Local Foods Providing Education and Connections

By: Andie Hadway, University of Saskatchewan Student Many Canadians want to ensure they are purchasing the best food possible for themselves and their families. The problem facing Canadians is that many of them are not informed enough about the production process of their food. Purchasing food from local farmers connects consumers and …

Taking an Axe to the Carbon Tax

How the Carbon Tax Will Affect Agriculture By MacKenzie Henn, University of Saskatchewan Student   There is no doubt that environmental sustainability is a hot topic and there are always innovations and policies being created to improve the environmental sustainability of our planet. Last year Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced …

Transferring University Developed Technologies

How good are Canadian Uni’s? Universities are known for the research undertaken by faculty and students. But how much of the research conducted by universities gets licensed to companies or ever reaches the public? This is important, as our universities are publicly funded. According to some studies Canada doesn’t rank …

Could High Canadians = High Producer Profits?

How the Legalization of Marijuana Could Result in the Growth of the Hemp IndustryBy Kendra Bailey, University of Saskatchewan student With the recent election whirlwind and the Liberal win, many are concerned that the agriculture industry may have lost its voice. But could Trudeau’s plan to legalize marijuana be the …

Universities and Intellectual Property

Centres of Innovation or Bottlenecks on Knowledge Sharing?[shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15180628″][printfriendly] Several reports over the past decade identify Canada as a highly innovative country[1]. However, many reports give Canada a failing grade when it comes to the commercialization of innovation technologies. The Global Innovation Index ranks Canada 16th. Many of these …

#1 Post of the Year: Stuart’s Beef with A&W

A(mbiguous) & W(rong): How A&W Canada Supports Unsustainable AgricultureI miss A&W’s onion rings. The reason I miss them is that I no longer buy food at their chain of restaurants. A&W has initiated a marketing campaign that misleads consumers about beef production in Canada and, for this reason, I have …