Saskatchewan Celebrates Science at World Biotechnology Week – September 27 to October 3, 2021 | Business

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SASKATOON, Saskatchewan – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Sep 24, 2021–

With the Covid pandemic highlighting the value of vaccines – a product of biotechnology – now is the perfect time to celebrate science in Saskatchewan.

World Biotechnology Week showcases the province’s scientific achievements and encourages participation in the biosciences and the growth of our bioeconomy. Ag-West Bio coordinates the activities of Saskatchewan Biotechnology Week each year, with the support of a local committee.

A series of events for industry and the public will be hybrid (online and in person) or online only, to allow greater accessibility and ensure the comfort and safety of participants.

Ag-West Bio President and CEO Karen Churchill says it’s important to celebrate science. “Science and knowledge move society forward. Biotechnology has given us the vaccines that will help control the pandemic. Agriculture is more sustainable, thanks to biotechnology. Global Biotech Week gives us the opportunity to thank the scientists who spend their lives working to improve our lives!

The province of Saskatchewan, the city of Saskatoon and the city of Regina have each proclaimed Biotechnology Week from September 27 to October 3, 2021.

Saskatchewan activities include:

  • Biotech, Science & Art: Nuit Blanche, September 25 – an exciting science and art collaboration featuring Regina artist Karlie King, whose work is inspired by Saskatoon berry. (River Landing in Saskatoon).
  • Class DNA – Starting September 27, Agriculture in the Classroom is offering teachers a hands-on and engaging learning package that helps students explore bioscience in a fun way.
  • A mentoring lunch, September 27 – Business guru Mike Fata, founder of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods, will join us virtually to share his expert advice with entrepreneurs (online only).
  • Café Scientifique, September 28 – Join Kate Congreves (USask) virtually for Balancing acts for a sustainable food future during the Biotech Week edition of Café Sci. (Online only)
  • Biosciences in Saskatchewan: Launch of the Video Challenge, September 28 – Students in grades 6 to 12 are encouraged to get creative and explain a science concept using a TikTok style video.
  • Startupville Podcast – This special Biotech Week edition features Rob Henderson (BioTalent Canada), Jay Robinson (Global Agri-Food Advancement Partnership) and Conrad Nixon (Back to YouRoots).
  • Growing Your Business with Genomics, September 29 – find out how genomics can help increase the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of businesses for agricultural and animal applications. (Boffins and online)
  • Quiz night, October 1 – What does DNA mean? What does it do? What is a GMO? Go ahead and show off your nucleotide knowledge at this fun, free event. (Pub Louis or online).
  • Canadian Light Source Science Videos (CLS) – videos on synchrotron research and cool science – available on the Global Biotech Week website.
  • The return of Félix the Helix – our mascot GBW-Sask. Watch him on social media!

About World Biotechnology Week:

Founded in Canada in 2003, Biotech Week is now recognized around the world as Global Biotech Week. Events scheduled in the United States, Europe, Australia and Canada highlight the innovation and creativity of life science researchers. BIOTECanada is spearheading World Biotechnology Week in collaboration with partners from across Canada. To learn more about Global Biotech Week around the world, visit globalbiotechweek.ca.

Ag-West Bio is the Saskatchewan bioscience industry association. The company acts as a catalyst for the development of partnerships and industry growth in the bioeconomy through investments, strategic alliances and support for business planning, regulatory advice and communications. Funding for Ag-West Bio is provided by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) program of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

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