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USask major scientific centres awarded $170M of MSI funding

Four flagship research centres at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) uniquely equipped to keep Canada at the forefront internationally in vaccine development, imaging science, sustainable water management and monitoring space weather have been awarded nearly $170 million.

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USask Canada Research Chairs to use Indigenous knowledge, stories to create social impact

Two University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded a total of $1.2 million in funding through the federal government’s Canada Research Chair program to support new insights into Indigenous storytelling and Indigenization in engineering programs.

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Discovery of ‘young’ deep groundwater tells surprising tale: USask researcher

The findings of a recently published study by GIWS researcher of ancient groundwaters have important implications for such practices as carbon sequestration and deep underground storage of waste from nuclear power and oil and gas production, says Dr. Grant Ferguson (PhD).

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USask among top 100 globally in water

USask ranked 23rd worldwide and first in Canada in water resources. 

“We are proud that USask continues to lead Canada and is among the top performers globally in water science,” said USask Vice-President Research Baljit Singh. 


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Congratulations GIWS Member, Simon Papalexiou

Simon Papalexiou has been awareded the STAHY Best Paper Award 2022Unified theory for stochastic modelling of hydroclimatic processes: Preserving marginal distributions, correlation structures, and intermittency. Advances in Water Resources.

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From doctoral thesis to coffee-table book, for USask researcher

University of Saskatchewan (USask) doctoral student & GIWS Member Caroline Aubry-Wake has turned her thesis into a coffee table book and it's getting a lot of attention online. 

Supervised by Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD), Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change, Aubry-Wake studies how mountain snow and ice provide water to downstream valleys, and how this mountain water supply is under pressure from by both climate and landscape changes.

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What About Water? connects water science with the stories that bring us solutions, adaptations & actions for our world’s water realities.

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Summer Episode 4:  Can Peace and Prosperity Flow from Water?

What happens when tensions over water reach their boiling point? In our final bonus episode of the summer season, we explore the causes of water conflicts and what we can do to stop them. We start with the Middle East, a water-scarce region where conflict brews over shared water resources. We then turn to Latin America, where migrants are spurred by climate change, and the lack of water rights in Chilé has created conflict between the government and its people. We revisit conversations with four renowned guests from our past episodes: EcoPeace Middle East Director Gidon Bromberg, economist Jeffrey Sachs, journalist Abrahm Lustgarten and activist Carolina Vilches.

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Of Interest

External awards at the provincial, national and international level provide opportunities to recognize USask faculty and students for their research, scholarly and artistic achievements.  

If you are considering someone for an award, please reach out to Awards team to track nominations and offer support. 

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In the News

As Colorado River Dries, the U.S. Teeters on the Brink of Larger Water Crisis
August 25th, 2022 - ProPublica

Funding for USask-led water monitoring network will help understand, manage floods, drought: director

August 22nd, 2022 - CBC Saskatoon

How current climate change trends are impacting severe weather in Saskatchewan
July 19th, 2022 - Global News

Could a fatal glacial collapse happen in Alberta? It almost has.
July 7th, 2022 - CBC News

Recent Publications

Costa, Diogo, Caleb Sutter, Anita Shepherd, Helen Jarvie, Henry F. Wilson, Jane A. Elliott, Jian Liu, and Merrin L. Macrae. "Impact of climate change on catchment nutrient dynamics: insights from around the world." Environmental Reviews ja (2022).

Elshamy, Mohamed, Youssef Loukili, John W. Pomeroy, Alain Pietroniro, Dominique Richard, and Daniel Princz. "Physically based cold regions river flood prediction in data‐sparse regions: The Yukon River Basin flow forecasting system." Journal of Flood Risk Management (2022): e12835.

Job Opportunities

New - Water Resources Specialist
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Research Hydrologist
Ministry of Forests - 100 Mile House, Quesnel, or Williams Lake

Climate Data Analyst (Software Development Intern)
Climalogik - Calgary & Remote

Knowledge Mobilization Specialist
College of Education - University of Saskatchewan


Computational Atmospheric Boundary Layer Turbulence & Fog/Cloud Dynamics
University of Notre Dame

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)
Full or part-time work opportunities
Ongoing recruitment

Limits of sustainable groundwater use from both physical and geochemical perspectives
University of Saskatchewan
Ongoing Recruitment

Integrated surface water and groundwater modelling under changing climate and land management factors
University of Alberta
Application deadline: open until filled



Student/PDF Opportunities

New -  Postdoctoral position on extreme precipitation events over the Canadian Rockies
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montréal
Multiple positions

Postdoc scholar in net zero food systems and security 
Stanford University, CA

Postdoctoral Position in Hydrological Modelling and Analysis with Environment and Climate Change Canada
University of Victoria

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Climate-Ecosystem Interactions
McMaster University

Postdoctoral position in biophysical modelling of grassland environments
University of Manitoba

Postdoctoral Fellow – Water Temperature Modelling
McMaster University

Water-Health Post Doctoral Fellow
University of Saskatchewan

Transdisciplinary Integration (Lake Futures)
University of Waterloo

Scaling the ecohydrological implications of land cover change in northern ecosystems
University of Guelph

Simulations of extreme precipitation events over the Canadian Rockies
Université du Québec à Montréal

FORMBLOOM - Biogeochemistry of Bloom-Affected Lakes
Global Water Futures

PhD Research Assistantship, Geospatial Science
Montana State University 

UCAR Next Generation Fellowships 2022
UCAR - Boulder Co

Postdoctoral Fellow - Integrated Aquatic Ecosystem Modelling
University of Saskatchewan

Water-Health Post Doctoral Fellow
University of Saskatchewan

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Earth and Environmental Sciences
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Assistant Professor - Tropical Meteorology, Cloud and Precipitation Physics & Chemistry
University of Houston

Ecosystem Modeling Postdoc
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Postdoctoral Fellow I (2021-264) 
Palo Alto, California, United States

Postdoctoral Position: Developing model-based tools for the resilience of water resources
Australian National University

Postdoctoral Scientist
Michigan Technological University

Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Columbia University
Desired start date: January 1, 2022


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