Bill Rafoss, the former chief investigator of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, stopped over in Cairo for four days on his way to monitor the presidential elections in Kenya. The University of Saskatchewan political studies sessional lecturer says Egypt is worse than it was before the revolution.
Five years ago Bill Rafoss was forced to flee Kenya because of widespread violence following the country’s presidential election. Now he is gearing up to return to the East African nation for the upcoming 2013 election to try to prevent the coercion from happening again.
Construction firms have begun bidding on the Gordon Oakes-Red Bear Student Centre and crews are expected to arrive on campus and start work once the snow melts.
The Wooden Sky were on their way to play a show in San Francisco when their van was hit from behind. As frontman Gavin Gardiner waited at a repair shop just off the highway, he tried to stay positive.
Before Whose Line is it Anyway? brought improv comedy into the mainstream, the Saskatoon Soaps was making Saskatchewan laugh with its on-the-spot dramas.
Lyndon Lisitza saw a gap in the marketplace when his father wanted to sell the family farm in 2008. There was no easy way to connect rural landowners with potential buyers and renters. That’s when he hatched the idea for Renterra Farmland Auctions.
On Sept. 21, first-year medical student Kaitlyn Hughes walked across the stage tentatively to receive her new uniform. As the crisp, white coat was draped on her shoulders she realized the burden it comes with. The University of Saskatchewan’s white coat ceremony introduced 100 new students to the College of Medicine. It is the largest freshman class in the school’s history.
Vancouver-based indie-pop trio Hey Ocean have gained a large fan base across Canada since their formation. Lead singer and flutist Ashleigh Ball, bassist David Vertesi, and guitarist David Beckingham are set to bring their third full-length album, IS, to Saskatoon Sept. 22 at Louis’ Pub as part of their country wide tour.
As Barack Obama's popularity has plummeted over the past four years, First Lady Michelle Obama has become one of the most influential figures in America. Her rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 4 revealed just how much powerful the first lady can be.
Not too long ago a little-known group of retro rockers took North America by storm and became hometown heroes over night. Now, a year after the Rolling Stones contest that launched them to fame, the Sheepdogs are ready to prove themselves once again with their new self-titled album, released Sept. 4.