$50 million for uSask-based Global Institute for Food Security

December 11, 2012

On Monday, the Saskatchewan government, the University of Saskatchewan, and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) formally launched the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS), to be based at the university. With initial commitments of up to $35 million from PotashCorp and $15 million from the province over the next 7 years, GIFS will apply Saskatchewan's resources, innovation, and expertise to address the rising global demand for safe, reliable food. "This collaborative institute will create unique opportunities for cutting-edge science and policy research that will attract top faculty and students and put Saskatchewan on the global map for food security research," says uSask president Irene Busch-Vishniac. PotashCorp's investment represents the largest donation in the company's history, and is one of the largest corporate donations for university research in Canada. uSask News Release | Global Institute for Food Security