Bryan Harvey and his team developed the world’s most successful malting barley variety—Harrington.
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.
The research of U of S professors Thorbergur Thorvaldson and Kay Nasser has significantly increased the durability of concrete structures and made buildings safer.
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.
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.
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.
U of S medical physicists Harold Johns and Sylvia Fedoruk developed technology that revolutionized cancer treatment around the world.
Historian Jim Miller’s comprehensive books on newcomer-Indigenous relations, residential schools and treaty-making were the first to delve into Canada’s treatment of Indigenous peoples and draw public attention to the problems.
With the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projecting the need for cooling to increase 30-fold this century, engineering professor Carey Simonson's research will have an international impact.