News Archive

As a community-based researcher, one of Dr. Dell’s goals was to deliver her findings in a way that reached the people who could be directly impacted by the results. Engaging with the media allowed her to share important and accessible information with the public. The following highlights some of her interactions with the media as the Research Chair in Substance Abuse:

“It took them to a different state of mind,’: U of S Research Shows War Veterans Benefit from Therapy Dogs – Saskatoon Star Phoenix, April 30, 2016

The Research Project that Studied the Health Effects of Therapy Dogs on Elderly Veterans – Calgary Herald, April 30, 2016

Therapy Dog Research has Encouraging Findings for War Veterans – Global News, April 29, 2016

Research Shows Therapy Dogs Help Veterans – Leader-Post, April 30, 2016

Saskatoon Veterans Benefit from University Research – Media Release, April 27, 2016

Stressed Out? Find Free Fluffy Therapy at a Library Near You – The Sheaf, March 25, 2016

Recipes from Honouring Our Strengths: Indigenious Culture as Intervention in Addictions Treatment Project – Research for Health, December 2015, pg. 25

University of Saskatchewan Helping Students Stress Less at Exam Time – Saskatoon Star Phoenix, December 9, 2015

Research Shows Therapy Dogs Help with Addiction Treatment – News Talk 650 CKOM, November 17, 2015

Research Project Studies Benefits of Therapy Dogs on Mental Health – CTV News, November 17, 2015

Sask. Researchers praise dogs for healing, therapeutic abilities – CBC News Saskatchewan, November 16, 2015

U of S leads therapy dog research project – Media Release, November 16, 2015

Zootherapie: Les Chiens au Service du Bien-etre Humain – La Rotonde: Le Journal Independant de L’Universite D’Ottawa, October 13, 2015

Canine Care on Campus – University of Saskatchewan News, October 5, 2015

Know Your limit, Play Within It: What Students Need to Know About Alcohol Use – The Sheaf, September 25, 2015

Therapy Dogs Console Stressed Students – Regina Leader-post, September 23, 2015

Upward Trend in Fentanyl Deaths Problematic for Students – The Sheaf, September 5, 2015

Therapy Dogs: Helping Students in the Classroom – Educational Business Administrator, Fall, 2015

Therapy Dogs Bring Relief to Stressed-out Students – University of Regina, August 31, 2015

Veterinary Social Work Comes to the WCVM – WCVM Today, August 19, 2015

Native Wellness Assessment Tool Launched in Saskatoon – News Talk 650 CKOM, June 26, 2015

One-of-a-kind Addictions Treatment Unveiled in Saskatoon – Global News, June 26, 2015  (3.6K Facebook shares)

Thunderbird Brings Culture into Indigenous Health – Saskatoon Star Phoenix, June 26, 2015

Tackling First Nations Addictions Through Culture – NationTalk, June 25, 2015

New Addictions Assessment Focuses on Wellness, Not Weaknesses – Saskatoon Home Page, June 25, 2015

Tackling First Nations Addiction through Culture – Thunderbird Partner Foundation & University of Saskatchewan, June 25, 2015

New Indigenous Program Finds Culture Key to Overcoming Addictions. Native Wellness Assessment Instrument First of its Kind in the World. CBC News, June 26, 2015.

Rehab Centres Need an Accreditation Fix – The Globe & Mail, June 22, 2015

Wild West’ of Addiction Treatment: OPP Charge Two Rehab Employees with Pretending to be Doctors – Calgary Herald, June 3, 2015

Government of Canada Invests in Research to Tackle Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction – Government of Canada News Release, May 1, 2015

New Funding will Support Nation-wide Focus on Substance Misuse – University of Alberta, May 1, 2015

Downtown Problem is More Perception than Panhandling Planet S, April 16, 2015

University of Saskatchewan Students Pampered During Exam Season – CBC News, April 14, 2015

Project Profile: Research Chair in Substance Abuse Releases Products Brochure – Aboriginal Health Research News, Volume 4, Issue 1, April 2015. CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health

Using Culture to HealPrince Albert Herald, March 19, 2015

Social workers Getting Ready for Special Week – Prince Albert Daily Herald, February 18, 2015

Therapy Dogs Make Their Airport Debut Star Phoenix, February 14, 2015

A National Commitment to Recovery from the Disease of Addiction in Canada – Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, January 27, 2015

Addictions Cost Saskatchewan about One-billion Dollars Yearly Global News, November 19, 2014

National Addictions Awareness Week -RAWLCO Radio, November 18, 2014

University of Saskatchewan Professor and Saskatchewan Research Chair Marks National Addictions Awareness Week with Release of Free Products Brochure for Front-line Workers – University of Saskatchewan News Release, November 14, 2014

Streets Reopened after Bomb Unit Takes Package from Downtown Winnipeg – CBC Winnipeg, November 4, 2014

Addicted to Down: Fentanyl Pills ‘an Epidemic,’ Recovering Addict Says – The Star Phoenix, October 18, 2014

Culture as Intervention – MBC Radio, October 8, 2014

Pet Therapy Used to Help Heal those in Need of a HugIndigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre, July 17, 2014

Premier Wall Visits Equine Assisted Learning – Prince Albert Daily Herald, May 7, 2014

Healing with the Horse – Indigenous Circle, CTV, May 10, 2014 – Taping, APTN, Caos & Courage program, May 2, 2014

Horse as Healer – CTV News, May 1, 2014

Department of Psychiatry Newsletter, U of S April, 2014, page 7

Paws Your Stress at U of S – News Talk 980 CJME, April 11, 2014

Therapy Dogs at the U of S – CTV News Saskatoon, April 10, 2014

Therapy Dogs Relieve Stressed University Students – Global News Saskatoon, April 10, 2014

Therapy Dogs During Exam – Saskatoon Star Phoenix, April 10, 2014

Therapy Dogs Soothe U of S Students Exam Stress – CBC News Radio, April 10, 2014

Morning News – U of S Students De-stress for Exams  – Global Saskatchewan, April 10, 2014 Dog Days of Stress – OCNow, April 8, 2014

U of S Wants Students to Stress Less During Exams by Bringing in the Dogs – University of Saskatchewan News Release, April 7, 2014

Puppy Love For U of S Students – Saskatoon Media Group Radio Interview, April 2, 2014

Department of Psychiatry, April 2014 Newsletter – University of Saskatchewan, April 2014

Vital Signs (Pages 4 & 5) – St. John Ambulance, January 2014 FASD Prevention & Knowledge Translation – MBC, January 21, 2014

Positive Energy – Meet a Very Special Dog Wh0 Brings Laughter and Support – SaskTel Max Magazine video, January – February 2014

YSAC Update Newsletter

Therapy Dog Helps Ease Holiday Stress – Global Saskatchewan, December 28, 2013 Horses Can Make Difference in Addictions Therapy: The Research Story – Focus Saskatchewan, December 21, 2013

Horses Can Make Difference in Addictions Therapy  – Global News Saskatchewan, December 20, 2013

Anna-Belle, Certified Therapy Dog, Visits the Education & Music Library – Dispatches from the Education & Music Library, December 2013

Equine Therapy as an Adjunct Program Component Continues to Grow – YSAC Update, November 2013

Anna-Belle the Bull of the Ball – Saskatoon Metro, November 29, 2013

Students Pet Away Final Exam Stress at the University of Saskatchewan – Saskatoon Metro, November 28, 2013

U of S Researcher Connects Addictions Professions Through Song – News Talk 650 CKOM, November 25, 2013

Connecting Addictions Professionals through Song: Step By Step Released During National Addictions Awareness Week – Addiction News Daily, November 19, 2013

Native Music Video Looks At Addiction – The Star Phoenix, November 19, 2013

New Video Aims To Encourage And Support Aboriginal People With Addictions – Missinipi News, November 18, 2013

U of S Researcher Connecting Addictions Professionals Through Song: Step By Step Released During National Addictions Awareness Week – University of Saskatchewan News Release, November 18, 2013

Canada Raises the Bar for Mental Health Research – Canada’s Innovation Leaders, November 8, 2013

Research Links Culture To Healing – The Star Phoenix, November 7, 2013

Stigma a Major Barrier to Treatment for Pregnant Women with Addictions -CMAJ, November 5, 2013

Women, Substance Use and Pregnancy – CBC Yukon Radio Interview, November 4, 2013

CCSA Report Calls for Greater Attention to Issues of Substance Use during Pregnancy – Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, November 4, 2013

How Horses Contribute to the Well-being of First Nations Youth in Treatment for Solvent Abuse – University of Regina News Release, November 4, 2013

Mentorship Program Fosters Success for New Researchers  University of Saskatchewan On Campus News, Volume 21, Issue 5, October 25,

2013 Anna-Belle the Therapy Dog -CJWW/Magic 98.2/92.9 The Bull – Saskatoon Media Group, October 22, 2013

Colleen Dell and her Caring Canine – CBC News, October 22, 2013

Therapy Dog Spreads Paw-sitive Vibe – The Star Phoenix, October 21, 2013

Anna-Belle The Therapy Dog Visits Blue Sky – CBC Radio One, October 21, 2013

Therapy Dogs: Much More Than a Pet Project – Saskatoon Express, September 2, 2013

PAWsitive Beginning – St. John Ambulance Newsletter, September 2013

Where Do You Turn When You’ve Hit Rock Bottom? – Postmedia News, July 19, 2013

Therapy Dogs Bring Joy to People  -WCVM Today, July, 2013

HAMMERED: After Party – Saskatchewan Prevention Institute, First Edition, July 2013

Expert Advisory Council Supports Government Crime Reduction Strategies – Government of Saskatchewan News Release, June 26, 2013

Time Necessary for Successful Engagement – On Campus News, Volume 20, Issue 17, May 10, 2013

Indigenous Canadians Confront Prescription Opioid Misuse  The Lancet, Volume 381, Issue 9876, April 2013

From Stilettos To Moccasins: A Healing Journey – CIHR: Show Me The Evidence – Volume 1, Issue 4, Spring 2013

Equine Education – Western Horse Review, January/February 2013

Drinking and Driving Rates in Saskatchewan – Global News Saskatchewan, January 11, 2013

Mother Petitions for Change – The StarPhoenix, January 5, 2013

Professor Challenges “Heavy Drinking Culture” – The Prince Albert Daily Herald, December 31, 2012

Sober Thoughts on the Use of Alcohol – Letter to the Editor Colleen Anne Dell & Peter Butt – The StarPhoenix, December 27, 2012

Some Sober Thoughts on Our Use of Alcohol – The Leader-Post, December 28, 2012

Letter to the Editor – Colleen Anne Dell & Peter Butt – The Prince Albert Daily Herald, December 29, 2012

Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Promotional Video – December, 2012

Is Drinking a Problem in Saskatchewan? – CBC BlueSky, November 2012

Lowering the Drinking Age in Saskatchewan – A Good Idea? – Richard Brown Show, NewsTalk Radio, November 2012

Locals Step Up for Sobriety – St. Albert Gazette, November 2012

Prescription Drug Abuse Rising Among Aboriginal Youths – CMAJ, September 4, 2012 Highlighting Health Research – University of Saskatchewan On Campus News, July 2012

Harper Government Supports Health Care Innovation in Saskatchewan – Canadian Institutes of Health Research, July 2012

IPHRC Researcher Colleen Dell Publishes New Work in Open Access Journal– Indigenous Peoples Health Research Centre, July 19, 2012

Prescription Drug Abuse Rising among Aboriginal Youth – Canadian Medical Association Journal, July 2012

High-Alcohol Price Hike Helps – The StarPhoenix, June 2012

College News Item – College of Arts and Science . University of Saskatchewan – University of Saskatchewan, College of Arts and Science, June 2012

Problem Drinking Reduced by Price Hike – Verb Saskatoon Magazine, July 13-19, 2012. Page 4.

International Scientists Gather at Betty Ford Center – Betty Ford Center, June 2012

Dealing with Addiction – Global News, June 2012

U of S to Use Culture to Study Addictions & U of S Researcher Receives Funding to Explore Power of Culture to Heal Addictions – The StarPhoenix, June 2012 & Global News, June 2012

U of S Researchers Partner with Aboriginal Leaders to Explore the Power of Culture to Heal Addictions – University of Saskatchewan News Release, June 2012

“From Stilettos to Moccasins”. Aboriginal Women’s Workshop on Drug Abuse, Addiction CCPA Monitor. May 2012, Vol 19, No 1. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

New Strain of HIV Linked to Saskatchewan Deaths – All Nations Hope Positive Journeys Newsletter, April, 2012

A Toolkit for Treatment – Arts & Science Diversity Magazine, Spring 2012

Funding Success Story – Aboriginal Health Research News, CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health, March 2012

Strain of HIV Linked to Saskatchewan Deaths – CTV News, March 2012

University of Saskatchewan-Based Addiction Projects CCSA ActioNews, Winter 2012

Two University of Saskatchewan-Based Addictions Projects Address Aboriginal Culture in HealingUniversity of Saskatchewan News Release, January 2012

John Gormley Show Interview – News Talk 650 CKOM, June 2011

First Annual Indigenous Health Research Conference – Indigenopus Peoples Health Research Centre News Release, March 2011

Canadian Articles Released in Special Issue of Substance Use and Misuse – Exploring Global Impact of Volatile Substance Misuse – University of Saskatchewan News Release, September 2011

Windigo in a Pill – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, APTN Investigates, November 2010

From Stilettos to Moccasins – University of Toronto Indigenous Waves Radio Show, November 2010

Study to Examine the Benefit of Horse Therapy with Youth Solvent Abusers  – Alberta Sweetgrass, September, 2010

How Much is Too Much? Podcast Now Available  – ActioNews, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, September, 2010, Vol 20, No 3

Young Adults and Alcohol: How Much Is Too Much. Inaugral Bill Deeks Lecture – Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse News Release, September 2010

Saskatchewan: A Healing Journey – Sasktel MAX OnDemand Telivision Feature, 2009

Partnership Developed to Study Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) – Cartier Equine Learning Centre News Release, August  2010

Unique Approach to Aboriginal Healing Awarded Women of Distinction – Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse News Release, June 2010

YWCA Honours Women of Distinction  – College of Arts and Science Magazine, Summer 2010

Women of Distinction Awards Announced – The StarPhoenix, May 2010

Campus Nominees – University of Saskatchewan On Campus News, May 2010 Women of Distinction – The StarPhoenix, May 3 2010

Herstory: The Canadian Women’s Calendar – Saskatoon Women’s Calender Collective, 2009, p. 14

Singing Silenced Stories – University of Saskatchewan, College of Arts and Science Annual Report, 2008/09

Video a Voice for Marginalized Aboriginal Women – Saskatchewan Sage, December 2009

Song Opens Door for Hope and Respect: From Stilettos to Moccasins Sounds Anthem of Honour – Eagle Feather News, December 2009

Music Video Part of Study Into Identity – University of Saskatchewan On Campus News, November 2009

You-Tube Video Gives Voice to Aboriginal Women Struggling with Drug Addiction: U of S-Community Research Project – University of Saskatchean News Release, November 2009

Equine Therapy Harnesses the Healing Power of Horses  – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, CrossCurrents, Fall 2009

From Stilettos to Moccasins: A Song from Violet Naytowhow and a Unique Group of Aboriginal Women – Widening the Circle, Summer, 2009

Silenced Stories Become Song – The College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan, Summer 2009

Town Grads Allowed 10 Drinks at Party – The StarPhoenix, June 2009

New Sex/Gender/Diversity Worksheet – Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse News Release, June 2009

CBC Interview with Violet Naytowhow – CBC Radio Morning Edition, May 2009

Actor Cardinal to Appear at Fundraiser – The StarPhoenix, May 2009

Forum Looks at Addictions, Mental Health Issues – The StarPhoenix, April 2009

Music to Bring Research to the Masses – Prince Albert Herald, March 2009

Horses Aid Path to Healing – The StarPhoenix, March 2009

Community-based Approach Key to Mental Health and Addictions Treatment – The StarPhoenix, November 2008

Healing Power of Horses – University of Saskatchewan On Campus News, October 2008

Solvents are Easy to Obtain, Abuse – Sherwood Park News, July 2008 Self-harm victims call for support – The StarPhoenix, June 2008

Un Trip Souvent Fatal – Journal to Montréal, March 2008

Conference Goers Look to Curb Issue of Substance Abuse – Alberta Sweetgrass, December 2007

Saskatchewan’s Battle Against Addictions is Strengthened with Assistance from Saskatchewan Health and the University of Saskatchewan – Research Discovery at University of Saskatchewan, September 2007

Dell Exploring Substance Abuse – University of Saskatchewan On Campus News, September 2007