News Articles and Updates
U of S VIDO-InterVac helping fight Zika virus
March 10, 2017 / News Release
– The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) at the University of Saskatchewan has joined the global effort to combat Zika virus by developing a swine model that mimics the disease in humans.
New Funding Opportunity 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition Genomics and Precision Health
January 30, 2017 / News Release
Genome Canada is pleased to advise the research community of a new funding opportunity – the 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition – Genomics and Precision Health.
New research project partners teams at Universities of Manitoba and Calgary to study the impact of oil spills in Arctic environments
December 8, 2016 /
A collaborative research project titled GENICE that partners the University of Calgary and the University of Manitoba has been awarded $10.7million as part of the Genome Canada 2015 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition (LSARP).
U of S team helps develop tool to assess environmental risks of chemicals
December 8, 2016 /
A University of Saskatchewan research team led by toxicologist Markus Hecker will work with scientists from McGill University and Environment and Climate Change Canada on a $9.6-million project to develop and commercialize a new genomics tool for assessing the risk of chemicals in the environment.
Notice of Upcoming Funding Opportunity 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition Genomics and Precision Health
November 7, 2016 / News Release
Genome Canada is pleased to advise the research community of an upcoming funding opportunity – the 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition – Genomics and Precision Health. This Competition is anticipated to be formally launched in early 2017 with detailed guidelines and application forms available at that time.
Genome Prairie Board Elects New Chair and Vice-Chair
October 5, 2016 / News Release
Genome Prairie is pleased to announce the election of Dr. David Gauthier as the new Chair of its Board of Directors. Dr. Gauthier brings to the Chair position substantial experience and vision in areas such as research management, economic development, sector innovation, and government relations.
Funding Opportunity: Genomics Technology Platforms – Operations Support and Technology Development Funds
July 25, 2016 / News Release
Genome Canada funds and manages large-scale, milestone-driven genomics research projects across multiple sectors of importance to Canada including health, agriculture and agri-food, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, the environment, energy and mining. Genome Canada’s mission also includes a commitment to provide researchers across Canada access to leading-edge genomic technologies, whether their projects are funded by Genome Canada or other organizations. Genome Canada fulfils this part of its mandate by supporting a number of genomics technology platforms across Canada.
Genome Atlantic, Director, External Relations
July 6, 2016 /
Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director, External Relations will continue to build the reputation of the organization through the development and implementation of a comprehensive external relations plan, encompassing a wide variety of audiences and ranging from sector education to government and media relations.
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Plant Lipid Biotechnology
June 13, 2016 / News Release
The Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences (ALES) and Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science (AFNS) at the University of Alberta is inviting applications for a tenure track appointment at the Assistant or Associate professor level in the area of Plant Lipid (e.g. Oilseed) Biotechnology.
Global Crop Diversity Trust Vacancy Announcement
May 24, 2016 /
The Global Crop Diversity Trust is seeking candidates for the position of Genesys Catalog Coordinator. Under the overall supervision of the Director of Science and Programs and the direct supervision of the Information Systems Manager at the Crop Trust, the Coordinator will work as part of the Science Team to contribute to the implementation of the Genesys Catalog of Phenotypic Datasets.