College News - Archive 2021
Wearing a surgical face mask as protection from COVID-19 does not affect performance of youth hockey players: USask study
A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team has found that wearing face masks to protect against COVID-19 during play does not affect the sport performance of youth hockey p...
Participants needed - Knowledge and attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccination: A survey of breast cancer patients and survivors
Dr. Lesley Moisey, and her co-principal investigator Dr. Soo Kim from the College of Medicine, School of Rehabilitation Science, are currently recruiting participants for a survey ...
New journal article: Pharmacist-led strategy to address the opioid crisis: The Medication Assessment Centre Interprofessional Opioid Pain Service
In an effort to provide better access to interprofessional chronic pain management, the Medication Assessment Centre (MAC) has recently launched the Medication Assessment Centre In...
USask researcher and Paralympian seeks plant-based solution to iron deficiency
A new breed of field peas may lead to the development of an effective ‘food-first’ iron supplement.
Memphis Long – Being SURE of Your Abilities
"I loved spending the summer learning about new topics and it allowed for networking with other students and professors that would otherwise not be as accessible.”
Pharmacy student Kennedy Brown named to the U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian list
Congratulations to all the students who were named to the U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians list for the 2020-21 season.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Thursday, September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Although there will be no classes that day, we encourage all faculty, staff, and students to take time on Sept...
Drs. El-Aneed, Bandy take on assistant dean roles
Congratulations to Drs. Anas El-Aneed and Brian Bandy who assumed the roles of Assistant Dean, Division of Pharmacy and Assistant Dean, Division of Nutrition and Dietetics, as of J...
Standing Together in Grief and Committing to the Work Ahead
President’s statement on the Cowessess First Nation tragedy.
2021 University Staff Excellence Awards Winner: Carrie Verishagen
The University Staff Excellence Award recognizes staff members who have achieved excellence while demonstrating dedication and commitment to the university’s Mission, Vision and Va...
Class of 2021 graduating student awards
Each year, awards are presented to our graduating students at the spring convocation ceremony and other events throughout the day. While we were unable to celebrate in person this ...
Passion for nutrition drives future dietitian
For Ken M., a passion for nutrition has led to a four-year professional and personal journey that has been transformative.
USask researcher works on project aimed at seeing adolescents flourish, awarded Templeton Foundation funding
Dr. Carol Henry (PhD) of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is the lead researcher of an international team awarded $100,000 from the T...
Dr. Derek Jorgenson receives USSU award
Congratulations to Dr. Derek Jorgenson who received a 2020-21 University of Saskatchewan Students' Union (USSU) Teaching Excellence Award.
Canadian universities, professional associations, businesses licensing use of USask-developed pharmacy resource
A clinical resource for pharmacists first developed at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) nearly 10 years ago is finally getting its due.
Halpape receives Provost's College Award for Outstanding Teaching
Congratulations to Dr. Katelyn Halpape on receiving the 2021 Provost's College Award for Outstanding Teaching for the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition.
Nearly 150 USask pharmacy students to help with COVID-19 vaccine roll-out
Student volunteers from the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) College of Pharmacy and Nutrition (CoPN) have signed up in droves to help deliver COVID-19 vaccines during Phase 2 ...
USask awarded $3.2M towards first-in-Canada engineering biology centre for ag innovation
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will invest $3.2 million in a unique biomanufacturing facility at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) that will use cutting-edge “engi...
Pulses prove to be a recipe for heart-healthy success
Take one part pandemic, add one part food guide recommendations to consume more meat substitutes, season with years of nutrition research with athletes to improve their metabolism ...
Indigenous Student Achievement Awards: Lauren Thompson
Congratulations to nutrition student Lauren Thompson on receiving the Academic Excellence Award for the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the Indigenous Student Achievement Awar...
USask awarded $650K to work with First Nations and Métis communities to address the impacts of COVID-19
SASKATOON – 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.
USask study finds COVID isolation worsens student diets, inactivity, and alcohol intake
SASKATOON – A University of Saskatchewan (USask) study has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant worsening of already poor dietary habits, low activity levels, se...
Stretching more effective than walking to lower high blood pressure: USask study
A new University of Saskatchewan (USask) study has found that stretching is superior to brisk walking for reducing blood pressure in people with high blood pressure or who are at r...