Dr. Kyle Wilby Director of the College of Pharmacy at Dalhousie University

Congratulations Dr. Kyle Wilby for his acceptance of the position of Director, College of Pharmacy/Assistant Dean, Faculty of Health, for a term commencing from July 1, 2024, to Ju...

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Dr. Hassan Vatanparast Career Achievement Award

Recipient of 2023 Career Achievement Award drives health improvement and empowers communities

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Dr. Robert Laprairie SHRF Impact award

This award was presented to a researcher who received a SHRF Establishment Grant in 2018-19

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Professional Development Week

The four-day summit of talks sequentially hosted by CAPSI national this year, hosted by the University of Toronto in January 2024

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USask-PDW Indigenous Pharmacy Student Award

Congratulations Sasha Merasty. Our 4th year College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan student was a recipient of the USask-PDW Indigenous Pharmacy Student Award...

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medSask Gaining Nationwide Reach

See what director Charity Evans and associate director Danielle Larocque have to say about medSask.

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Student Keely Shaw wins a Silver Medal

Parapan American games in Chile

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Our Food is our Future

A 20-part series that explores food as medicine and the wellness of our communities with an Indigenous perspective.

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Alumna Feature - Amanda Geradts

This week, we are also featuring one of our College’s own alumna, Amanda Geradts! We asked Amanda to tell us a little bit about herself and her role at the Saskatoon Food Bank & L...

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Kindness Calendar initiative

The EL Office in partnership with Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Center (SFBLC)

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White Coat Ceremony 2023

1150, E-Wing Health Sciences Building

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IPPC Indigenous Pharmacy Scholarship

Congratulations Sasha Merasty. Our 4th year College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan student was a recipient of the IPPC Indigenous Pharmacy Scholarship.

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Antoine A. Noujaim Award of Excellence

Congratulations to Iulia Spataru, PhD student in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition

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Dietitians of Canada National Conference 2023 in Montreal

Last week, current students, recent alumni, along with Jessica Lieffers, and our practicum coordinators (Ester Kang, Martina Richmond) attended the Dietitians of Canada National Co...

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President's Staff Excellence Award 2023

Congratulation Marlys Lebras. Recipient of the President's Staff Excellence Award 2023

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Provost's College Award for Outstanding Teaching 2023

Congratulation Courtney Charles. Recipient of the Provost's College Award for Outstanding Teaching 2023

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30th Annual Life & Health Sciences Research Expo

Congratulations to all the award winners at the 30th Annual Life & Health Sciences Research Expo

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Mitakye Owasin Award 2023

Congratulations to Emma Marie Werezak Third year PharmD student

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2023 Nutrition Year 3 Celebration and Send-off

This event marks the completion of the academic component at the University and the transition to the practicum component with the Health Authority for Year 3 Students.

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Nutrition 330 and 430 Student Project Showcase

GD50 Atrium, Health Sciences Building

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30th Annual Life & Health Sciences Research Expo Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Hassan Vatanparast and Mojtaba Shafiee.

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MoU signed with Universiti Malaysia Terengganu

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University of Saskatchewan and Universiti Malaysia Terengganu aims to facilitate greater academic collaboration between the two inst...

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Dr. Evans appointed Associate Dean, Academic

Congratulations to Dr. Charity Evans who was appointed Associate Dean, Academic as of July 1, 2022.

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New scholarship: Mitakye Owasin Award in Pharmacy

The college is happy to announce the creation of its first scholarship for Indigenous students.

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Dennis Gorecki Wins USP Beal Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service

Rockville, MD, May 25, 2022 – U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) today announced that Dennis Gorecki, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy and former Dean at the College of Pharmacy and Nutr...

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Three college staff received university awards

Our university community recognizes the outstanding contributions of our 2022 USask Staff and Faculty Awards recipients – individuals who exemplify USask's commitment to be the uni...

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New USask-led training program to improve care for people with substance use disorders

Individuals struggling with substance use disorders will now have greater access to improved care, thanks to a new training program for health care professionals. The provincial go...

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Pharmacy instructors receive USSU awards

Congratulations to Courtney Charles and Terry Damm who received 2021-22 University of Saskatchewan Students' Union (USSU) Teaching Excellence Awards.

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Q&A: USask dietitian shares tips to reduce food waste

One way to tackle rising food costs and to eat more sustainably is to reduce food waste.

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College participates in truth and reconciliation

The first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada took place on Thursday, September 30, and earlier in the year, the University of Saskatchewan decided to acknowledge t...

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MAC iOPS receives CSHP patient care award

The Medication Assessment Centre Interprofessional Opioid Pain Service (MAC iOPS) received the Excellence in Pharmacy Practice – Patient Care Award from the Canadian Society of Hos...

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USask announces new Food and Nutrition degree

A new undergraduate degree program at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) will fill a growing need for interdisciplinary training in both food science and nutrition.

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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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