Global Biotech Week 2018 - Saskatchewan events


Global Biotech Week 2018 | Sept. 24-30

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

Learn more about Global Biotech Week.

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Events
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Draft agenda - subject to change

Events

Monday, September 24
Saskatchewan Taste of Innovation Lunch

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

12:00 noon

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

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

REGISTER
 

Hosted by: 


 

Supporters:

 

Global Institute for Food Security

U of S Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre

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Monday, September 24
Innovation Place Tours

1:30 pm

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

Registration information to come
 

Hosted by:


 

 

Supporters:

 

Global Institute for Food Security

U of S Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre

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Tuesday, September 25
Café Scientifique

7:30 pm

Presented by:
Dr. Tyler Wist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

The “sci” in “sci-fi”: The factual basis for gruesome fictional aliens and other predatory horrors of the insect world

Face huggers, Chest bursters, and paralyzed humans. Is this all science fiction concocted from a twisted yet creative mind? No indeed, like many good ideas, this concept is based on the twisted mind of Mother Nature. 

AAFC’s Dr. Tyler Wist will take you on tour of the horrors of the insect world that inspired the movie franchise “Alien.” (Sigourney Weaver not included).

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:

Supporters:

SaskFlax

Global Institute for Food Security

U of S Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre

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September 24, 26 & 27
Canadian Light Source Tours

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

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!

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

REGISTER

Hosted by:

 

Supporters:

University of Regina

Global Institute for Food Security

U of S Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre

 

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Wednesday, September 26
Food Evolution Movie

Showtimes:
11:00 am and 7:00 pm

Kramer IMAX Theater - Saskatchewan Science Centre
2903 Powerhouse Drive, Regina

Watch the Food Evolution movie on the big screen!
Take part in hands-on biotech activities before the screening.

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

No registration required

Admission: Free screening in Kramer IMAX theater with general admission fee to the Saskatchewan Science Centre

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

Supporters:

University of Regina

Global Institute for Food Security

U of S Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre

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Thursday, September 27
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:

 

Supporters:

Saskatchewan Research Council

Global Institute for Food Security

U of S Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre

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Thursday, September 27
Trivia Night

7:30 pm

Winston's Pub (Basement)
243-21st Street, Saskatoon SK
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 availableAttendees must be 19+
 

Supporters:

Global Institute for Food Security

U of S Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre

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Friday, September 28
Biotech & Beer

3:30 - 5:30 pm

The Concourse at Innovation Place
116 Research Drive, Saskatoon

Network while enjoying one of the oldest products of biotechnology!
Join us to toast science (bring a friend!) at this classic Biotech Week networking event!

Registration required. 

REGISTER

 

 


Supporter:

Global Institute for Food Security

 

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Saturday & Sunday - September 29 & 30
DNA Weekend

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 

Saskatchewan Science Centre
2903 Powerhouse Drive, Regina SK

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

Save the Banana – Become a biotechnologist and develop a plan to save the banana crop.  Working in teams, this active game will have visitors exploring the DNA of bananas to find out how to eliminate Panama disease in one strain of bananas, creating genetic diversity in bananas.

Admission: Science Centre entrance fee

No registration required.

Click here for more information on DNA Weekend Events.

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

Hosted by:

 

Supporters:

University of Regina

Global Institute for Food Security

U of S Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre

 

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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.
 


Hosted by:

Supporters:

Global Institute for Food Security

U of S Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre

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Supporters 

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Friends of Biotech
 
       

Interested in sponsoring an event? Click here to view or download the Sponsorship package (pdf)

 
 
 
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Partners

Saskatchewan's Global Biotech Week Committee:
Jackie Robin (Chair) – Ag-West Bio
Anne Ballantyne - Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Blaine Chartrand – Sask Polytechnic
Julie Fisowich – Saskatchewan Science Centre
Allison Sigstad  – Ag-West Bio
Monica Gordon – Genome Prairie
Mary Leggett – independent scientist (Novozymes)
Victoria Martinez – Canadian Light Source
Tarra McCannell – Sask Polytechnic
Christine Meachem – Ag in the Classroom
Mike Wolsfeld – Innovation Place

Contact

Ag-West Bio Inc.
101-111 Research Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
S7N 3R2
Tel: 306-668-2656 or 306-975-1939
www.agwest.sk.ca

Follow us on Twitter: @agwestbio #GBW2018   |   Like us on Facebook!  .

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