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Researchers Under the Scope

Dec 25, 2022

May this holiday season find all our Researchers Under the Scope listeners feeling cozy, festive and warm. 

In the spirit of giving, the Office of the Vice-Dean of Research at the College of Medicine has once again teamed up, to make a donation to students and staff at King George Elementary School in Saskatoon. This is...

Dec 11, 2022

When Scott Widenmaier left high school, he wasn't sure what career path he wanted to pursue.

He grew up in Alameda, Saskatchewan, and soon found work on oil rigs. But by the time he was in his early twenties, he knew it was time for a change.

"I realized that winters are just too cold to continue doing that," said...

Nov 27, 2022

As a high school student growing up in Melfort, Sask.. Linda Chelico knew she wanted to work in health sciences.

She enjoyed biology class, and took an interest in watching nature heal itself. She wanted to find environmentally friendly solutions to health problems.

Then, she read a National Geographic magazine about...

Nov 13, 2022

Colour-changing reactions and small explosions punctuated life at Dr. Oleg Dmitriev's home, when he was a boy. He loved trying out chemical reactions, and experimenting. As a teenager, he was fascinated by the science fiction novels his father brought home. 

"It's all about strange worlds and unusual, strange forms of...

Oct 30, 2022

Asmahan AbuArish grew up in Hebron, surrounded by military checkpoints.

She knew she wanted to help people, but she had to give up her dream of being a medical doctor early.

Fortunately, AbuArish is no quitter.

She discovered physics — and later its very real applications in curing inflammatory pulmonary diseases such...