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Wednesday, July 24 • 2:30pm - 4:45pm
Policy Tour: Innovation Canadian Light Source and VIDO Intervac

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Canadian Light Source  https://www.lightsource.ca/
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) https://vido.org/​

The University of Saskatchewan has built an international reputation in many areas of innovative health, agriculture, environment, and advanced materials research. On this tour participants will get a first hand look at two of the world renown research facilities located on the University of Saskatchewan campus.

The Canadian Light Source (CLS) is a national research facility of the University of Saskatchewan and one of the largest science projects in Canada's history, producing the brightest light in the country- millions of times brighter than the sun. More than 1,000 academic, government, and industry scientists from around the world use the CLS every year. This tour will showcase the world-leading science conducted at CLS, ranging from mine tailing remediation, food security, and cancer research, to drug development and cutting-edge materials, like semiconductors and future battery technology. 

The University of Saskatchewan’s VIDO-InterVac is dedicated to human and animal infectious disease research and vaccine development. The organization is home to some of the world’s most advanced vaccine research infrastructure including one of the largest biocontainment level 3Ag facilities. VIDO-InterVac’s more than 150 personnel come from over 25 countries and are committed to the investigation of infectious diseases and the development of effective disease mitigation strategies. In its four decades of experience, the organization has developed several world’s first vaccines, adjuvants and delivery technologies which have been successfully commercialized by industry. VIDO-InterVac’s collaborative culture enables swift responses to the challenges that infectious diseases pose to humans and animals.
Tour participants will get a first hand look at how researchers are developing innovative treatments for diseases in both humans and animals.

Wednesday July 24, 2019 2:30pm - 4:45pm PDT