science

USask’s Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways program marks 10-year anniversary

On Campus News
ISAP welcomes First Nations, Inuit and Métis students to the College of Arts and Science, with academic and social programming that builds confidence, knowledge and skills

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USask-led international research project delves into decolonizing world news coverage

Dr. Maurice Labelle (PhD) is leading an international study of how a now-defunct world news co-operative paved a path toward more equitable news reporting

Philosophy in the Community: Fame, Heroes, Memory, and the Stories We Tell

A free, public lecture by philosophy professor Leslie Howe

USask researcher hopes to improve public understanding of Indigenous gangs, street lifestyle

CBC News
Canada Research Chair Dr. Robert Henry (PhD) will receive $120,000 annually for the next years for his project

USask research to benefit from prestigious Banting Fellowships

Researchers will study how Indigenous communities adapt to disaster and why Earth’s animals first moved from ocean to land

Obituary: Cheryl Swidrovich

Sherri Swidrovich was a lecturer in the Department of Indigenous Studies

USask research awarded $3 million help build better cities

USask researchers are co-leading a new Canadian and international team studying sustainable transportation infrastructure

Benjamin Hoy wins Governor General’s History Award

USask associate professor of history has won the 2022 award for scholarly research for his book A Line of Blood and Dirt

USask researcher investigates human-reindeer relationships by examining animals’ teeth

Grace Kohut is examining how the Nenets Indigenous people of Siberia interacted with reindeer

A new Canadian finds empowerment through Indigenous learning, relationships

Indigenous knowledge helped USask graduate Dr. Jebunnessa Chapola (PhD) understand her own Bangladeshi upbringing

USask team, St. John Ambulance partner on skills training for therapy dog handlers

Dr. Colleen Dell (PhD) and her team have partnered with St. John Ambulance in Saskatchewan to offer an online certificate course to improve the abilities of therapy dog handlers

Settee brings a northerner’s perspective to global climate issues

USask Professor Emeritus Dr. Priscilla Settee (PhD) has been invited to speak to Canadian and world leaders on climate issues

USask history student wins Fulbright research award

The $25,000 US award will help Mckelvey Kelly study the history of the Wyandot Nation of Kansas

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Convicted murderer Colin Thatcher’s invitation to the Saskatchewan legislature diminishes us all

The Conversation
Recent events at the legislature show that we live in a society that normalizes violence against women, writes Dr. Kathy Walker (PhD) of the Department of Political Studies

Statement on the tragedy at James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon

A message from Dr. Priscilla Settee (PhD), vice-dean Indigenous in the College of Arts and Science

The simple reason a viral math equation stumped the internet

The Conversation
Mathematicians and mathematics educators have been weighing in on a particular debate rooted in school mathematics that shows no signs of abating

‘Water’ we doing to our water?

Governments at all levels need to work together to manage and protect our freshwater resources, writes Raylene Hartl, a master’s student studying biology at USask

Alumni reflect on USask education as Women’s and Gender Studies Program celebrates 30 years

An anniversary brunch and panel discussion will be held on May 14 at Marquis Hall

Opinion: Time running out to secure Saskatchewan's water prosperity

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Saskatchewan’s prosperity rides on our ability to manage our water, write Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD) and Dr. Baljit Singh (PhD)

Russia-Ukraine war could have significant implications for international order: U of S lecturer

650 CKOM
The situation in Ukraine is “absolutely tragic," said Dr. Martin Gaal (PhD), a lecturer in the Department of Political Studies and coordinator for the global studies certificate at the University of Saskatchewan

Experts with Prairie roots surprised by speed of attack on Ukraine, but not by resistance to it

CBC Saskatchewan
As an academic with a focus on Ukraine and a woman of Ukrainian heritage, the war in her ancestors' home country has affected USask graduate Marnie Howlett (BA'15, MA'17) on several levels

International relations expert explains Russia-Ukraine conflict

650 CKOM
Dr. Colleen Bell (PhD), an associate professor in the Department of Political Studies, has focused her research largely on international relations and the politics of security

More than three-quarters of homicide victims in Sask. in 2020 were Indigenous: StatsCan

CBC Saskatchewan
Dr. Robert Henry (PhD), an Indigenous studies professor in the College of Arts and Science, says the statistics show action is needed

After a year of disasters, it’s urgent that we address Canada’s climate-caused water crisis

The Globe and Mail
Canada has had two brutal wake-up calls from Mother Nature this year, writes Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD), director of the Global Water Futures program, Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change, and a faculty member in the Department of Geography and Planning

Power of incumbency, low turnout may have led to big Conservative win in northern Sask. riding, experts say

CBC Saskatchewan
"Saskatchewan continues to be quite conservative," said Dr. Daniel Westlake (PhD), an assistant professor in the Department of Political Studies

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Memorial award commemorates USask graduate’s passion for linguistics, art

Claire Mueller's family has established an award to financially support undergraduate students enrolled in linguistics and studio art

USask student wins prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to study literature at University of Oxford

Cassidy Serhienko has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to pursue her Master’s in English Literature at the University of Oxford

USask researcher asks public to report cougar evidence

A Department of Biology researcher is building a database to uncover the whereabouts of the secretive and elusive prairie cougar.

A new Canadian finds empowerment through Indigenous learning, relationships

Indigenous knowledge helped USask graduate Dr. Jebunnessa Chapola (PhD) understand her own Bangladeshi upbringing

Saskatchewan High School Ethics Bowl

Teams of students examine ethical issues at this provincial competition hosted by the USask Department of Philosophy

Patience and persistence brought success for USask President’s Medal winner

Shaoyan Wang had to learn English and record lectures to finish his USask chemistry degree

Emily Roberts earns St. Thomas More College Henry Carr Award

Psychology student recognized for leadership and contribution to student life

USask’s Teri the spotted gar dies

Prehistoric fish charmed Museum of Natural Sciences visitors for more than 20 years

‘Our voices are so important’: USask science graduate inspires the next generation of Indigenous students

Micheala Merasty wants to be a voice for the environment—and a role model for her daughter

CTV comedy series starring USask student premieres soon

Cheyenna Sapp performs in Acting Good, a new sitcom premiering Oct. 17

Arts and Science Student Hub opens on USask campus

The new hub is home to student services and study abroad programs

Nuit Blanche features College of Arts and Science artists

More than 40 students, alumni, faculty and staff are part of the annual contemporary arts festival

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USask celebrates 75 years of graduate success, looks to the future

This year marks 75 years since the USask College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies was established

Signature areas of research help USask highlight its strengths

The university has provided $360,000 to nine teams to assist in developing and showcasing innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarly, and artistic work

Kyla Denton wins 2022 USask Safety Award

Administrative doordinator for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics has a history of spearheading positive safety initiatives

Education, arts and humanities strong USask performers in THE subject rankings

USask’s best performance growth was in arts and humanities

Women in Leadership: Carla Orosz wants the theatre to be a welcoming place

“Build relationships with each other and truly do some deep listening,” says the Department of Drama head

USask’s Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways program marks 10-year anniversary

On Campus News
ISAP welcomes First Nations, Inuit and Métis students to the College of Arts and Science, with academic and social programming that builds confidence, knowledge and skills

USask Indigenous studies professor emerita named acting vice-dean Indigenous

Dr. Priscilla Settee (PhD) has been appointed to a key leadership role in the College of Arts and Science

College of Arts and Science renewing a vision for fine and performing arts at USask

New project will assess opportunities and needs related to organizational structure, infrastructure, community partnerships, and research, scholarly, and artistic work

Patrick Bulas, Barbara Reimer win Dean’s Distinguished Staff Awards

The awards recognize employees of the College of Arts and Science who have distinguished themselves through excellence in work performance

Three faculty members receive College of Arts and Science Teaching Awards

Dr. Jon Bath (PhD), Dr. Janeen Loehr (PhD) and Dr. Colin Sproat (PhD) are the winners of this year’s New Teacher Awards

New program at U of Sask. focusing on queer theory, gender diversity and sexualities

CBC Saskatchewan
"As a queer person, I felt it was very important for me to offer to the students something that would allow them to understand themselves, understand the world around them," said Dr. Alessio Ponzio (PhD)

The 2020/21 Dean’s Honour List

The College of Arts and Science recognizes its most outstanding students