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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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...

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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...

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Standing Together in Grief and Committing to the Work Ahead

President’s statement on the Cowessess First Nation tragedy.

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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...

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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 ...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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Wilson, Dadachova honoured as Distinguished Researchers

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is honouring radiopharmacist Dr. Ekaterina Dadachova (PhD) and Indigenous educator Dr. Alex Wilson (EdD)—both internationally recognized for ...

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USask launches first study on effects of smoked cannabis on brain development

University of Saskatchewan (USask) pharmacologist Robert Laprairie will use a Brain Canada research grant to determine how a mother’s use of cannabis during pregnancy affects the b...

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USask collaboration creates free cannabis education toolkit

REACH program consists of new curriculum resources for Saskatchewan classrooms to help youth make healthy, informed decisions about cannabis use.

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Working abroad amid the pandemic

Queen Elizabeth Scholar Michele Monroy-Valle is conducting research and community work to improve childhood malnutrition and bone health in Guatemala.

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Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship: Saniya Alwani

The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition is pleased to announce that PhD student Saniya Alwani has been awarded an Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship-Doctoral to undert...

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Class of 2020 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 ...

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President’s statement and actions on racism

Racism and discrimination are experienced by members of the University of Saskatchewan community. Although we proclaim that we will not tolerate discriminatory or racist behavior i...

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New Researcher Awards: USask honours exceptional MS and water researchers

Dr. Helen Baulch (PhD) and Dr. Charity Evans (PhD) are both also regarded as inspiring teachers and mentors, having both won the Provost’s Outstanding Teacher Award. And while acco...

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Statement from Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement

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

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Statement from USask President

President Peter Stoicheff addresses the University of Saskatchewan campus community.

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Whiting recognized with Emeritus Membership Award

Congratulations to Dr. Susan Whiting (PhD) on being recognized with an Emeritus Membership Award by the board of directors of Dietitians of Canada.

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Jorgenson receives Provost's College Award for Outstanding Teaching

Congratulations to Dr. Derek Jorgenson on receiving the 2020 Provost's College Award for Outstanding Teaching for the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition.

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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...

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USask health researchers make ‘exceptional’ discovery

A discovery by a group of University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers may change the way we model how a human body processes drugs.

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USask training pharmacists to help address substance use

A new resource is being developed at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) to help address opioid and crystal meth use in the province.

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USask researchers training fungi to sense radiation and potentially help clean up nuclear waste

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have demonstrated that it is possible to “train” microscopic black fungi in the lab to find radiation sources—a discovery...

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USask awarded $3.6M to tackle opioid withdrawal in babies, improve health care for youth and elderly

Eight University of Saskatchewan (USask) health research projects have been awarded nearly $3.6 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to improve health and...

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Pharmacists may hold the key to solving the opioid crisis: $1.7M awarded by Health Canada for USask pilot project

University of Saskatchewan (USask) pharmacy researchers have been awarded more than $1.7 million over three years to implement and assess a new pharmacist-led interprofessional mod...

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Saskatchewan video series receives award

“Solid Organ Transplantation – a Miniseries for Patients” received the Excellence in Pharmacy Practice – Leadership Award as part of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Na...

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Drug Discovery Developments

A new book edited by Drs. Kishor M. Wasan (PhD) and Ildiko Badea (PhD) highlights a series of drug delivery discoveries by USask researchers.

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Indigenous Student Achievement Awards: Chelsea Lussier

Congratulations to nutrition student Chelsea Lussier on receiving the Leadership Award for the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the Indigenous Student Achievement Awards on Thu...

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Trainee Spotlight on Dr Lina Al-Sakran

Dr Lina Al-Sakran studies the epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology of multiple sclerosis in Saskatchewan.

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Indigenizing pharmacy education

An article by Dr. Jaris Swidrovich (PharmD) recently published in the journal Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning assessed the current state of research and the number of pe...

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Aleta Schellenberg named Preceptor of the Year

The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition is pleased to announce that Aleta Schellenberg (BSP '15) is the recipient of Preceptor of the Year Award for 2018-2019.

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Dr. Susan Whiting Receives Achievement Award

Dr. Susan Whiting, the leading nutrition expert and authority on vitamin D and calcium, received the Achievement Award at the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation's Santé Awards...

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Pharmacy student Kellie Onda-Inglis named to Huskie Athletics All-Academic Team

Congratulations to all of the students who were named to the Huskie Athletics All-Academic Team for the 2018-19 season.

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USask part of $2 million investment in new prostate cancer research

A team involving two University of Saskatchewan (Usask) researchers – Kishor Wasan, from the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition and Franco Vizeacoumar from the Saskatchewan Cancer A...

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Jane Alcorn accepts new challenge in USask Pharmacy and Nutrition

With a background in veterinary medicine and pharmaceutical sciences, Dr. Jane Alcorn (PhD) brings a unique combination of education and experience as the new dean of the College o...

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USask cancer researcher retired but still inspired

For someone who retired back in 2002, Dr. Jonathan Dimmock (PhD) sure has a funny way of not showing up for work.

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USask project engages and educates schoolchildren about risks of cannabis use

A team of students and faculty from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are working to help children and teenagers in Saskatoon make smart choices about cannabis.

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Trainee Spotlight: Mona M. Khamis (Hamada)

Mona’s research focuses on targeted metabolomics for the identification of potential diagnostic urine biomarkers of asthma and COPD.

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Spotlight on Dr. Jessica Lieffers

Dr. Lieffers's research focuses on nutrition, dental health, and issues relevant to dietetic practice.

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2019 Dean’s Staff Award: Diane Favreau

Congratulations to Diane Favreau who is this year's recipient of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Dean’s Staff Award for Commitment and Excellence. Dean Kishor Wasan presented...

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Dietitian call centre now open at USask

Thanks to a new program at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), free nutritional advice and information is now just a phone call away.

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Berenbaum named professor emeritus

Congratulations to Dr. Shawna Berenbaum who has received the honourary title of professor emeritus from the University of Saskatchewan.

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Rémillard named professor emeritus

Congratulations to Dr. Alfred Rémillard who has received the honourary title of professor emeritus from the University of Saskatchewan.

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Advancing gene therapy for skin cancer

A USask researcher has developed compounds for delivering gene therapy that are 20 per cent less toxic than ones used currently, and are more compatible with the body.

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Pharmacy and nutrition students named to Huskie Athletics All-Academic Team

Congratulations to our students who were named to the Huskie Athletics All-Academic Team for the 2017-18 season.

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2019 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

The new Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes those who have made significant and sustained contributions to their profession.

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Staff Spotlight: Shannon Wiens

Shannon joined the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition in the role of Administration and Planning Specialist in May of 2015.

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Gift in memory of pharmacy alumnus

Marguerite Eleanor Read bequeathed $100,000 from her estate to the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition to establish an award in memory of her brother, Charles Henry Kouri (BSP 1957)....

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New scholarship announced in honour of Dr. Alfred Remillard

The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition is pleased to announce the new Dr. Alfred Remillard Scholarship in Pharmacy Mental Health. The award will recognize academic excellence and re...

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SHRF grants fund new college research

The Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation has recently awarded research grants to three College of Pharmacy and Nutrition faculty members.

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U of S pharmacy PhD student’s gene therapy research earning awards and accolades

Mays Al-Dulaymi was working as a pharmacist overseas in Jordan when she soon realized that she wanted to do more to help patients.

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RxFiles moves to University of Saskatchewan

An internationally recognized program to assist doctors and pharmacists in deciding which drugs to prescribe is moving to the U of S.

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Twenty-year partnership helping thousands in Ethiopia

Small seeds are powering the goal of feeding tens of thousands in Ethiopia, a country with one of the highest rates of food insecurity in the world.

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Staff Spotlight: Poppy Lowe

Poppy is a registered dietitian who graduated from the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition after doing her internship with the Saskatoon Health Region in 2005.

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94 U of S students attend PDW

With 94 delegates at the 2018 CAPSI Professional Development week, the University of Saskatchewan had an impressive showing at the national conference.

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Funding announced for Indigenous activities

The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition is pleased to announce the new Indigenous Activity Fund to provide financial resources for activities to increase Indigenous representation an...

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Harnessing the healing power of medical marijuana

The U of S is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Laprairie to the position of tenure track assistant professor with a five-year term as GSK-CIHR Research Chair in Drug D...

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Henry wins internationalization award

Congratulations to Dr. Carol Henry who received the George Ivany Award for Internationalization at the fall convocation ceremony on Saturday, October 28.

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Faculty, alumna win 2017 CBC Saskatchewan Future 40

Congratulations to Drs. Robert Lapriaire, Amy Smith-Morris (BSP 2010), and Holly Mansell (BSP 2002) on being named winners of the 2017 CBC Saskatchewan Future 40.

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Dimmock receives 2017 USRA Continuing Contribution Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Dimmock on receiving a 2017 University of Saskatchewan Retirees Association Continuing Contribution Award.

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Alumnus establishes award for clinical pharmacy graduate studies

Betty Corrine Riddell (BSP 1949) bequeathed $75,000 from her estate to the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition to establish an award for graduate studies in clinical pharmacy.

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Staff Spotlight: Jean Oakley

Jean Oakley provides administrative support for the graduate programs in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition.

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Students, alum named to Huskie Athletics All-Academic Team

Congratulations to our students and one of our alums who were named to the Huskie Athletics All-Academic Team for the 2016-17 season.

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Positive accreditation results as new pharmacy program launches

The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition has received positive accreditation results from the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs.

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Pharmacy alumnus named first CEO of new Saskatchewan Health Authority

Congratulations to Scott Livingstone (BSP 1988; MSc 1994) on being named the first CEO of new Saskatchewan Health Authority.

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College granted affiliation with SSRL

We are pleased to announce that the college has formally established ties with the Social Sciences Research Laboratories (SSRL).

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College announces new Research Infrastructure Program

The new Research Infrastructure Program was announced today as part of the commitment to continue to increase research funding and productivity in the College of Pharmacy and Nutri...

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2017 Dean’s Staff Award: Sandy Knowles

Congratulations to Sandy Knowles who is the first recipient of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Dean’s Staff Award for Commitment and Excellence. Dean Kishor Wasan presented ...

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Alumnus establishes bursary for humanitarian work

Colleen Howard (née Zavislake) (BSP 1972) bequeathed approximately $195,000 from her estate to the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition for continuing education and to establish the C...

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Mushroom cap and shield: Professor uses fungi to protect against radiation

University of Saskatchewan researcher Ekaterina (Kate) Dadachova wants military services to put mushrooms on their menu.

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U of S AAPS Student Chapter featured in AAPS Newsmagazine

The University of Saskatchewan's American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Student Chapter has been featured in the June 2017 edition of the AAPS Newsmagazine.

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International partners gather at U of S to celebrate 20 years of food security development

SASKATOON – A celebration of a 20-year partnership using pulse crops and education to combat child malnutrition and increase farmer incomes for thousands in Ethiopia is bringing to...

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In memorium: Dr. Adil J. Nazarali

Today we honour the memory of Dr. Adil J. Nazarali. Dr. Nazarali passed away on April 27, 2017. The following message from Dean Kishor Wasan was sent to the college earlier in the ...

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Nutrition Research Day 2017

The annual Dietitians of Canada Saskatchewan Research Day was held on Thursday, April 20, in the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre auditorium in Regina. The day highlighted and celebra...

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Creating safer and more effective anticancer drugs

New funding to develop promising anticancer molecules into targeted drug delivery systems.

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Are Canadians meeting the guidelines for calcium and vitamin D?

A new study will shed light on how current food and supplement trends impact Canadians' intake of nutrients needed for bone health.

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Staff Spotlight: Erling Madsen

Erling came to the University of Saskatchewan and the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition in November 2010 as a storekeeper/technician. He previously worked and enjoyed 35 years in t...

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U of S, Apotex renew partnership with $1.6M donation to the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition

The University of Saskatchewan and Apotex Inc. have renewed their partnership with a $1.6 million donation by the company to the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition. The gift, which ...

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Pharmacy PhD student Mays Al-Dulaymi wins national award

The 2017 Gattefossé Canada/CSPS Award in Lipid-Based Drug Delivery.

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