U of S to showcase major food research program

SASKATOON – Members of the media are invited to attend the official launch of a new world-class food security research program—“Designing Crops for Global Food Security”—at the University of Saskatchewan that will be led by the university’s Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS).

The event will feature drone and robotics demonstrations to showcase innovative crop breeding technology, part of a new research program supported by a $37.2-million grant from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF).


Monday, August 29, 9:15 am

(with drone demonstration to follow)

The Bowl

University of Saskatchewan campus


Speakers will include:

  • U of S Vice-President Research Karen Chad
  • NSERC President Mario Pinto (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council)
  • Saskatchewan Regulatory and Innovation Assistant Deputy Minister William Greuel
  • Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison
  • U of S President Peter Stoicheff
  • Global Institute for Food Security Executive Director and CEO Maurice Moloney

Speakers will be available for media interviews following the formal program.




For more information, contact:


Jennifer Thoma
Media Relations Specialist
University of Saskatchewan

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