USask researcher aims to reduce fertilizer use through plant cross-breeding

A strong source of protein and fibre, peas are a staple in many diets and are appearing more frequently in products such as plant-based meat substitutes and bakery goods. Universit...

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People of USask: Capt. Sheldon Maerz

A passion for history, a love for Canada, and wanting to be a part of something greater than himself is what inspired Capt. Sheldon Maerz (BSA’86) to join the Canadian Forces.

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USask student’s wheat pathology research helps producers in practical ways

Mackenzie Hladun is fascinated by the basic principles of how a host can defend itself from disease, whether it comes to animals, humans or plants.

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USask agricultural economics graduate calculates the value of a wetland certification program

Valentina Ofori’s thesis research focused on whether a wetland certification program could help reduce wetland loss in Canada.

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USask ag research looks to stop “cereal killer” in its tracks

With a growing movement to limit the use of synthetic chemicals on crops, University of Saskatchewan (USask) graduate student Antonia Powell is putting green technology to the test...

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USask announces new Precision Agriculture certificate

A new certificate program at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) will provide students the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop experiential skills in precision agriculture...

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USask announces new Food Industry Management degree

A new undergraduate degree program at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) meets the growing industry need for graduates with interdisciplinary training in food science, agribusi...

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Can you influence genetics for a better beer?

Dr. Christopher Eskiw (PhD) believes the yeast genome could be the key to your favourite brew.

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Embracing culture and science

How alumna Cree Autumn Sunrise Longjohn incorporates her heritage into her scientific work.

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Van Vliet Professorship explores the economics of genetic resources in agriculture

Dr. Nicholas Tyack (PhD) brings new perspectives to understanding the value of crop diversity in the face of climate change.

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New AgBio class teaches valuable communications skills

AGRC 110 class offers lectures covering several different topics ranging from data visualization to writing and editing.

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A proud Agro for nearly 70 years

Professor Emeritus Bob McKercher’s lifelong connection to the College of Agriculture and Bioresources.

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Bedpush 2022 a show of Agro pride on fundraiser’s 40th anniversary

Bi-annual event for TeleMiracle smashes fundraising goal.

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Speaking up for agriculture

Fundamentally, says alumnus Clinton Monchuk, the agriculture industry must advocate for itself because people need to eat.

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Research Centre Spotlight: Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence

The Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) is the connection between research, industry and the consumer, from the microbes in the soil to the steak on your plate.

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The corner where science, technology, and genomics meet

Dr. Matthew Links (PhD) refuses to see barriers between disciplines.

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Generous donation paves way for innovation

Donated equipment provides opportunity for research and product development.

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AgBio reaps support from far and wide

A world-class agricultural education from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is universally valued.

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Indigenous food sovereignty requires better and more accurate data collection

Indigenous communities are increasingly investing in agriculture to sustain their cultures and economies. Indigenous Peoples have a long history with agriculture — a history that w...

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Young Innovators: USask researcher tracks impact of Saskatoon’s growth on wildlife

The growth of a city inevitably means transforming natural environments to fulfil human needs, but urbanization comes at a cost to species living in these landscapes, says Universi...

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USask team plans unique facility to develop, test alternative fish food

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team is partnering with an array of industry groups to establish a “globally unique” facility on campus to develop and test plant- and...

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USask student finds home between agriculture research and community

Communicating research to the public is one of David MacTaggart’s strengths — and it’s a skill he’s honed during his master’s degree.

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Entomology, exploration, and embracing setbacks: Jeremy Irvine on undergraduate research

Jeremy Irvine is in his fourth-year of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree, majoring in Agronomy. Supervised by Dr. Sean Prager (PhD), Jeremy is researching the relations...

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Exploring the unknown: Molecular plant pathology a passion for USask student

Plant pathology has been a fascinating topic of research for Matthew Wengler since the early years of his undergraduate program.

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Three generations at the CDC

The history of the Crop Development Centre (CDC) is a celebration of plant breeding and how new varieties indelibly changed agriculture in Saskatchewan, and around the world. It is...

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Bold USask projects aim to advance MS therapy, agriculture innovation

Three interdisciplinary health and agriculture projects led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $250,000 each under a federal program that aims to f...

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USask student uses genomics to accelerate pea breeding for heat resistance

Shaoming Huang is using advanced sequencing technology to shorten the breeding cycle of field peas.

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Soil organic matter plays vital role in global carbon cycling

Whether it’s the rich, dark-coloured soil in your backyard garden or the prairie soil in large fields where farmers grow their crops, the content of soil organic matter affects nea...

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USask Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence joins Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network

The University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) has joined the Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network.

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New project has big impact on bison genome biobank’s development at USask

Researchers’ aim of developing the world’s first bison genome biobank at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) received a critical boost on July 14 with Genome Canada’s funding an...

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USask project asks, ‘what’s water worth?’

Parents who grump about their teens taking long showers know how much water is worth. So do the homeowners who stared in shock last year at their city bills after trying to maintai...

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USask researchers awarded NSERC funding for future innovation in science, health and engineering

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers in diverse disciplines were awarded over $7 million in federal government grant funding.

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Investment in USask project aims to give ag producers better access to data

In an environment where the complexity of agriculture-related technology is ever increasing, producers face the challenge of interpreting and selecting data that are most useful to...

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USask was first choice for Agribusiness diploma graduate

Harley Pelzer chose the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) for his education as it’s “one of the best agriculture schools.”

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AgBio graduate to receive Governor General’s Silver Medal

Emma Cross has been awarded the highest academic honour for an undergraduate student at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

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USask Kanawayihetaytan Askiy graduate committed to lifelong learning

A love of lifelong learning and commitment to her community inspired Tina Mitchell to pursue the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Certificate from the College of Agriculture and Bioresources...

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USask co-leads $3.2M research project focused on carbon sequestration for mitigating climate change

A team led by Dr. Angela Bedard-Haughn (PhD), dean and professor of the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), and Dr. Cameron Carlyle (...

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Time is money: rapid diagnostic testing for bovine respiratory disease

A multidisciplinary research team is working to develop rapid genomic testing methods that will change the way feedlots make decisions about antimicrobial use and ultimately improv...

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USask researcher finds wheat byproduct in feed may cut methane emissions

On a mission to feed a hungry and growing world in a way that is environmentally sustainable, a University of Saskatchewan (USask) graduate researcher is working to reduce greenhou...

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USask hosts the Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute to the contributions the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has made to scientific discovery, as he wrapped up his visit to campus on Wed...

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USask Plant Sciences graduate advocates for bees via research

Samantha Morrice’s thesis research focused on the importance of wetlands as habitat for native bees and their importance as crop pollinators.

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USask to spotlight six honorary degree recipients

This spring, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) will pay tribute to six remarkable individuals who have made extraordinary contributions throughout their careers.

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USask partners in new Automation and Digital Agriculture Specialist Program

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) will support the design and industry engagement of a new upskilling program.

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USask soil health research helps sustain and expand Indigenous farming operations

Understanding how agricultural practices affect soil health and quality on Indigenous agricultural lands is crucial to the sustainability and resiliency of the land in the face of ...

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USask research aims to help cows, forage plants deal with stresses

Two University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $322,000 in total by a federal agency for developing drought and salinity-tolerant forage crops, and reducing h...

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Announcing the 2022 USask Images of Research: Innovations and creations with impact

Knowledge is beautiful. Each year, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers showcase their work through images, providing a stunning demonstration of what USask researchers d...

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USask announces new Beef Industry Integrated Forage Management and Utilization Chair

Bree Kelln has been selected as the new Beef Industry Integrated Forage Management and Utilization (IFMU) Chair for the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

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Peeling onions to help crops withstand drought and disease

Researchers are using synchrotron light to literally peel back the onion on cell walls to help plants better withstand the stresses caused by climate change and disease.

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USask researchers aim to boost uranium, wheat sectors with novel technology

Two University of Saskatchewan (USask) projects have been awarded Natural Sciences and Engineering Council (NSERC) Alliance Grants totaling $885,000 for research aimed at developin...

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Agricultural Students' Association raises $88,142.69 for Telemiracle

Telemiracle 46 earned more than $8 million on March 5 and 6, thanks in part to contributions from students of the College of Agriculture and Bioresources.

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USask research: Protecting endangered species and habitats

Dr. Eric Lamb (PhD) understands there are no easy answers when it comes to the delicate balance between ecology and the economy in a proudly agriculture-driven province.

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The dollars and ‘sense’ behind wetland conservation: USask research

A team of University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers has built a tool designed to estimate a value for wetland services to help farmers, land planners and policy makers underst...

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Measuring the amount of carbon in Saskatchewan wetland soils: USask study

University of Saskatchewan (USask) graduate student Chantel Chizen is investigating how much carbon is stored in the soil of Prairie wetlands, and what this can mean for environmen...

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USask AgBio researcher David Natcher named UArctic Chair

Professor David Natcher from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been appointed as the UArctic Chair in Water, Energy and Food (WEF) Security in the Arctic for the next five...

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USask announces new Food and Nutrition degree

A new undergraduate degree program at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) will fill a growing need for interdisciplinary training in both food science and nutrition.

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Investments in USask livestock research fuels innovation, protects animal health

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $4.2 million to develop livestock-related innovations that range from improving forage feed to advancing work on va...

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New partnership to increase skills and talent in Canada’s agrifood sector

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is helping to develop a new, $1.08-million specialized training program targeted at preparing workers for the jobs agri-food sector employers...

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USask crop research aims to innovate, thanks to new funding investment

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded more than $5.7 million to develop crop-related innovations ranging from plant-based edible 3D printing and packagin...

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USask researchers angling to protect fish from chemical contamination

Chemicals widely used in everyday life end up in wastewater that flows to rivers and lakes, potentially causing serious impacts to aquatic life.

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USask researchers among top scientists cited worldwide in Stanford list

On a recently published list, more than 130 University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers were featured prominently among the world’s top scientists, social scientists and academi...

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Wild pigs on the Prairies: USask researchers documenting exponential increase

For more than a decade, Dr. Ryan Brook (PhD) has seen the warning signs and been sounding the alarm about the ecological and agricultural disaster the Prairies are facing from the ...

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USask signs MOU with Agtech Accelerator to support industry in Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Agtech Accelerator, accentuating the university’s role in the innovation ecosystem and buil...

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USask and Olds College sign agriculture and livestock research MOU

Two of Canada’s leaders in agriculture and agri-food education and applied research, Olds College and the University of Saskatchewan (USask), signed a memorandum of understanding (...

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USask research helps keep your poultry happy from farm to Thanksgiving table

As Thanksgiving rolls around in the United States, Americans will gobble up nearly 46 million turkeys over the holiday long weekend, just as Canadians devoured 2.5 million of the b...

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Uncovering the secrets of the earth to mitigate climate change

In a teaspoon of soil, there are more microorganisms than humans on Earth. One teaspoon has billions of microbes, and tens of thousands of different kinds.

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Improving the sustainability of the beef industry through applied research

There is mounting pressure on the beef industry to be more efficient and use less resources.

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Graduate student making contributions to improve the poultry industry

Sameeha Jhetam’s love of animals is what attracted her to animal welfare research.

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Unlocking the genetic mysteries behind beef

Dr. Mika Asai-Coakwell (PhD) shares her passion about genetics.

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Crop Development Centre launching new look to celebrate a half century of success

The Crop Development Centre (CDC) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is a powerhouse of research that’s propelled Canadian agriculture forward for five decades—and it shows ...

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For the love of plants

Jackie Bantle brings passion to the role of greenhouse manager.

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Supporting farm and family

Alumna Tiffany Martinka switched lanes from a corporate agriculture career to advocacy.

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Finding solutions in unlikely places

How Bishnu Acharya looks to agricultural byproducts for inspiration.

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The art, science and conservation of prescribed fires

The Canadian Prairies Prescribed Fire Exchange enhances partnerships and training to support ecosystem management across the prairie provinces.

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Ensuring the longevity of our critical research and extension activity

New funding model for professorships brings the Beef Industry Integrated Forage Management and Utilization Chair to the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

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Government of Canada funding boosts travel opportunities for USask students

The College of Agriculture and Bioresources and the College of Arts and Science and have been awarded a total of almost $950,000 through the Global Skills Opportunity program.

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USask chickpea research aims to improve important food source for low- and lower-middle-income countries

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers are part of a global team that used DNA to track the genetic evolution and migration of the chickpea, offering insights that could le...

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AgBio graduate discovers a love of research

Jemin Mangukiya is graduating this fall with a BSA in Crop Science with Great Distinction.

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USask Food Science PhD graduate finds success with industry engagement

Maria Romero-Peña is graduating this fall with a PhD in Food Science specializing in Nanotechnology.

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USask to celebrate distinguished honorary degree recipients

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) will honour two individuals who have made major contributions to their communities and the country, with special tributes during this year’s ...

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USask researcher and Paralympian seeks plant-based solution to iron deficiency

A new breed of field peas may lead to the development of an effective ‘food-first’ iron supplement.

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USask announces new Insect Research Facility

The new University of Saskatchewan (USask) Insect Research Facility (USIRF) will be the first of its kind in a western Canadian university and one of only a handful of facilities i...

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USask researchers awarded over $440,000 in SSHRC funding to kickstart research with social impact

Eight University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded nearly $445,000 in funding to support multiple projects that bridge history and social innovation.

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Newest Schulich Leaders welcomed to USask

Cole Willmann and Eva Sosnina have been named the University of Saskatchewan (USask) 2021 recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship, the largest science, technology...

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USask research: Finding feed solutions for drought conditions

With a history dating back more than a century through five generations of Métis farmers, Megan Wasden has a deep appreciation and connection to the land.

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Agricultural Rebound Phenomenon: USask researchers warn of increased water demand on the South Saskatchewan River Basin

As farmers adopt high-tech irrigation systems to manage water use for economic, conservation, and environmental reasons, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers suggest poli...

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LFCE summer field day returns

After a one-year hiatus, the annual Summer Field Day at the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) took place earlier this summer on ...

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College of Agriculture and Bioresources supports graduate students who become parents

The new paid parental leave program will provide funding for eligible students.

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New Research Chair at USask will help maximize environmental, economic benefits of forage crops

A new Beef Industry Integrated Forage Management and Utilization Chair will be established at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) to connect the study of soils, plants, animals,...

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USask AgBio student finds her place among research community

“I can definitely say I am in the right career path.”

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New USask research has potential to make fava beans a new favourite from farm to fork

A once popular high-protein legume crop with potential to make farming more environmentally sustainable is poised for reinvigorated popularity, thanks to an international research ...

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USask students thrive in career transition with support from RBC Future Launch

RBC commits $1 million to expand the RBC Learn to Work, Work to Learn program.

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USask agricultural researcher receives $2.5 million in support from the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Dr. Yongfeng Ai (PhD) has been awarded $2.5 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to improve the processes of transfor...

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Indigenous students honoured during USask graduation celebration

With origins dating back to the 1980s, an annual powwow has been held on the University of Saskatchewan (USask) main campus in Saskatoon to celebrate the academic achievements of M...

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Wax Proves Key to Protecting Crops from Drought and Frost

A team of researchers used the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) to show that cuticular wax—a waxy layer that covers exterior surfaces of plants...

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USask researchers awarded over $5 million in NSERC Discovery Grants

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded nearly $5.7 million from Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) Discovery Grants Prog...

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AgBio graduate plants the seeds of success

Cheyenne Dumont is graduating at Spring Convocation with Diplomas in Agribusiness and Agronomy.

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