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Tsunami on the plains: USask researchers find sea waves once swept Prairie Provinces

Department of Geological Sciences researchers have found the strongest-ever evidence of a tsunami in a shallow inland sea

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The Saskatoon Berry Jam: Makers' Circles

Feb 26 - Mar 2, 2024

Students, employees and members of the public are invited to create micro-art Saskatoon Berries

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Saskatchewan High School Ethics Bowl

Mar 2, 2024

Teams of high school students are invited to examine and discuss ethical issues

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The Saskatoon Berry Jam: the Concert

Mar 4, 2024

Knowledge Keeper Joseph Naytowhow is leading a lunchtime "jam" concert

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A Celebration of Women Composers

Mar 6, 2024

A free concert of works by living women composers

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The water gets hotter and the frog just sits there

National Observer
We need national co-ordination, new investment and novel technologies to respond to the climate emergency, writes Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD) of the Department of Geography and Planning

USask student finalist for prestigious global scholarship

Political studies / philosophy student Lauren O’Reilly is a finalist for Canada's largest leadership-based scholarship for master’s and professional studies

USask Symphony Orchestra: Music: A Place to Reflect

The music of Shostakovich, Schubert, Richter, Thomas, Anderson and Tchaikovsky

USask Concert Band: Taking Flight

Spring concert of the University of Saskatchewan Concert Band

USask Jazz Ensemble: Timely Music

A concert featuring guest artist Alastair Kay

A Kolomyika Fantasy

Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra
USask music professor Dean McNeill is artistic director of the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra

Tuition Conversation with the Dean

Meet with Dean Brooke Milne for a conversation about tuition rates in the College of Arts and Science

A Celebration of Women Composers

A free concert of works by living women composers

Tsunami on the plains: USask researchers find sea waves once swept Prairie Provinces

Department of Geological Sciences researchers have found the strongest-ever evidence of a tsunami in a shallow inland sea

Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium

How to approximate pi: Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something from out of the blue

Recite Pi Contest

3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419…

The Saskatoon Berry Jam: Makers' Circles

Snelgrove Art Gallery
Students, employees and members of the public are invited to create micro-art Saskatoon Berries

See all Arts & Culture News

USask Symphony Orchestra: Music: A Place to Reflect

The music of Shostakovich, Schubert, Richter, Thomas, Anderson and Tchaikovsky

USask Concert Band: Taking Flight

Spring concert of the University of Saskatchewan Concert Band

USask Jazz Ensemble: Timely Music

A concert featuring guest artist Alastair Kay

A Kolomyika Fantasy

Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra
USask music professor Dean McNeill is artistic director of the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra

A Celebration of Women Composers

A free concert of works by living women composers

The Saskatoon Berry Jam: Makers' Circles

Snelgrove Art Gallery
Students, employees and members of the public are invited to create micro-art Saskatoon Berries

USask Wind Orchestra: Northern Reflections

A performance of works by Canadian composers

The Saskatoon Berry Jam: the Concert

Knowledge Keeper Joseph Naytowhow is leading a lunchtime "jam" concert

The Saskatoon Berry Jam

Snelgrove Art Gallery
A collaborative exhibition that combines Indigenous artists, music, micro-art and acts of giving.

Medieval Wonders: Maps, Manuscripts and Beasts

An exhibition of original and reproduction manuscripts of the Middle Ages

‘A pioneer as a female artist’: New exhibition celebrates Sask. painter’s landscape legacy

USask graduate Wynona Croft Mulcaster (BA'43) found inspiration on the Canadian prairies and in Mexico

'Incredibly colourful and bold and a bit wild': Exhibit celebrates the art of Wynona Mulcaster

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
In the Kenderdine Art Gallery exhibition NONIE, legacy and innovation take centre stage

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Sharing Métis stories

USask graduate Leah Marie Dorion (BEd’94, BA’99), an interdisciplinary artist, teacher, and author, celebrates her Métis heritage through a variety of literary and artistic projects

Alumni Love Story: Looking back on 64 years of marriage

USask Alumni
After meeting at USask, graduates Norm Rebin (BA’59) and Delva Rebin (BA’58) wed in 1959 and travelled the world together

‘A pioneer as a female artist’: New exhibition celebrates Sask. painter’s landscape legacy

USask graduate Wynona Croft Mulcaster (BA'43) found inspiration on the Canadian prairies and in Mexico

Storyteller Tenille Campbell embraces Indigenous joy

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
As USask's 2024 Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence, Tenille Campbell is exploring art, laughter and culture

Saskatchewan artist Vanessa Hyggen inspires appreciation for the land

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Hyggen (BA'17), a College of Arts and Science graduate, is known for her beadwork and paintings

The top 10 stories of 2023

A list of the College of Arts and Science’s most-read news stories

Scholarship established in memory of late-USask statistics professor

USask statistics professor Dennis O'Shaughnessy was responsible for changing the name of the Department of Mathematics to include the specialty

Adam Pottle pens new perspectives on Canadian horror

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Pottle (PhD'16) is bringing a fresh, much-needed voice to the country's literary landscape

English River First Nation poet-photographer named USask Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence

Award-winning poet and photographer Tenille Campbell (BA’07, MFA’12) has been selected as the next Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence

Home again: USask alumna has the Wright stuff

Marnie Wright (BA'92) is the new associate vice-president of people and chief human resource officer

Wyant has left his mark in law

USask Alumni
The Honourable Raymond Wyant (BA'73), former Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Manitoba, reflects on fond memories of USask

Links to campus remain strong for Golden Grad

USask Alumni
Golden Grad Caroline Cottrell (BEd'71, BA'81, MA'89) has spent a lifetime laughing and learning at USask

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Tsunami on the plains: USask researchers find sea waves once swept Prairie Provinces

Department of Geological Sciences researchers have found the strongest-ever evidence of a tsunami in a shallow inland sea

Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium

How to approximate pi: Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something from out of the blue

Recite Pi Contest

3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419…

Towards the elucidation of the mechanisms of synthesis of zeolites

A scientific seminar in the annual Spinks Lecture Series

Molecular recognition of ice by proteins: from ice nucleation to antifreeze

A public talk in the annual Spinks Lecture Series

Women and girls in STEM: ‘Different perspectives are always good’

USask chemistry assistant professor reflects on gender divide in STEM-related studies

Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium

Dense clusters in hypergraphs

USask student challenging perception of dinosaurs with ‘paleoart’

USask geological sciences graduate student Kaitlin “KT” Lindblad reimagines some of the world’s best-known dinosaurs with artwork

The top 10 stories of 2023

A list of the College of Arts and Science’s most-read news stories

Scholarship established in memory of late-USask statistics professor

USask statistics professor Dennis O'Shaughnessy was responsible for changing the name of the Department of Mathematics to include the specialty

‘A window into the workings of a professional environment’

Third-year student Chi Vu talks about how the Computer Science Professional Internship Program helps apply classroom skills in the workplace

The Pearl Harbor raid radar: Roots of USask research

The Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor was detected by radar technology that would later help USask become a leader in space and atmospheric studies

See all Indigenous News

The Saskatoon Berry Jam: Makers' Circles

Snelgrove Art Gallery
Students, employees and members of the public are invited to create micro-art Saskatoon Berries

The Saskatoon Berry Jam: the Concert

Knowledge Keeper Joseph Naytowhow is leading a lunchtime "jam" concert

The Saskatoon Berry Jam

Snelgrove Art Gallery
A collaborative exhibition that combines Indigenous artists, music, micro-art and acts of giving.

Sharing Métis stories

USask graduate Leah Marie Dorion (BEd’94, BA’99), an interdisciplinary artist, teacher, and author, celebrates her Métis heritage through a variety of literary and artistic projects

The top 10 stories of 2023

A list of the College of Arts and Science’s most-read news stories

Former USask faculty member becomes one of New Zealand’s chief science advisors

Dr. Simon Lambert (PhD) is the first holder of a newly created position with the Ministry for the Environment

Dr. Angela Jaime appointed vice-provost, Indigenous engagement

Indigenous Studies professor Dr. Angela M. Jaime (PhD) has been appointed to the role for a five-year term

USask students address Indigenous rights at Model UN

Indigenous studies graduate student recently attended the Model UN Conference in Vancouver to collaborate on Indigenous issues

English River First Nation poet-photographer named USask Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence

Award-winning poet and photographer Tenille Campbell (BA’07, MFA’12) has been selected as the next Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence

Indigenous USask graduate processes personal hardships, emotions through artwork

Brody Burns (BA’21, MFA’23) discusses completion of Master of Fine Arts degree with support from Department of Art and Art History

USask Department of Indigenous Studies celebrates achievements, looks ahead to the next 40 years

Department of Indigenous Studies celebrated 40 years of ‘indigenizing the academy’ in September

How to find your place as an Indigenous university student

Advice from USask leadership award winner Eileen Lennie-Koshman

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Queering as Community: Making Space in the Classroom

A conference celebrating the power of queerness in building inclusive communities

The Saskatoon Berry Jam

Snelgrove Art Gallery
A collaborative exhibition that combines Indigenous artists, music, micro-art and acts of giving.

Timlin Public Lecture in Economics: From the Rail to Wall Street

Timlin Lecturer professor Daniel Trefler (PhD), of the University of Toronto, will be addressing the impacts of AI on Wall Street

‘A pioneer as a female artist’: New exhibition celebrates Sask. painter’s landscape legacy

USask graduate Wynona Croft Mulcaster (BA'43) found inspiration on the Canadian prairies and in Mexico

Women and girls in STEM: ‘Different perspectives are always good’

USask chemistry assistant professor reflects on gender divide in STEM-related studies

Global Café: Meeting ‘Glocal' Challenges—Canada’s Responsibilities in a Chaotic World

A talk by Jonathan Pedneault, co-leader of the Green Party of Canada

Timlin Lecture in Political Studies: Roots, Routes, and Reckonings

Dr. Debra Thompson (McGill University) will be presenting, "Roots, Routes, and Reckonings: On Blackness and Belonging in North America"

Democratic Backsliding and Diversity-Oriented Federal Models

Arjun Tremblay (University of Regina) will be presenting this talk in the Political Studies Speaker Series

In photos: Exploring Black joy and wellness as a form of resistance

Several Arts and Science students participated in the photo project, 'Mosaic of Black Joy and Wellness'

Black History Month at USask: 'There's no wrong way to be who you are'

University of Saskatchewan (USask) business economics students Azee Amoo and Teniola Bolaji talk about what Black History Month means to them

Scholars receive prestigious History of Healthcare funding to explore health and society

USask Department of History researchers Justin Fisher and Matthew Barret are among 11 historians working to enhance healthcare in Canada

USask cybersecurity expert weighs in on AI benefits and risks

Computer Science associate professor Natalia Stakhanova (PhD) talks about the limitations and benefits of embracing AI

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The water gets hotter and the frog just sits there

National Observer
We need national co-ordination, new investment and novel technologies to respond to the climate emergency, writes Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD) of the Department of Geography and Planning

Service dogs play vital roles for veterans, but Canada’s lack of standards makes travel and access difficult

The Conversation
Drs. Colleen Dell (PhD) and Linzi Williamson (PhD) examine the need for service dog standards in Canada

Striving for transparency: Why Canada’s pesticide regulations need an overhaul

The Conversation
Department of Biology professor Dr. Christy Morrissey (PhD) is among researchers calling for more transparent and scientifically robust pesticide regulation in Canada

This solar cycle, the sun’s activity is more powerful and surprising than predicted

The aurora is both a scientific wonder and a risk factor to industry, writes USask postdoctoral fellow Dr. Daniel Billett (PhD)

Manitoba’s reasons for refusing to search for Indigenous women’s remains in landfill are a smokescreen

The Conversation
Obstacles to a search have more to do with political will than technical concerns, writes Department of Political Studies faculty member Dr. Kathy Walker (PhD)

How colonial racism fuels Saskatchewan’s criminalization of Indigenous men

The Conversation
Indigenous people shouldn’t have to fear police who are supposed to protect them, write Indigenous studies faculty members Dr. Kathy Walker (PhD) and Randy Morin

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)

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USask student finalist for prestigious global scholarship

Political studies / philosophy student Lauren O’Reilly is a finalist for Canada's largest leadership-based scholarship for master’s and professional studies

Tuition Conversation with the Dean

Meet with Dean Brooke Milne for a conversation about tuition rates in the College of Arts and Science

A Celebration of Women Composers

A free concert of works by living women composers

In photos: Exploring Black joy and wellness as a form of resistance

Several Arts and Science students participated in the photo project, 'Mosaic of Black Joy and Wellness'

Black History Month at USask: 'There's no wrong way to be who you are'

University of Saskatchewan (USask) business economics students Azee Amoo and Teniola Bolaji talk about what Black History Month means to them

Therapy dogs offer mental health support for USask students

CTV News
A program at USask is having a paws-itive impact on student mental health

USask academic advisor honoured by peers

College of Arts and Science advisor Angela Schindelka has won an award from the National Academic Advising Association

One in 10 USask Arts and Science students now completing certificates

Growing number of students mix and match interests through smaller academic programs

USask student challenging perception of dinosaurs with ‘paleoart’

USask geological sciences graduate student Kaitlin “KT” Lindblad reimagines some of the world’s best-known dinosaurs with artwork

The top 10 stories of 2023

A list of the College of Arts and Science’s most-read news stories

‘A window into the workings of a professional environment’

Third-year student Chi Vu talks about how the Computer Science Professional Internship Program helps apply classroom skills in the workplace

Q&A: Aurora Wolfe, award-winning USask student artist

MFA student won a 2023 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center

See all College Vision News

In photos: Exploring Black joy and wellness as a form of resistance

Several Arts and Science students participated in the photo project, 'Mosaic of Black Joy and Wellness'

Is the beloved snowman melting away for good in Toronto? We asked experts

Toronto Star
Water research expert Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD) discusses the shorter snow season in Canada

The top 10 stories of 2023

A list of the College of Arts and Science’s most-read news stories

Former USask faculty member becomes one of New Zealand’s chief science advisors

Dr. Simon Lambert (PhD) is the first holder of a newly created position with the Ministry for the Environment

Jennifer Lang named College of Arts and Science acting vice-dean academic

Department of Music faculty member has a record of academic innovation

Dr. Angela Jaime appointed vice-provost, Indigenous engagement

Indigenous Studies professor Dr. Angela M. Jaime (PhD) has been appointed to the role for a five-year term

Scholarship established in memory of late-USask statistics professor

USask statistics professor Dennis O'Shaughnessy was responsible for changing the name of the Department of Mathematics to include the specialty

Pamela Downe appointed interim vice-dean faculty relations

Department of Anthropology professor will serve a 13-month term on the College of Arts and Science leadership team

Three USask faculty members honoured with Lieutenant Governor’s Post-Secondary Teaching Award

Dr. Loleen Berdahl (PhD), Dr. Simonne Horwitz (D. Phil), and Dr. Cheryl Troupe (PhD) are inaugural recipients of the new award

USask, City of Saskatoon partner to fight housing insecurity

USask economics researchers and members of the Saskatoon Fire Department are looking to develop solutions to issues of housing insecurity and homelessness

Biology professor to receive USask Distinguished Teacher Award

Dr. Neil Chilton (PhD) has taught 10 undergraduate courses and five graduate courses during his 20 years at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

USask Department of Indigenous Studies celebrates achievements, looks ahead to the next 40 years

Department of Indigenous Studies celebrated 40 years of ‘indigenizing the academy’ in September