From the Lab to the Loading Dock Blog

April 20, 2018
written by Mark Johnston
There are many potential impacts that climate change may have on Canada’s boreal forest. Industry and government will need to prepare for a different forest environment, and develop adaptation strategies for dealing with the new conditions.
April 17, 2018
written by Andrew Downing
The Saskatchewan Conservation House was a demonstration house built to test energy-efficient methods. Four more energy-efficient demonstration homes based on SRC’s research and expertise were later constructed. Learn about the innovative features of these homes that influenced energy-efficient housing across the world.
April 04, 2018
written by Dwayne Pattison
Innovative technologies and advancements are happening every day - how do we keep up? SRC's Business Intelligence team monitors megatrends, systems and technologies. Learn how these three levels interact and influence each other and industry.
March 27, 2018
written by Andrew Downing
As a result of the energy crisis in the 1970s, Saskatchewan residents were looking for ways to reduce energy costs for their homes. Learn about the development of an energy conservation demonstration home, the Saskatchewan Conservation House, which applied cost-effective methods for reducing energy use for homeowners.
March 22, 2018
written by Thomas Lavergne
Giving students the opportunity to try a hands-on experience in science is something we never shy away from. We love science. So, when we heard that youth in northern Saskatchewan were looking for opportunities to gain experience in science-related fields, we took on the challenge.
March 08, 2018
written by Susan MacWilliam
With all of the different products and choices available to us, how can we, as consumers, make “green” choices based on reliable information? One valuable way to lower our impacts on the environment is to think about the full life cycle impacts of decisions about the products and services we consume.
February 28, 2018
written by Erin Taman Athmer
Although the two things might appear to be unrelated, being a research technologist and a competitive curler has some similarities: both require precision, problem solving and a supportive team. Learn how a professional curler takes the skills he learns on the ice into the lab (and vice versa).
February 21, 2018
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
Making predictions about the future is difficult but, if the past is any indicator, some future technological innovations will arise out of things that have already been imagined by science-fiction and fantasy-fiction writers.
February 11, 2018
written by Suzanne Johnston
We’re fortunate that many women in STEM careers have chosen to work here – scientists, engineers, researchers, technologists. Learn how five women at SRC came to be in a STEM career and what and who inspired them - and continues to inspire them - to stick with it.
January 29, 2018
written by Rebecca Gotto
The prevalence and impact of Fusarium is spreading across the Canadian Prairie provinces, leading to concerns from industry around its potentially devastating impacts. Read more about a project to develop a test for wheat producers that will identify and quantify Fusarium species.
January 16, 2018
written by Andrew Downing and Ian Wilson
Ice roads are needed by industries operating in remote, northern climates to move supplies and equipment during the winter. Learn how an ice road is built and maintained.