University of Saskatchewan

Corporate Administration

Other Corporate Entities

The office of Corporate Administration provides managerial and financial services to corporate entities associated with the University of Saskatchewan.  Some of these activities include: monthly accounting services; reviewing financial reports; filing GST; corporate income tax, charity and trust returns; preparing year-end financial statements and other accounting services as needed.

621602 Saskatchewan Ltd. was incorporated under The Business Corporations Act of Saskatchewan on August 22, 1997.  It is wholly owned by the University of Saskatchewan.  The company was incorporated to participate in real estate investment activities.  The company maintains a lease on the Peterson Soil Mechanics Building which is a joint initiative with SOCO (Innovation Place) and a source of revenue for the University.

Agrivita Canada Inc.  was incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act on December 24, 2007 as a non-profit corporation with its sole member being the University of Saskatchewan.  The mandate of the company is to secure funding from various sources for funding research scientists and the conduct of research towards the development of informed Canadian public policy and public confidence in agricultural products.  Specifically, it is to promote, target and fund research, training and service initiatives in various disciplines for purposes related to agricultural health and safety for industry and farm workers and rural residents.

Canadian Light Source Inc. was incorporated under the Non-Profit Corporations Act of Saskatchewan on May 14, 1999, with the University of Saskatchewan as its sole member.  The University of Saskatchewan was charged with the responsibility for the establishment of a state-of-the-art third generation synchrotron facility.  CLS was incorporated to provide an effective and unified management structure and a vehicle for active participation to ensure that the facility is operated as a truly national facility.  The mission of the CLS encourages excellence in both basic and applied science, with the mandate to grow the Canadian synchrotron research community and promote the use of synchrotron techniques to industry.  Part of this mandate is a globally-unique focus on commercial partnerships with industry, with a target of 25 percent industrial usage. Construction of the facility began in July 1999 on the University of Saskatchewan campus. The six-story, stadium-sized building that houses the first-in-Canada synchrotron has been operational since the fall of 2004.

International Minerals Innovation Institute Inc. (IMII) was incorporated under the Non-Profit Corporations Act of Saskatchewan on January 27, 2012.  The University of Saskatchewan is one of many members.  IMII is jointly funded by industry and government that brings “market pull” to the design of education and training (E&T) programs and research and development (R&D) projects for the mining and minerals industry.  IMII, headed by an industry majority board, articulates minerals sector needs and contracts the development of E&T programs and the delivery of R&D projects that address those needs now and into the future.  The goals of IMII are to support the attraction and retention of skilled people to support Saskatchewan’s minerals industry; to facilitate research and development in support of Saskatchewan’s minerals industry; and to provide leadership and capacity building in the development of programs, technical certificate and undergraduate and post-graduate programs to support Saskatchewan’s minerals industry.

Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise Inc. (PREVENT) was established through the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) Program which is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR).  It was incorporated under the Non-Profit Corporations Act, 1995 on February 21, 2008 and commenced operations effective April 1, 2008.  Initially, the University of Saskatchewan was its sole member.  The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, BC, and Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS became members in July 2010.  PREVENT’s corporate offices are located at the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO).

PREVENT was established to promote growth, investment and improved global competitiveness for Canada’s vaccine industry, accelerate the rate at which essential vaccines reach the Canadian marketplace, and conduct animal studies and proof of concept clinical trials for early stage vaccine candidates.  The company co-ordinates activities across its sites in Saskatoon, Halifax and Vancouver.  Reflecting a corporate strategy of maintaining low operating costs, PREVENT is managed by a small administrative core and leverages existing talent and infrastructure across its collaborating agencies: VIDO, the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology (CCfV), and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).

Prairie Diagnostic Services Inc. (PDS) was incorporated under the Non-Profit Corporations Act of Saskatchewan on July 6, 1998 with its members being the University of Saskatchewan and the Province of Saskatchewan.  The vision of the organization is to be a leader in providing veterinary laboratory services.  PDS has three business focuses:  fee for service diagnostic testing for veterinary practitioners and animal owners, facilitation of livestock diagnostics and animal health surveillance for the Province of Saskatchewan, and support for teaching and research programs at the University of Saskatchewan.  PDS operations are based out of laboratories located within the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan.  PDS, along with other University, Provincial and Federal laboratories across Canada is part of the Canadian Animal Health Surveillance Network (CAHSN), which was established to increase surveillance and diagnostic testing capacity for emerging and Foreign Animal Diseases (FAD). 

Prairie Swine Centre Inc. (PSCI) was incorporated under the Non-Profit Corporations Act of Saskatchewan on April 15, 1991, with its membership restricted to a member, or the members, from time to time, of the Board of Governors of the University of Saskatchewan.  PSCI’s mandate is for research, graduate education and technology transfer related to pork production in Canada.  The company is located near Floral and is one of Canada’s largest swine production facilities.

PSCI provides a unique link between the academic pursuit of knowledge and the application of applied science in livestock management.  This unique approach has included a funding model which includes the university, along with industry funds, competitive government and industry research grants, contract research services, consulting and revenues from the sale of pigs.

The Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation (CCNI) was incorporated on December 20, 2011 under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).  The CCNI receives baseline funding through an agreement with Innovation Saskatchewan, an agency of the Province of Saskatchewan.  The purpose of the CCNI is to place Saskatchewan among global leaders in nuclear research, development and training through investment in partnerships with academia and industry, for maximum societal and economic benefit.

The Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc. (“the Food Centre”) was incorporated on September 22, 1997 under the Non-Profit Corporations Act of Saskatchewan with its members being the Government of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Food Processors Association and the University of Saskatchewan.  The organization was established to assist the growth of the Saskatchewan food processing industry through training, technical services, interim processing, and product and process development.  As a non-profit organization, the Food Centre is not subject to income tax.