31 Dec 2016

December 2016 eNews

Major Infrastructure Projects Applications Deadline

CLS is now starting to look to potential future projects and at this stage we are inviting interested scientific leaders to tell us what major infrastructure projects they would like to see at the CLS in the next few years.


New MOU between CLS, Compute Canada, and the University of Saskatchewan 

CLS, Compute Canada and the U of S want to advance the synchrotron user experience through enhancements in the transfer, storage and computation of data. This collaboration will strengthen existing capacity, develop new programs and techniques, and advance research in synchrotron science and its applications by
  • Improving the speed and user-friendliness of research data transfer 
  • Upgrading capacity for research data storage and analysis
  •  Enhancing research data management capabilities
  • Refining CLS user access and interoperability with Compute Canada and UofS IT resources

CLS Summer School

Looking for innovative solutions in research related to Environmental Science & Management, Geochemistry/Geoscience, Geology, Soil Science, and more?

The 2017 CLS Summer School will provide practical experience with various CLS techniques, including sample preparation, data collection and analysis, proposal writing, and case studies. There will be lots of opportunity to interact directly with CLS scientists working in similar areas. This school is appropriate for students, faculty, or industry scientists who wish to learn how synchrotron techniques can contribute and transform their research. Enrollment is limited to 20 people to ensure practical hands-on sessions.

Date: July 31-August 3, 2017
Cost: $400 ($250 for students)
Application deadline: May 4, 2017


Study of 170-year-old thumbnail uncovers mystery of Franklin Expedition

It’s long been thought that crew members of the mid-1800s Franklin Expedition died from exposure to high levels of lead on the expedition.

But new research—using advanced imaging and analytical tools at the University of Saskatchewan and two other Canadian universities to study the 170-year-old thumbnail of HMS Terror crew member John Hartnell—tells a different story.



New Staff + Now Hiring

Narayan Appathurai: Brockhouse Associate Scientist
Job Vacancies:
There are currently no openings at the Canadian Light Source.

Happy Holidays!

Seasons Greetings from everyone at the CLS. 

Please note that our reception will be closed from the afternoon of Dec. 23 to Jan. 2. You will require a badge if you wish to access the facility during this time.

The CLS will resume normal hours on Jan. 3. 

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