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The top 10 stories of 2023

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


Throughout 2023, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Arts and Science helped tell the stories of exceptional students, alumni, faculty and staff: their successes, their goals and their work on campus and beyond.

Here are the year’s 10 most-read College of Arts and Science news stories.


10. USask concert will mix music and math

In September, USask quantum science researcher Dr. Steven Rayan (PhD) teamed up with a Canadian composer and local musicians for a bold experiment in conveying mathematical meaning through music.


9. USask Department of Indigenous Studies celebrates 40 years

The Department of Indigenous Studies marked a major milestone this fall and celebrated its ongoing impact on the academic world.


8. Meet the new dean of the USask College of Arts and Science

Dr. Brooke Milne (PhD) started in the summer as dean of the largest USask college. She shared her personal story and thoughts on the future of the College of Arts and Science.


7. Biology professor to receive USask Distinguished Teacher Award

Dr. Neil Chilton (PhD) has been lauded for his teaching abilities for two decades. This year, he was awarded the university’s top teaching prize.


6. Two USask students finalists for McCall MacBain Scholarships

In February, political studies student Julia Morelli and engineering physics student Minh Au were among 88 finalists from across Canada for prestigious McCall MacBain Scholarships. Both students went on to win the $100,000 scholarships.


5. From overseas to a PhD

After six years and an 11,000 km journey, Omozojie Paul Aigbogun officially marked the completion of his PhD in chemistry.


4. Transgender USask graduate reflects on university experience

Ciel Butler (BMus’20) found support and acceptance at the USask campus when they started a journey of self-discovery.


3. USask President’s Medal winner grateful for ‘chance to learn’

For Brennan Lockinger, academic excellence is all about having the right attitude. The computer science and mathematics student was the top graduate at USask Fall Convocation 2023.


2. Two USask students earn Rhodes Scholarships

Biology student Rachel Andres and nursing student Taron Topham were named Rhodes Scholars in November. It was the first time in more than 30 years that USask has celebrated two recipients in the same year.


1. Arts and Science graduate makes USask history

At USask Spring Convocation 2023, Graeme Dyck—who graduated with degrees in both math and music—received the university’s top undergraduate awards in both the sciences and the fine arts. He was the first person in history to win both.

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