News Articles and Updates
Saskatchewan attending world's largest biotechnology event in Washington, DC
June 28, 2011 / News Article
Saskatchewan has solid representation at the world's largest event for the global biotechnology industry with Enterprise Minister and Minister responsible for Trade Jeremy Harrison, and Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration Minister and Minister responsible for Innovation Rob Norris attending the annual BIO International Convention in Washington, D.C. this week.
VIDEO: Young siblings create a form of disease-resistant wheat
May 26, 2011 / News Article
Two budding scientists from Saskatoon are proving that young minds can play a big role in helping advance the field of biotechnology.
Industry benefits from new crop research projects; Camelina and Carinata focus crops for Prairie Gold
January 13, 2011 / News Release
Industry is supporting a new crop research initiative to develop Camelina sativa (False flax) and Brassica carinata (Ethiopian mustard) as renewable alternatives for petroleum-based products. Prairie Gold is an innovative $4.5 million project managed by Genome Prairie and funded federally and provincially through the Canada-Saskatchewan Western Economic Partnership Agreement (WEPA).
Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan invest in research and development
December 3, 2010 / News Article
Today, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification and the Honourable Ken Cheveldayoff, Saskatchewan Minister of First Nations and Métis Relations announced a federal and provincial investment of more than $6.5 million towards two projects through the Canada-Saskatchewan Western Economic Partnership Agreement (WEPA).
Agriculture becomes the next big thing
November 4, 2010 / News Article
What might Canada's next great growth industry be? Smart phones, oil sands technology, aerospace, alternative energy, nuclear power, biotech? Each of those industries has a "been there, done that" feel about them, even if a couple of them could keep thriving for years to come. Agriculture is the one industry you might not even consider putting on the list.
World Hunger Solutions: Agricultural Biotechnology and Plant Genomics
August 1, 2010 / News Article
There are 1.02 billion undernourished people in the world today. That means one in nearly six people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life. In addition to the obvious hunger resulting from an empty stomach, there is also the hidden hunger of micronutrient deficiencies which make people susceptible to infectious diseases, impair physical and mental development, reduce their labour productivity and increase the risk of premature death.
Advancing technology innovation through discovery: a new partnership between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Genome Canada
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
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
July 9, 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.