University of Guelph’s Tomatosphere team won a prestigious Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI) Award--normally reserved for aeronautic experts--for a project on the effects of space travel on the germination of tomato seeds.
Alberta Energy recently invested $1.275 million in Olds College’s BioFuel Technology Centre, which will help fund the College’s plan to develop a sustainable biofuel research program.
Soy-based products made for University of Guelph’s Project SOY competition include fortune cookies, building materials, candy, gluten-free pasta, modeling clay, a pen and paper set, and breakfast patties.
The Western Canadian Livestock Expo in Saskatoon includes a Super Cow competition and a Milking Parlour for grade five students.
University of Alberta’s Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences received the largest gift of land for research ever to a Canadian university: 777 acres.
Nova Scotia Agricultural College’s collaboration with Dronten University of Applied Sciences, in the Netherlands, gives students a ten day orientation in Iceland where they get to know one another while exploring the Icelandic food industry.
The Arboriculture program at Olds College’s School of Horticulture is hosting the International Society of Arboriculture Prairie Chapter 2008 Tree Climbing Championship (TCC).
McGill University’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (at Macdonald Campus) has Canada’s largest arboretum, the oldest major herbarium in the country and, with 2.8 million specimens, the largest university-based insect collection in Canada.
Olds College hosts Fibre Week, which includes fleece shows.
Program-specific scholarships include over 300 for agriculture programs, 125 for environmental programs, and over 150 food-related awards.