SRC has been in business for over 75 years, growing from just three employees in the 1950s to more than 350 employees today. Throughout the years, SRC has played a key role in helping Saskatchewan adapt, develop and thrive in the face of these changes. We support the energy, mining, minerals and agricultural sectors in Saskatchewan and beyond with innovative research and technologies.

Learn about SRC’s history and what the future may hold in this interview with SRC President and CEO, Mike Crabtree, who discusses the factors that have contributed to SRC’s success and how the challenges and opportunities of the past have shaped the services we offer today.

Interested in learning more about the evolution of research and development in Saskatchewan? Check out Research and Development on the Prairies: A History of the Saskatchewan Research Council.

SRC acknowledges that the land on which we gather and work in Saskatoon is Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis; in Regina on Treaty 4 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis; and in northern Saskatchewan on Treaty 8 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.


  • 1947 – SRC was established by the Government of Saskatchewan to advance the development of physical sciences in the province
  • 1960 – SRC’s Pipe Flow Technology Centre™ opens, providing pipeline and fluid mechanics applications
  • 1964 – SRC’s Climate Reference Station had its first full year of results; the station collects climatological data such as temperature, wind speed, precipitation and bright sunshine hours
  • 1981 – SRC Environmental Analytical Laboratories is created to provide needed environmental testing and analytical services
  • 2006 – SRC is contracted by the provincial government to manage the cleanup of 37 abandoned uranium mine sites in northern Saskatchewan
  • 2006 – SRC opens offices in Prince Albert, Sask and Biofuels Test Centre in Regina
  • 2010 – SRC’s Advanced Microanalysis Centre™ opens, providing analytical services for exploration companies
  • 2014 – SRC unveils a demonstration biodigester at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (CAFM) in Ottawa
  • 2016 – SRC is recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers
  • 2017 – SRC celebrates 70 years of science and technology achievements
  • 2018 – SRC places first on the Corporate Knights’ The Future 40 Responsible Corporate Leaders in Canada
  • 2019 – SRC announces its new president and CEO, Mike Crabtree
  • 2020 – SRC announces it will create Canada’s First Rare Earth Processing Facility
  • 2021 – SRC achieves a record $137 million in total annual revenue for 2020-21, showing its resiliency through the COVID-19 pandemic