USask researcher selected as the 2025 Darcy Distinguished Lecturer

University of Saskatchewan (USask) hydrogeology professor Dr. Grant Ferguson (PhD) will be traveling across the globe in 2025 to deliver lectures on innovative groundwater research after being named the National Groundwater Association’s (NGWA) Darcy Distinguished Lecturer.

Award recognizes USask researcher’s commitment to the public good

Dr. Markus Brinkmann’s (PhD) internationally celebrated investigations into the compounds found in public waterways tell an important story about the health of humans and the environment, and are in-part why he has been awarded the James J. Morgan Early Career Award by the American Chemical Society (ACS) in the ACS Journal of Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T).

USask climbs worldwide sustainability rankings

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has risen in the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability, cementing its position as a top-100 institution globally taking on the world’s greatest environmental, social and governance issues.

Avoiding conflicts with bears requires new thinking

In a new article in The Conversation and an interview that followed, SENS faculty member Dr. Douglas Clark (PhD) calls for a paradigm shift in research seeking to understand how climate change affects northern bears and their conflicts with humans.

The toxin detectives at the University of Saskatchewan

When coho salmon in the Pacific Northwest came floating downstream belly up after waiting for rainfall that would enable them to swim to their spawning grounds, scientists were puzzled. The cause for this mass mortality event was not immediately obvious – and the resulting uncertainty hampered mitigation efforts.

USask-led project develops guiding principles for community-engaged research

An international research group working under the auspices of the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) chair in Biocultural Diversity, Sustainability, Reconciliation, and Renewal, has developed a set of foundational principles to help guide and enhance community-engaged sustainability research.

USask team shares passion for achieving sustainability goals

Just six months into her job as the first Chief Sustainability Officer at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), Janelle Hutchinson has discovered a “wonderful and shocking” number of people across campus already engaged in sustainability-related work.

USask hydrologist passionate about teaching and research

Dr. Jeffrey McDonnell (PhD), a faculty member in the School of Environment and Sustainability and associate director of the Global Institute for Water Security, has been honoured with the title of distinguished professor.

Q&A with SENS alumna Allison Henderson

Allison Henderson, SENS alumna (PhD ’14), was the first SENS PhD graduate. Now employed as a Wildlife Ecologist and Human Dimensions Specialist for the Ministry of Environment, Government of Saskatchewan, Henderson has come full circle in the academic cyle. Now, she has joined SENS as a PhD committee member in an adjunct role.

USask researcher investigates Prairie superstorms

Scientists are long past the point of debating whether climate change is happening—the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was crystal clear: to keep the 1.5°C limit increase agreed to in Paris within reach, humanity needs to cut global emissions by 45 per cent this decade or face horrific consequences.

SENS Celebrates: International Women's Day 2022

To mark International Women’s Day 2022, SENS interviewed alumni ambassador Lorelei Ford (MES ’17). Lorelei talks about her job at the Water Security Agency, her discipline around work-life balance, and who inspires her.

USask selects three new signature areas of research

Researchers embrace exploration — responding to emerging questions and needs as they arise in the pursuit of new knowledge. The renewal process for the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) signature areas of research is taking place with this spirit of responsiveness in mind.

USask moves forward with microcredentials

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is advancing its microcredential pilot program early in 2022 to create more opportunities for flexible access to lifelong learning that will enable learners to develop competencies required by evolving industries and communities.

Dr. Maureen Reed honoured with Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from U Waterloo

“I’m humbled to receive this award,” Reed said. “I would not be here today without the cumulative efforts of my research community, including my students, colleagues, mentors, and the support of my family. I am thankful that I get to do work that I love, with people who make the learning and the process enjoyable. This award is possible because of the many folks who have collaborated with me and supported me along the way.”

SENS student, Kanwar Mutti, places second in USask EcoHack

Kanwar Mutti, a second-year Master of Sustainable Environmental Management (MSEM) student in the USask School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) is making big plans for tackling waste reduction as an entrepreneur when she graduates from her program this December.

SENS Info Sessions: Graduate Programs 2022-23

The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) at the University of Saskatchewan cordially invites undergraduate students, early-mid career professionals, and interested community members to learn more about our full-time and part-time degree and certificate programs offered in the 2022-23 academic year (starting September 2022).

City and USask study rubber tire-derived chemicals in stormwater

The City of Saskatoon and the University of Saskatchewan (USask) recently collaborated on a study to determine if chemicals that leach from rubber tires are entering the stormwater system. Water that enters storm drains, through snowmelt or rain runoff, flows into the South Saskatchewan River.

Building an everlasting bond

After millions of dollars in support spanning decades, Ron and Jane Graham’s hearts have never strayed far from the University of Saskatchewan (USask). The prolonged distance from campus precipitated by the global pandemic has only deepened the bond of USask’s most generous donors and their beloved alma mater.

PhD graduate in search of more for Ecuador

For Dr. Veronica Santafe Troncoso (PhD), a 2021 PhD graduate from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS), her doctorate is the culmination of personal, professional, and academic life experiences to date.

Webinar: Professional Graduate Degree Programs Overview

The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) at the University of Saskatchewan offers full-time and part-time study options in several professional degree programs. These webinars will provide you with program overviews and the opportunity to ask questions of our program directors.

President’s update on fall planning

In early March I expressed optimism and confidence about a significant increase to in-person, on campus programming for the September Fall 2021 Term. Although COVID-19 case counts are currently high in Saskatchewan, we remain confident that, with the rapid deployment of vaccines and the support of the Ministry of Health and the Chief Medical Health Officer, our continued planning for a more open Fall Term can proceed.

SENSSA Webinars Announcement

The School of Environment and Sustainability Student Association (SENSSA) has organized some webinars for the Campus community. All are welcome.

USask president delivers state of the university address

For the second year in a row, University of Saskatchewan (USask) President Peter Stoicheff delivered his annual state of the university address to the General Academic Assembly (GAA) Thursday via video, rather than in-person, due to the ongoing pandemic.