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inside this issue SPRING 2014 | contents

16 ‘Molecular Accordion’ has Chemists Buzzing | Kirk Sibbald (BA’04) Abdalla Karoyo’s smart material could have global impact

28 Alumni of Influence | The 2014 Honourees 8

Dispatch from Saskatchewan’s Diaspora Mark Abley (BA’75)

Award-winning author looks back at the literary scene that gave him his start

10 Redefining the Art of Curation | Ashleigh Mattern


Arts alumnae make names for themselves in a competitive world

14 Arctic Intelligence | Trevor Pritchard (BA’01)

Michael Byers, one of Canada’s foremost advocates for the Arctic, takes a trip through the Northwest Passage

20 The Voice of the Buffalo | Sarah Taggart

Tasha Hubbard explores the history of the buffalo through film

22 Portfolio: Zachari Logan | Betsy Rosenwald

Logan’s lush drawings explore nature, identity and the cycle of life

24 25 Books in 25 Minutes | William Robertson (BA’77, MA’81) Associate Professor of Chemistry Lee Wilson and students gather in a lab in the Thorvaldson building at the U of S. Front row, left to right: Inimfon Udoetok, Leila Dehabadi, Abdalla Karoyo, Mohamed Mohamed, Lewis Casey; back row, left to right: Asghar Dolatkhah, Chen Xue, Lee Wilson

An excerpt from the author’s 2013 presentation at The Word on the Street Saskatoon

27 Journey to Mars | Scott Davidson (’14) Cover: Lisa Baldissera, Chief Curator at the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVE STOBBE

Student Andrew Cooper makes shortlist for one-way trip to Mars

Profile for Arts & Science UofS

Arts&Science Spring 2014  

Arts&Science Spring 2014