Senior Geophysicist Joins CanAlaska Uranium

    VANCOUVER, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (CVV - TSX.V) (the
"Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Guy Marquis, formerly
Professor and Head of the School of Engineering Geophysics (EOST), University
of Strasbourg, France, to lead the Company's geophysical exploration team. He
joins Dr. Karl Schimann, Vice President of Exploration, as another senior
member of CanAlaska's uranium exploration team.
    Dr. Marquis has been actively involved in leading research in geophysics
for uranium deposits world-wide in conjunction with major explorers and has
taught at the University of Strasbourg for the past 14 years. Strasbourg is
renowned as a major global centre of geophysical research and training, and
for its involvement with world-class resource companies.
    Dr. Marquis possesses extensive experience in aspects and applications of
modern geophysics, and has practical experience from exploration projects
around the world. He completed his PhD in Earth and Ocean Sciences at the
University of Victoria in 1992. He then spent two years as a researcher at
Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris before joining the University of Strasbourg
in 1994, where he has led its Near-Surface Geophysics Research team since
2000. He is a member of SEG, EAGE and CSEG and the Associate Editor of
Geophysical Prospecting Journal.

    Dr. Guy Marquis
    Senior Geophysicist

    CanAlaska maintains its own in-house geophysical exploration group,
supporting its staff of 12 geologists and senior field managers. In addition
to Dr. Marquis, the geophysical group consists of Dr. Amir Radjaee, a
specialist in processing and inversion of geophysical data, Ms. Ana Sirbu, who
has been specializing in the interpretation of seismic data in the
Athabasca Basin, and Mr. Dustin Kleissen, a GIS technician and geophysical
team leader/operator who possesses extensive field experience in projects in
the Canadian North. CanAlaska also has 3 trained field staff in the operation
of geophysical down-hole probing equipment.

    From L to R: Dustin Kleissen, Guy Marquis, Geologist Ali Hassanalizadeh,
    Ana Sirbu and Amir Radjaee

    For the past four years, CanAlaska has employed experienced field
contractors for surface geophysical exploration. In 2004, CanAlaska was one of
the first junior exploration companies to fly modern geophysical surveys over
the deeper parts of the Athabasca Basin. Dr. Marquis will continue to work
with the Company's commercial geophysical consultants, Geotech, Fugro,
Condor Consulting of Denver, Frontier Geosciences Inc., and L. Reed
Geophysical Consulting from Toronto, to further CanAlaska's success in
identifying new uranium exploration targets in the prolific Athabasca Basin.
    Dr. Karl Schimann commented, "Guy has an amazing reputation, and has the
ability to take CanAlaska and its team into the next discoveries. We are very
excited about the possibilities for more uranium discoveries in the
Athabasca Basin. CanAlaska's dominant land position in areas of very high
prospectivity, our very active exploration programs, together with prominent
international strategic partnerships, put the company at the very forefront of
Canadian uranium exploration."
    President Peter Dasler commented "We have been able to identify major
targets from our first and second pass exploration, and can now support the
diligence and expertise needed to turn these targets into discoveries.
Guy Marquis' talents are exactly what we have been looking for, and we are
extremely pleased to have him with us".
    Guy Marquis can be contacted at CanAlaska's Vancouver Office, and at He welcomes old friends and new exploration recruits
to visit him and to become better acquainted with the company.
    The person responsible for this news release is Peter Dasler, P.Geo.

    About CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. --

is undertaking uranium exploration on seventeen 100%-owned and two optioned
uranium projects in Canada's Athabasca Basin. Since September 2004, the
Company has aggressively acquired one of the largest land positions in the
region, comprising over 2,500,000 acres (10,117 sq. km or 3,906 sq. miles).
CanAlaska has expended over Cdn$30 million exploring its properties in the
Athabasca Basin and has delineated multiple uranium targets. Initial drilling
results from the West McArthur Project revealed uranium mineralization and
significant zones of hydrothermal alteration, indicative of a favourable
environment for uranium deposition. Active drilling and exploration continued
through the Summer, and Fall 2007 seasons at West McArthur and at 2 other
significant projects. The Company's high profile in the prominent
Athabasca Basin has attracted the attention of major international strategic
partners. Among others, Mitsubishi Development Pty., a subsidiary of Japanese
conglomerate Mitsubishi Corporation, has undertaken to provide CanAlaska
C$11 mil. in exploration funding to earn 50% of the West McArthur Project. A
C$19 mil. Agreement for exploration has also been executed with a Korean
Consortium led by Hanwha Corporation to enter into joint exploration of
CanAlaska's Cree East Project.

    On behalf of the Board of Directors

    Peter Dasler, M.Sc., P.Geo.
    President & CEO, CanAlaska Uranium Ltd.

    The TSX Venture has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for
the adequacy or accuracy of this release: CUSIP No. 13708P 10 2. This news
release contains certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of
Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are
forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There
can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual
results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in
such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's
documents filed from time to time with the British Columbia Securities
Commission and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission.

For further information:

For further information: Emil Fung, Vice President, Corp. Dev., Tel:
(604) 688-3211, Toll Free (N. America): 1-800-667-1870, Email:

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