Media Advisory - Minister Ritz to announce major investment in research to boost Canadian agriculture, fisheries & aquaculture industries

SASKATOON, SK, July 20, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food; accompanied by Brad Trost, Member of Parliament Saskatoon Humboldt, will announce the results of Genome Canada's  Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition – Genomics and Feeding the Future.

Also present at the announcement will be:

  • The Hon. Lyle Stewart, Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture
  • Mr. Lorne Hepworth, Chair, Genome Canada
  • Mr. Todd Lewis, Western Grains Research Foundation Board member
  • Dr. Reno Pontarollo, President and CEO, Genome Prairie
  • Dr. Karen Chad, Vice-President Research, University of Saskatchewan

Dignitaries and media are invited on a laboratory tour for photo opportunities and interviews.



July 21, 2015


Announcement at 1:30 p.m. CST
Tour at 2:15 p.m. CST 


University of Saskatchewan
College of Agriculture and Bioresources
51 Campus Drive
Saskatoon Saskatchewan S7N 5A8
Announcement: Main Floor Atrium, Agriculture Building
Tour: 2nd Floor – Wheat Molecule Breeding Lab (AG 2E75)


SOURCE Genome Canada

For further information: Scott French, Director of Communications and Parliamentary Affairs, Office of the Minister of State (Science and Technology), 343-291-2700; Andrea Matyas, Director, Communications, Genome Canada, 613-790-0106,; Media Relations, Industry Canada, 343-291-1777


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890