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

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Anna-Lilja Dawson has 132 articles published.

When Anna-Lilja first joined the Sheaf staff, it was back in 2012 as the associate news editor. After a solid year of learning the trade she moved up to be the senior news editor covering all things TransformUS. During her time at the Sheaf she has also done some work for the Canadian University Press as their translator in 2013 and then as the Prairies and Northern bureau chief the following year. She is in her fourth year of a five-year French degree and is crossing her fingers to study abroad next year. Her love of French and English have her torn between careers in journalism or translation.

Campus Cove closed after 20 years: USSU looks to fill former arcade’s spot

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The University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union is one step closer to finding a new tenant for the empty bay in lower Place Riel that was formerly Campus Cove. The Campus Cove was the university’s arcade and games room for over 20 years. Prior to 2010 and its move to lower Place Riel, the Cove was located where the International Student and Study Abroad Centre is currently located.

Line In The Sand: USask students track path of Enbridge pipeline

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For 14 days in late July and early August, two University of Saskatchewan students travelled the 1,772-kilometre route of Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. During this time they took photos, captured video and documented the personal stories of residents of the communities along the pipeline’s projected path.

BRIEF: Sexual assault on campus

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A woman was sexually assaulted by a male in a campus parking lot early in the afternoon on May 23. According to an email recently sent to all University students and faculty, the suspect approached the woman at around 1:00 p.m. and convinced her to join him in a parking lot just off of Seminary Crescent, where the suspect sexually assaulted the victim and then fled on foot. The victim was not physically harmed during the incident.

University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association responds to report that says U of S professors amongst highest paid in Canada

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Professors at the University of Saskatchewan disagree with a recent Statistics Canada report that claims they are paid more than the national average. The report, released in early May, compared the average salaries of university professors in Canada over the 2010-11 academic year. The U of S Faculty Association claims, however, that Statistics Canada overestimated its calculations of the U of S salaries.

Metro hits the streets of Saskatoon

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Green boxes have invaded Saskatoon’s sidewalks as a second commuter paper has come to town. Metro, a free national daily newspaper that targets transit riders, published its first Saskatoon issue on April 2. According to their website, Metro is the largest and fastest-growing newspaper in the world, with more than 55 editions published in 24 countries.

Fitting in and moving up: culture shock behind low aboriginal student retention rates

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In a province with the highest per capita aboriginal population in Canada, the University of Saskatchewan has startlingly low aboriginal retention rates. Since 2007, aboriginal enrolment has been hovering around eight per cent of the total student population — provincially aboriginal people make up 16 per cent of the population. Meanwhile, first- to second-year retention rates fluctuate between 55 and 65 per cent.

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