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ag-west bio launches video series:
scientists are people too

What makes a scientist? Curiosity, a passion for learning and a desire to know how the world works!

Ag-West Bio, an Innovation Place tenant in Saskatoon, has showcased five local scientists in a new video series entitled Scientists Are People Too.

The videos were launched at the Global Biotech Week kickoff event on Monday, September 24 at Innovation Place. Attendees had an opportunity to watch the videos and enjoy lunch featuring Saskatchewan food innovations.

Dr. Kate Congreves, University of Saskatchewan

Meet Kate Congreves, a scientist at the University of Saskatchewan. She says scientists can be heroes! She really loves her job - and reading, and cats and yoga!

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Dr. Mark Smith, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Meet Mark Smith, a scientist at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. He is a plant scientist - working on Camelina sativa - a healthy oilseed crop. And he's dad to Princess Jessica, who loves dinosaurs and reading!

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Dr. Tyler Wist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Meet Tyler Wist, an entomologist (that's an insect scientist) working at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Saskatoon. Tyler loves trying to figure out what eats what in the bug world so he can help farmers protect their crops. Some of his favourite things? Biking, sci-fi movies (Alien!), and teaching his three daughters about creepy crawly critters - and how to play soccer.

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Dr. Tim Sharbel, Global Institute for Food Security
Meet Tim Sharbel, Research Chair in Seed Biology at the Global Institute for Food Security (University of Saskatchewan). He's passionate about developing better agricultural crops. He thinks of his research team as family. He loves to mountain bike and rock climb - and he's really good at ultimate Frisbee!

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Dr. Melissa Arcand, University of Saskatchewan
Meet Melissa Arcand, a scientist at the University of Saskatchewan who grew up on Muskeg Lake Cree Nation. Melissa loves science and soil - and she rides a bike all winter in Saskatchewan!

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About Global Biotech Week

Established in Canada in 2003, Global Biotech Week raises awareness of the industry and its global potential among policymakers, policy influencers and the general public. Countries around the world showcase their country’s success and the industry’s global significance.

Minister of Agriculture David Marit proclaimed September 24 to 30 as Biotech Week in Saskatchewan.

Once again, Ag-West Bio led the Saskatchewan’s Biotech Week organizing committee and coordinated activities in Saskatoon and Regina (see scene feature).

For more information visit the Ag-West Bio website.

- September 26, 2018

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