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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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Parents in households that spoke languages other than English expressed concerns over their children’s English-language development. (Shutterstock)

Immigrant families had to fend for themselves during online schooling

COVID public health measures included school closures and a shift to online learning. This placed immigrant families at a disadvantage as they saw to their children’s emotional and educational needs.
Hemodialysis treatment can be efficient at replacing some lost kidney function, but patients can experience complications and side-effects. (Shutterstock)

Hemodialysis: New research could vastly improve this life-sustaining treatment for kidney failure patients

Hemodialysis filters kidney patients’ blood through a machine. Improving the membranes that mimic kidney function could reduce complications and side-effects, with better treatment results.
Groundwater is used for irrigation and drinking water, but those wells are rarely more than one kilometre deep. A huge volume of salty water exists as much as 10 kilometres below the Earth’s surface. (Shutterstock)

Groundwater — not ice sheets — is the largest source of water on land and most of it is ancient

Groundwater is the second-largest store of water on Earth. Governments and industry use groundwater reservoirs to store waste, but it may also have environmental functions that haven’t been revealed.
The choice about whether or not to disclose a mental health condition to colleagues or managers, or to share a personal mental illness story with students, includes a number of complex factors. (Shutterstock)

Should university instructors disclose mental health conditions? It’s complicated

The pandemic has introduced a new context for university instructors navigating boundaries and responsibilities around their students’ and their own well-being and mental health.
Internationally, school meal programs have shown to be one of the most successful drivers of improved health, education and economic growth. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, Pool)

Canada’s pandemic recovery urgently needs a national school meal program

The time is ripe to develop federal-provincial/territorial accords towards implementing a national school nutritious meal program.
Carter Giglio, 8, joined by service dog Barney of Hero Dogs, shows off the bandage over his injection site after being vaccinated at Children’s National Hospital in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

I’m an infectious disease doctor. Yes, I’m vaccinating our 5-year-old against COVID-19. Here is why you should too.

An infectious diseases doctor reviews the evidence, discusses hesitancy and concerns about side-effects and explains the overwhelming case for vaccinating five-to-11-year-olds, including his own son.
Moments of intimate playing, learning and teaching are among the ways that immigrant parents extend and expand their home languages with their children. (Rajesh Rajput/Unsplash)

5 ways immigrant parents support children’s home language learning

When schools honour and learn from immigrant parents’ knowledge, they support more opportunities to enhance young children’s linguistic, cultural and social experiences.
While Canadian universities are paying more attention to anti-racism and equity, more must be done to incorporate those values into the education students receive. (Shutterstock)

In times of racial injustice, university education should not be ‘neutral’

Universities can ensure students in all disciplines are learning how to contribute to a world that they and future generations want to live in.
The children’s book, Little Louis, tells the story of a young boy preparing for his COVID-19 vaccination. (Morning Star Lodge)

Indigenous children’s book ‘Little Louis’ aims to curb COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy with a culturally relevant story

There is an urgent need to combat historically fuelled vaccine hesitancy within Indigenous communities. The best way to do this is through evidence-based knowledge and community-led work.
People march in the streets in Ottawa during a rally to demand an independent investigation into Canada’s crimes against Indigenous Peoples, including those at Indian Residential Schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Transitional justice for Indigenous Peoples should be a key federal election issue

The aim of transitional justice is to usher in a peaceful society after mass atrocity, periods of systemic human rights violations and violent authoritarian regimes. It should be a Canadian priority.
When the messenger is distrusted, adherence to public health advice fails. Anti-mask protesters hold signs during a demonstration against measures taken by public health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 in St. Thomas, Ont., in November 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins

Public health campaigns can be ruined by the personal conduct of politicians

When politicians disregard public health directives, new research shows it causes the public to distrust governments’ handling of crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.
Greyhound has permanently shut down its intercity bus service in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld 

Canada needs a national public transportation system — here’s why

Many communities in Canada currently lack intercity and regional transportation. A national public transportation system would improve connectedness between cities and access to essential services.
La pharmacienne Barbara Violo range toutes les fioles vides du vaccin AstraZeneca qu'elle a fournies aux clients d'une pharmacie indépendante de Toronto. La Presse Canadienne/Nathan Denette

Deuxième dose d’AstraZeneca : dois-je recevoir le même vaccin ou choisir Pfizer ou Moderna ?

Des centaines de milliers de Canadiens ont reçu une injection du vaccin d’AstraZeneca en première dose. Ils ont maintenant le choix pour leur deuxième dose : AstraZeneca à nouveau, ou Pfizer/Moderna ?

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