USask receives $11.6M for nuclear innovation centre

May 24, 2019

Tina Beaudry-Mellor, the Minister Responsible for Innovation Saskatchewan, announced a five-year, $11.6M funding agreement to support nuclear research at the University of Saskatchewan. According to the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, USask will use the money for new technology at the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation, an independent, non-profit corporation owned by the university. John Root, the Centre’s Executive Director, said the technologies will help researchers develop innovative procedures in health care. The StarPhoenix adds that the Centre will also house BioPETx, an imaging system that can provide new information about plants. StarPhoenixSK