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  • Lecture Series Creating Opportunities
    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.”
  • Writing Poetry Heals U of S Engineering Student
    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.
  • 100th Anniversary logo design contest
    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.

  • Engineering Students Receive Technology-in-Action Scholarships
    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.

  • U of S Canada Research Chairs Aim to Improve Vaccines, X-Rays and Fuels
    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.

  • Engineering Budget Reduction Plan
    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

  • University of Saskatchewan and Chonbuk National University Sign Partnership Agreement
    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.

  • College Appoints Associate Dean - Faculty Relations
    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.

  • College Appoints Acting Associate Dean - Student Affairs
    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
  • U of S Engineering Professor Receives CSBE's John Clark Award
    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.
  • U of S SCI-FI Science Camps Receive $51K PromoScience Grant
    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.”

  • U of S Sled Dogs 1/4 Scale Tractor Team Competition Results
    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.
  • CHESS Interactions Conference
    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.

  • Economic Uncertainty: Effects on the College and Our Path Forward
    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.
  • U of S Delegates Visit China for Joint Clean Coal Symposium
    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.
  • Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Receives NSERC Scholarship
    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.
  • Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Bo Yu to Receive U of S Thesis Award
    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.
  • Sled Dogs Quarter Scale Tractor Team
    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
  • 4th Year Engineering Students Present Ideas to Local Industry Association
    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.
  • U of S Mechanical Engineering Students Win Top Poster Prize
    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.
  • College of Engineering receive $1.7M in research funding
    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.

  • U of S Engineers Without Borders Win Two National Awards
    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.

  • College Appoints Associate Dean - Research & Partnerships
    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.

  • Sylvia Wallace Sessional Lecturer Award
    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.
  • Formation of Search & Advisory Committees for Associate Dean - Student Affairs and Associate Dean - Faculty Relations
    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 4, 2009.
  • U of S Environmental Engineering Grad Student Places First at Banff Pork Seminar
    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.
  • Scholars from India Visit the College of Engineering
    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 the College.
  • Local Engineer Designs a World of Hope in Haiti
    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.
  • USSU Teaching Excellence Award
    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.
  • Northern Students Experience Innovation at the College of Engineering
    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.
  • Watch Out for Flying Pi s
    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.