Canada’s Research Hotspot

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February 13, 2018

Canada’s Research Hotspot

Canada can boast of many great places to host a meeting or conference. When it comes to the Life Science Industry, Saskatoon may be one of the most ideal Canadian locations.  Saskatoon is the largest city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. There are six dominant industries in this region and life sciences is included in the six. Saskatoon is one of the top biotechnology centers in the world, attracting over 30% of all biotechnology research spending in Canada.

The University of Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s top research universities and houses six life science colleges.  The University is home to the $173 million research facility, Canadian Light Source. The state-of-the-art facility VIDO-InterVac is also located on the university campus. The facilities multidisciplinary research team studies all aspects of infectious disease with the ultimate goal of developing vaccines and anti-infective compounds to alleviate disease caused by emerging and re-emerging pathogens.

The city of Saskatoon:

  • Has more than 4,800 guestrooms all with complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Has over 800,000 sq. ft. of meeting space throughout the city
  • Has two convention center spaces
    • Convention Centre at TCU Place with 104,000 sq. ft. of meeting space
    • Prairieland Park Trade & Convention Center with 240,000 sq. ft of flexible space.

Tourism Saskatoon is a great resource for anyone looking to facilitate a meeting in the city. They have services that can help you from site selection all the way through welcoming your guests at the airport.