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News Articles and Updates

Advancing technology innovation through discovery: a new partnership between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Genome Canada External Link

July 23, 2010 / News Article

Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are pleased to announce a partnered program called “Advancing Technology Innovation through Discovery”. This program will link next generation sequencing technologies within Genome Canada-funded Science & Technology (S&T) Innovation Centres with gene discovery projects to help speed the translation to clinical medicine and to advance the adoption of new technologies. The focus of the program is on childhood diseases for which genes can be identified in a short time frame and with a small number of subjects to ensure the greatest impact.

Industry minister visits McGill External Link

July 22, 2010 / News Article

The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, joined Principal Heather Munroe-Blum Thursday for a tour of the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre.

Government of Canada growing its commitment to the canola industry External Link

July 09, 2010 / News Article

The Government of Canada is investing in the growth of Canada's world-class canola crop in international markets. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced $1.5 million for the Canola Council of Canada's (CCC's) Growing Great 2015 strategy to increase demand for canola products around the world.

New appointments to Genome Prairie's Board of Directors, terms extended for current members

July 07, 2010 / News Release

VIDEO: Manitoba researchers try to turn discarded Tim Horton's coffee cups into bio-fuel External Link

July 05, 2010 / News Article

Manitoba researchers try to turn discarded Tim Horton's coffee cups into bio-fuel

Sowing the seeds of the future

July 01, 2010 / News Article

An interview with Roger Beachy, Director of the US National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Mission to India strengthens economic and educational partnerships External Link

June 16, 2010 / News Article

Advanced Education, Employment and Labour Minister Rob Norris returned recently from a productive mission in South Asia. "India is a vital partner for Saskatchewan on many fronts,"" Norris said. "The Saskatchewan story was enthusiastically received in many areas including; trade, advanced education and research partnerships, immigration and international co-operation."

University of Saskatchewan awarded $1.6 M for new training program to assess environmental Health risks External Link

June 04, 2010 / News Article

With the help of a $1.6-million federal grant announced today, the University of Saskatchewan will create the first training program in North America for human and ecological risk assessment.

Minister Lisa Raitt attends the Safino-Aventis BioTalent Challenge National Awards Ceremony

May 06, 2010 / News Article

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Minister of Labour, speaks with Ms. Rui Song at the 2010 National Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge, held at the National Research Council in Ottawa. Ms. Song, a 14-year-old student from the Walter Murray Collegiate Institute in Saskatoon, won first place at this year's competition for her work in molecular genetics.

Sask. highschool student recognized for lentil research

May 03, 2010 / News Article

Saskatoon’s expertise in agricultural biotechnology extends beyond the University of Saskatchewan and the adjacent research cluster at Innovation Place. For the second year in a row, a Saskatoon high school student has won a national biotechnology research competition.