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Researchers Under the Scope

Jun 9, 2024

From the laboratory to saving lives, this episode brings together three outstanding researchers from the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology (APP) as they discuss their work and its implications for cardiac care.
Dr. Michelle Collins, Dr. Scott Widenmaier, and Dr....

May 26, 2024

"Pushing politicians to do what is good for the health of the people, there's no way around it," said Dr Jacob Alhassan.

Born and raised in a rural Ghanaian village, Alhassan grew up without electricty and paved roads. He watched women die in childbirth. He grew resentful of health systems that left the poorest people...

Mar 24, 2024


Dr. Sabira Valiani was one of the frontline physicians working inside Saskatoon’s critical care units four years ago, during the initial lockdowns of the Covid-19 pandemic.


“It was really weird,” said Valiani.


Valiani said ‘a lot of light bulbs went off in my head’ amid the automated stillness of the...

Feb 25, 2024

Daphne Yau can trace her interest in endocrinology back to a beta-cell physiology experiment during her master’s degree,  working with laboratory mice with Type 2 Diabetes.

“It was the part of the pancreas that makes insulin,” she said. “It was fascinating. It also made me realize that maybe pure laboratory...

Feb 11, 2024

Haissam Haddad inadvertently horrified his family when he signed up for engineering courses in his first year of university.

The teenager returned the next day to change his major to medicine -- a move he's glad he made.

Dr. Haddad practiced family medicine in Syria for three years, then arrived in Canada in 1986 to...