University of Saskatchewan

Set in an architecturally stunning century-old campus in Saskatoon, the U of S is the core of a dynamic research hub working to address critical challenges faced by people locally and around the world. World-class research centres include global institutes for food and water security, the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, the Crop Development Centre, and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac), plus an impressive array of national and provincial bio-science research labs. With stellar research teams and annual research income of more than $200 million, the university has earned a place among the U15 group of Canada’s top research universities.

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The global water crisis means scientists face urgent decisions on how to foster water managers’ care. Here, the North Saskatchewan River with the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park. (Shutterstock)

Water-sharing experiment suggests people put their own survival first

Imagining how to increase water managers’ empathy for others in a holistic way is critical for our human and planetary future.
Sergio Moro, former judge and now Brazil’s justice minister, was heralded for his Operation Car Wash anti-corruption investigations. Now he’s facing allegations he co-ordinated with prosecutors, improperly advising them in a case against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil’s Operation Car Wash: A corruption investigator is accused of his own misdeeds

Brazil's Justice Minister Sergio Moro, once a judge who oversaw a massive and successful anti-corruption operation, is accused of improperly directing prosecutors in a case against a former president.
Des militants de Greenpeace accrochent une bannière au Stade olympique de Montréal, en juillet 2018, pour protester contre l'expansion du pipeline Trans Mountain. Les Canadiens sont divisés sur le sujet, comme sur plusieurs autres. La Presse Canadienne/Ryan Remiorz

Le Canada est-il vraiment un pays divisé?

L'histoire du Canada est caractérisée par des tensions interprovinciales. Mais au sein même des provinces, les opinions divergent grandement. Et le Canada fonctionne fort bien malgré ces conflits.
The media and politicians with a vested interest pit provinces against each other. But a study shows there are lots of differences of opinion within provinces, and geography doesn’t matter much. Here Quebec residents protest against the government’s Bill 21, which bans religious headgear, in April 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canada: Is it really a country divided?

Despite decades of bickering and hand-wringing, Canada continues on. National tensions, in and of themselves, are not leading us to poor policy outcomes.
The big spending provinces in Canada did not necessarily get the best Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) standardized test results. (Shutterstock)

Canadian schools spend more as enrolment and test scores fall

Research shows that the provinces vary widely in their ability to produce academic results for money they spend, and PEI shows the most efficient results.
A nurse wears protective clothing during the SARS outbreak at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto in 2003. This outbreak was the impetus for establishing the Public Health Agency of Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kevin Frayer

Ontario public health cuts will endanger the public

From tackling the opioid crisis to preventing pandemic flu, a strong public health infrastructure is essential. Proposed cuts in Ontario will be disastrous.
Monopoly a été conçu au départ pour prévenir des dangers du capitalisme en général et des monopoles en particulier. Dans sa version actuelle, il faut écraser vos adversaires et cumuler la richesse. Shutterstock

Il y a 100 ans, Monopoly était créé pour enseigner les dangers du capitalisme

Monopoly a été conçu au départ pour prévenir des dangers du capitalisme en général et des monopoles en particulier. Dans sa version actuelle, il faut écraser vos adversaires et cumuler la richesse.
Syrian refugee family Mohammad Al Mnajer and wife Fouzia Al Hashish sit with their three daughters Judy, second left, Jaidaa, far right, and Baylasan as they eat their after school snack at their home in Mississauga, Ont., in December 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Immigrant children’s health declines rapidly after arrival in Canada

Research shows that many immigrants are healthier than Canadians when they arrive in the country. The longer they stay, the more their health declines.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro walks past the Granaderos presidential guard during a recent welcoming ceremony in Santiago, Chile. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

The new Brazilian government is devoid of ideas

The popularity of Brazil's new president has decreased significantly in just a few months. Why? Too much controversy and too few ideas.
Le mal de dos est la principale cause d’invalidité à travers le monde. Mais avons-nous la bonne approche pour le traiter? Shutterstock

Mal de dos? Il vous faut moins de pilules, et plus de physiothérapie… si vous en avez les moyens

Le mal de dos est la principale cause d’invalidité à travers le monde. Mais avons-nous la bonne approche pour le traiter? On offre trop de médicaments, mais pas assez de physiothérapie.

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