USask invites media to attend launch of new insect research facility

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is celebrating the launch of the University of Saskatchewan Insect Research Facility (USIRF), the first of its kind in a western Canadian university and one of only a handful of facilities in the country specifically designed to conduct research on arthropod plant pests and beneficial insects.

Members of the media are invited to the announcement and tour the new facility.

Event details:
Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Time: 1:40 pm
Location: Atrium, Agriculture Building, 51 Campus Drive
Speakers: Dr. Baljit Singh, USask vice-president of research; Dr. Angela Bedard-Haughn, dean of the College of Agriculture and Bioresources; Wayne Thompson, executive director, Western Grains Research Foundation.

A media scrum opportunity with the speakers and Dr. Sean Prager, USIRF research lead, will be held following the program


For media inquiries, contact:

Kira Glasscock
Communications and Outreach Specialist
College of Agriculture and Bioresources
University of Saskatchewan

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