TECHNICAL TOURS TOUR 1 – CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE AND VIDO-INTERVAC The University of Saskatchewan has built an international reputation in many areas of innovative health, agriculture, environment, and advanced materials research. On this tour participants will get a first hand look at two of the world renown research facilities located on the campus. The Canadian Light Source (CLS) produces “Canada’s Brightest List” enabling research in mine tailing remediation, food security, cancer research, drug development and cutting edge-materials, like semi conductors and future battery technology. VIDO-InterVac is dedicated to human and animal infectious disease research and vaccine development and is home to some of the world’s most advanced vaccine research infrastructure. To strengthen Canada’s role in responding to infectious diseases, VIDO-InterVac works with international partners to study human and animal pathogens and develop solutions. When: TBD Where to meet: Delta Hotel lobby, 405 20th Street East Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 6X6 Cost: Included with registration. Places are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis. Sign up at the information desk. When: TBD Where to meet: Delta Hotel lobby, 405 20th Street East Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 6X6 Cost: Included with registration. Places are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis. Sign up at the information desk. TOUR 2 – LIVESTOCK AND FORAGE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE The Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) brings together all aspects of beef cattle research into one entity, providing researchers, faculty, students, industry and producers with a broad-based platform for research and teaching. Research encompasses all aspects of raising livestock on the Prairies from choosing the proper feed to understanding biology of full-grown cattle. The LFCE focuses are cow – calf production, beef cattle production and forage production, grazing and pasture management. It is designed to be the largest and most comprehensive centre for work on cattle and forage in Canada. Situated on 27 quarters of land in two locations, the LFCE has a 1500-head feedlot. To understand reproductive impacts, it also has 300 breeding cows. Facilities include a 24-stall metabolism barn, a cattle handling area equipped with a hydraulic chute system, 44 pens in the feedlot, and an environmental monitoring unit. Tour participants will get a personal look at the Clavet site, with hands on experiences in the metabolism barn, a walking tour of the feedlot, and a presentation of the cow calf centre.