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Canadian Light Source + VIDO + Rayner Dairy Research and Teaching Facility Tour

  • 04 May 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (CST)
  • Canadian Light Source + VIDO, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Conference Tour: Canadian Light Source + VIDO + Rayner Dairy Research and Teaching Facility

May 4, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for a pre-conference guided tour of three pinnacle research institutions settled on the grounds of the University of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Light SourceThe Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) and the Rayner Dairy Research and Teaching Facility.

Ticket Price: $50

Transportation to and from the hotel is included. Both tours generously provided free of charge. Our ticket price is a cost recovery price for transportation to the venues.

If you are attending the Plain Language Workshop prior to the tour, please let us know when you register. We can provide a bagged lunch for $15 if you are attending both events.

About the Facilities:

The Canadian Light Source (CLS) is one of the largest science projects in Canada’s history. Our facility speeds up electrons to produce intensely bright synchrotron light that allows scientists to study materials at a molecular level. Over 1,000 researchers from around the world use the CLS every year. On your tour, you'll learn about our history, how our machine works, and examples of how researchers have used our facility to conduct ground-breaking research in the fields of health, agriculture, the environment, and advanced materials.


The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) is Canada’s Centre for Pandemic Research. Part of the University of Saskatchewan, VIDO is a leader in human and animal infectious disease research and vaccine development. For almost 50 years, VIDO has developed solutions to emerging diseases including eight commercially available vaccines—six of which were world's firsts. VIDO has some of the largest and most advanced level 3 containment facilities in the world and is expanding its specialized infrastructure to include a GMP manufacturing facility, a new housing animal facility, and level 4 containment research capacity.


Located in the Rayner Dairy Research and Teaching Facility at the University of Saskatchewan, the Feeding the World Interpretive Center uses dairy production as a way for visitors to explore the agricultural story of Saskatchewan and its role in global food production. Featuring an overhead walkway, the barn provides a bird’s-eye view of the herd, milking parlour and computer-based milking robot.

Website: the Rayner Dairy Research and Teaching Facility


P.O. Box 75 Station A

Toronto, ON

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