From the Lab to the Loading Dock Blog

April 07, 2016
written by Virginia Wittrock
In a recent case study, we examined historic and future climate extremes and variability in the Souris River Watershed that are impacting the energy sector. Find out how the energy sector has responded to extreme climate events and what future adaptation actions the they can implement to capitalize on potential opportunities and to reduce risks in a changing climate.
February 10, 2016
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
On average, a huge amount of work and several thousand failures almost always mark the landscape between a bright new idea and a commercial success. Let’s take a look at the prior history of the average successful new product.
January 14, 2016
written by Jeff Lettvenuk and Rebecca Gotto
UAVs have the unique potential to transform emergency management as we know it. By leveraging UAVs alongside traditional manned relief efforts in an emergency, operations can be conducted faster, safer and more efficiently.
November 23, 2015
written by Ryan Jansen and Damian Rohraff
There are several off-grid communities and industrial sites in Saskatchewan that use diesel generators to meet their electrical power needs. But what if there was a more efficient way to generate power? SRC developed the Hybrid Energy Container (HERC) Power System in response to this challenge and put it to work at one of the mine sites they're remediating to demonstrate the technology.
November 10, 2015
written by SRC Communications
On November 4th, 2015, SRC employees with children in Grade 9 brought their kids to work. We sat down with a few of the students and their parents to find out what the students thought about their parents' careers and what advice the parents had to share about making plans for the future.
November 04, 2015
written by SRC Communications
Learning how to prepare media for fermentation isn't a daily responsibility of a business development professional, but SRC's Biomanufacturing training program offers a hands-on experience with its fermentation facility to give non-technical employees a basic understanding of the science behind the services.
October 06, 2015
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
Terms like “Fail Fast,” “Fail Cheap,” and “Fail Early” are often used in discussions about innovation, especially with regard to product development, entrepreneurs, and start-up companies. A popular one is “Failing Forward,” but what does it mean?
September 25, 2015
written by SRC Communications
Thomas Lavergne was an Environmental Engineering student at the University of Saskatchewan and a student in SRC’s Aboriginal Mentorship Program (AMP) at the time this post was written. We're happy to report he's now a full-time employee with our Environmental Remediation team!
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.