U of Saskatchewan awarded $37.2 million to design crops for global food security

July 29, 2015 - The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has been awarded $37.2 million over seven years by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund for leading-edge research and technology that will transform crop breeding and provide innovative solutions to national and global food security. 

The U of S is one of only five universities in Canada selected by an international board to receive funding under the new federal program in which 36 Canadian post-secondary institutions competed for up to $350 million.

“We are thrilled to be chosen for this major investment that will build on our university’s renowned strengths in crop development, imaging technology and high-performance computing to transform Canada’s capacity to produce food and help feed a growing world,” said U of S Vice-President Research Karen Chad.

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