AstraZeneca second dose: Should I get the same vaccine or choose Pfizer or Moderna?

Many people have questions about the changing guidelines for the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. Here are some answers from University of Saskatchewan (USask) infectious dis...

Read more

How a Pandemic Sparked a Passion for Planetary Health & Climate Change

I’ve always loved getting outdoors and have made conscious efforts to bring reusable bags to the grocery store. However, I was never one to try and practice minimalism or compost, ...

Read more

Indigenous communities guide research

By nurturing relationships over time, and working collaboratively, researchers in the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) College of Medicine (CoM) are ensuring Indigenous communi...

Read more

USask researchers help lead $9-million Coronavirus Variants Rapid Response Network

University of Saskatchewan (USask) and University of Regina (U of R) researchers are joining forces with scientists across the nation to undertake surveillance, sequencing, tracing...

Read more

Supports for success: Planting the seeds of research growth

Investing in research results in an even larger return, says vice-dean research Dr. Marek Radomski (MD, PhD).

Read more

A one-year pandemic checkup, with Dr. Preston Smith, Dean of Medicine

One year ago, Dr. Preston Smith remembers watching the coronavirus inch closer and closer to the University of Saskatchewan.

Read more

Fighting Seniors’ Social Isolation with Music

The idea of a social event for seniors was floated around at our monthly Senior Social Isolation Prevention Program (SSIPP) meeting in December, a program that connects older adult...

Read more

How I helped with COVID contact-tracing

My name is Morgan, and I am a first year-medical student at the University of Saskatchewan. I joined the Saskatchewan Health Authority's (SHA) pandemic supplemental work force, alo...

Read more

Managing the ER during COVID-19

During the early days of the pandemic, Saskatchewan emergency departments faced uncertainty—not knowing what to expect—but prepared to face the worst.

Read more

Sask. researchers to assess the impact of COVID-19 on kids and families with funding from SHRF and MHRC

An increasing number of studies are examining the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of adult Canadians, but little is being done to assess its impact on children and youth, e...

Read more

USask awarded $650K to work with First Nations and Métis communities to address the impacts of COVID-19

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been named one of the 15 winners of the North American 2020 TD Ready Challenge presented by TD Bank Group.

Read more

History of infectious diseases and vaccination: New USask course features an innovative interdisciplinary approach

As people around the world wait to receive one of several COVID-19 vaccines developed to help end the coronavirus pandemic, a timely new University of Saskatchewan (USask) course w...

Read more

USask partners on a made-in-Saskatchewan ventilator project

One hundred made-in-Saskatchewan ventilators will soon be available to support the needs of the province’s residents, thanks to an innovative collaboration among the University of ...

Read more

Giving back

Dr. Gary Groot (MD’82, PhD’11) knew early on that he wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. Now, a highly regarded surgical oncologist and researcher, Groot’s work is drivi...

Read more

Imminent surge in new COVID-19 cases in Saskatoon: USask wastewater data

Data collected by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) wastewater surveillance team shows Saskatoon’s COVID-19 case numbers are likely to increase exponentially in the next seven...

Read more

Stepping Up From The Sidelines

From raising tens of thousands of dollars for needed supplies in La Loche to helping health care workers from the sidelines, medical students felt called to help Saskatchewan commu...

Read more

Napper relishes research role and thirst for teaching

Even in the midst of a pandemic, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers continue to make a positive impact through leadership and teaching.

Read more

The social significance of the global pandemic

When COVID-19 came to Canada, researchers knew its implications would go far beyond the direct effects of the virus.

Read more

New CT scanner gives USask’s VIDO-InterVac scientists a window on COVID-19 disease

New imaging equipment to help understand COVID-19 infection will soon be coming to the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization—International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) at t...

Read more

Adjusting to Medical School in a Pandemic

The first three months of medical school have gone by quickly. As we stop to catch our breath in between midterms and finals, we have a lot of milestones to reflect on.

Read more

USask doctor volunteers to support COVID-19 efforts in Bolivia

SASKATOON – Helping the community where he was born, Dr. Ivar Mendez has decided to take a six-month unpaid leave as department head of surgery at the University of Saskatchewan (U...

Read more

His father's son: Nazeem Muhajarine connects the coronavirus and human behaviour

The way people perceive threats in a pandemic affects the spread of Covid-19, according to social epidemiologist Nazeem Muhajarine.

Read more

USask unites: The unintentional influencer

At a time when the world was saturated with misinformation, a USask alumna took it upon herself to set the record straight.<br/><br/>

Read more

While We Learn, They Die: Why We Need Immediate Action in the Drug Crisis

I’ve always been told to never discuss politics with family. I broke that rule unwittingly when I went back home during the September long weekend and my dad shared that one of his...

Read more

USask unites: Virologist discusses the realities of research amid COVID-19 pandemic

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.

Read more

Beginning Second Year with a Greater Sense of Balance

I was in term two of my first year of medical school when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit.

Read more

Unusual beginnings in unprecedented times: Starting medical school during a pandemic

As two long-time friends in first year medicine, the word on our minds when we think about starting medical school during a pandemic isn’t “unprecedented”--it’s “privileged.”

Read more

USask respirologist offers tips for wearing masks, and why they work

Wearing a mask is now mandatory indoors for those on campus, and a University of Saskatchewan (USask) respiratory expert says there are plenty of good reasons why they help protect...

Read more

USask provides virtual care during pandemic

When an outbreak of COVID-19 caused travel restrictions to be instituted in northern Saskatchewan in May, residents’ access to health care services were limited—especially for expe...

Read more

USask researchers explore therapeutics to fight COVID-19

With COVID-19 ravaging the globe, the race is on to accelerate therapeutics research and find effective treatment options.

Read more

Tracking pandemic public health responses

The rampant spread of COVID-19 south of the border and the increasing number of localized cluster outbreaks in areas of Saskatchewan are clear warning signs to researchers like Dr....

Read more

Data drives decisions to contain COVID-19

After finally emerging from months of working and sheltering at home, with the majority of the population following pandemic prevention measures, Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine (PhD) knows ...

Read more

USask unites: Student steps up to help home community during COVID-19

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.

Read more

USask medical researchers awarded $900K to help fight COVID-19

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has awarded three University of Saskatchewan (USask) research teams a total of $900,000 to help strengthen Canada’s rapid response...

Read more

USask researchers to develop saliva-based COVID-19 home testing kit

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers are part of two COVID-19-related projects awarded major federal funding today—one to develop a unique saliva-based test for COVID-19 ...

Read more

USask Métis student celebrates MD degree on family farm

Like any student in their last year of medical school, Métis student Lacey Jurke has been keeping busy—though not in the way she had envisioned.

Read more

Connecting Generations in a Time of Disconnect

Social distancing measures and visiting restrictions at long-term care homes have helped curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, but they also mean isolation and loneliness for s...

Read more

Promising pre-clinical results for USask VIDO-InterVac COVID-19 vaccine

SASKATOON – A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterV...

Read more

USask researcher helping design improved mask for pre-symptomatic COVID-19 patients

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher is helping design personal protective masks for pre-symptomatic COVID-19 patients.<br/><br/>

Read more

12 Tips for Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being During COVID-19

Reading all the articles and studies getting published on COVID-19 inspired me to create something that would help others do just that. A practical framework for supporting our own...

Read more

USask unites: Medical students connecting with isolated seniors

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.<br/><br/>

Read more

USask unites: Medical students double fundraising goal to send supplies to northern Saskatchewan communities

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.<br/><br/>

Read more

President addresses USask community

President Peter Stoicheff addresses the University of Saskatchewan campus community during these uncertain times, applauding the immense efforts of all members of the USask communi...

Read more

Dr. Michael Goldney: Making a difference

One of the founders of Lucky Bastard Distillers said everyone should make the effort to regularly wash their hands with soap and water as the first line of defence against the COVI...

Read more

USask Indigenous health leader appointed to national COVID-19 Immunity Task Force

University of Saskatchewan (USask) Indigenous health research leader Dr. Carrie Bourassa has been appointed as the Indigenous Engagement Lead on the federal COVID-19 Immunity Task ...

Read more

My View From The Sidelines During COVID-19

The last few weeks have been a crazy whirlwind of news headlines from across the world, an abundance of information, and disruptions in almost every aspect of life.

Read more

Campus remains closed during COVID-19

This is a reminder that the University of Saskatchewan campus remains closed to our faculty, staff and students, as well as the general public. 

Read more

The Student Voices of COVID-19

We are medical students. For the past several years, we have dedicated innumerable hours to the learning and practice of our trade. Our physicians and other mentors have guided us ...

Read more

USask unites: USask doctor aims to dispel COVID-19 myths via video sharing

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.<br/><br/>

Read more

USask researchers offer online support program for people with MS, Parkinson’s and spinal cord injury

During the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers in physiotherapy, rehabilitation science, and neurology are combining their expertise to provide a free...

Read more

USask engineering team designing 3D-printed N95 masks to help combat COVID-19

Using 3D printers, a University of Saskatchewan (USask) engineering team is designing a comfortable, reusable and sanitizable N95 class respirator mask aimed at protecting emergenc...

Read more

USask therapy dogs go virtual amidst COVID-19 pandemic

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) PAWS Your Stress Therapy Dog program is live online. Students and other members of the community can now connect and receive comf...

Read more

USask unites: CLRC and university health science programs join forces with the SHA to combat COVID-19

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.<br/><br/>

Read more

USask unites: USask psychologist offers free counselling to health-care workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.<br/>

Read more

SHA and USask’s VIDO-InterVac partner to help ensure supply of N95 respirator masks

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) a...

Read more

USask health science students create task force to help amid COVID-19 pandemic

About 200 University of Saskatchewan (USask) health science students in the province are volunteering to help in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more

USask unites: USask counsellor offers tips on staying mentally healthy during COVID-19

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support on another in these uncertain times.

Read more

USask unites: A USask student has launched a website tracking all cases of COVID-19 in Canada

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support on another in these uncertain times.

Read more

USask unites: Saskatoon distilleries team up to make hand sanitizer

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.

Read more

Saskatchewan government invests $3.6M in USask COVID-19 vaccine research

The Government of Saskatchewan has announced $3.6 million in new funding for the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization – International Va...

Read more

PM announces $12M for new vaccine manufacturing at USask’s VIDO-InterVac, part of $23.3M for the lab to fight COVID-19 and other infectious disease threats

SASKATOON – As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to rapidly evolve, the federal government is announcing $23.3 million in total support for the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) V...

Read more

USask convocation cancelled in response to COVID-19 prevention

The University of Saskatchewan will be implementing further preventative measures including, but not limited to: closing all campus buildings with only limited access to employees ...

Read more

USask medical students step up to support healthcare professionals

As COVID-19 arrived in Canada, medical students found themselves out of the classroom, watching their teachers and mentors prepare for the impending pandemic.

Read more

USask unites: USask community offers assistance in response to coronavirus

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.

Read more

USask moves to limit access to campus in response to COVID-19

With the Government of Saskatchewan declaring a provincial State of Emergency to address the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Saskatchewan will be immediately implementing a wo...

Read more

USask issues updates on winter term final exams

Please be advised that final exams in the April 2020 period will be completed remotely and the university will use the existing exam schedule with regard to timing of exams. Specif...

Read more

USask issues additional supports in response to COVID-19 prevention

Both federal and provincial governments took additional preventative measure related to COVID-19 on March 16, ranging from pre-K to 12 schools shutting down in Saskatchewan later t...

Read more

New USask COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines

Message from President Peter Stoicheff.

Read more

COVID-19 update and USask response

I want to provide you with an update about the quickly evolving COVID-19 situation, which has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

Read more