From the Lab to the Loading Dock Blog

September 10, 2015
written by Ruth Glatt
A Community of Practice (CoP) connects like-minded colleagues who come together to share experiences and knowledge. Read on to find out how this concept was applied at SRC when a large group of people wanted to work on their project management certifications.
August 11, 2015
written by Dave Chorney
SRC is home to one of five SLOWPOKE-2 low-power research reactors in the world. SLOWPOKE-2 is used primarily as an analytical tool for commercial analysis and research. Read on to find out what makes this reactor different than other power reactors.
July 21, 2015
The term technology readiness is arising more frequently in discussions about innovation. When this occurs, one has to be a bit careful because there are two very different kinds of readiness and both are important to the success of technology development.
June 30, 2015
written by Rostyk Hursky
The business world is hearing buzzwords, such as “Competitive Intelligence,” “Market Intelligence,” “Business Intelligence” and others similar in nature, more often these days. For the most part, these words all tend to refer to the same general practice of a formalized “intelligence function.” But practitioners, and the organizations who have such functions, tend to attach different meanings to these phrases. Why is that? And if a company doesn’t have such a function, is the intelligence piece missing?
June 10, 2015
written by Phil Stephan
Saskatchewan has embraced biotechnology to deliver more value to the agriculture sector and enhance food security on a global scale. Now our collective and foundational strengths in agricultural biotechnology have created opportunities to apply these capabilities in other areas as well.
May 20, 2015
written by Rostyk Hursky
Saskatchewan’s Competitive Intelligence community has been rapidly gaining ground in the past year or so, with interest spreading across various organizations. We have the potential in Saskatchewan to create a Collaborative and Integrated network of practitioners who are proactively working together to understand the challenges we face, now and in the future.
May 04, 2015
written by Sunil Sohani
Safety professionals often get a reputation of being the “do this or don’t do that or if you do this such and such bad thing will happen to you” messengers. These are important messages, but you’ve likely heard them before. Read on for two safety stories that aren't big catastrophic accidents, but real-life, everyday situations from my experience as a safety professional.
April 23, 2015
Across Canada, there are laws in place to protect employees on the job. This OH&S legislation gives three important rights to all employees to ensure they have the knowledge and responsibility they need to be safe on the job. Read your rights!
April 14, 2015
A new joint study by members of Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) looks at how slurry pipelines behave while operating in laminar flow. The results of the study will lay the foundation for developing a reliable model for laminar operation of slurry pipelines that could be used to design pipelines that can effectively transport thickened tailings.
March 19, 2015
written by Suzanne Johnston
Four seasons. One climate reference station to record them all. Find out how Saskatoon fared in the rain, snow, wind, sun and frost in 2014.