USask research chair to focus on pollinator health

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) will host the announcement of a new research chair in pollinator health on Thursday morning, June 23, at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM).

Funded through agriculture industry partnerships, this new research chair position at the WCVM will focus on the health of wild and managed pollinators—such as honey bees— that play an integral role in global food production and agricultural sustainability. There will also be a demonstration beehive on-site.

The event is open to invited guests and media. 

Event details:
Date: Thursday, June 23
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: green space directly west of the WCVM (52 Campus Drive)
Speakers: Dr. Gillian Muir, Dean of the WCVM; Dr. Elemir Simko, professor, WCVM Department of Veterinary Pathology; and the new WCVM Pollinator Health Research Chair.

All campus visitors are expected to follow the USask health and safety guidelines and will be required to wear three-ply, single-use masks in indoor spaces.


For more information, contact: 

Jeanette Neufeld
WCVM Communications
Cell: (306) 290-4572

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