U of S film makes international waves

A short film showcasing a unique course at the University of Saskatchewan will soon be reaching international audiences.

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U of S researcher explores extreme precipitation events

In massive data downloads digested by state-of-the-art supercomputers, the mountain of evidence of the effects of climate change is making the scientific case for a troubling concl...

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World-renowned researcher plants roots at SENS

Although her work has taken her to multiple countries across four continents, Irena Creed has found a place to call home amongst like-minded researchers at the University of Saskat...

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Jay Familglietti to join SENS

The U of S has appointed NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory water scientist Jay Famiglietti to become its Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing. Jay Famiglietti wil...

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Workshop - Launching an Academic Career

Join SENS faculty for a one-day short course for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. The day will consist of short lectures and small group discussions on how to get an academic...

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Farm the Sun with US

On March 22, 28 undergraduate students in ENVS 401 held an event showcasing their feasibility plan to develop a solar farm on U of S land.

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World Water Day Awards

On March 22, 2018, the Global Institute for Water Security marked their annual World Water Day celebration with presentations and a poster competition.

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Students pen editorial for The Conversation

SENS PhD candidate Magali Nehemy, Geography PhD candidate and MSEM alumna Kelechi Nwanekezie and Geography MSc graduate Josh Cronmiller penned an article for The Conversation sugge...

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RPLC Webinar - Rural Water Infrastructure

In celebration of World Water Day, SENS postdoctoral fellow Sarah Breen and colleagues are hosting a Rural Water Infrastructure webinar March 22.

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Howard Wheater Symposium

March 6 - 8, the Global Institute for Water Security is hosting 'Hydrology 2058: Learning from the past, shaping the future'.

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Bringing Indigenous Perspectives to Polar Bear Research

When Brady Highway first arrived in Churchill, Manitoba in November 2013 to begin a new position with Parks Canada, it was the morning after a polar bear attacked and seriously inj...

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Indigenous peoples are leaders in biodiversity conservation

Indigenous people and local communities around the world are critical players in environmental sustainability and biodiversity conservation, said University of Saskatchewan researc...

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CMN Podcast: Traditional Knowledge in the Yukon Territory

Douglas Clark was a recent guest on the Canadian Mountain Network's podcast on Traditional Knowledge in the Yukon Territory.

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Student Research Awards

Two SENS students were recipients of Fish and Wildlife Development Fund awards from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment.

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ENVS 828 - Compressed Course in Catchment Hydrology

This course will introduce graduate students and professionals to the principles of stable isotope chemistry applied to environmental research in the hydrosphere and biosphere.

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Trail Camera Images: Wapusk National Park

Wapusk National Park is a remote, northern place that few people are lucky enough to visit in their lifetime. Fortunately, remote trail cameras provide an opportunity for the world...

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Immersion in place

Mitacs Acclerate student Tegan Brock shares her experience working with Lac La Ronge Indian Band and SaskPower.

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Miyotôtâkewin

Welcome to the SENS Indigenous Mentor

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Executive Director's Message - Talking SENSe 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, Irena Creed talks about the first four months of her tenureship with SENS.

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Student Profile: MWS candidate Palash Sanyal

Master of Water Security student Palash Sanyal has had the privilege to work with TEDTalks, WaterAid Bangladesh and Soliya. Born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh, he left his home c...

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Student Profile: PhD candidate Michelle Wauchope-Thompson

Michelle Wauchope-Thompson is a PhD student working with SENS assistant professor Helen Baulch on nutrient loading in Prairie lakes. She hails from Hopewell-Hanover, Jamaica and ha...

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Alumni Profile

Darcy Paslawski, Master of Sustainable Environmental Management, Professional Agrologist

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U of S ranked #1 academic institution in Canada for water resources

According to the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities, the U of S is number one in Canada, number six in North America and number 18 in the world for water resources.

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SENS faculty awarded Global Water Futures Funding

Global Water Futures (GWF), the world’s largest university-led freshwater research program, has announced 21 new projects across Canada—valued at over $10 million in total—to addre...

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Speakers Bureau engages university with the community

U of S Speakers Bureau founded by SENS postdoctoral fellow Garrett Richards

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U of S research reveals controversial insecticides are toxic to songbirds

SENS Associate Faculty member Christy Morrissey's research has linked the use of insecticides to serious health issues in songbirds.

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Class of Fall 2017

Congratulations to the latest scholars to join the SENS alumni community, including our first ever Master of Water Security graduates.

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Distinguished Researcher

SENS Assistant Director, academic and Faculty Member Maureen Reed was recognized with the Distinguished Researcher Award at the Fall U of S Convocation Ceremony for her leadership ...

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MSEM student awarded scholarship

Congratulations to Alyse Kambeitz for receiving the 2017 Women in Mining/Women in Nuclear Scholarship Post-secondary Scholarship - University Award

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Chelsea Willness new sustainability chair

SENS associate Chelsea Willness is the new chair of the President's Sustainability Council, an initiative founded in 2016 by President Peter Stoicheff.

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What shapes sustainability?

SENS PhD students review factors that shape sustainability in new paper.

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SENS PhD student and associate faculty explore ways to remove antibiotics polluting lakes and rivers

Pre-treated barley straw is showing promise as an environmentally-friendly material that could be used to help soak up certain types of antibiotics polluting waterways.

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Redberry Biosphere Review

MES candidate Ashleigh Duffy is the SENS correspondent for the Redberry Biosphere Review newsletter

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Alumna Shannon Dyck wins Rob Dumont Energy Management Award

on October 4 at the Rob Dumont Energy Management Awards, MES alumna Shannon Dyck and her husband Mike Nemeth won the Leadership Award for their housing development Radiance Co-hous...

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Introducing the new SENSSA Executive

On September 29, SENS students elected their School of Environment and Sustainability Students' Association representatives.

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Forging new paths

Alfred Gamble remembers students from the University of Saskatchewan coming to Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation decades ago to perform research. But Gamble says he never saw what...

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"Becoming Water: Art and Science in Conversation" available for online viewing

A 15-minute documentary film directed by Ian Toews (291 Film Co) during a collaborative, interdisciplinary course offered by SENS professor Graham Strickert and Art History profess...

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Symposium: Renewable Energy in Remote and Indigenous Communities

Together with SaskPolytech, we are bringing together international experts, government, industry, Indigenous and community members to share best practices and challenges for implem...

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U of S names new executive director to lead School of Environment and Sustainability

After decades of studying ecosystems on four continents, Irena Creed is coming to the University of Saskatchewan to lead the School of Environment and Sustainability.

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Panel on renewable energy in northern communities

On June 20, SENS is hosting a discussion about renewable energy and northern communities.

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PhD student Jocelyn Joe-Strack awarded Vanier Scholarship

SENS is pleased to congratulate PhD student Jocelyn Joe-Strack, who was among four U of S students to be awarded at 2017 Vanier Scholarship.

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Congratulations to our Spring 2017 graduates

Today, SENS students received their diplomas at the U of S Spring Convocation ceremonies. We are extremely proud of our graduates and extend congratulations on this tremendous ache...

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Becoming Water - Student art exhibit

Co-led by SENS faculty Graham Strickert, the course Becoming Water bridges the worlds of art and science, traditional and local knowledge and featured field trips to the Saskatchew...

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Five students awarded Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

Congratulations to the following SENS recipients of the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies 2017 Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship: Apurba Das Sopan Kur...

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Study first of its kind to quantify prevalence of groundwater use by plants

A study led by a SENS researcher and PhD alumnus released in the journal Nature Scientific Reports is the first to quantify the prevalence and magnitude of groundwater use by plant...

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SENSSA President receives GSA award for leadership

At the Graduate Students' Association Awards Gala held on April 1, SENSSA president and PhD student Jaylene Murray was awarded the Mark Kroeker Exceptional Student Leadership Award...

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Media release: SENS launches new research initiatives

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, SENS is expanding in two areas – aquatic toxicology and renewable energy for remote and Indigenous communities.

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March 31 - SENS Symposium and SENSSA International Food Fair

March 31 marks the start of our SENS 10th anniversary celebrations. Please join us for a showcase of student research during the day, followed by an evening of delicious food highl...

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Yvonne Vizina, PhD student, receives Aboriginal Achievement Award

Yvonne Vizina, SENS PhD candidate, received the Award for Research Excellence during U of S Aboriginal Achievement Week at a ceremony on March 2, 2017.

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Shannon Dyck, MES'12, profiled in Beyond the Bowl

Shannon Dyck, MES'12, was featured in the U of S Alumni Association's March profile. Shannon is an environmental co-ordinator for the City of Saskatoon, local artist, and volunteer...

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SENS professor poses question for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Amid a number of river delta community members and leaders, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fielded a question on developing a national water strategy during a packed town hall meeti...

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U of S secures silver sustainability rating

When the University of Saskatchewan’s third integrated plan was first unveiled, campus leadership committed to improving the institution’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and R...

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Discovering the Deltas

The Delta Days exhibit will engage and educate people on the challenges faced by river deltas and nearby communities.

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SENS professor touts opportunities for Indigenous communities

While the debate continues over the potential merits and pitfalls of federal carbon pricing, one SENS professor sees a growth opportunity for a group of Canadians who are often sid...

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Delta Days travelling exhibit to tour through river delta communities

A traveling interactive, multi-media art exhibit that aims to raise awareness about the health of Canadian inland deltas and the people who live in them will be touring throughout ...

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