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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:

Saskatchewan joins innovation initiative External Link

June 28, 2011 / News Article

The provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) Tuesday to cooperate with research and innovation initiatives at the BIO International Convention in Washington, DC.

Saskatchewan attending world's largest biotechnology event in Washington, DC External Link

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 External Link

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 External Link

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 External Link

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 External Link

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 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.