News Articles and Updates
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
Canadian institutions partner to invest $20 M in livestock genomics research
October 20, 2011 / News Release
Genome Alberta announced today that it is leading a group of funding partners on two large‐scale genomics projects which will help improve Canada’s livestock sector. These projects build on Genome Alberta’s Applied Livestock Genomics Program which was launched in Dec 2010.
Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan support development of new environmental technology
September 30, 2011 / News Release
The federal and provincial governments will support Genome Prairie in working with the University of Saskatchewan, Contango Strategies Ltd. and Cameco Corporation on an initiative to develop and commercialize innovative technology that will help minimize environmental impacts and associated reclamation costs in uranium mining and milling industries.
Genome Prairie's partnership with VIDO-InterVac strengthens regional bioscience cluster
September 16, 2011 / News Release
Today marks the grand opening of one of the most advanced Containment Level 3 (CL3) facilities in the world right here in Saskatoon – the Vaccine Infectious Disease Organization’s International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac). Genome Prairie congratulates this research partner on the completion of its facility which is part of the University of Saskatchewan.
Rooted in wheat science
September 1, 2011 / News Article
Pozniak and Pierre Hucl (PhD’86), who are both with the Crop Development Centre at the University of Saskatchewan, are part of an international team that is rethinking wheat. How can we make crops better and get higher yields, they wonder. If we study wheat like it has never been studied before, what happens then?
Governments invest in international wheat genomics project
July 15, 2011 / News Release
Today, Mr. Brad Trost, MP for Saskatoon-Humboldt, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), and the Honourable Rob Norris, Saskatchewan Minister of Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration and Minister responsible for Innovation, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Bjornerud, Minister of Agriculture, announced more than $5.6 million in research funding that will result in new wheat varieties for Canadian farmers.
Ancient plant with modern potential - crops could build better cars or improve health
June 29, 2011 / News Article
Researchers at University of Alberta (U of A) have deciphered the genetic code for flax, an ancient plant with modern potential.
Saskatchewan and Manitoba to partner on bi-provincial innovation and research opportunities
June 28, 2011 / News Release
The Provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba have signed a ground-breaking Letter of Intent (LOI) to Cooperate on Research and Innovation Initiatives today at the BIO International Convention in Washington, DC. The LOI recognizes the two provinces’ history of cooperation in areas such as electricity, transportation and emergency response, and focuses on key priority areas of mutual interest in the research and innovation areas: