From the Lab to the Loading Dock Blog

January 15, 2019
written by Rebecca Gotto
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
written by Suzanne Johnston
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
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
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 that broaden the traditional notion of leadership.
December 06, 2018
written by Suzanne Johnston
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
written by Lesley McGilp
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
written by Andy Goodson
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.
October 31, 2018
written by Dwayne Pattison
Disruptive innovation and entrepreneurs are good friends. Entrepreneurs are often the ones that develop new products or services that change an entire industry. Learn what disruptive innovation is and when a technology might be considered disruptive - and when it isn't.
October 23, 2018
written by Rebecca Gotto
The petroleum industry has used medical-grade CT scanners for decades. Although many commercial laboratories, research institutes and universities use these scanners, the technology has limitations. A high-resolution industrial CT scanner can provide clearer images in greater detail for complex industrial applications.
October 11, 2018
written by Andy Goodson
The Cowessess Energy Storage Facility is the first known wind-solar battery storage project in Canada. With the addition of over one thousand solar panels, the facility now produces almost 3,000 MWh of energy per year, enough to supply power to 344 homes. Learn about how this system works and why wind and solar make a good pair.