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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Celebrating 100 Years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of Discovery, Creativity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and Innovation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    U of S research, scholarly and artistic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  work touches the lives of people locally,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    nationally and throughout the world.

                                                                                                                              Searching the Living Skies                                                                                                                         Our faculty and students are building on a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                dynamic 100-year-old research culture that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                enriches the student academic experience,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The Science of Small                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fields of Dreams
                                                                                                                               Saskatchewan’s endless prairie sky offers an unimpeded view of our                                                                                                                                                                                  Our Canadian Light Source synchrotron is a source of pride and great                                                                                                                                                               In Canada’s breadbasket it’s not surprising to find a tradition of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   creates new knowledge across a broad
                                                                                                                               atmosphere and the celestial bodies beyond. Perhaps that is why the                                                                                                                                                                                 excitement in Canada’s research community. The expertise to build this                                                                                                                                                             innovation in agriculture. As we move toward new ways of thinking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 array of disciplines, and helps improve the
                                                                                                                               U of S was home to Canada’s first institute of space and atmospheric                                                                                                                                                                                versatile unique-in-Canada research tool grew out of more than 70                                                                                                                                                                  about bioresources, these generations of expertise will serve us well.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                economic, social and cultural vitality of our
                                                                                                                               studies and continues to lead the way in satellite research and studies                                                                                                                                                                             years of sub-atomic and particle accelerator research.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             region and beyond.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Harrington Barley                                                Crop Development Centre (CDC)
                                                                                                                               related to space weather and the ozone layer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1983: One of Herzberg’s students, U of S alumnus Henry                                                                                                   1981: Bryan Harvey and his team develop the world’s              Established in 1971, the Crop Development Centre is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Explore the vast landscape of U of S                                                          Then and Now:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sub-atomic                                                                Taube, claims a Nobel Prize in chemistry.                                                                                                                most successful malting barley variety – Harrington. Still a     birthplace to more than 160 crop varieties. Notable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       examples include Harrington malting barley, Brier feed
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      favourite of many world brewers, from the 1980s until 2002, it
                                                                                                                                                                                              Business Developments                                                                                                                                                                Research                                                                  “Each new insight into how the atoms in their interactions
                                                                                                                              Then and Now:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  express themselves in structure and transformations, not                                                                                                 covered more than half the                                       barley, Derby oat, Teal wheat, Sceptre durum, and Laird
                                                                                                                              Atmospheric                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1948: Canada’s first                                                                                                                                                                                                               barley acreage in Western                                        lentil. Developed by researcher Al Slinkard, Laird helped
                                                                                                                                                                                              Saskatoon high-tech employer SED Systems began as                                                                                                                                                                                                              only of inanimate matter, but particularly also of living
                                                                                                                              Research                                                        the ISAS Space Engineering Division. SED Systems has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   betatron, a particle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             matter, provides a thrill,” Taube says.                                                                                                                  Canada and up to 40 per                                          make Saskatchewan a major world exporter of the crop.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   accelerator used for                                                                                                                                                                                                               cent in the U.S.                                                 One of the CDC’s most recent developments is low-phytate
                                                                                                                              1957: The first studies                                         become a world leader in the design and development of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   sub-atomic physics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  barley, which lowers the amount of environmentally harmful
                                                                                                                              on the aurora and the                                           satellite systems. SED Systems, along with several other
                                                                                                                              Earth’s atmosphere                                              companies, currently makes its home at Innovation Place.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and cancer treatment,                                                     U of S Firsts:                                                                                                                                           Then and Now:                                                    phosphorous in animal waste by 20 to 45 per cent.

                                                                                                                              in the 1930s and 40s,                                           Created in 1977 by an agreement between the Government
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   is obtained. Leon                                                         Cobalt-60                                                                                                                                                Canola, the
                                                                                                                              including Balfour                                               of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Katz continues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1951: The world’s first non-commercial cobalt-60 cancer                                                                                                  Cinderella Crop                                                  Prairie Fruits and Forests
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   development of                Opening of the linear accelerator
Al Slinkard, founder of the Canadian                                                                                          Currie’s work at                                                Innovation Place was Western Canada’s first research park.                                                                                                                                                                                                     therapy unit opens at the U of S. It was designed by Harold                                                                                              1954: Golden, the first                                          Since settlement began, plant breeders have worked to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   expertise in sub-atomic       laboratory, November 1964
pulse industry                                                                                                                Chesterfield Inlet during                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Johns. The therapy, still in use today, has helped millions of                                                                                           variety of rapeseed is                                           produce robust and hardy fruit strains to survive and thrive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   research with a linear                                                                                                                     Nobel Laureate Henry Taube                                                                                                                               on the Prairies. This century-old tradition could soon be
                                                                                                                              the Second International                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       people around the world.                                                                                                                                 licensed in Canada. Over
                                                                                                                                                                                              U of S Firsts:                                                                                                                                                                       accelerator—the ‘linac’ in 1963. Research evolves with North
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The first person treated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo: U of S Archives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       big business. Horticulturalist Brian Bors heads the fruit
                                                                                                                              Polar Year (1932), lead to the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the next two decades,
                                                                                                                                                                                              Experiments in Space                                                                                                                                                                 America’s first “pulse stretcher” ring, EROS (Electron Ring of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             with the U of S machine                                                                                                                                                                                                   development program, best known for fruits such as apples
                                                                           A World Computing First                            establishment of the Institute for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Keith Downey from the U of S, Baldur Stefansson from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Saskatchewan), a “mini synchrotron” in the 1980s.
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                                                                                                                              Space and Atmospheric Studies (ISAS) at the U of S, the first   1990: Protein crystallographer Louis Delbaere produces                                                                                                                                                                                                         was cured of cervical                                                                                      Plant Gene Discovery                          University of Manitoba and Burton Craig from the NRC Plant       and sour cherries and more recently, blue honeysuckle for
                                                                           On Dec.15th, 1955, former




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                                                                                                                              such institute in Canada.                                       the first Canadian-led space shuttle experiments on space                                                                                                                                                                                                      cancer and lived to be a                                                                                   Lawrence Gusta, Albert                        Biotechnology Institute transform the inedible industrial        the Japanese market.
                                                                           student Harry Toop and U of S                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2004: Canada’s only synchrotron, the U of S-owned Canadian
                                                                                                                                                                                              shuttle Discovery. Another of Delbaere’s experiments flies in                                                                                                                                                                                                  grandmother of 92 years.                                                                                   Robertson, and Guohai                         oilseed crop into a source of premium vegetable oil lauded
                                                                           computer scientists working                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Light Source (CLS), opens on campus.
                                                                                                                              2002: U of S researchers in the Institute for Space and         1992 on the Mir space station. In 1984, atmospheric scientist                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Wu discovered Rob-5,                          around the world for its heart-healthy qualities.                In addition to grains, oilseeds, fruit, and flowers, researchers
                                                                           with U of T colleagues
                                                                                                                              Atmospheric Studies (ISAS) achieve the first three              Ted Llewellyn is co-investigator on the OGLOW experiment                                                                                                                                                                                                       Protein Puzzles                                                                                            a stress-tolerance gene                                                                                        are exploring the potential of silviculture. Ken van Rees is
                                                                           achieved a little-known
                                                                                                                              dimensional observation of the ozone                            on space shuttle Challenger, and in 1992                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  that increases plant                          2000: MCN Bioproducts, a U of S spinoff company,                 looking at fast-growing poplars as an alternative crop to
                                                                           scientific milestone: the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Canada Research Chairs
                                                                                                                              hole from space, courtesy the                                   leads OGLOW II on Columbia.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               vigor and seed yield                          commercializes a fractionation process to produce value-         produce fuel and fibre.
                                                                           first long-distance use of a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Louis Delbaere (Structural
                                                                           high-speed computer. Using                         OSIRIS instrument on the Odin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Biochemistry), Soledade                                                                                    and shortens time to                          added feed products from canola meal, one of the highest
                                                                           telegraph circuits to cover a                      satellite. ISAS researchers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pedras (Bioorganic and                                                                                     maturity. Rob-5 has been                      quality sources of plant protein. In 2007, CanPro announces
                                                                                                                              are also Canadian leaders                                             Staphylococcus aureus V8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            licensed to BASF, one                                                               plans to build an $18-
                                                                           distance of 2,760 kilometres,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Agricultural Chemistry)
                                                                                                                              of the SuperDARN                                                       crystals grown by Yvonne                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of the world’s leading                                                                  million plant based
                                                                           Toop’s team connected                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The visit of HM Queen          and other research teams are revealing more about the
                                                                                                                              and PolarDARN                                                         Leduc and Koto Hayakawa                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             agricultural products                                                                    on the technology
                                                                           with one of the world’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Elizabeth II on May 19, 2005   structure and function of proteins and phyto-chemicals. This
Plant sciences research technician Donna Hay                               first modern computers at                          radar networks, part                                                                                                            SED atmospheric research payload                                                                                                                                attracted 2000 spectators to   knowledge may lead to advances such as designer drugs for                                                  companies.                                                                               to produce products
developed Lilium ‘University of Saskatchewan,’                             the U of T which analyzed                          of an international                                                                                                             recovery, September 1969                                                                                                                                        the CLS                        plants and improved diagnosis and treatment of bacterial                                                                                                                                            for the growing
chosen to commemorate the U of S Centennial                                mathematical problems sent                         collaboration that is                                                                                                           Photo: U of S Archives                                                                                                                                                                         and viral infections and cancer. Delbaere, team leader for the   Soledade Pedras                                                                                                                    international fish
                                                                           via a teletype machine and                         furthering atmospheric                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Photo: Gene Hattori, f11 Photographic Design                              CMCF-1 beamline at the CLS, is a world leader in research on                                                                                                                                        farming industry.                  Reducing Seed Costs




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                                                                           returned the results back to                       research.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the structure and function of proteins.                                                                                                                                                                                                Biologist Vipen Sawhney has developed
                                                                           Saskatoon.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the first photoperiod-sensitive male
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Nobel Laureates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             U of S Firsts:                                                                                                                                                                                                                         sterile tomato, which can significantly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1971: Former U of S professor Gerhard Herzberg receives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sulfate-resistant Cement                                                                                                                                                                                                               reduce the cost of hybrid seed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Canada’s first Nobel Prize in chemistry for “contributions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       production. The technology has been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to the knowledge of electronic structure properties of                    1919: Chemistry professor Thorbergur Thorvaldson, shown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    licensed to an Italian seed company.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   molecules, particularly free radicals.”                                   here in his cement testing lab, develops the first sulfate-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             resistant cement, allowing durable concrete structures to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “Do science for the sake of human culture and knowledge,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             survive in high-alkali soils such as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Herzberg says late in life. “There must be some purpose in life
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             those commonly found on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   that is higher than just surviving.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Canadian Prairies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Nobel Laureate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Gerhard Herzberg
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Agroforestry researcher Ken van Rees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louis Delbaere



                         Growing Super Trees CellFor, a                                                                                                                                                                                                       Jean-Pierre St.-Maurice, Canada Research Chair in
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                         U of S spinoff company based on                                                                                                                                                                                                      Environmental Sciences, continues space weather
                         the work of Stephen Attree under                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Patenting Technology




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and ionosphere research with new additions to
                         the supervision of biologist Larry                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The University of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the PolarDARN network. The work will expand
                         Fowke, is ramping up to produce                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Saskatchewan holds more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              our knowledge of the aurora - the spectacular
                         enough seed to grow 200 million                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       than 270 patents, dozens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              electromagnetic interaction between solar wind,
                         trees of its high-performing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of which are licensed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Earth’s magnetic field and its atmosphere
                         conifer varieties by 2010.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to companies around
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the world to help them
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               manufacture products
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and deliver services. More
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               than a dozen startup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               companies have been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               launched on the strength
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of U of S technologies.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             A Century of Innovation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Celebrating 100 Years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of Discovery, Creativity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and Innovation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             New knowledge through research, scholarly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and artistic work underlies all academic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  endeavors across our 13 colleges.


                                                                          Better Biodiesel
                                                                                                                          New Natural Resources                                                                                                                                 Our researchers partner with our local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               community, industry, government, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Aboriginal communities to find solutions to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Healthy Horizons                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Of Life and Learning
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                                                                          Martin Reaney and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Improving our Laws
                                                                                                                          As technology evolves, U of S researchers look for new energy sources                                                                                                                                                                                       A robust and varied life sciences research community provides unique                                                                                                                                                                             Humanities, social science and fine arts research at the U of S was




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                                                                          Dushmanthi Jayasinghe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              pressing societal and scientific challenges.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Law professor Ron
                                                                          have developed a better
                                                                                                                          and raw materials—as well as examining the footprints of past practices                                                                                                                                                                                     opportunities for collaboration. For health research, work that begins                                                                                                                            Cuming is the leading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       established early in the University’s history. After founding several
                                                                          way to make biodiesel                                                                                                                                                                                 Faculty and students together explore                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   architect of modern
                                                                          that produces fuel                              on the environment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in the field and barn can lead to further discoveries in human health.                                                                                                                            secured financing                              colleges and departments that were firsts in the country, researchers
                                                                          together with the valuable                                                                                                                                                                            important questions that change our                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     law in Canada. The
                                                                          byproducts glycerol and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      have gone on to distinguish themselves on an international level in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              fundamental understanding of the world
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        legislation he drafted
                                                                          lithium grease. The patent-                     Then and Now:                                                      U of S Firsts:                                                                                                                                                                          Then and Now:                                                      U of S Firsts:                                                                                                                  took a disparate mess
      Quance Speller                                                      pending technology has                          Bio-fuels                                                          Environmental toxicology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and our place in it.                                                                       Vaccines                                                           Human Fertility                                                                                                                 of laws and registry                           cultural, artistic and educational studies studies.
                                                                          attracted interest from                         1980s: Mike Ingledew develops                                      The U of S is home to Western Canada’s only Toxicology                                                                                                                                                                                                     2003: Gregg Adams (veterinary medicine), Angela Baerwald                                                                        systems that existed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1939: U of S innovation in vaccines begins at the Western
                                                                          biodiesel producers.                            high-gravity fermentation (VHGF),                                  Centre. Its reputation attracts top researchers including                                                                                                                                                                                                  (graduate student, medicine), Roger Pierson (medicine)                                                                          in Saskatchewan
                                                                                                                          which produces much higher levels                                  Canada Research Chairs John Giesy (Environmental                                     Explore our century of innovation!                                                                 College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) with the isolation of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Western equine encephalitis virus and development of a         discover that contrary to traditional theory, the follicles                                                                     and created a single,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Then and Now:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Aboriginal Research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Governor General’s Award Winners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1989: English professor Bob Calder wins the Governor
                                                                                                                          of alcohol with existing equipment.                                Toxicology) and Monique Dubé (Aquatic Ecosystem Health                                                                                                                                                                                                     on women’s ovaries develop dominant follicles (ie. are                                                                          more efficient
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     vaccine. Prior to this, the disease killed thousands of horses
                                                                                                                          The process is now standard for                                    Diagnosis).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                biologically prepared to release an egg) two or three times                                                                     statute that provided                          The U of S has a long history of encouraging involvement of       General’s Award for non-fiction for his biography entitled
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and dozens of people.
                                                                                                                          brewers and ethanol producers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          per menstrual cycle – though only                                                                      better protection for                          Aboriginal people in higher education as well as producing        Willie, the Life of Somerset Maugham.
                                                                                                                          worldwide.                                                         Much research focuses on persistent organic pollutants in                                                                                                                                                                                                                             one of these “follicular waves” ends                                                                 borrowers. It has been                         renowned research on Aboriginal issues.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Borne of the WCVM in 1975, the
                                                                                                                                                                                             sensitive ecosystems and assessing the health of vital river                                                                                                                                                                                                                           in ovulation. The discovery, which                                                                  adopted in all provinces                                                                                         1996: Creative writing instructor Guy Vanderhaeghe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Vaccine and Infectious Disease
                                                                                                                          2007: Ajay Dalai works with                                                          systems. A multi-million expansion slated                                                                                                                                                                                                                            involved researchers in both                                                                        except Ontario and                             1973: At a time when there were only four                           wins his second Governor General’s award for The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Organization (VIDO), develops
                                                                                                                          fuels based on canola and other                                                      to open in mid-2007 is expected to place                                                                                                                                                                                                                             medicine and veterinary medicine                                                                    Quebec.                                        lawyers and five law students of Native                                Englishman’s Boy. His first Governor General’s award
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     several “world first” vaccines
                                                                                                                          biological sources to produce fuel                                                   the Centre among the top toxicology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and was chosen as one of the Top                                                                                                                   ancestry in Canada, Dean Roger Carter                                     was presented in 1982 for his book of short
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to protect livestock. Examples
                                                                                                                          additives to increase engine life                                                    institutes in North America.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        100 Science Stories of 2003 by                                                                                                                      establishes the First Native Law Centre                                      stories, Man Descending. The Englishman’s Boy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     include the first effective vaccine
                                                                                                                          while increasing fuel efficiency.                                                                                                                                                         Maintaining Healthy Rivers                                                                                                                                     Discover magazine, has profound        Gregg Adams, Angela Baerwald,                                                                                in Canada.                                                                     has also been filmed as a mini-series.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     against calf scours (developed
                                                                                                                          Efforts with catalysts are yielding    Mike Ingledew                                        Tracking Ancient Climates                                                                     Unique-in-Canada, the new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     in collaboration with WCVM)                                                                   implications for contraception and     and Roger Pierson
                                                                                                                          efficient ways to produce clean-                                                                                                                                                          U of S Aquatic Toxicology                                                                                                                                     fertility treatment.                                                                                                                                 1996: James Miller, Canada Research                                             1937: English professor Richard Albert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      U of S paleontology have made several                                                                                                                          and the world’s first genetically
                                       Richard Albert                                                                     burning hydrogen, and gasification                                                                                                                                                        Research Facility will provide the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Chair in Native-Newcomer Relations,                                             Wilson’s book, The Miraculous Birth of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “world first” discoveries in an ancient                                                                                                                        engineered vaccine, to prevent
                                       Wilson’s book, The                                                                 research promises novel, environmentally friendly                                                                                                                                         tools to detect and evaluate toxic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 publishes the first comprehensive                                               Language, is lauded by George Bernard Shaw
                                                                          Proving Earth’s                                                                                                                             forest in the high Arctic which grew                                                                                                                           shipping fever in cattle.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    pollution in our lakes and rivers,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 history of Aboriginal residential                                               as proof that the University of Saskatchewan
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                                       Miraculous Birth of                                                                energy from sources such as dry distillers’ grains from                                     when the world was much warmer.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ovulation on Demand
                                                                          Mysteries                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 providing crucial information                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      schooling, to critical acclaim.                                                 was “apparently half a century ahead of
                                       Language                                                                           ethanol production.                                                                         The Saskatchewan Isotope Laboratory                                                                                                                            Its most recent success is the 2007 release of the first vaccine
                                                                          Geologist Robert                                                                                                                                                                                                                          for policy regulation and                                                                                                           Reuben Mapletoft has devised techniques that induce cows                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cambridge in science and of Oxford in
                                                                          Kerrich provided the                                                                                                                        has developed unparalleled tools for                                                                                                                           to combat E.coli O157:H7 in cattle, designed to protect water      to ovulate at the same time, allowing producers to plan                                                                                                                        1997: There are an estimated 500 lawyers                                      common sense.” The book showed the unique
                                                                          first clear evidence
                                                                                                                          The Power of the Sun                                                                        paleoclimate studies, teasing data from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    environmental remediation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     supplies from the deadly disease. The project was conducted                                                                                                                                        Taking the Pulse of




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ahead for artificial insemination. He also developed a drug                                                                                                                    and 12 judges of First Nations ancestry in                                   role that the invention of language played in
                                                                          that the Earth’s ancient                        Akira Hirose is chasing the ultimate in solar power:         Ajay Dalai                     sources as diverse as fish ear bones,                                                                                                                          in collaboration with the University of British Columbia.                                                                                                                                          our Community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        that causes cows to super-ovulate, allowing production of                                                                                                                                                  Canada, of which                                human evolution.
                                                                          oceanic and continental                         fusion, the reaction that powers the sun.                                                   ancient wood, and clam shells.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In 2001, two U of S social
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        several fertilized embryos in each                                                                                                                                                                           353 lawyers and
                                                                          crust avalanched 3,000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Expanding Vaccine Research                                                                                                                                                                         research units broke new
                                                                                                                          A major challenge in harnessing this clean, virtually limitless
                                                                                                                                                                                             Green plastics incorporate flax                                    Monique Dubé
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cow. The embryos can then
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ground in how social                                                          six judges had                        Honouring University Women
                                                                          kilometres to the Earth’s                       energy source is how to add more fuel. Fusion reactors use                                                                                                                                                                                                 The International Vaccine Centre (InterVac), an ambitious          be harvested, preserved                                                                                                                                                                                        been introduced to
                                                                          core and returned to the                        donut-shaped magnetic fields to contain the fusion reaction,       and hemp fibre                                                                                                                                                                          new U of S research and development facility to be built on        and transferred to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        research is communicated.                                                                                        The U of S honours two of its pre-eminent female scholars,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        They teamed up with The                                                        the law via the                   historian Hilda Neatby and economist Mabel Timlin in the
                                                                          surface as volcanoes. He                        but if these fields are disrupted, the reaction stops.             Researchers at the U of S are now blending flax and hemp                                                                                                                                campus by 2010, will significantly enhance Canada’s capacity       a surrogate cow.                                                                                                                                                                                               Saskatchewan program.
                                                                          also developed what is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        StarPhoenix to produce                                                                                           dedication of the Neatby-Timlin Theatre.
                                                                                                                          With their compact torus injection technology, Hirose and          fibre with polymers to create bio-composite materials. Flax                                                                                                                             to develop vaccines for both humans and animals. One of            The method allows
                                                                          now widely regarded as                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a 28-page supplement
                                                                                                                          his team are working to “put another log on the fire” without      fibre is used to replace more expensive alternatives such as                                                                                                                            the largest vaccine research labs in North America, InterVac       superior bloodlines to                                                                                                                                                                                        2006: The U of S Aboriginal
                                                                          the standard model of how                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     called “Taking the Pulse”                                                                                        • Neatby’s 1953 bestseller So Little for the Mind ignited
                                                                                                                          putting the fire out. The approach may provide the key to          glass fibres, and deliver improved mechanical properties                                                                                                                                will be an international research destination. Its leading-        be easily shipped all                                                                                                                                                                                         Education Research Centre
                                                                          gold deposits are formed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       VIDO scientists are working to develop single-                which featured poll results                                                                                        national debate on education in the ‘50s.
                                                                                                                          ITER, the world’s largest fusion reactor, being built in France.   as well.                                                                                                                                                                                edge facilities are expected to position Saskatchewan at the       over the world.                                                                                                                                                                                              (AERC), led by Marie Battiste,
                                                                          His research advances                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           shot vaccines for newborns that will eliminate                and related stories on the
                                                                                                                          Hirose’s team built Canada’s first tokamak fusion device.                                                                                                                                                                                                  forefront of health sciences around the world.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 is selected by the Canadian
                                                                          mining industry efforts to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      both booster immunizations and needles                        quality of life in Saskatoon                                                                                     • Timlin’s “Does Canada Need More People?” (1951) is one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and Saskatchewan as                            Council on Learning (CCL) to co-lead a new national                 of the earliest classic studies of immigration in Canada.
                                                                          explore more effectively
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a whole. Parts of the                          network for gathering and sharing information on effective          She is also the first woman social scientist to be elected
                                                                          for precious mineral                                                                                               Biofuels research began at U of S nearly 90 years                                                                                                                                                  Helping Stroke Victims                                                                                                                                                                  project became part of                         approaches to Aboriginal learning.                                  to the Royal Society of Canada.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Innovation
                                                                          resources such as gold.                                                                                            ago. Here chemistry head R.D. MacLaurin operates                                                                                                                                                   Medical researchers Jim                                                                                                                                                                 Saskatchewan’s Grade
Hilda Neatby, 1953                                                                                                                                                                           a car on gas derived from straw.                                                                                                                                                                   Thornhill and Vivian                                                                                                                                                                    11 social psychology                           Kenderdine Campus                                                     Mabel Timlin
Photo: Paul Horsdal, U of S Archives
                                                                                                                                                                                             Photo: U of S Archives                                                                                                                                                                             Ramsden are developing                                                                                                                                                                  curriculum.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vaccine and Infectious Disease                                                                               Founded in 1935, the Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus is                   Photo: L.G. Saunders,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                a “cooling arch” that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        U of S Archives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                John Giesy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Organization (VIDO)                                                                                          one of the single most influential artists’ retreats in Western
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                paramedics can use to                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Canada. The Emma Lake Art School helps promote the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                help minimize brain                                                                                                                                                                                                                    careers of famous local painters, including Dorothy Knowles,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Biosensors                                                                                          damage in stroke victims                                                                                                                                                                                                               Gordon Snelgrove and Ernest Lindner. In the 1950s, many




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Innovation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Diagnose Disease                                                                                    in the critical minutes                                                                                                                                                                                                                internationally famous artists and critics led workshops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            U of S spinoff Adnavance                                                                            before patients arrive at                                                                                                                                                                                                              for the benefit of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Technologies is                                                                                     the hospital.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          local artists.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            developing biosensors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            for diagnosing disease,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DNA-based vaccines, and
                                                                                                                          Akira Hirose and                                                                                                                                                  a method for producing
                                                                                                                          his STOR-M team                                                                                                                                                   hydrogen for fuel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            cells. The technologies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            are based on metal-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            containing M-DNA
The U of S is home to Canada’s first drama                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  discovered by Jeremy Lee
department, established in 1945. Here, in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and Palok Aich.
1959, actors perform the world premiere of
W.O. Mitchell’s play, “Royalty is Royalty”.
Photo: U of S Archives

								
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