A Canadian restaurant chain has announced it will support the University of Saskatchewan to expand an important research project examining lighting enhancements and related health and welfare outcomes for broiler chickens.
A $4.47 million investment by the Government of Canada was announced this morning at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) to support the planned construction of the university’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) to be built near Saskatoon.
University of Saskatchewan agriculture alumni Bob McKercher and Ted Turner have written a book about a classic Saskatchewan story of communities coming together to fulfill a dream: To construct the largest agriculture teaching and research facility in Canada.
University of Saskatchewan soil researchers have been awarded $750,000 in federal funding to develop a next-generation method of removing spilled petroleum pollutants within the soil at former gas stations by using converted biowaste from cattle processing plants.
University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers have been awarded close to $1.5 million by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for collaborative projects that will improve the durability of biomedical implants and increase understanding of how land use and climate affect soil in agricultural areas.
Thanks to a collaboration between the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, the Undergraduate Research Initiative, and the Canadian Light Source, professor Colin Laroque offered students in Environmental Science 110 an exciting opportunity in fall 2016: to complete a research project using the IDEAS Beamline at the Canadian Light Source (CLS). Zachary Person, a third year student in the college took part in the pilot project. He shares why he chose to participate and what made for a unique and cutting-edge, First-Year Research Experience (FYRE).
When your average person looks at manure, it's possible they will get a little queasy about seeing it as anything more than animal waste. But for soil scientist Jeff Schoenau, within that same substance exists limitless possibilities for both research and practical use.
Each year, high school students, teachers, and researchers from Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Maryland travel north to participate in a unique student-led environmental research fieldwork program under the supervision of a group of researchers and teachers.
Laying hen producers in Canada can now add camelina meal to their ingredient inventory thanks to efforts by the University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) Department of Animal and Poultry Science, in collaboration with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.
Leon Kochian, one of the world's most highly cited scientific researchers, has been named the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Food Systems and Security at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) - a $20-million initiative that will use cutting-edge plant and soil science to help feed a growing world.
Engineer Terry Fonstad has begun work on an environmental monitoring project with a scope and magnitude unlike anything else in Canada.
The fate of the world’s richest biodiversity of salamanders and newts is in the hands of pet owners across North America, said Natacha Hogan, an environmental toxicologist specializing in amphibians at the University of Saskatchewan.
SASKATOON –While populations of moose have been declining in much of their North American range, research from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) shows how these icons of the northern boreal forest are finding success by moving south into farmers’ fields.
Saskatoon – The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) and the University of Saskatchewan's College of Agriculture and Bioresources are proud to announce the first recipients of the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission Graduate Scholarships.
Growing up on a mixed farm outside of Regina, Sask. inspired a passion for agriculture in Janna Moats at an early age.
Congratulations to James Nolan, recipient of the Provost’s College Award for Outstanding Teaching. The Provost's Awards recognize outstanding teaching in each college, as well the categories of Aboriginal education, international teaching, innovation in learning, new teachers, graduate teaching and graduate student teachers.
The Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources has changed to a new name to better align with the main focus areas in the department. The new name, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE), encompasses agribusiness, agricultural and food policy, and resource and environmental economics, which are the primary teaching and research areas of the department.
The Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA) Saskatchewan Student Chapter at the University of Saskatchewan placed second in an agri-marketing competition against 29 other agricultural universities.
The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) and the University of Saskatchewan Crop Development Centre (CDC) announced today that they have renewed their long standing partnership in wheat breeding. WGRF will invest $5.2 million into the wheat breeding program at the CDC over the next five years.
SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers Jeff Schoenau and Phil Thacker have been honoured by the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC), the national organization that promotes and advocates for agricultural research in Canada and internationally.
SASKATOON – An international consortium of scientists co-led by the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) announced today that it has been able to crack the code for understanding the order of about 90 per cent of the highly complex genome of bread wheat, the most widely grown cereal in the world.
SASKATOON – The Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) has recruited Tim Sharbel as its first research leader, an internationally renowned plant scientist from Germany whose research into a cost-effective way to produce seeds without pollination could improve agriculture and help combat global hunger.
SASKATOON – On World Soil Day, Dec. 4, renowned University of Saskatchewan (U of S) soil scientist Dan Pennock presented to the United Nations on the state of the world’s soils as part of the official closing ceremony for the International Year of the Soils.
A new $25 million Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence has just received the green light, thanks to funding from the Canadian and Saskatchewan governments, as well as the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association and the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).
With funding now secured, a number of researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will begin work on large-scale agri-food projects designed to address big challenges at the smallest level.
Ruth Kost is on a boar hunt—spending her summer on the road in a rented truck, sleeping in a tent as she crisscrosses Western Canada from Vancouver Island to the Manitoba-Ontario border.
What lies below: Soils are key to life and still very much a mystery-- one Derek Peak is helping to unravel thanks to cutting edge technology
In a field in Niger, a woman carries a pail of fertilizer. She stops beside each millet stem poking out of the dusty soil and, using a bottle cap, sprinkles a bit of its precious contents beside each stem.
The (really) inside story: Are cattle meant to eat grain? It's a contentious debate and Greg Penner is putting the facts on the table
Naturally raised beef is all the rage these days. After all, cows meandering in pastures make for prettier pictures than those huddled in feedlot pens.
Taking the Leap: The road to innovation is often paved with uncomfortable experiences-- but award-winning educator Ken Van Rees is glad he stepped out of his comfort zone
It’s a pretty nice feeling, accepting a prestigious teaching award while the audience enthusiastically applauds.
Reimagining Food Aid: It's a far-reaching and hugely ambitious project, but a new U of S initiative could one day substantially reduce the terrible toll of malnutrition
Think of food aid and images of sacks of grain and other basic foodstuffs spring to mind.
Hatching Good Ideas: Some consider them simple birds, but Hank Classen knows better-- and he's continuing to find better ways to raise them
It was one thing when a young Hank Classen started raising bantam chickens as a hobby on the family’s grain and pig operation near Nipawin.
An unrelenting Foe: Darren Korber knows E. coli O157 all too well — and why we can never drop our guard against this deadly pathogen
Every major incident of Escherichia coli O157:H7 contamination creates a furor. Is our food safe? What went wrong? Who is at fault?
A long road: Mohammad Torshizi decided early on his academic career that the U of S was the place to be-- and his students are glad he did
Mohammad Torshizi has revived an old practice — only this time, it’s the teacher who gives apples to his students.
Maclean's shot universities across Canada starting at Memorial in Newfoundland and ending at UBC, and compiled this video to resemble a 'day in the life of a Canadian university student'.
The University of Saskatchewan and its partners officially opened the Canadian Feed Research Centre (CFRC) in North Battleford today, highlighting the many research and training opportunities this unique facility will provide for Canada's crop and livestock sector.
University of Saskatchewan researchers are part of an international team that has published the first chromosome-based draft sequence of the wheat genome, a development that promises wheat breeders powerful new tools in developing varieties to meet the challenges of world population growth and climate change.
Wild boar are more widespread in Saskatchewan than commonly believed and the need to control numbers of the destructive animals is becoming urgent, according to research by University of Saskatchewan biologist Ryan Brook.
Summary goes Fundraising can now begin in earnest for a new $14 million, 2,000-head beef cattle research facility to be located south of Clavet thanks to approval from the U of S board of governors and a $1-million donation from the Saskatchewan Cattlemens’ Association (SCA).
Undergraduate students in the Department of Food and Bioproduct Sciences have been busy raising money in support of the Ronald MacDonald House in Saskatoon. Dr. Michael Nickerson in the department agreed to have his head shaved if the student club reached their goal of $1500. After, exceeding their goal, Dr. Nickerson had his head shaved by his son, Dean Mary Buhr and student Victoria Satrio.
Viterra and the Crop Development Centre (CDC) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) are pleased to announce a $5-million Viterra investment to enhance the CDC’s success in wheat research and breeding.
Early on the morning of July 22, a stock trailer backed up to the Rayner Dairy Research and Teaching Facility. The trailer door swung open and, under the watchful eye of dairy unit manager Marlene Fehr and her staff, the first dozen of the university’s 70-plus dairy cows stepped tentatively into their new home.
The University of Saskatchewan, with the support of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment and the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, is initiating a new research program on moose in rural Saskatchewan.