SENS leads international renewable energy network

University of Saskatchewan professor Greg Poelzer will lead a new international renewable energy network.

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USask and new partner, Valard Group, aim to advance renewable energy in remote communities

SASKATOON – A unique University of Saskatchewan(USask) research program that aims to address policy challenges and socio-economic barriers to renewable energy development in northe...

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SENS/GIWS hydrologist earns Distinguished Researcher Award

World-leading field hydrologist Jeff McDonnell received the University of Saskatchewan Distinguished Researcher Award at Fall Convocation on Oct. 27.

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SENS alumnus named as a "Top 30 Under 30 in Sustainability" in Canada

Palash Sanyal, an alumnus of the School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS), was named as one of Corporate Knights magazine’s top 30 sustainability leaders under age 30 in Can...

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U of S hosts Indigenous Spend-a-Day

Through interactive sessions, an information fair, and a panel of Indigenous alumni, students recently learned about the program opportunities that have made the University of Sask...

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International biosciences leader named interim executive director and CEO for GIFS

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) and the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) board of directors are pleased to announce that current board member Stephen Vi...

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Putting Indigenization at the heart of strategic planning

In recent years, a growing number of post-secondary institutions from across Canada have been implementing new strategies and initiatives with a goal to Indigenizing their campuses...

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U of S professor receives 2018 Distinguished Researcher Award

Jeffrey McDonnell, professor with the School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) and associate director of the Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS), receives fall 2018 D...

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New chair and vice-chair for Global Institute for Food Security board

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is pleased to announce that two well-known contributors to Saskatchewan’s agriculture sector will become the new chair and vice-...

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U of S professor earns U.S. award for undergraduate mentorship

University of Saskatchewan environmental scientist Colin Laroque was recognized today with an international award for his dedication to providing innovative and high-quality resear...

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SENS celebrates first Indigenous PhD graduate

Yvonne Vizina is the first Indigenous student to graduate with a PhD from the University of Saskatchewan’s School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS).

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U of S researchers partner with First Nations community to measure climate change

University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers are working with the Okanese First Nation in southern Saskatchewan on a project to track and adapt to the effects of climate change ...

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SENS professor receives national recognition in ecotoxicological science

Professor Karsten Liber, Director of the Toxicology Centre and Distinguished Professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability, received a 2018 award for Outstanding Contri...

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Hydrology dictates fate of carbon from northern hardwood forests

Prof. Irena Creed, SENS Executive Director, helps to investigate how snowmelt and rainfall impact soil bacteria and carbon exports to the atmosphere.

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Gearing up to power the North with renewables

Canada has committed to an electricity system by 2030 that will be 90 per cent carbon non-emitting, a move that requires transitioning to renewable energy such as wind, solar and b...

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Uncovering the secret winter life of lakes

SENS student Emily Cavaliere studies a water cleansing process that keeps lakes “alive” in winter.

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How a new vaccine could save cattle herds – and livelihoods

For 10,000 years, the bacterium Mycoplasma mycoides has infected goats, cows and other livestock, annihilating entire herds in days.

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How to make computers faster and climate friendly

Your smartphone is far more powerful than the NASA computers that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon in 1969, but it is also an energy hog. In computing, energy use is ...

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Wildfire season: is this the new normal?

Rapid melt of near-record snowfall in the Rocky Mountains in the spring caused serious flooding in parts of B.C. This summer, the drought and high temperatures have led to a very d...

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Wheat genome blueprint accelerates innovation

Breakthrough research in creating a comprehensive blueprint of the wheat genome will bring disruptive innovation to wheat breeding, predicts University of Saskatchewan crop scienti...

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How Africa can up its game on water management for agriculture

Global agriculture is facing unprecedented challenges. It’s estimated that the world’s population will reach 9.1 billion by 2050 with an ever expanding middle class. Current food p...

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U of S researchers uncover insect-resistant genes in wheat

A recent PhD graduate at the University of Saskatchewan is among the first researchers worldwide to apply the groundbreaking sequencing of the bread wheat genome to develop more pe...

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SENS hosts the 2018 Arctic Science Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) at the University of Saskatchewan is pleased to host the 2018 AAAS meeting.

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U of S student awarded $150,000 US fellowship to advance canary seed research

Suneru Perera, a PhD student at the University of Saskatchewan, is the only Canadian to be awarded a $150,000 US fellowship by a U.S. agricultural research organization to develop ...

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U of S crop scientists help crack the wheat genome code

A University of Saskatchewan (U of S)-led research team has played a key role in an international discovery that will have an impact on the food security of millions of people arou...

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U of S X-ray technology, wetlands research get NSERC boost

University of Saskatchewan researchers Irena Creed and Tim Kelly have been awarded a total of $1.2 million by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) for two...

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U of S researchers discover three new species of poisonous Colombian frogs

University of Saskatchewan researchers José Andrés and Andrés Posso-Terranova have discovered three new species of poisonous dart frogs — tiny and incredibly colourful animals that...

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SENS alumnus receives prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Ranjan Datta, whose project focuses on working with Indigenous communities to learn how to best mitigate the negative impact that pipeline leaks have on their communities, has ...

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SENS professor receives New Researcher Award

Research that helps Northern Indigenous communities has made Timothy Jardine an international leader in applied aquatic ecology—it has also made him the most recent recipient of th...

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Forests Form Buffer Against Water Crisis

SENS Executive Director Dr. Irena Creed, alongside more than 50 scientists from 20 countries, contributed to major assessment of forests-water-climate-people link

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How to fight desertification and drought at home and away

A growing human population and runaway consumption are putting unsustainable pressures on the natural resources we depend on for survival. Our misuse and abuse of land and water is...

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Protecting Our Water by Sharing Diverse Voices

Dr. Graham Strickert will use community-engaged scholarship to help address water security threats in his new SENS faculty position.

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How to show consumers the benefits of genetically modified foods

Genetically modified (GM) foods for human consumption have long been a subject of intense public debate, as well as academic research.

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SENS Executive Director Shows Support for Pride

A conversation with Dr. Irena Creed about her march in the Pride Parade and support for the LGBTQ+ community

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SENS Walks for Reconciliation

“Being a part of National Indigenous Peoples Day is always an honour and gives me great pride about my culture and where I come from.” - Bobbi-Jo Maggrah, SENS Academic Programs Co...

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Chief Mistawasis’s Descendant Reflects on Name for Saskatoon’s New Bridge

SENS Indigenous Mentor, Anthony Blair Dreaver Johnston, discusses his family’s legacy

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U of S researcher Ingrid Pickering named CFI board chair

University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researcher Ingrid Pickering has been appointed chair of the board of directors at the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), an independent org...

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Toxic leftovers from Giant Mine found in snowshoe hares

Even though it was closed decades ago, the Giant Mine on the outskirts of Yellowknife has left a long environmental legacy.

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SENS professor honoured with New Researcher Award

Dr. Timothy Jardine has distinguished himself as an international leader in the field of applied aquatic ecology.

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SENS students receive Mowat Awards

Five students have received Mowat Awards from the School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS).

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Class of Spring 2018

Congratulations to the latest scholars to join the SENS alumni community.

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#UsaskConvo: Q & A with SENS graduating student Lorelei Ford

While close to 3,700 students are expected to cross the stage at TCU Place to receive their degrees at Spring Convocation from June 4-7, every U of S graduate has their own unique ...

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U of S researchers named to Arctic groups

With renewed global interest in Arctic resource extraction opportunities, transportation and tourism, tackling issues such as climate change, sustainable development and social and...

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Unprecedented study reveals major shifts and threats to global freshwater supplies

An article in the research journal Nature by the incoming executive director of the Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) reveals th...

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Ending energy dependence

Providing education and access to services for remote communities is a daunting task. Not all communities have the same opportunities, but the University of Saskatchewan has facult...

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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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