Global Biotech Week 2022

Date: September 26, 2022 - October 2, 2022



Nuit Blanche: Making Art with Bacteria – September 24th

For the second year Global Biotech Week is partnering with Nuit Blanche, a free, night-time arts festival that showcases and celebrates art and culture. This year, the Sask Polytechnic BioScience Technology program students will create art using e.coli bacteria as a painting medium! The artwork will be on display River Landing during the event and students will be on hand to explain the process to the public.

Taste of Innovation: Kick-off Lunch – September 26th

Join us at Boffins, Innovation Place in Saskatoon for a special lunch to celebrate Saskatchewan food and ingredient innovation! Space is limited and registration is required.

Café Scientifique – September 27th

GBW is collaborating once again with Café Sci to make science accessible! Our GBW theme will align with the UN’s International Year of Basic Science for Sustainable Development with a focus on water. 7:30 pm. Speaker TBA.

Rekynuk Seminar Series – September 28th

A lecture by David Lobell, Deputy Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford University. Dr. Lobell is an agricultural ecologist who unearths and connects richly informative sources of data to investigate the impact of climate change on crop production and food security around the globe. Hosted by the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, USask.

Biotech & Beer @ The Mix – September 29th

Biotech & Beer is back! The Mix at Boffins is the scene for this year’s event! Join us for craft beer and Biotech Trivia – and hang with colleagues/friends in real life!

Startupville: Biotech Week Edition

This is a special Global Biotech Week edition of the Startupville Podcast, brought to you by Innovation Place and Martin Charlton Communications. The podcast features interviews with startup founders and tech community leaders discussing what it’s like to build a start up in a small city. Listen to the special episode during GBW 2022.

Student Science Poster Competition

Students (elementary and high school) are invited to participate in a science poster competition on the theme of bioscience and sustainability. Scientist mentors will be available to advise on topics and poster development. All posters will be displayed in a public venue (TBA) in October, with cash prizes for top picks!

Canadian Light Source Tours

After a two-year pandemic related hiatus, the doors of the CLS are open again for public tours! Dates and times TBA.

Felix the Helix

Felix is a double helix and our GBW-Sask mascot. He’s wily and can be tough to find! Watch for him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to win great prizes!


Other Events

Note: This event is part of the ABIC Speaker Series and is not included in the GBW supporter opportunities.

ABIC Speaker Series Fall 2022: Dr. Kevin Folta, professor, researcher and science communicator.

Join Ag-West Bio President and CEO Dr. Karen Churchill for a fireside chat with Dr. Kevin Folta to explore how biotechnology harnesses nature for a better, healthier world. Dr. Folta hosts a podcast called “Talking Biotech.”


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