University of Saskatchewan News

The University of Saskatchewan is offering voluntary buyout packages to 1,100 administrative employees through their union, according to a memo sent out on May 24, 2017.

U of S reaches voluntary buyout agreement with admin union

By Chris Vandenbreekel May 24, 2017 - 5:32pm Updated: May 24, 2017 - 5:32pm

The University of Saskatchewan is offering voluntary buyouts to its administrative staff to help cope with provincial budget cuts.

An internal memo distributed to...

Offensive lineman Evan Johnson was selected 9th overall by Ottawa in the 2017 CFL Draft.

Huskies Johnson, Lynch and Hillis taken in CFL Draft

By Ryan Brandt May 7, 2017 - 8:47pm Updated: May 7, 2017 - 11:38pm

Just seventeen picks into the first round of the 2017 CFL Draft, two members of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies were off the board.

Offensive lineman Evan Johnson...

Tick expert Neil Chilton says warm temperatures have brought out ticks in high numbers.

Expert expects large number of ticks this year

By JT Marshall May 6, 2017 - 11:14am Updated: May 9, 2017 - 4:19am

They get on pets, in the bed, and even on people.

Ticks are back for another season as we deal with warmer than normal temperatures.

"If it's like last year's...

Hayley Wickenheiser is the all-time scoring leader with 168 goals and 379 points in 276 career games for Canada.

Hayley Wickenheiser to receive honorary degree from U of S

By 650 CKOM May 1, 2017 - 6:17pm Updated: May 1, 2017 - 6:17pm

One of the greatest hockey players of all time is getting ready to cross the stage to receive a major honour.

The University of Saskatchewan announced Hayley...

Donors and officials used personalized shovels with hockey stick handles for the sod turning of Merlis Belsher Place on April 28, 2017.

U of S breaks ground on Merlis Belsher Place

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 28, 2017 - 6:36pm Updated: April 28, 2017 - 6:37pm

The sod is turned and now the University of Saskatchewan is looking to turn a new leaf with a modern arena.

Over 100 people attended a ground-breaking ceremony for...

A ground-breaking ceremony is set to be held for Merlis Belsher Place on April 28, 2017.

U of S arena construction moving ahead with council funding

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 24, 2017 - 11:09pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 11:09pm

Construction is moving ahead on a new arena at the University of Saskatchewan.

Home Ice Campaign Chair Tim Hodgson hinted at a Friday announcement by the U of S after...

Ted Nolan, former NHL coach, spoke at the University of Saskatchewan April 24, 2017.

Former NHL coach Ted Nolan speaks in Saskatoon

By Ryan Brandt April 24, 2017 - 5:45pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 10:11pm

A former NHL coach spent a day in Saskatoon connecting with and inspiring young athletes.

Ted Nolan, who won NHL Coach of the Year with the Buffalo Sabres in 1997, was...

An 18-year-old man was arrested by police after protective services officers mistook an airsoft gun for a firearm on April 12, 2017.

No charges for man carrying airsoft gun at U of S

By 650 CKOM April 12, 2017 - 5:47pm Updated: April 13, 2017 - 11:14am

Police say they won't be laying charges after arresting a man carrying an airsoft gun at the University of Saskatchewan Wednesday.

Saskatoon police said protective...

A split vote is expected on April 24, 2017 when Saskatoon city council votes on whether to defer $3 million in funding for Merlis Belsher Place.

'We're digesting this:' Home Ice Campaign concerned over revival of arena funding debate

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 1, 2017 - 4:33pm Updated: April 2, 2017 - 5:33pm

A motion to walk back $3 million in funding for the University of Saskatchewan's new arena project has fundraisers concerned about the process.   Ward 1 Councillor Darren Hill...

The University of Saskatchewan cut a combined $3.6 million from the engineering and agriculture-bioresources departments in a revised budget.

U of S slashes budget to cope with funding cuts

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 1, 2017 - 12:56pm Updated: April 1, 2017 - 12:56pm

The University of Saskatchewan has crunched their numbers in the wake of the provincial budget, and some departments are going to have to find big savings.   Nearly every...

Men's hockey goaltender Jordon Cooke won his second straight E. Kent Phillips Trophy for male athlete of the year.

Track star, hockey goalie named Huskies athletes of the year

By Ryan Brandt March 31, 2017 - 9:29pm Updated: March 31, 2017 - 9:29pm

Track star Astrid Nyame and hockey goalie Jordon Cooke are the University of Saskatchewan's female and male athletes of the year. 

Nyame won gold at both the Canada West...

The 2017 provincial budget delivered the largest single funding cut in the University of Saskatchewan's 110-year history.

Sask. universities left to make up for budget cuts

By 650 CKOM March 23, 2017 - 10:38am Updated: March 23, 2017 - 10:38am

The provincial budget came with bad news for Saskatchewan's universities.   All post-secondary institutions were handed a five per cent funding cut.   The University of...