Global Biotech Week 2017



Global Biotech Week 2017 | Sept. 20-27

Saskatchewan’s Biotech Week organizing committee creates a week full of activities. 
This year, we are proud to offer the following industry and outreach events!

Learn more about Global Biotech Week.

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Events
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 *This program is still being developed - subject to change.

Events

September 20
Saskatchewan Taste of Innovation Brunch

What’s a better way to kick off a week of celebrating science than with a great meal focused on Saskatchewan food innovations? 

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Candle-Span Room, the Atrium
111 Research Drive
Innovation Place, Saskatoon

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This is a FREE event -  space is limited, registration required

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Hosted by: 


 

Supported by:
Innovation Place
Food Centre
Ag-West Bio
SaskCanola
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Bioriginal
CanMar Grain Products Ltd.
Prairie Plant Systems
SaskFlax
Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Okanagan Specialty Fruits

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September 20
Innovation Place Tours

12:30 pm 

2nd tour possible if enough interest.

So what's happening at Innovation Place? 
Take a guided tour to meet some of the bioscience companies housed in the beautiful technology park!

Meet at West doors of the Atrium, Innovation Place
111 Research Drive, Saskatoon SK

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Hosted by:


 

 

Supported by:
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Bioriginal

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September 20
Biotech on the Road

The Saskatchewan Science Centre Go!Science outreach will lead a hands-on workshop on gel electrophoresis at these Regina Public Libraries:

Glen Elm Branch 
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm                                                            
1601 Dewdney Avenue East
Contact: Mary Lou Van De Bon or Tammy Ward
(306) 777-6080

Connaught Branch
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm                                                            
3435-13th Avenue 
Contact: Kaiti Webb or Diana Cook 
(306) 777-6078

Gel electrophoresis is a powerful technique used to manipulate DNA and as an analytical tool, such as in DNA fingerprinting. Build your own gel electrophoresis device from scratch with simple materials, and use electricity to separate colored dyes.  Also learn how to extract DNA from a simple plant!

This is a FREE event for families (children under 6 years will need assistance)

Visit the Sask Science Centre website

Hosted by:
Supported by:
Western Economic Diversification Canda
Bioriginal
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September 21
The Amazing Biotech Race

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

111 Research Drive
Innovation Place, Saskatoon, SK
 
Bioscience students search for clues and participate in quick lab challenges and learn about Saskatoon bioscience companies along the way. The race will be followed by a networking reception.

Companies and teachers: contact Blaine Chartrand to get involved!

Hosted by:

 

Supported by:
Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Bioriginal
Genome Prairie
Ag-West Bio
SaskCanola
Innovation Place
SaskTel
 

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September 21
Trivia Night

7:30 pm

Louis' Pub, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon SK

What does DNA stand for? What does it do? What is a GMO? 
Go ahead and flaunt your knowledge of nucleotides at this fun, free event.
Bring your friends so they can learn more about biotechnology!

NO registration required.
Cash bar available. Attendees must be 19+

Hosted by:

 

Supported by:
Genome Prairie
Bioriginal
Canadian Light Source
SAIFood (UofS)
SaskTel

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September 22
Biotech & Beer Pub Crawl

2:00 - 5:00 pm

We're going on a pub crawl!
Catch the bus at Innovation Place Saskatoon...(west doors of the Atrium) 

Network while learning about one of the oldest biotechnologies!
First we visit 9 Mile Legacy, for samples, a tour, and a primer on microbrewing. Next stop will be Great Western Brewing Company, for more samples and a presentation by Brewmaster Amanda Butt. The final venue will bring us full-circle, back to Innovation Place for nachos and networking at Boffins Public House!

Don't miss the bus!!

Registration required. Space is limited.

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*If you drink, don't drive! Plan a safe ride home after the event. 
 

Supported by:
InfraReady Products Ltd.
Innovation Enterprise
Bioriginal
SAIFood (UofS)
Saskatchewan Polytechnic

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September 25 and 27
Canadian Light Source Tours

From cutting-edge plant imaging to mine remediation, and studying everything from cancer to new fertilizers, this tour will introduce you to today's big biotech research questions being explored at Canada's only synchrotron!

Free 1-hour tours are offered at
2:30 and 7:00 p.m. 

Canadian Light Source
44 Innovation Blvd 
U of S Campus, Saskatoon SK

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Supported by:
Canadian Light Source
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Bioriginal

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September 26
Café Scientifique

Why plant sex slows agriculture:
Designing better roots and seeds to help feed the world

Presented by:
Dr. Tim Sharbel
Global Institute for Food Security 

7:30 pm

Winston’s Pub (Basement)
243-21st Street, Saskatoon SK

Café Sci is a regular monthly event at Winston's Pub.

NO registration is required.
This event is free.
Cash bar. 
Attendees must be 19 years of age or older.

Hosted by:

 

Supported by:
UofS College of Agriculture and Bioresources
Innovation Enterprise
Bioriginal
Canadian Light Source

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September 26 or 27 
Confident Conversations

Ever have a hard time explaining plant sciences and what your company does to your friends and family? You aren’t alone!

CropLife Canada is pleased to present Confident Conversations, a day-long session designed to help you explain the benefits our industry delivers through its technologies. The session will also help you to comfortably manage difficult conversations with people opposed to pesticides and plant biotechnology.

Regina: Sept. 26 (9:00 am to 3:00 pm)
Larry Spanier Room 
6 Research Drive (main floor)
Innovation Place, Regina

Saskatoon: Sept. 27 (9:00 am to 3:00 pm)
Candle-Span Room (Atrium building)
111 Research Drive 
Innovation Place, Saskatoon

This event is free. Space is limited.

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Hosted by:

Supported by:
Innovation Enterprise
Bioriginal
Canadian Light Source

 
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WAIT - We're not finished! 
The spirit of Biotech Week continues into October with AgMonth!

September 30 & October 1
DNA Weekend: PCR you ready?

Celebrate biotechnology at the Saskatchewan Science Centre: 
Participate in the family fun 2pm activity!

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 

2nd floor - AgGrowLand Bistro
Saskatchewan Science Centre
2903 Powerhouse Drive, Regina SK

DNA acts as the blueprints for our bodies and is unique to all of us.
Come to the Saskatchewan Science Centre to learn how DNA can be edited, copied,
...and try your hand at some take-home DNA!

Admission: Science Centre entrance fee

NO registration required.

Visit www.sasksciencecentre.com for details or call toll free: 1.800.667.6300

Hosted by:

Supported by:
Bioriginal
SaskFlax

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October 11, 2017
Food Evolution

7:00 pm

Broadway Theatre
715 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon SK

Join us for a screening of the movie Food Evolution,
narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson and directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy. 

"What Scott Hamilton Kennedy captures in his scrupulous, optimistic documentary Food Evolution is the new reality for American scientists: the challenge of reaching a public bombarded by conspiracy theories and fearmongering.” LA Weekly review

Watch the trailer

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Hosted by:
Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan
SAIFood
Ag-West Bio

Supported by:
SaskCanola
SaskPulse
Bioriginal

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Walking Dead Dance
A fun way to learn about the role of biotechnology in the development of vaccines to protect us from infectious disease and keep us healthy!

Elementary schools in and around Saskatoon are invited to participate in this Global Biotech Week event.

TEACHERS: interested in hosting a dance?
Please contact Christine Meachem at Ag in the Classroom for information.


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Supported by:
Bioriginal

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Interested in sponsoring an event? Check out our sponsorship package here.

Partners

Saskatchewan's Global Biotech Week Committee:
Jackie Robin (Chair) – Ag-West Bio
Anne Ballantyne - Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Danielle Baron – University of Saskatchewan
Savannah Gleim – University of Saskatchewan
Blaine Chartrand – Sask Polytechnic
Julie Fisowich – Saskatchewan Science Centre
Allison Sigstad  – Ag-West Bio
Monica Gordon – Genome Prairie
Lana Haight - Canadian Light Source
Victoria Martinez – Canadian Light Source
Tarra McCannell – Sask Polytechnic
Christine Meachem – Ag in the Classroom
Richard Rieger – Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Mike Wolsfeld – Innovation Place

Contact

Ag-West Bio Inc.
101-111 Research Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
S7N 3R2
Tel: 306-668-2656
www.agwest.sk.ca

Follow us on Twitter: @agwestbio #GBW2017   |   Like us on Facebook! 

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