Impact Stories | University of Saskatchewan

Today the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) announced positive interim results from their Phase 1 clinical trial for COVAC-2, VIDO’s COVID-19 subunit vaccine candidate....

Saskatchewan residents can give input about COVID-19 public health measures by using their smartphones to respond to a series of five-minute surveys....

As someone who has dedicated his professional life to fighting life-threatening diseases, Dr. Volker Gerdts (DVM, PhD) knows the biggest impediment to getting back to normal are those who are hesitant or refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19....

Wastewater-based surveillance has been developing rapidly as an important tool in efforts to combat COVID-19. Since the virus is shed in feces, monitoring virus levels in wastewater can be an advance indicator of an outbreak. This is because infected persons start shedding the virus within 24 hours of being infected, while symptoms might not appear until as much as five days later....

The first volunteers have been selected for a vaccine trial of COVAC-2, a COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Vaccine and infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask)....

A major takeaway from the COVID-19 pandemic is that emerging diseases require rapid responses and Canada needs to be better prepared to respond to the next one, says University of Saskatchewan research centre leader Dr. Volker Gerdts (DVM)....

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) faculty member has published a new article in the flagship magazine of the Canadian Science Policy Centre (CSPC) about how quantum technologies can help us understand the current COVID-19 pandemic and how the quantum revolution will change the world....

When COVID-19 came to Canada, researchers knew its implications would go far beyond the direct effects of the virus....

New imaging equipment to help understand COVID-19 infection will soon be coming to the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization—International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), thanks to a Canada Foundation for Innovation grant announced today by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau....

A new University of Saskatchewan (USask) study has found that exercise performance and blood and muscle oxygen levels are not affected for healthy individuals wearing a face mask during strenuous workouts....