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News Articles and Updates


The Government of Canada to support genomics in 2016 Federal Budget

April 20, 2016 / News Release

The Government of Canada to support genomics in 2016 Federal Budget

Director, Genomic Applications Programs

April 13, 2016 / News Release

This is a rare opportunity for a seasoned business development professional to put his or her mark on how applications in the fast paced genomics arena can be accelerated to maximize the potential of this transformative science. The position is based in Ottawa, Canada’s vibrant national capital with a rich diversity of cultural and recreational activities.

Genome Canada applauds federal leadership in genomics

March 23, 2016 / News Release

Budget 2016 investment of $237.2 million in funding for genomics will fuel innovation, job growth and economic prosperity

Science Minister Duncan announces support for new genomic application projects

March 10, 2016 /

March 10, 2016, Ottawa, Ontario – A $4.2 million federal investment for four new projects that will use genomic technologies to drive innovation and commercialization across diverse sectors was announced today by Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan.

World wheat experts to meet in Saskatoon in 2019

January 13, 2016 / News Release

SASKATOON - A Saskatoon group has won the bid to host the 2019 International Wheat Congress, a first-of-its-kind event that will bring together more than 600 wheat scientists to discuss advances in wheat research and the future of wheat in helping avert a global food security crisis by 2050.

Genome Prairie Appoints Director of Operations

November 05, 2015 / News Release

Genome Prairie is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Simon Potter as Director of Operations at its Winnipeg office to provide leadership in industry engagement and project development efforts to promote collaborations centred on regional priorities. His focus will include developing and strengthening partnerships with new and existing stakeholders, overseeing Manitoba-based participation in Genome Canada-related programs, facilitating the development of new projects, and supporting awarded projects.

Funding Opportunity: 2015 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition

October 29, 2015 / News Release

Genome Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), is seeking proposals for research projects to address any aspect of bioinformatics and computational biology (B/CB) as it relates to genomics. Proposals with applications across all of Genome Canada’s sectors are welcome. These include agriculture & agri-food, fisheries & aquaculture, forestry, energy, environment, human health and mining.

Public Lecture: Agriculture in a Growing World

September 28, 2015 / News Article

Please join us for a free public lecture with Dr. Patrick Moore, The Sensible Environmentalist. October 8, 2015 @7:00pm Neatby Timlin Theatre Room 241, 2nd Floor, Arts Building University of Saskatchewan

Three Prairie projects provide a $23.8 million boost for crops and animal health research and development in Saskatchewan

July 22, 2015 / News Release

Results of the Genome Canada Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition Genomics and Feeding the Future, in funding partnership with the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF), were announced at the University of Saskatchewan yesterday.

2015 Disruptive Innovation in Genomics Competition

June 11, 2015 / News Release

Funding Opportunity 2015 Disruptive Innovation in Genomics Competition Genome Canada is pleased to launch the 2015 Disruptive Innovation in Genomics…