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Celebrating 20 Years of Leadership

Marking an Ethiopian–Canadian Partnership in Global Agriculture and Nutrition

Dr. Carol Henry, from the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition will host an international conference on May 12-13, 2017 to mark the 20th anniversary of a successful Ethiopian partnership in agricultural and food security research. The conference is sponsored by the University of Saskatchewan Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) and the International Research and Partnerships Office (IRPO), Global Affairs Canada (GA), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF).

The U of S partnership with Hawassa University has grown exponentially since it began nearly two decades ago, and is serving as a model of sustainable development work by agencies around the world. Since 2008, the project has received roughly $10 million in funding, mostly from the Canadian government.

Conference registration - May 12, 7:30-am in Marquis Hall.

International Research Success

Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) “Global Research Collaboration Project”
Gap Soo Chang (Physics and Engineering Physics), one of only two projects selected from Canada, was awarded $118,000 CAD for development of biodegradable organic solar cells based on new eco-friendly metal/cyclolinopeptide biosemiconductors.

China Scholarship Council for a Joint Programme for Innovative Talent Training in Leading-edge Soil and Water Resources
The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University (NWAFU) in China have secured $1.08 million CAD funding to support 18 HQPs including nine PhD students, six visiting PhD students, and three postdoctoral fellows to study and research at the U of S until December 2023. The NWAFU team is led by Dr. Hao Feng, Associate Director, Institute of Soil and Water Conservation & Institute of Dryland Water-Saving Agriculture. The U of S team is led by Dr. Bingcheng Si, Professor of Soil Science in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources.