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

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Lyndsay Afseth

Lyndsay Afseth has 33 articles published.

Lyndsay Afseth
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Open textbooks will provide savings for students

With the high costs of post secondary education that students face, access to free textbooks seems like a dream too good to be true. Before you rush to the bookstore this fall, look a little closer at your syllabi. For some students, this dream is becoming a reality. Over the summer, the University of Saskatchewan…

Wellness Centre takes care of student health care

The University of Saskatchewan has offered health care to students since the 1920s, but this September, health care will be even more comprehensive and accessible to students than ever before. Beginning Sept. 5, Student Health Services and Student Counselling Services will become one entity called the Student Wellness Centre that will encompass both physical and…

Renting in Saskatoon: A guide for new students

  With a new school year about to begin, many students will be looking for a place to live in Saskatoon — a potentially overwhelming task for students who will be moving away from home for their first year of university. What follows is my advice for anyone moving away from home for the first…

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to add 3×3 basketball

Earlier this summer, Saskatoon hosted the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3×3 Basketball World Tour Masters in the downtown streets. The event came just after the announcement that three on three basketball will be inducted to the Olympic Games. A new sport called 3×3 basketball has been up and coming for the past 10 years, and…

College of Medicine confident going into fall accreditation site visit

This fall, the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine will have a full accreditation site visit, after being taken off probation in 2015. Since then, the college has continued to work on major improvements, including a new curriculum for undergraduate students. Accreditation is an eight-year cycle in which the college undergoes an evaluation based on…

U of S alumnus directs Richard III at Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

Saskatoon summers are marked with festivals of all kinds. However, few are as unique as Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. The annual theatre festival is held on the bank of the South Saskatchewan River, and it is a great festival for taking in scenery and culture, as well as for experiencing an unforgettable live play in…

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