From the Lab to the Loading Dock Blog
March 05, 2019
Thinking about a career in science? Here’s what some geoscientists and engineers at SRC have to say.
There’s no rule that you must be born with math and science skills to pursue a career in engineering; it’s all about persistence, and a deep desire for learning new things and discovering how they work. We had a chat with a few of our engineers and geoscientists at SRC to learn more about what drew them to their careers. Find out what it's like to live a life of science.
February 05, 2019
The Internet of Things (IoT) connects ordinarily mundane devices to the Internet to give you greater knowledge and control of their functions.The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is simply the IoT in an industrial setting. But unlike consumer-grade appliances like refrigerators and toasters, industrial machinery and scientific instrumentation require a few more checks and balances.
January 23, 2019
Evolving technologies and processes have significantly altered how companies drill for oil. Take a look at some game-changing drilling advancements, starting with horizontal wells, that occurred over the past few decades.
January 15, 2019
Take a look back at Saskatoon’s top weather statistics and events of 2018 using data from SRC's Climate Reference Station. Some might be obvious – who could forget the thick smoke blanketing our city in August or the beautiful frost (freezing fog or rime frost) that set in on Saskatoon in late November – but some might also surprise you.
January 10, 2019
We’re counting down the most-read stories published on our site in 2018. These are the projects and people that really stood out for our readers. In a time when there’s a lot of good content being shared, we’re thrilled that you’ve come here to be inspired and entertained.
January 07, 2019
There are so many books on leadership and management that it's hard to sift through the pile to find the gems. Here is a diverse list of five books recommended by SRC's President and CEO that broaden the traditional notion of leadership.
December 06, 2018
Need to buy a gift for the science buff in your life? Look no more - we have nine fun gift ideas for a wide range of budgets and interests.
November 29, 2018
At SRC, we have a robust internet security training program. But not all businesses have this and even then, there’s still a large part of the population—grandparents, parents and children—that don’t have access to this type of training. It’s really on us, those in the know, to talk to our friends and family about how they can stay safe online.
November 21, 2018
When people think of pipelines, they often associate them with the oil and gas industry. But pipelines have a broader use beyond this industry, and the technology is not new. In fact, there is a long history of societies using pipelines to provide transportation to fill a variety of important needs. Learn how pipelines developed and their role in modern day living.
November 15, 2018
Unoccupied Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones) are also becoming a tool of interest for upstream oil and gas producers. A methane gas detection UAV is capable of spotting small, isolated gas leaks at ground level from up to 30 meters in the air — a feat that’s not quite as easy as it sounds.