2015 GSA Gala

Hello fellow Pegasi! The GSA Gala is coming up (this weekend) and we hope to see you there. Here’s the info courtesy of GSA VP External:

Please Join us at the 3rd Annual Graduate Awards Gala to be held on March 7, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel-Saskatoon. It will be a night of celebrating Graduate Student Achievements, getting inspired by our Keynote Speaker Dr. Monique Haakensen and lots of fun with:

  • 9 awards
  • 4 graduate student performances
  • A Photo Booth
  • up to 20 Door Prizes

Cocktails at: 5:30 PM
Awards & Dinner at: 6:30 PM
Dance at: 10:00 PM
Ticket Price: $25

Tickets are available at the GSA Office.

Payment can be made with Cash or Debit.
For more information, please contact the GSA at 306-966-8471. For updates, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1423370224621973

2014-2015 PEGASUS AGM

This year the PEGASUS annual general meeting (AGM) will be in March. Please accept the following invitation to the PEGASUS AGM after the seminar on Tuesday, March 3rd. 2015.

Pizza and refreshments will be served (including gluten free and vegetarian pizza). Come out, meet the executive, and discuss any concerns on your mind.

All the best,
-The PEGASUS Executive Team

What: Annual General Meeting
When: March 3rd, 2015, 5:00 pm
Where: Physics 175

Please join PEGASUS for its annual general meeting. Come out, meet the executive, and bring forth your questions, complaints, and suggestions. We look forward to having you there — every bit of input and feedback helps us better represent our members.
Pizza and refreshments will be available.

October Astronomy Events

Make note of the excellent astronomy events that will be taking place this month. There is a solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse, and an open house at the Sleaford Observatory. Also don’t forget that the Campus Observatory is open for public viewing every Saturday night.

1)      Total Lunar Eclipse – Early Morning of Wed. Oct. 8
Sleaford Observatory Open House – Sat. Oct. 18
Partial Solar Eclipse – Afternoon of Thu. Oct. 23

Stan Shadick has prepared some nice slides with all the details for each event: october_astronomy_events

Physics Graduate Banquet

Last night was the Physics and Engineering Physics Graduation Banquet. The event was held in the Exeter room in Marquis Hall. Sarah Purdy, president of PEGASUS, gave a toast to the graduating graduate students. Here is a picture of the graduate students who attended the event last night:

Graduate students at the 2014 Graduation Banquet

Congratulations to all Physics and Engineering Physics students who graduated this year! Your hard work and dedication to the pursuit of knowledge has paid off.


PEGASUS Town Hall Chilli Lunch *UPDATED*

What: Town Hall Chili Lunch
Where: PHYS 175

This event will be rescheduled to a later date! Stay tuned.

Please come to join PEGASUS for a chili lunch and a chance to hear about some of the current initiatives of your student representative group, PEGASUS. This is your chance to raise any questions you may have, as well as to get more information about the UPASS referendum.

Chili, buns, veggies, and fruit will be served. Vegetarian chili will be available, as well as gluten-free buns (upon early request)

We urge you to RSVP (ac.ksasunull@ydrup.haras) by Monday, February 24, to allow for us to arrange for the appropriate amount of food.

All physics grad students are welcome to attend — please forward this to anyone who we may have missed.

PEGASUS Student Summer Seminars 2013

This past summer PEGASUS once again hosted Student Summer Seminars. Thank you to all who presented and attended! You made this year’s seminar series a huge success.

Here is a list of presentations given this past summer:

  • John McLead — X-ray spectroscopy of many-layered pnictides
  • Grant Scoular — Polar Cap Pc3-4 waves using SuperDARN HF Radar
  • Sarah Purdy — Plasma ion implantation for Photonics: Silicon-based materials
  • Gareth Perry — A steady stream of overdense F-region plasma structures in the polar cap
  • Bassey Bassey — An emergent, integrative model of research ethics
  • Xue Yong — Theoretical study on extended phase of Carbon Dioxide
  • Mercedes Martison — Spectral K-edge subtraction X-ray imaging
  • Mohammed Kassem — Black hole thermodynamics in Ho’rava Lifshitz gravity
  • Greg Tomney — Inductive plasma current in Tokamaks and spherical Tokamaks
  • Dan Zawada — High resolution radiative transfer modelling with SASKTRAN


PEGASUS NSERC Information Workshop

Today PEGASUS hosted an information workshop, from 5:00-6:00pm in Physics 165, for the purposes discussing NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council) funding opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate Physics students. Thank you to all the students who participated and made the workshop a success!

A copy of the workshop presentation is available at this link. If you are interested in graduate studies or research be sure to get in contact with the Physics and Engineering Physics department! You can talk to the secretaries in the main office, Andrei Smolyakov, Sasha Koustov, or PEGASUS.

Remember, if you are an undergraduate student interested in research, talk to some professors in an area of study you find interesting, and apply for an USRA! They are easy to apply for and applications are often very successful.




Symposium on Innovation in Nuclear Medicine in Saskatchewan

In memory of Dr. Sylvia Fedoruk, the Physics Graduate Students Council at the University of Saskatchewan (PEGASUS) presents: Innovations in Nuclear Medicine in Saskatchewan, a symposium and luncheon for students and industry members in Saskatchewan. 

The symposium on current research and recent developments in the province in the field of Nuclear Medicine will begin at 10:30 am on January 15th, 2013 in the GSA Commons, 1337 College Dr. Saskatoon.
Join us for the symposium and lunch, and meet people from a variety of disciplines who are interested in Nuclear Medicine, from academia and industry.
See poster for details: NM_symposium_jan15_13
RSVP by Jan 8. 2013 to Sarah at ac.ksasunull@cexe.susagep
Dr. Barbara Szpunar (Department of Physics and Engineering Physics)
Dr. Ian Swainson (Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Center for Nuclear Innovation)
Bryan Witt (Saskatoon Health Region, Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine Services)
with a word from:
Dr. Stuart Houston
Matt Dalzell (Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Center for Nuclear Innovation)
Sarah Purdy(Department of Physics and Engineering Physics)