An Economic Analysis of Improving the Grain Export Capacity at the West Coast Terminals

It was evident in the 2013/14 crop year that when limited export capacity is rationed by price, large export basis reduces Saskatchewan prices at a substantial cost to grain producers and the provincial economy. Given the increasing long term yield trend, the projected 10 million tonne increase in crop production under the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth, and the continued growth in Asian grain markets, West Coast export capacity is likely to be an issue for decades to come.

By the North with the North: Community Building in Northern Saskatchewan

This unique research project, undertaken by Master of Northern Governance and Development (MNGD) students, contributes significantly to our understanding of the North. The research focuses on community-based responses to rapid economic, social, and environmental changes and the development of the local capacity to respond. The analysis is collaborative, involving key stakeholders at the community and multi-community levels, and is informed by their values and interests.

Developing a cold weather admixture system for low temperature masonry construction

Low temperatures in cold seasons generate diverse challenges for the construction industry in many northern countries. Construction based on cementitious material suffer from the low hydration rate at low temperatures and the possible damage caused by water to ice transition at below freezing temperatures. The common solution for this problem is to heat and protect the raw and finished material until it reaches an acceptable strength.

Indigenous communities and international trade consultations

Wendy Ortega Pineda is determined to do her part to make the world a more equitable place. As a law student at Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in Mexico, Wendy has learned much about the profound differences between nations regarding access to basic resources, issues of discrimination, and justice for human rights violations. This summer, she is further enhancing her worldly perspective by taking part in a 12-week research internship at the University of Saskatchewan.

Synthesis and Testing of Industrial Catalysts for Carbon dioxide (CO2)Reforming of Methane (CH4) in Coal Delivered Gases.

CO2 reforming of CH4 is a mean of converting greenhouse gases (environmental pollution gases) to useful industrial syn gas (fuel) through chemical reaction. This reaction cannot take place without the help of good performing catalysts. After synthesizing a stable catalyst at the laboratory level, our next step towards commercialization is to make it into shape catalyst and try it in a practically realistic source of CH4 and CO2.

The benefits of hemp protein supplementation during resistance training

Hemp powder is an increasingly popular supplement with body builders. Hemp contains many of the essential building blocks of proteins (i.e. amino acids) and also contains oil helpful to prevent swelling. It may also be beneficial for building muscle mass and increasing bone health. Despite these possible benefits, the effectiveness of hemp powder during a strength training program has never been assessed.

Synergistic actions of nutraceuticals on pain and inflammation in experimental arthritis Year Two

Arthritis is among the most common chronic conditions in Canada in both children and adults. Arthritis is a potentially disabling disease causing joint inflammation and pain. Increasingly, people suffering from arthritis are using alternative therapies including nutraceuticals. This research aims to create new knowledge about the synergistic effects of gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA) with and without boswellia serrate extract to improve pain and inflammation in models of juvenile and adult arthritis.

Drying Fuel Alcohols and Natural Gas with Biosorbents Based on Agricultural By-products

Saskatchewan is one of the key provinces in Canada to produce canola, flax, barley, wheat, and other agricultural products. In this research work, high performance bio-adsorbents will be formulated from the agricultural by-products for drying bio-alcohols and natural gas at low costs. These biosorbents are re-usable for dehydration and regeneration cycles. The exhausted biomaterials may be used for fuel bio-alcohols production through gasification or fermentation.

Multiband phased antenna array feasibility study

Disruptive antenna technologies are required to provide performance and fabrication advantages in developing multi-functional antenna array solutions that could provide various capabilities, including multi-band frequency operation and two dimensional electronic steering. The internship will investigate the technical feasibility of such multi-functional antenna arrays for commercial applications in the context of fabrication constraints.

Risk Analysis and Efficiency Measurement of Protocols for Missing Children in Saskatchewan

We aim to use Saskatchewan’s data and current protocols to explore and identify the risk factors for the challenge of investigating cases of missing children. We will be using a variety of analytical methods in order to come up with a set of valuable recommendations for improving the process of investigating the cases of missing children.