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.