News Articles and Updates
Saskatoon Student Wins 3rd at International Competition
June 19, 2012 / News Article
A Grade 11 student from Walter Murray Collegiate in Saskatoon has won acclaim on the international stage. Seventeen-year-old Rui Song placed third at the 2012 International BioGENEius Challenge in Boston, Massachusetts.
David Gauthier to Succeed Wilf Keller as CEO of Genome Prairie
May 23, 2012 / News Release
Dr. Arnold Naimark, Chair of Genome Prairie’s Board of Directors, announced today the appointment of Dr. David Gauthier as Acting President and CEO of Genome Prairie effective June 2, 2012. He succeeds Dr. Wilf Keller who will be assuming the position of President and CEO of Ag-West Bio Inc.
Prairie Gold Project Takes Flight
April 26, 2012 / News Release
A new industrial oilseed crop to be tested as a biojet fuel
Prairie Scientists Compete for National Health Research Funding
February 02, 2012 / News Release
Genome Prairie is working with health researchers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan to compete for research funding in Genome Canada’s latest national competition: “Genomics and Personalized Health”, announced earlier this week in Ottawa.
Oil, gas studies get $800K boost
January 28, 2012 / News Article
More than $800,000 in federal and provincial funding will help the Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) and the University of Regina study innovative recovery methods for oil and gas production, while reducing their environmental impact.
Jets test fuel from new oilseed
January 20, 2012 / News Article
Carinata in mustard family Contracts designed to generate 5,000 to 10,000 acres this year
Genome Canada: Investing in Life Sciences
December 15, 2011 / News Article
What are the life sciences? They encompass a wide variety of biological activities. Not only are they an industry vital to medical advancements, they’re imperative to our economy as well.
PhD credits success to business climate
November 24, 2011 / News Article
Monique Haakensen was recently named one of Canada's best young entrepreneurs by the Rogers Fuel Awards. Haakensen completed a PhD in microbiology, genomics and bioinformatics at the University of Saskatchewan.
Canada's top young entrepreneurs of the year named by the FuEL Awards
November 14, 2011 / News Article
Alexander Levy never planned to start a business. But while working as a student researcher at the University of Toronto, he developed a prototype mobile application that allows people with communication disorders, such as those caused by stroke, autism and ALS, to make themselves understood audibly - at a tiny fraction of the cost of existing hardware systems.
Greener pastures ahead: Report
October 31, 2011 / News Article
Canada's ag sector expected to pick up steam