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$12M for new vaccine manufacturing at USask’s VIDO-InterVac

On March 23, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that USask's VIDO-InterVac will receive $12 million to help address Canada’s shortage of vaccine manufacturing capacity, as well as $11.3 million for continued operational funding for high containment laboratories over the coming year.

VIDO-InterVac is constructing a pilot-scale manufacturing facility on campus to accelerate vaccine development in Canada and abroad.

The funding is in addition to almost $1 million over two years to develop animal models and test vaccine candidates for effectiveness and safety against the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) awarded to a USask research team and collaborating scientists from across the country previously.
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Signature area (noun), \ˈsig-nə-ˌchu̇r ˈā-rē-ə\: areas of outstanding achievement enabled by our research capacity, investments, history and sense of place. (USask)


Measuring our impact,


in Research Funding increase


in Water Resources Research in Canada


Research Chairs


cutting-edge Signature research areas


in Research funding in 2016

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Using the best tools,

The best minds need the best support. USask has some of the most advanced research facilities, centres, and networks in the world.


The Canadian Light Source synchrotron, the International Vaccine Centre, and the Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Sciences are some of our exceptional facilities.


With the Global Institute for Food Security and the Global Institute for Water Security and numerous other centres -- USask is changing the world.

Reaching new heights,

USask scientists and scholars are winning awards and breaking new ground in research.

Our expertise

USask has stellar research talent, including Canada Excellence Research Chairs, Canada Research Chairs, Industrial Research Chairs, Centennial Research Chairs, Saskatchewan Research Chairs, and named chairs.

Award winners

Our researchers are garnering attention from all sides.  Sometimes, it's OK to brag.

Canada First Research Excellence Fund Programs

USask is only university to have been awarded two CFREFs. Exclusivity has its benefits.

Newest publications

See our latest findings, hot off the presses.

Office of the Vice-President Research

Connect to all the essential information. Find contacts, forms, ethical guidelines, and much more!

Sharing our knowledge and talent with the world,

Expand your mind by expanding your horizons

Watch stories of great USask cross-cultural opportunities and international student successes.

USask International Office Connect to your next adventure. Get in touch, today!

Building strong foundations,

How can students like you

get involved in research?

 Get involved, today!

Whether in the lab or out in the field, great adventure awaits you. Search for great undergraduate research opportunities, here.

 Read student success stories

Getting involved in research can seem intimidating. Students can make a difference.  We feature stories of graduates and post docs in our Young Innovators series.  Undergrads are integral to research, too.

 Everything you want to know about research but are afraid to ask

The journey of 1,000 miles starts with a single step, but where do you start?

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Remembering our origins,

To keep focused on the horizon, you need to be firmly rooted in the past.

An evolution in healthcare

How do you improve medicine? One evidence-based step at a time.

Targeting cancer

The Cobalt-60 'cancer bomb' saved the lives of millions. We have USask researchers to thank.

Deo et Patriae

For 110 years, research has been at our core. Take a walk through time.

And turning our ideas into solutions.

With an entrepreneurial approach, Research Excellence and Innovation turns ideas and technologies developed here into solutions for the benefit of society, industry and the environment.

 Be inspired

We're putting the genius in ingenius, and the ingenius in your company.

Ideas into commercial success

Go from napkin-back to ready-to-launch with our Innovator's Guide!

 Find help

Put U of S Researchers in your corner to help your business succeed.

 Fast License to success

Access USask technology faster and easier -- get a license in a snap.

Student entrepreneurs

Students are learning the art/science of entrepreneurship.