Social Accountability in the News

Statement from Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement

Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement Dr. Jacqueline Ottmann addresses the University of Saskatchewan campus community.

June 8 2020

Amendments to legislation protect vulnerable and Indigenous women

Indigenous women are three to four times more likely than other women to be sexually assaulted or murdered, and seven times more likely to be targeted by serial killers.

Fentanyl testing strips distributed at Mayfair Drugs

The best way to prevent an overdose is to not take illicit drugs, but a group of U of S College of Pharmacy students have offered a precautionary measure for those who do choose to use drugs.


November 25, 2019

The Power of Student Voices

Students' successful call for Mifegymiso coverage


September 13 2019

Sara Dungavell Breaks Down Barriers to Inclusive Care

With her LGBTQ2+ patients, working out of OUTSaskatoon is an easy way to say “I’m safe.” It’s also a way to create an implicit understanding that gender identity and sexuality are open subjects.

By Amanda Short

September 13 2019

USask researchers looking to help transgender patients

A University of Saskatchewan (USask)-led research team is looking to make navigating the health-care system easier for transgender people in Saskatchewan.

Indigenous-led research centre to address HIV among First Nations, Inuit and Métis

The rise in HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among Indigenous people in Saskatchewan and Manitoba is to be addressed by a new $2.9-million Indigenous-led research centre to close gaps in prevention and care.

USask medicine student is travelling Canada in hopes of improving Saskatchewan’s health services

College of Medicine student Kaishan Aravinthan is looking for ways to improve Saskatchewan’s hospitals. Thanks to the support of donors, he’s hopeful his research will help people across the province.

New national Indigenous health research plan prioritizes Indigenous-led agenda

Supporting Indigenous individuals and their communities to drive Indigenous health research is a key goal of the new five-year plan of the national Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH), a Canadian Institutes of Health Research institute based at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

Jun 27, 2019

Role models for queer youth are key

In celebration of the upcoming Saskatoon Pride Festival, Stéphanie Madill, assistant professor of physical therapy, talks about progress made and the importance of queer youth having role models.

The Role of Practitioners in Indigenous Wellness

College of Medicine personnel are now taking part in an online course to learn about creating a culturally safe environment for Indigenous people.

USask scholars win prestigious national awards

Three outstanding University of Saskatchewan (Usask) researchers have been awarded Vanier and Banting scholarships and fellowships totaling $430,000 for research that will advance regenerative medicine and improve water quality and mental health.

La Ronge rural family physician named 2019 SMA Physician of the Year

Dr. Sean Groves (MD) has been selected as the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) 2019 Physician of the Year.

Ambulances support USask Mozambique project

For expectant mothers in the African country of Mozambique, reaching medical services could mean walking up to 15 kilometres over sandy and difficult terrain.

Culturally safe, positive, empowering birth

Saskatchewan mothers shaping research aimed at improving the birthing experiences of Indigenous women

Family medicine resident receives leadership award

Second-year resident Dr. Mira Pavan has been named the recipient of the 2019 Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) Resident Leadership Award.

Aboriginal Achievement: Award winner hopes to make a difference in her community

Medical student Annette Pegg grew up on Kawacatoose First Nation and in inner-city Regina where she witnessed abuse, addictions and intergenerational trauma. Her experiences have strengthened her resolve as a physician and an advocate.

Health care team eases access to care for kids in La Ronge

There’s one thing Dr. Pat Blakley always does before she travels to La Ronge.

USask study on opioid use offers solutions

SASKATOON – Better coordination of existing services, a one-stop shop with supervised consumption, and a crisis response plan paired with a long-term provincial strategy are all needed in the fight against opioid addiction in Saskatoon.