From the Lab to the Loading Dock Blog

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.
January 09, 2018
written by Suzanne Johnston
Time to sweep up that confetti and put the countdown clocks away. 2018 is here. And it’s looking to be yet another interesting year. But let’s not forget all that happened in 2017 (or maybe some of it...
December 06, 2017
written by Al Jackson
Winter can bring weather extremes from beautiful sunny winter days to blizzards with whiteout conditions. The change from one to the other can happen quickly, so you need to be prepared when heading out on the slippery, snow-covered roads. Read on for important safety tips!
December 05, 2017
written by Suzanne Johnston
Science is all around us this holiday season. Our merry band of nerdy elves have identified several places to spot (and experience) science this holiday season so you can become an Honourary Scientist.
November 30, 2017
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
Since the early 20th century, Canada's research and technology organizations have been interested in learning how to measure the economic impacts of their work. Find out how SRC's R&D impact assessment tool works.