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Young Innovators

USask student researchers are harnessing creativity and drive to make discoveries and uncover new knowledge in areas that matter to Canadians. This series highlights examples of student research at USask. It is written by USask students under the mentorship and supervision of USask Research Profile and Impact, a unit of the Office of the Vice-President Research. This initiative is a partnership with USask Research Profile and Impact and The Saskatoon StarPhoenix.

[source: research.usask.ca & thestarphoenix.com]

By: Brooke Kleiboer

A USask researcher examines why Canadians are choosing to become parents later, and the impacts this can have on individuals, the economy and politics.

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By: Brooke Kleiboer

A new breed of field peas may lead to the development of an effective ‘food-first’ iron supplement.

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By: Brooke Kleiboer

The human-to-animal connection may reduce the risk of suicide in military Veterans by providing unique social support.

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Postdoc Scholars

Postdoctoral scholars are valued members of the USask community and make indispensable contributions to academic research. The friendly 3MP competition is just one way the College of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies is celebrating Postdoc Appreciation Week and invites the USask community to see a glimpse of the amazing work these scholars are engaged in.

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A husband-and-wife research team. Eric is a postdoctoral fellow with USask and the Toronto Zoo, Miranda is a PhD student at USask.

As the sun rises, Eric and Miranda Zwiefelhofer
gear up for another exciting day of work. The
husband-and-wife scientists are part of a Western
College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) research
team led by reproduction specialist Dr. Gregg
Adams, whose goal is to develop a bison genome
biobank — a collection of eggs, sperm and
embryos that’s a vital step toward conserving the
world’s wild bison population.

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Celebrating Success

For 75 years the College of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies has been overseeing the expansion of high-quality graduate education and supporting the steadily growing number of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. 

These driven individuals from around the world are guided by wise and talented professors, as well as engaged with community partners, all working in concert to unleash the power of new ideas. What better way could there be than to share their stories, their passions, and the amazing projects they do.

From Decolonization to conservation to mental health to water decontamination, our students and fellows are working on the big issues of the day in social justice, tackling the climate crisis and innovating technology for good.

[source: Dean Debby Burshtyn, CGPS]

University of Saskatchewan (USask) PhD students Fidelia Anulika Orji, Jocelyn Peltier-Huntley, and Gabrielle Iakotennikonhrare Doreen have been awarded the prestigious 2021 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. The annual award recognizes researchers who demonstrate academic excellence, research potential and leadership ability.

Dr. Osiris González Romero, a recent PhD graduate from Mexico who completed his doctoral work in the Netherlands, has been awarded the Misiwêskamik International Post-doctoral Fellowship, a competitive program mandated to bring international post-doctoral fellows to USask.

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