The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.

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Daryl Hofmann started contributing to the Sheaf in 2010. He got a taste for news writing and took over the associate news editor position last year. He was the natural candidate for this year’s senior news editor position due to his experience. The fourth-year political studies student has been published in the StarPhoenix and volunteers as the head of Saskatoon’s quarterly City Park newsletter.

Google maps the Bowl

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Soon embarrased first-year students can stop touring campus with Mommy and Daddy and just show the parents campus online. Google Street View mapped the University of Saskatchewan’s roads and pathways last week as the tech giant’s tricked-out three-wheel bike cruised through campus and periodically captured 360-degree digital images.

Medical college faculty refuses to roll over

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A special meeting of the general academic assembly has been called for Sept. 6 to revisit university council’s hotly-debated decision to approve sweeping changes to the College of Medicine. University of Saskatchewan President Ilene Busch-Vishniac called the meeting after her office received 50 requests from individual academics at the university, which triggered a clause in the university’s legislation that has not been used since being enacted in 1995.

Students reap benefits as smartphone culture evolves

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A survey released Aug. 9 by communications startup Mobilicity indicates more than half of randomly selected Canadians agree that mobile phones are an “invaluable” tool for students. The findings point to what former chief culture and technology strategist at the University of Toronto Mark Federman calls "the emergence of contemporary education and social learning.”

BRIEF: University of Saskatchewan to reduce expenses in face of budget pressures

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The University of Saskatchewan will be forced to trim spending over the next four years to make up for a lower-than-requested provincial operating grant. At an April 3 public meeting, Provost and Vice-President Academic Brett Fairbairn outlined the financial repercussions of the March 21 provincial budget, which left the university shortchanged after receiving just a 2.1 per cent increase to the 2012-13 operating grant. The university had asked for a 5.8 per cent grant increase.

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