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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Universities face pressure to ensure their graduate programs have a clear return on investment both for students and for taxpayers. Here, the Vancouver skyline behind a Canadian flag in North Vancouver, B.C., March 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Coronavirus halted years of research and Canada needs a strategy to fight back

Graduate students are suffering, public investments in research are at risk and we need to face implications of growing reliance on international graduate students when borders are harder to cross.
Municipal workers block the streets of the Medina neighbourhood of Dakar, Senegal, on March 22, 2020 as a bulldozer demolishes informal shops in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui)

Why Africa needs to battle unique challenges to keep coronavirus numbers down

African countries face unique challenges in their efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, but lessons learned in other regions where the coronavirus has already peaked may be helpful.
A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta. Albertans are frequently critical of Canada’s equalization program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Why Canada’s equalization program needs a major overhaul

It's virtually impossible to determine if Canada's equalization program is succeeding or failing. That means it's in dire need of a major overhaul rather than small tweaks here and there.
Controversy erupted after a lecturer at the University of Alberta posted on Facebook in November that the Holomodor is a “myth.” Canada recognized the Holomodor — the death of millions of Ukrainians in 1932–33 due to Soviet policies — as an act of genocide in 2008. Here, the Holodomor Memorial, Kyiv, Ukraine. (Flickr/Matt Shalvatis)

Universities should stand up for integrity and public trust in university teaching

Those teaching in publicly funded universities should be held accountable for denying the public record, whether in their classrooms or beyond.
The ability of online retailers to offer next-day delivery service for an annual fee or at an affordable price has dynamically changed the retail business and shifted sales from in-store to online. (Clay Banks/Unsplash)

‘The Prime Effect’ means retailers must innovate during the holidays and beyond

Innovation is integral to the success of Canadian retailers and encouraging consumers to shop in stores as well as online. The big strategic risk is not innovating and failing, but failing to innovate.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Chrystia Freeland meet in Edmonton after she was named deputy prime minister and minister of intergovernmental affairs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

Chrystia Freeland will have to navigate misogyny in her new roles

If successful, Chrystia Freeland could help bolster national unity and Canada’s relationships with the U.S. and Mexico. But relentless sexist attacks against her could derail progress.
The Beardy Blackhawks show solidarity after a game, thank each other and bring the game to a close, at Beardy’s Okemasis First Nation, Sask., Nov. 21, 2019. Robert Henry

Bring back Beardy’s Blackhawks: Indigenous hockey team eliminated from Sask. league

The Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA) recently eliminated the Beardy's Blackhawks Midget AAA team — but needs to reconsider the team's crucial community role in an era of reconciliation.
La policía utiliza un cañón de agua contra los manifestantes durante una reciente protesta antigubernamental en Santiago de Chile. En varios países de América del Sur se han producido disturbios sociales en los últimos meses. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

¿Qué está ocurriendo en Sudamérica?

En el último siglo, varios países sudamericanos se enfrentaron a golpes de estado, dictaduras militares y levantamientos sociales. A pesar de las mejoras económicas de los últimos años, el continente sigue padeciendo revueltas.
Des manifestants visés par un canon à eau de la police lors d'une récente manifestation anti-gouvernementale à Santiago, au Chili. Plusieurs pays d'Amérique du Sud ont connu d'importants troubles sociaux ces derniers mois. AP Photo/Esteban Felix

L’Amérique du Sud en ébullition : les raisons de la colère

Au siècle dernier, plusieurs pays d’Amérique du Sud ont connu des coups d’État, des dictatures militaires et des soulèvements. Malgré une situation économique améliorée, le continent reste instable.
Demonstrators clash with a police water cannon during a recent anti-government protest in Santiago, Chile. Several South American countries have been experiencing massive social unrest in recent months. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

What’s going on in South America? Understanding the wave of protests

In the last century, several South American countries faced coups, military dictatorships and social uprisings. Despite economic improvements in recent years, the continent remains mired in unrest.

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