Students for sustainability

Students for sustainability

Students in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources are taking action to make the University of Saskatchewan campus and Saskatoon community more sustainable.

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A trip into the unknown

A trip into the unknown

Matthew Links is one of a new breed of scientists exploring the strange world of microbes.

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An incredible journey

An incredible journey

A life-long passion takes animal nutrition researcher to the far edge of inner space.

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U of S researchers exploring soil ecosystems, biomedical coating

U of S researchers exploring soil ecosystems, biomedical coating

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.

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U of S Range Team places second in competition

U of S Range Team places second in competition

At the Undergraduate Range Management Exam (URME) in St. George, Utah the U of S Range Team placed second against over 24 universities across North America.

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Governments invest in agriculture research

Governments invest in agriculture research

The Crop Development Centre (CDC) in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources is one of many groups receiving a boost from recent joint federal and provincial funding.

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FYRE on the Beamline

FYRE on the Beamline

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).

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Networking for the future

Networking for the future

For AgBio students Chelsea Gruber, Jacqueline Toews and Michelle Ross, attending the Grow Canada Conference in Ottawa, Ont. December 6-8, 2016 was an enlightening experience.

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Growing the game

Growing the game

Merlis Belsher’s transformative gift of $12.25 million that launched the Home Ice Campaign is an inspiration not only to donors and community leaders, but also to current U of S students.

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Bacteria may hold secret to oil sands remediation

Bacteria may hold secret to oil sands remediation

Once thought impossible, plants are thriving on one of the oldest Alberta oil sands sites where barren land is slowly turning into a green space again.

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Discovering manure's massive potential

Discovering manure's massive potential

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.

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The big business of organic food

The big business of organic food

Over the past two decades, Canada's organic food industry has grown from a niche market to big business.

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Canada-US program engages students in Arctic climate research

Canada-US program engages students in Arctic climate research

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.

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New York Times ignored GM crop benefits

New York Times ignored GM crop benefits

Faculty member Stuart Smyth contributes to the critical assessment of the overlooked benefits of GM crops in a New York Times article.

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U of S research boosts omega-3 in eggs with new ingredient for laying hen diets in Canada

U of S research boosts omega-3 in eggs with new ingredient for laying hen diets in Canada

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.

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Finding root solutions

Finding root solutions

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.

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Environmental monitoring begins at Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence

Environmental monitoring begins at Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence

Engineer Terry Fonstad has begun work on an environmental monitoring project with a scope and magnitude unlike anything else in Canada.

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Rooftop roots

Rooftop roots

A rooftop garden project promoting sustainable agricultural practices and urban farming is sprouting on campus this summer.

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Responsible pet ownership crucial to saving salamander and newt biodiversity

Responsible pet ownership crucial to saving salamander and newt biodiversity

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.

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U of S research shows how forest-loving moose learn to thrive on farmland

U of S research shows how forest-loving moose learn to thrive on farmland

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.

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Sask Wheat graduate scholarship recipients announced

Sask Wheat graduate scholarship recipients announced

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.

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Farm-to-fork connection is changing the face of dairy

Farm-to-fork connection is changing the face of dairy

Growing up on a mixed farm outside of Regina, Sask. inspired a passion for agriculture in Janna Moats at an early age.

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In bloom

In bloom

Anyone who has been to the U of S knows that it is, indeed, a beautiful place to be.

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Provost's College Award for Outstanding Teaching

Provost's College Award for Outstanding Teaching

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.

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Introducing the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Introducing the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

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.

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Building capacity

Building capacity

As the co-ordinator of Aboriginal programs and outreach in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, Candice Pete has played a large part in advancing the college’s Aboriginal engagement strategy.

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Students place second in national agri-marketing competition

Students place second in national agri-marketing competition

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.

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New to US

New to US

Growing up in Calgary in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, Katherine Stewart was enamoured with Nature from the start.

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Transforming the Prairies: the third act

Transforming the Prairies: the third act

Transforming the Prairies: The third act

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The grass can be greener

The grass can be greener

Breeding better forages is Bruce Coulman’s passion and the veteran U of S scientist knows the vital role they play in healthy ecosystems and feeding the world.

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The billion dollar disappearing act

The billion dollar disappearing act

All eyes were on the railways when ‘grain gridlock’ hit the Prairies, but Richard Gray was following the money

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Dreams do come true

Dreams do come true

Passion—and a U of S graduate scholarship—allowed Parthiba Balasubramanian to become one of the country’s leading pulse breeders.

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Connected to Mother Earth

Connected to Mother Earth

A life on the land has given Brady Highway an understanding of resource management you just don’t get from textbooks and field studies.

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Unravelling a mystery

Unravelling a mystery

The mystery of life is exactly that—which is why understanding sperm physiology is a passion for Mary Buhr and her research colleagues.

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Soil Mysteries

Soil Mysteries

Melissa Arcand works in the frontier beneath our feet, one critical to producing food for everyone on Earth.

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Funding, feeding, wheat breeding

Funding, feeding, wheat breeding

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.

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Celebrating Allen Sapp

Celebrating Allen Sapp

Renowned Cree artist Allen Sapp died in December 2015, leaving behind a remarkable legacy of paintings. You’ll find Allen Sapps in collections around the world—but one of the largest collections is right here in the Agriculture Building.

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U of S researchers recognized by Agricultural Institute

U of S researchers recognized by Agricultural Institute

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.

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Talking turkey

Talking turkey

Karen Schwean-Lardner never thought she would become a poultry researcher. Raised on a pig farm, she was not very fond of chickens.

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U of S researchers help lead wheat genome sequencing breakthrough

U of S researchers help lead wheat genome sequencing breakthrough

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.

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Student research helps West African farmers

Student research helps West African farmers

A prairie girl, Alexis Adams spent most of her life in Saskatoon, but she left her heart with impoverished farmers in Mozambique during a 2012 summer trip to Africa.

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Research unleashes power of pulse crops

Research unleashes power of pulse crops

2016 has been designated as International Year of Pulses by the United Nations, to heighten awareness about the crops’ benefits in terms of nutrition, sustainable food production and food security. Saskatchewan is a lead player.

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Global Institute for Food Security recruits world leader in crop research

Global Institute for Food Security recruits world leader in crop research

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.

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U of S Scientist takes centre stage at UN

U of S Scientist takes centre stage at UN

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.

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U of S names new feed research chair

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has appointed a new research chair in feed processing technology to create new opportunities for the agri-food sector.

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New scholarships funded in AgBio at U of S

New scholarships funded in AgBio at U of S

The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission is contributing $10,000 and $100,000 towards new undergraduate and graduate scholarships.

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U of S unveils New Holland Lane

U of S unveils New Holland Lane

Today the University of Saskatchewan, along with New Holland Agriculture and Moody's Equipment, unveiled a new road name on the campus farm - New Holland Lane.

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