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USask professor’s experimental short film to be featured at festival in Germany

Prof. John Graham created the film UNFOLD in the summer of 2018 during an international artist residency in Hungary

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Spooky Halloween traditions still practised in Sask. have deep roots in harvest history

This time of year also marks three significant celebrations centred around the spirit world, says USask history professor Dr. Frank Klaassen (PhD)

StarPhoenix obituary: Charles O'Shaughnessy

Retired professor of mathematics taught at USask for over 40 years

USask professor’s experimental short film to be featured at festival in Germany

Prof. John Graham created the film UNFOLD in the summer of 2018 during an international artist residency in Hungary

Saskatoon StarPhoenix: Joanne Paulson brings PTSD to the forefront in new romantic thriller

USask alumna Joanne Paulson (BA'82) is the author of a mystery series that follows the romance between Saskatoon police officer Adam and reporter Grace

‘Research doesn’t really exist until it is shared with others’: USask’s World Class Day connects students around the globe

The second World Class Day, set for Nov. 16 and 17, will feature 37 participants from eight schools and universities in six countries

Award-winning archaeology student to search for unmarked graves at residential school site

Olenka Kawchuk wants to use her education in archaeology at the University of Saskatchewan to further reconciliation in Canada

USask alumna receives numerous awards for her documentary nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

Tasha Hubbard (BA’94, MA’06) directed nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, which was created following the shooting death of Colten Boushie

Ruth Cuthand bridges art and health as Indigenous artist-in-residence

For Ruth Cuthand (BFA'83, MFA'92), creating and sharing her art from within the University of Saskatchewan Health Sciences Building is both an educational and artistic experience

USask to honour community and corporate leader

Jefferson (Jeff) Mooney is a graduate of USask’s College of Arts and Science and the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Graduate School of Business

Bridges: Leah Luciuk: Love of the earth is a 'culture' to be passed down

USask alumna Leah Luciuk (BASc'15, CSUSTA'15) was part of the first cohort for Ocean Bridge, an Ocean Wise initiative

Applications now accepted for the Structurist Award

Proposed projects will have a budget of up to $18,000 and eligibility is open internationally

Beyond a Diagnosis: Looking at New Ways to Support Patients and Caregivers Living with Dementia in Rural and Remote Saskatchewan

Dr. Megan O’Connell (PhD), from USask's Department of Psychology, is co-lead of the Issues in Dementia Care for Rural Populations team

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USask professor’s experimental short film to be featured at festival in Germany

Prof. John Graham created the film UNFOLD in the summer of 2018 during an international artist residency in Hungary

Ruth Cuthand bridges art and health as Indigenous artist-in-residence

For Ruth Cuthand (BFA'83, MFA'92), creating and sharing her art from within the University of Saskatchewan Health Sciences Building is both an educational and artistic experience

Applications now accepted for the Structurist Award

Proposed projects will have a budget of up to $18,000 and eligibility is open internationally

MFA in Writing Program head wins national non-fiction prize

Dr. Jeanette Lynes (PhD) is the winner of the 2019 Constance Rooke Creative Non-fiction Prize

"I wonder what would happen if I did this?"

USask art alumni embody courageous curiosity

Saskatoon StarPhoenix: It's alive: Greystone Theatre starts off season with Frankenstein

H.M. Milner's Frankenstein; or, the Man and the Monster, directed by Dwayne Brenna, runs from Oct. 9 - 19

When art meets science: Research and experimentation are key to Marie Lannoo’s colourful work

The USask alumna explores colour and light through paintings and sculptural installations on display at the College Art Galleries

‘To hold a 2,000-year-old piece of history is humbling’: Passion for ancient coins inspires USask scholar’s new book

The book by Dr. Tracene Harvey (PhD), titled Julia Augusta: Images of Rome’s First Empress on Coins of the Roman Empire, was released in July

Students show artwork as part of international collaboration organized by USask professor

The Verso-Recto exhibition will run from Oct. 7 to Oct. 11 at USask's Gordon Snelgrove Gallery

College of Arts and Science alumni shortlisted for Saskatchewan Arts Awards

The names of the shortlisted nominees were announced during a news conference on Oct. 1 in Saskatoon

College of Arts and Science alumni to showcase work at Nuit Blanche Saskatoon

The event, to be held on Sept. 28, will feature 21 artistic installations throughout Saskatoon's Broadway, downtown and River Landing areas

‘Art enriches our lives and experiences’: Nuit Blanche Eve welcomes visitors to USask for art-filled night

USask's first-ever Nuit Blanche Eve will be held at various locations on campus on Sept. 27 from 8 pm - 10 pm

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Saskatoon StarPhoenix: Joanne Paulson brings PTSD to the forefront in new romantic thriller

USask alumna Joanne Paulson (BA'82) is the author of a mystery series that follows the romance between Saskatoon police officer Adam and reporter Grace

USask alumna receives numerous awards for her documentary nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

Tasha Hubbard (BA’94, MA’06) directed nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, which was created following the shooting death of Colten Boushie

Ruth Cuthand bridges art and health as Indigenous artist-in-residence

For Ruth Cuthand (BFA'83, MFA'92), creating and sharing her art from within the University of Saskatchewan Health Sciences Building is both an educational and artistic experience

USask to honour community and corporate leader

Jefferson (Jeff) Mooney is a graduate of USask’s College of Arts and Science and the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Graduate School of Business

Bridges: Leah Luciuk: Love of the earth is a 'culture' to be passed down

USask alumna Leah Luciuk (BASc'15, CSUSTA'15) was part of the first cohort for Ocean Bridge, an Ocean Wise initiative

Alumni perspective with Kendal Netmaker

Entrepreneur, speaker and author Kendal Netmaker (BA’11, BEd’11) finds success on a road less travelled

"I wonder what would happen if I did this?"

USask art alumni embody courageous curiosity

USask mourns the passing of Patricia Lawson

Pat Lawson (BA'50, BEd'53), a College of Arts and Science Alumni of Influence Award recipient, was a former faculty member, coach and student-athlete at USask

Bridges: Arthur Slade: Writing 'feels very natural'

College of Arts and Science Alumni of Influence Award recipient Arthur Slade (BA'89) feels writing is something he was "born to do"

When art meets science: Research and experimentation are key to Marie Lannoo’s colourful work

The USask alumna explores colour and light through paintings and sculptural installations on display at the College Art Galleries

Galleries West: Felicia Gay Appointed Curatorial Fellow at MacKenzie Art Gallery

Gay (BA'04, MA'11) is a USask alumna and co-founder of the Red Shift Gallery in Saskatoon

College of Arts and Science alumni shortlisted for Saskatchewan Arts Awards

The names of the shortlisted nominees were announced during a news conference on Oct. 1 in Saskatoon

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StarPhoenix obituary: Charles O'Shaughnessy

Retired professor of mathematics taught at USask for over 40 years

Beyond a Diagnosis: Looking at New Ways to Support Patients and Caregivers Living with Dementia in Rural and Remote Saskatchewan

Dr. Megan O’Connell (PhD), from USask's Department of Psychology, is co-lead of the Issues in Dementia Care for Rural Populations team

Climate activist Greta Thunberg and USask scientist John Pomeroy discuss glacier decline

Pomeroy is a faculty member in the Department of Geography and Planning and director of Global Water Futures

APTN’s Wild Archaeology features USask research

USask archaeologist Dr. Terence Clark (PhD) and his research partnership with the shíshálh Nation are the focus of two episodes of the documentary series

WIRED: How chaos will unfold if Trump opens the Tongass to logging

Distinguished professor of geography and planning Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD) discusses the environmental impact of allowing logging in the largest national forest in the U.S.

A concrete decision: Thorvaldson’s research had global implications

In the 1920s, the head of the Department of Chemistry, Thorbergur Thorvaldson, earned an international reputation for his work on Portland cement

Uniquely USask: The Observatory sundial

“I am a Shadow / So art thou / I mark Time / Dost thou?”

Christy Morrissey: Community impact

Promoting ecological sustainability, protecting the environment and being an essential community partner are also at the heart of the work Dr. Christy Morrissey (PhD) does every day

Ducks Unlimited Canada and USask partner to advance wetland and waterfowl conservation in Canada

The partnership will create the Ducks Unlimited Canada Endowed Chair in Wetland and Waterfowl Conservation—the first of its kind in Canada

Geography and planning professor honoured for outstanding scholarly contributions

Dr. Xulin Guo (PhD), a professor in the Department of Geography and Planning in USask’s College of Arts and Science, has received the John H. Warkentin Award

Renowned USask water scientist awarded Royal Society Medal

Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD) is director of the USask-led Global Water Futures (GWF) program, the world’s largest freshwater research program

CBC News: Pigeon poop removed from Saskatoon bridge was a health hazard, says U of S prof

Biology professor Dr. Susan Kaminskyj (PhD) said breathing in the tiny fungal spores from pigeon poop can make you sick or worse

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Ruth Cuthand bridges art and health as Indigenous artist-in-residence

For Ruth Cuthand (BFA'83, MFA'92), creating and sharing her art from within the University of Saskatchewan Health Sciences Building is both an educational and artistic experience

APTN’s Wild Archaeology features USask research

USask archaeologist Dr. Terence Clark (PhD) and his research partnership with the shíshálh Nation are the focus of two episodes of the documentary series

CBC Saskatoon: Gang tags in Saskatoon: Marking territory, settling scores and public intimidation

Dr. Robert Henry (PhD), a professor in USask's Department of Indigenous Studies, says tags are "a visual representation of what's happening"

Saskatoon StarPhoenix: Grad students begin another year of work at Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Graduate students from the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology are playing key roles as Wanuskewin seeks designation as a UNESCO world heritage site

CBC Saskatoon: Child care help, training aid will help lower employment barriers for Indigenous people, says handbook

Alumna Candace Wasacase-Lafferty (BA'18), USask's senior director of Indigenous engagement, hopes a new handbook will help employers hire more Indigenous people

USask professor to research northern trapping through David Suzuki Fellowship

Dr. Priscilla Settee (PhD) is the new Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change Fellow

Katherena Vermette mentors student writer on novel about “revenge and redemption”

MFA in writing student Tonia Laird has been paired with her dream mentor

CBC News: Program makes science and math fun and relevant for Indigenous youth

The Nutrien Kamskénow program is making science fun and culturally relevant for young students in more than 50 classrooms around Saskatoon

Indigenous-led research centre to address HIV among First Nations, Inuit and Métis

Dr. Michelle Johnson-Jennings (PhD) of the Department of Indigenous Studies is part of the new $2.9-million research centre

USask-led northern energy planning project awarded $2.5 million by SSHRC

Imagine that your family lives on less than $1,600 a month and the power bill takes up half that money

Bachelor of Education program in Cumberland House works to address teacher shortage in northern communities

Program to be delivered through the the College of Arts and Science and the College of Education, in partnership with the Northern Lights School Division

Saskatoon StarPhoenix: Joi Arcand: she used to want to be a ballerina

Solo exhibition by USask alumna now on view at the College Art Gallery 2

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Spooky Halloween traditions still practised in Sask. have deep roots in harvest history

This time of year also marks three significant celebrations centred around the spirit world, says USask history professor Dr. Frank Klaassen (PhD)

CBC Saskatoon: U of Sask. conference on history of magic is also about 'trying to understand ourselves': historian

Plenty of magic is still around us, 'depending on how you define it,' says history professor Dr. Frank Klaassen (PhD)

USask students experience Canadian Museum for Human Rights

An experiential history course inspires USask students to be defenders of human rights

CBC Saskatoon: Gang tags in Saskatoon: Marking territory, settling scores and public intimidation

Dr. Robert Henry (PhD), a professor in USask's Department of Indigenous Studies, says tags are "a visual representation of what's happening"

‘To hold a 2,000-year-old piece of history is humbling’: Passion for ancient coins inspires USask scholar’s new book

The book by Dr. Tracene Harvey (PhD), titled Julia Augusta: Images of Rome’s First Empress on Coins of the Roman Empire, was released in July

CTV News: No buyers, old Sask. Hospital could be demolished: province

In the hospital’s early years, there were situations of mass overcrowding and inhumane patient treatment, according to history professor Dr. Erika Dyck (PhD)

USask political studies professor examines mining industry through gendered lens

Dr. Kalowatie Deonandan (PhD) is a specialist in international relations and the comparative politics of developing societies, with a focus on Latin America

Alumni encourage others to enrol in new Indigenous governance and politics certificate

The certificate, offered through the Department of Political Studies, is designed for students interested in understanding Indigenous political relationships

History of same-sex marriage project among $1.3 million in USask research grants from SSHRC

Canada became global ‘destination’ for lesbian and gay weddings after legalization, researcher says

CBC Saskatoon: 'An outpouring of grief': Saskatoon mourns after death of therapy dog that visited Broncos vigil, prisoners

USask sociology professor Dr. Colleen Dell spent six years using Subie to bring light to people in dark situations

Saskatoon StarPhoenix: Taking the Pulse: 84 per cent of Sask. residents want presumed-consent organ donation

Telephone survey was conducted by the University of Saskatchewan’s Social Sciences Research Laboratories (SSRL) in June

Students visit Ecuador to preserve endangered language

Four linguistics students spent two weeks in Ecuador assisting with a dictionary project

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Watch: TEDx talks by College of Arts and Science speakers

Videos of TEDx talks by seven faculty members and one student are now available online

CBC Saskatoon: U of Sask. conference on history of magic is also about 'trying to understand ourselves': historian

Plenty of magic is still around us, 'depending on how you define it,' says history professor Dr. Frank Klaassen (PhD)

The Conversation: PhD students should prepare for careers beyond becoming professors

Canada needs PhDs — just not exclusively for academic jobs, write professors Loleen Berdahl and Jonathan Molloy

Award-winning USask professor shares personal journey with dyslexia

Dr. Jim Clifford (PhD), a history professor in the College of Arts and Science, struggled to read as a youth

CTV News: Labelle discusses Trudeau photos

Department of History faculty member Dr. Maurice Jr. Labelle (PhD) is asked whether the prime minister's apology for racist makeup is adequate

CBC News: Survey says economy, climate change and cost of living top issues for Sask. voters

Latest poll by USask's Social Sciences Research Laboratories asks Saskatchewan voters what's top of mind

CBC Saskatoon: 'European discovery of Americas' school worksheet angers Saskatoon mom

"Please don't put the onus on me and other parents to undo this mis-education," said USask lecturer Kathy Walker

CBC Saskatoon: Prof offers ABCs of mindfulness as Sask. students return to the classroom

Psychology professor Dr. Adam Stacey (PsyD) offers instructions for parents trying to teach their children mindfulness skills

CTV News: No buyers, old Sask. Hospital could be demolished: province

In the hospital’s early years, there were situations of mass overcrowding and inhumane patient treatment, according to history professor Dr. Erika Dyck (PhD)

The Conversation: More frequent fires could dramatically alter boreal forests and emit more carbon

Boreal forests have acted as carbon sinks for millenia, but new research shows some parts of the forest are becoming sources of atmospheric carbon

CBC Saskatoon: U of S archeology grad thinks more Indigenous people in the field can help ease tensions

Considering protocol, tradition can improve relationship between Indigenous people, archeologists, says Lillanohna Natyowhowcon

CBC Saskatchewan: Majority of residents say Sask. is becoming more welcoming to LGBTQ community: poll

The poll was conducted by the University of Saskatchewan's Social Science Research Laboratory and commissioned by CBC

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‘Research doesn’t really exist until it is shared with others’: USask’s World Class Day connects students around the globe

The second World Class Day, set for Nov. 16 and 17, will feature 37 participants from eight schools and universities in six countries

Award-winning archaeology student to search for unmarked graves at residential school site

Olenka Kawchuk wants to use her education in archaeology at the University of Saskatchewan to further reconciliation in Canada

Watch: TEDx talks by College of Arts and Science speakers

Videos of TEDx talks by seven faculty members and one student are now available online

Saskatoon seniors hitting the books at University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon Seniors Continued Learning (SSCL), in collaboration with the College of Arts and Science, offers non-degree courses to people aged 55 and older

Uniquely USask: The Observatory sundial

“I am a Shadow / So art thou / I mark Time / Dost thou?”

USask open textbooks more popular than ever

College of Arts and Science professor Dr. Jorden Cummings (PhD) was part of a team that developed an open textbook for several sections of two first-year psychology classes

Saskatoon StarPhoenix: It's alive: Greystone Theatre starts off season with Frankenstein

H.M. Milner's Frankenstein; or, the Man and the Monster, directed by Dwayne Brenna, runs from Oct. 9 - 19

Students show artwork as part of international collaboration organized by USask professor

The Verso-Recto exhibition will run from Oct. 7 to Oct. 11 at USask's Gordon Snelgrove Gallery

‘Art enriches our lives and experiences’: Nuit Blanche Eve welcomes visitors to USask for art-filled night

USask's first-ever Nuit Blanche Eve will be held at various locations on campus on Sept. 27 from 8 pm - 10 pm

Saskatoon StarPhoenix: Grad students begin another year of work at Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Graduate students from the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology are playing key roles as Wanuskewin seeks designation as a UNESCO world heritage site

MFA in writing student named writer-in-residence at Winnipeg Public Library

Award-winning playwright Carolyn Gray will mentor fellow writers as she works on her own writing project

CBC Life: You're not lazy, you're just overwhelmed: 9 time-management tips for students (and everyone else)

Dr. Loleen Berdahl (PhD), head of the Department of Political Studies, offers advice for students making the move from high school to university

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Saskatoon seniors hitting the books at University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon Seniors Continued Learning (SSCL), in collaboration with the College of Arts and Science, offers non-degree courses to people aged 55 and older

USask Murray Library new home for digital research

The University Library has partnered with the College of Arts and Science to expand research support at USask

Pick up the College of Arts and Science 2019 Fall Events Guide

A printed guide to more than 40 fall performances, lectures and exhibitions around Saskatoon

CFI awards USask researchers $1.3M for new tools to advance health, environment and the economy

Four College of Arts and Science researchers are among the funding recipients

Quantum centre crosses disciplinary boundaries

The Centre for Quantum Topology and its Applications (quanTA) received approval from University Council in May and is now in operation

Science outreach director recognized for service

Lana Elias is the recipient of a 2019 University Staff Excellence Award

New USask hydrology program opens in 2020

The undergraduate program will focus on the Department of Geography and Planning's strengths in water science and geomatics

Renovated psychology clinic improves experience

The $265,000 renovation project reconfigured the clinic’s layout, resulting in improved space for group therapy sessions and teaching

Cheers to 50-year career for USask biology professor

Dr. Dennis Lehmkuhl (PhD) came to the University of Saskatchewan 50 years ago as a young biology researcher eager to explore rivers and the life they sustain

Bachelor of Education program in Cumberland House works to address teacher shortage in northern communities

Program to be delivered through the the College of Arts and Science and the College of Education, in partnership with the Northern Lights School Division

Arts&Science magazine: The secrets and lies issue

New issue of the official college magazine explores fake news, psychedelic psychiatry and the dark side of social media

$6 million awarded for Canada Research Chairs at USask

USask’s new Tier 2 CRCs—all based in the College of Arts and Science—will each receive $120,000 a year for five years