University of Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is a Canadian public research university, founded in 1907, and located on the east side of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. An "Act to establish and incorporate a University for the Province of Saskatchewan" was passed by the provincial legislature in 1907. It established the provincial university on April 3, 1907 "for the purpose of providing facilities for higher education in all its branches and enabling all persons without regard to race, creed or religion to take the fullest advantage". The University of Saskatchewan is now the largest education institution in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.

Address
105 Administration Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Website
http://www.usask.ca/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Saskatchewan

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Promising pre-clinical results for COVID-19 vaccine

A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the University of Saskatchewan's (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) has cleared another major milestone in moving towards ...

Oncology & Cancer

Developing microbeam radiation therapy (MRT) for inoperable cancer

An innovative radiation treatment that could one day be a valuable addition to conventional radiation therapy for inoperable brain and spinal tumors is a step closer, thanks to new research led by University of Saskatchewan ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research on Spanish Flu teaches lessons about pandemics

Saskatchewan is wisely learning from its past by insisting on social distancing as it slowly re-opens its business activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, say University of Saskatchewan researchers.

Medical research

Reversing the irreversible: A second chance with fertility

Fertility loss is a common issue in young cancer survivors, and the numbers of Canadian children diagnosed with cancer is increasing—especially among Indigenous populations. Chemotherapy and other oncology treatments can ...

Health

Respirologist discusses health risks of vaping

Dr. Erika Penz (MD), a respirologist in the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), addressed the topic of vaping at a recent MEDTalks public lecture, hosted by the college's alumni association.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study links high stillbirth rates worldwide to gender inequality

In the first comprehensive study mapping global patterns of stillbirth rates, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have found that pregnant women who are poor and have lower access to education and employment are ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Researchers create app to help stressed-out caregivers

A group of University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have developed an app-based pilot project to help relieve stress and offer support to caregivers of people with Alzheimer's or dementia.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Better apps might improve health, study finds

Ever wondered why after a while you got tired of using that weight loss or meditation app on your phone? For Max Birk, a University of Saskatchewan recent Ph.D. graduate, the answer could be that you need a customizable avatar ...

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