• 25 Oct 2017

    U of S-led AIMday™ Imaging event brings together academia and industry to address global challenges

    How do you help solve the world’s biggest challenges? By bringing together the right people who have the know-how and access to resources to tackle global issues. That’s what happened on Oct. 18 when Saskatchewan academic researchers and industry representatives from various sectors met at a ...

  • 06 Sep 2017

    Canadian Light Source and University of Saskatchewan attract international synchrotron expert as new machine director

    Saskatoon, Sask. – Mark Boland begins his new dual role this week as the machine director for the Canadian Light Source and as an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics at the University of Saskatchewan. “I’ve had the privilege of working with Mark for ...

  • 26 Apr 2017

    Art and science meet at Dans la Mesure/Within Measure exhibition

    The Canadian Light Source provided the inspiration for an immersive video installation and experimental art-science exhibition now open at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery at the University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon-based new media artist and sculptor Jean-Sébastian Gauthier adopted diverse for ...

  • 22 Feb 2017

    Canadian and Swedish light sources cooperating to advance science and innovation

    The King of Sweden and the Governor General of Canada preside over MOU signing ceremony between MAX IV Laboratory and the Canadian Light Source Lund, Sweden – The Canadian Light Source is strengthening ties with the synchrotron in Sweden as it continues to advance science and innovat ...

  • 10 Feb 2017

    Canadian Light Source scientist presenting at Canada150 Future Thinkers Speakers Series

    Saskatchewan is home to the brightest light in Canada —­ millions of times brighter than the sun. “We have this most amazing machine, but really it’s all about the people,” says Dr. Robert Blyth, science projects manager at the Canadian Light Source, a national research facility located ...

  • 09 Jan 2017

    U of S flagship research centres awarded $69M to advance innovation

    SASKATOON, SK -- Three unique-in-Canada research centres at the University of Saskatchewan have been awarded almost $69 million in federal funding, enabling them to stay at the forefront of international science in protecting human and animal health, developing new medical imaging techniques and ...

  • 15 Mar 2016

    CLS partners with Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations to enhance science education in First Nation schools

    The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and The Canadian Light Source signed an agreement of collaboration today in science with a focus on traditions and culture for First Nations students during the annual Saskatchewan First Nations Science Fair. The agreement will allow both parties to ...

  • 14 Mar 2016

    U of S and CLS add powerful new research tool

    Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will develop materials critical to sustainable energy development and other fields through a $577,000 investment from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Part of a $1.4-million project by Andrew Grosvenor (Department of Chemistry), ...

  • 17 Feb 2016

    CLS and University of Regina sign MOU to strengthen scientific discovery in Saskatchewan

    SASKATOON – In Canada, over the last decade, synchrotron radiation has developed into one of the most valuable scientific tools for the investigation of new materials, bio-medical samples, and biological and chemical processes. Today, the University of Regina and the Canadian Light Source Inc. ...

  • 20 Nov 2015

    CLS joins PTRC to Find Solutions for Oil Industry

    Innovation Saskatchewan and the Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) today announced funding for an innovative research collaboration headed by the University of Calgary and employing the Canadian Light Source (CLS) in Saskatoon. The project is unique in heavy oil research, since it will be ...

  • 29 Jul 2015

    CLS Key Partner in Major Food Security Research Grant

    The Canada First Research Excellence Fund has awarded the University of Saskatchewan $37.2 million over 7 years for global food security research. The Canadian Light Source is a major partner in this project, providing unique imaging capabilities to advance agricultural leadership. The funding, ...

  • 17 Jun 2015

    10 years of scientific discovery celebrated with light display

    SASKATOON – The Canadian Light Source Inc. is celebrating 10 years of scientific discovery and to commemorate this landmark, and the UNESCO International Year of Light, the facility has been lit up with a stunning display that will be on every night until the end of the year. Check out the ...

  • 29 May 2015

    $3.3 million awarded to upgrade crystallography facilities

    SASKATOON – A research facility at the Canadian Light Source that has yielded insights into illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, malaria, heart disease and cancer will receive a major upgrade thanks to a $3.3-million investment by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). “Canadian ...

  • 18 Mar 2015

    Students on the Beamlines program continues to inspire

    Government of Canada announces three-year funding The Government of Canada through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has announced ongoing support of the Canadian Light Source’s Students on the Beamlines and Teacher Professional Development programs. Through t ...

  • 20 Jan 2015

    Canadian Light Source prepares for the International Year of Light

    The Canadian Light Source is proud to announce the official launch of the International Year of Light – a celebration of light and light-based research through the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) based in Paris, France.    The year was designated by ...

  • 14 Nov 2014

    CLS announces first shipment of medical isotopes

    SASKATOON – Scientists at the Canadian Light Source have announced the first shipment of medical isotopes produced in its dedicated linear accelerator. The Medical Isotope Project (MIP) facility at the CLS is the first of its kind in the world, relying on powerful X-rays to produce the ...

  • 05 Nov 2014

    In the bank

    CLS crystallography scientists celebrate 500 protein structures SASKATOON – The Canadian Macromolecular Crystallography Facility (CMCF) has announced the successful solution of 500 protein structures using the Canadian Light Source. The 3-D structures of proteins can be determined using p ...

  • 14 Jul 2014

    Structurist relief

    Bornstein artwork reinstalled outside CLS on U of S campus SASKATOON – A major abstract work – hexaplane structurist relief No. 3, 2001-2003 – by noted international artist and University of Saskatchewan professor emeritus Eli Bornstein has been reinstalled outside of the Canadian L ...

  • 03 Jun 2014

    CLS partners with Mitacs

    Synchrotron teams up with national not-for-profit to foster innovation SASKATOON - The Canadian Light Source synchrotron has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit organization that brings together academia, industry and the public sector, to develop c ...

  • 19 Feb 2014

    Seeing a solution to cleaner oil

    New research will reduce environmental impact of recovery SASKATOON – Scientists from the Canadian Light Source and Alberta Innovates Technology Futures have embarked on a research project that is changing what we know about oil recovery and could result in more environmentally efficient m ...

  • 07 Feb 2014

    CLS key partner on revolutionary Québec aerospace sector project

    The Canadian Light Source is a key partner in the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec’s (CRIAQ) 100th project, entitled Additive Manufacturing Technologies for Aerospace Components (Named MANU-601), which aims to generate knowledge about design, transformation and ...

  • 27 Jan 2014

    New Executive Director Appointed at the Canadian Light Source

    SASKATOON, SK. ­-- Following an extensive international search, Australian scientist Robert Lamb has been selected to lead Canada’s national synchrotron, the Canadian Light Source at the University of Saskatchewan, effective August 1, 2014. The appointment was jointly announced today by the ...

  • 09 Jan 2014

    Saskatoon engineering company rises to a synchrotron-sized challenge

    New EPU machine one of a kind When scientists and engineers at the Canadian Light Source were designing a new experimental station at the synchrotron, the demand for a state-of-the-art piece of equipment was essential for future research. RMD Engineering in Saskatoon was chosen to build the ...

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