Breeding better beer

Bryan Harvey and his team developed the world’s most successful malting barley variety—Harrington.

Leading the world in lentils

Research and innovation by U of S scientists has been the key to Canada’s global success in pulse crops, with a great measure of credit going to Al Slinkard who paved the way.

Making a solid contribution

The research of U of S professors Thorbergur Thorvaldson and Kay Nasser has significantly increased the durability of concrete structures and made buildings safer.

Preserving Western Canada’s heritage

By chronicling the history of the Western Canadian fur trade, creating the precursor to the Saskatchewan Provincial Archives, and pushing for a provincial archives act, U of S historian Arthur Silver (A.S.) Morton ensured that a critical part of Canada’s story was preserved for future generations.

Canola development a co-operative effort

U of S researchers contributed to the development of canola, a bright yellow flowering oilseed crop that generates about $26.7 billion in economic benefits to Canada annually, with 250,000 people working in careers related to the industry. The name “canola” was chosen to represent “Can” for Canada and “ola” for oil. Canola is the world’s only ‘made-in-Canada’ crop.

Improving life expectancy for kidney patients

The pioneering work of U of S clinician researcher Dr. Marc Baltzan—who performed the third kidney transplant in Canada—put Saskatoon’s University Hospital on the map among world leaders in transplant surgeries.