- November 13, 2009
When Professor Emeritus Narendra Bakhshi retired from the Chemical
Engineering Department he wanted to provide an opportunity for students
to learn about chemical engineering and be exposed to new ideas. His
vision inspired the N.N. Bakhshi Lecture Series, a way for
students to interact with acclaimed researchers from around the globe
while learning about relevant research topics. Bakhshi said “The
University of Saskatchewan had been good to me and this was something I
wanted to do to give back.”
- October 15, 2009
Athiann Makuach Garang is an environmental engineering student with a passion for poetry. Athiann was born in Southern Sudan and left home with his uncles at the age of seven to escape a civil war. Arabs from the north had attacked his village and he witnessed the killing of his uncle and the abduction of women and children. They journeyed by night to avoid detection.
- October 7, 2009
Your logo design could win you an iPod touch!
Do you mouse around in Adobe Illustrator®? Do you spend your nights drawing cartoons? Or do you just doodle during Fluid Mechanics? If so, then you’ll want to enter the College of Engineering’s 100th Anniversary Logo Design Contest. You could win an iPod touch donated by the Campus Computer Store.
2012 marks the 100th Anniversary of our College and one way we are commemorating this exciting milestone is by holding a logo design contest. We want you to create a logo that reflects our tradition and long-standing history.
- October 5, 2009
Brahm Neufeld and Mike Ehman, two U of S College of Engineering students, each received a $5,000 scholarship from the Saskatchewan Research Council’s Technology-in-Action (TIA) fund. The scholarships were awarded at a gala dinner in Saskatoon, SK on September 28, 2009.
- September 23, 2009
The University of Saskatchewan was awarded $4.76 million over seven years for three Canada Research Chairs (CRC) and associated equipment that will provide new ways of creating and administering vaccines, lay the groundwork for the next generation of X-ray imaging devices, and develop new and environmentally friendly fuel alternatives.
- September 18, 2009
In May, I wrote to you about the economic challenges facing the College and our approach to develop solutions to ensure we will continue to thrive. As promised, I am now sharing the College Executive’s recommendations addressing the operating budget reduction requested by the University.
— Janusz A. Kozinski
Dean, College of Engineering
- August 12, 2009
Three dignitaries from Chonbuk National University, Jeonbuk South Korea, met with University of Saskatchewan Provost Brett Fairbairn Monday to sign a five-year partnership agreement. This will help to establish and facilitate exchange of students at graduate and undergraduate levels in the areas of Electrical and Computer, Biomedical, Bioprocess and Environmental Engineering.
- July 30, 2009
“It brings me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Professor Don Bergstrom as our new Associate Dean, Faculty Relations, effective August 1, 2009.” Said Dean Janusz Kozinski in an announcement released yesterday. “I am delighted to welcome Don to this new level of College leadership and wish him success in his future contributions to this important area of the College.” Professor Bergstrom will serve in this new capacity for a five year period and will continue to act as Department Head of Mechanical Engineering until a replacement has been appointed.
- July 28, 2009
I am delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Jitendrapal Sharma from the Department of Civil & Geological Engineering as Acting Associate Dean – Student Affairs,” said Dean Janusz Kozinski in an announcement released earlier today. The appointment is effective July 1, 2009 and Professor Sharma will initially serve in this new capacity until December 31, 2009
- July 27, 2009
Professor Lope Tabil, Department Head, Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, received the Canadian Society for Bioengineering’s (CSBE) John Clark Award at the society’s annual conference on July 14th. The award recognizes his research, teaching, student advising, and active participation in the CSBE.
- June 22, 2009
"It is with deep regret that I must announce Professor Malcolm Reeves is stepping down as our Acting Associate Dean of Student Affairs” said Dean Janusz Kozinski earlier this morning.
- June 29, 2009
Sask INC (Innovate, Network, Create) 2009, a public innovation forum, will
connect business leaders, researchers, students and financiers from key
economic sectors to discuss innovation opportunities and needs for
Saskatchewan in two streams of strategic importance: natural resources
- June 3, 2009
Kyla Clarke, a recent PhD graduate from the U of S College of
Engineering, has been selected by the Industry Liaison Office (ILO) to
represent the U of S in the national Innovation Challenge Award
sponsored by NSERC.
- June 3, 2009
College of Engineering 2009 Convocation Awards
- June 2, 2009
The SCI-FI Science Camps at the College of Engineering are expanding thanks to a $51,000 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) grant to be awarded over the next two years.
“It’s our 20th year running and it seems like we’re growing more than ever,” said Kurt Touet, Director of Outreach and Transition Programs with the College of Engineering. “We’ve been growing at about 20 per cent a year for the last five years and it’s great to get that support in our banner year. Their support enables us to grow with confidence, providing funds to maintain quality programming.”
- June 1, 2009
The results are in! The University of Saskatchewan Sled Dogs ¼ Scale Tractor Team placed 12th in a field of 23 competitors at this year’s American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers (ASABE) ¼ Scale Tractor Student Design Competition in Peoria, IL, last week. The Sled Dogs won the best appearance award and placed fifth in the written design report, an improvement over last year in this category. The U of S team was one of only two Canadian teams participating in this year’s competition. Québec’s Université Laval placed 16th overall.
- May 29, 2009
On August 17th to 21st the University of Saskatchewan will host the first-ever CHESS Interactions Conference. A truly interdisciplinary event, CHESS will bring together international experts from Computer Science, Humanities, Engineering, Education, Economics and the Social and Natural Sciences for three days of collaborative learning, engaging debates and candid discussions. The goal of CHESS Interactions is to explore common themes and methodologies among diverse disciplines.
- May 25, 2009
The direct effect of the global economic downturn has been slowly spreading into our University. I am writing to you to share my observations and thoughts concerning our College’s financial challenges and opportunities, and our approach for addressing this situation.
- May 19, 2009
Delegates from the College of Engineering visited China for a China-Canada Joint Symposium on Clean Utilization of Coal in Taiyuan, Shanxi. The Symposium was a joint effort between the Key Laboratory of Coal Science and Technology, the Taiyuan University of Technology, the Ministry of Education and Shanxi Province, and the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan.
- May 12, 2009
Blake Erb, University of Saskatchewan Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student, was recently awarded a $35,000 per year NSERC Canada Graduate Doctoral Scholarship. Blake’s research is on a novel energy exchanger for reducing energy use in building ventilation systems.Blake has been working under the supervision of Mechanical Engineering Professor Carey Simonson and Professor Emeritus Robert Besant on the testing and control of the energy exchanger.
- May 12, 2009
Mr. Bo Yu, a Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student convocating this spring, will receive the University of Saskatchewan Graduate Thesis Award.
This award recognizes excellence and original quality in graduate
student research and is based on outstanding academic performance in
the graduate program. Nominations for this award were open to all
convocating Masters and Ph.D. students at the U of S, and there are a
total of five awards in five disciplines being presented.
- May 11, 2009
Show your support for the University of Saskatchewan Sled Dogs Quarter Scale Tractor Team as they prepare to embark on their journey to Peoria, IL for the 2009 Competition. The tractor is ready to go and the students are prepared to bring home the trophy. See a demonstration of this year’s incredible machine. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
Monday, May 25th 10:00 am Hardy Lab
- May 4, 2009
On Thursday, April 30th five College of Engineering students graduated from the Ron and Jane Graham Centre for the Study of Communication’s Professional Communication Option (PCO) program. No other college or university in the country offers Engineering students the option of adding a specialization in communication to their studies.
- April 29, 2009
On Thursday March 19th at the “student night” meeting of the Saskatoon Chapter of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petrolium (CIM), three student groups from the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan were invited to present their fourth year design papers.
- April 14, 2009
On Thursday, March 26th 14 teams presented their innovative design and paper ideas during the 2009 Engineering Innovative Design and Student Paper Competition, held
at Marquis Hall at the University of Saskatchewan. This year’s winning
presentations were student groups from Electrical and Computer, and
- April 6, 2009
Congratulations to Devin Glennie, Yi Liu and Jon Aydt (4th
year Mechanical Engineering students) who won a Top Poster Prize at the
16th Annual Life and Health Sciences Research Conference in Saskatoon
on March 14th, 2009.
- March 30, 2009
On March 19th the Government of Canada announced $8.7M in
research funding to develop technologies that will increase the
industrial value of the surplus cereal straw that is now left out on
the field, of which the College of Engineering will receive approximately $1.7M over the next three years.
- March 27, 2009
The Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Saskatoon Chapter received two national awards at the EWB Canada Building a Movement conference in Toronto on Saturday, January 24, 2009. The Saskatoon Chapter was named Most Improved Chapter of the Year, one of EWB Canada’s most prestigious awards measuring a chapter’s significant growth achievements as they work to create positive social change. As well, Mark Boots, EWB Saskatoon Chapter President, was one of two volunteers from EWB Chapters across Canada selected as Volunteer of the Year.
- March 16, 2009
Dean Janusz Kozinski recently announced the appointment of Dr. Ajay Dalai as Associate Dean – Research & Partnerships, effective July 1, 2009. Professor Dalai will serve in this new capacity for an initial period of five years. He will continue in his current role as Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering until June 30, 2009.
- March 9, 2009
On Monday, March 9th College of Engineering alumnus and sessional lecturer Mr. Greg Saretzky was presented with this year’s Sylvia Wallace Sessional Lecturer Award. This award recognizes the important and essential contribution of sessional lecturers to the University of Saskatchewan’s teaching community. For the full story please see the attached pdf.
- March 3, 2009
Dr. Janusz Kozinski, Dean of the College of Engineering, has
recently announced the formation of two Search & Advisory
Committees, consisting of faculty and student representatives, to be
chaired by the Dean, for the selection of Associate Dean – Student
Affairs and Associate Dean – Faculty Relations. The Committees will be
responsible for soliciting nominations, accepting applications, and
recommending finalists. Considerations of applications will begin May
- February 24, 2009
Last month Lyman Moreno, an Environmental Engineering graduate student placed first in the
Graduate Student Research Competition at the 2009 Banff Pork Seminar (BPS). Twenty-two
abstracts were selected in the first round of the competition and a final six were chosen for oral
presentation. Lyman received a $500 honorarium and a $500 travel reimbursement.
- February 10, 2009
Since last September, eight graduate students from India have been visiting the College of Engineering,
advancing their education and learning from a Canadian perspective. At
an appreciation luncheon last month students spoke about their
experiences and interacted with guests, faculty, staff and students at
- February 26, 2009
CALGARY – On Sunday, Jaimee Schmidt, a 2008 graduate from the University of Saskatchewan college of civil engineering and current civil engineer in training from Brandon, Manitoba returned home from a project trip to Gressier, Haiti. Schmidt was part of a team of engineers and architects from around North America who volunteered their time with Engineering Ministries International Canada (eMiC) to design an orphanage for the Haiti Children’s Rescue Mission on a rural hillside just outside Gressier.
- March 4, 2009
The College of Engineering is proud to congratulate Professors Joy
Agnew and Michael P. Bradley for receiving the USSU Teaching Excellence
Award. This prestigious award is presented to faculty who demonstrate
teaching excellence at the University of Saskatchewan. Students
completed surveys to evaluate teachers on several factors including
enthusiasm, organization, and fairness of evaluation. The College of
Engineering is very fortunate to have in its ranks such teachers who
contribute to students' learning. An official presentation was made at
the USSU Experience in Excellence Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 22nd.
- March 4, 2009
On Wednesday, February 25th a dozen students from Churchill
Community High School in La Ronge went “behind the scenes” to
experience hands-on activities in several departments at the College of
Engineering. The students were selected by their school as strong
candidates to pursue engineering as a future career.
- March 2, 2009
Today at noon in the main entrance of the College, the Saskatoon
Engineering Students’ Society (SESS) officially launched their annual
signature charity event, the Graham Construction Pi-Throw 2009.
During the launch Malcolm Reeves, Associate Dean of Student Affairs at
the College of Engineering, tossed the inaugural pie at SESS President
Ian Farthing. Representatives from Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and
Saskatoon KidSport™, the two recipient charities, spoke about how funds
raised from Pi-Throw 2009 will help further their programming.
- February 18, 2009
On Saturday February 7th Saskatchewan Masonry Institute (SMI)
President Luc Durette of Scorpio Masonry SK Ltd. and Treasurer Dominic
Iula of City Masonry Contractors Ltd., announced a $1.25M endowment to
the University of Saskatchewan during the 2008 Masonry Awards Gala at
TCU Place. Funds will help to ensure continuing quality and stability
in masonry design education for engineers.