University Subsidiaries and Related Entities
The University participates in the operations of a variety of special purpose corporations via direct ownership or membership. A subsidiary is a registered corporation with the University as the only member or shareholder. A related entity is a registered corporation with the University as one of two or more members or shareholders.
In addition to subsidiaries and related entities, the University operates several uniquely organized centres of excellence, global institutes and specialized units within its existing structure. Some of these operations may have dedicated their own board of directors, but they are not a separate corporation. VIDO [Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization] is an example of an operation within the University that has its own Board of Directors.
- 621602 Saskatchewan Ltd.
- Agrivita Canada Inc.
- Canadian Light Source Inc.
- Prairie Swine Centre Inc.
- The Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation Inc.
- Prairie Diagnostic Services Inc.
- Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise Inc. (PREVENT)
- Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc.
621602 Saskatchewan Ltd.
621602 Saskatchewan Ltd. was incorporated under The Business Corporations Act of Saskatchewan on August 22, 1997. It is wholly owned by the University of Saskatchewan. The company was incorporated to participate in real estate investment activities.
Agrivita Canada Inc
Agrivita Canada Inc. was incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act on December 24, 2007 as a non-profit corporation with its sole member being the University of Saskatchewan. The mandate of the company is to secure funding from various sources for funding research scientists and the conduct of research towards the development of informed Canadian public policy and public confidence in agricultural products. Specifically, it is to promote, target and fund research, training and service initiatives in various disciplines for purposes related to agricultural health and safety for industry and farm workers and rural residents.
Canadian Light Source Inc.
Canadian Light Source Inc. was incorporated under the Non-Profit Corporations Act of Saskatchewan on May 14, 1999, with the University of Saskatchewan as its sole member. The University of Saskatchewan was charged with the responsibility for the establishment of a state-of-the-art synchrotron facility. CLS was incorporated to provide an effective and unified management structure and a vehicle for active participation to ensure that the facility is operated as a truly national facility.
Prairie Swine Centre Inc
Prairie Swine Centre Inc. (PSCI) was incorporated under the Non-Profit Corporations Act of Saskatchewan on April 15, 1991, with its sole member being the University of Saskatchewan. PSCI’s mandate is for research, graduate education and technology transfer related to pork production in Canada. The company is located near Floral and is one of Canada’s largest swine production facilities. PSCI provides a unique link between the academic pursuit of knowledge and the application of applied science in livestock management. This unique approach has included a funding model which includes the university, along with industry funds, competitive government and industry research grants, contract research services, consulting and revenues from the sale of pigs.
Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation
The Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation (SFCCNI) was incorporated on December 20, 2011 under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Saskatchewan. The CCNI receives baseline funding through an agreement with Innovation Saskatchewan, an agency of the Province of Saskatchewan. The purpose of the CCNI is to place Saskatchewan among global leaders in nuclear research, development and training through investment in partnerships with academia and industry, for maximum societal and economic benefit.
Prairie Diagnostic Services Inc
Prairie Diagnostic Services Inc. (PDS) was incorporated under the Non-Profit Corporations Act of Saskatchewan on July 6, 1998 with its members being the University of Saskatchewan and the Province of Saskatchewan. The vision of the organization is to be a leader in providing veterinary laboratory services. PDS has three business focuses: fee for service diagnostic testing for veterinary practitioners and animal owners, facilitation of livestock diagnostics and animal health surveillance for the Province of Saskatchewan, and support for teaching and research programs at the University of Saskatchewan.
PDS operations are based out of laboratories located within the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan. PDS, along with other University, Provincial and Federal laboratories across Canada is part of the Canadian Animal Health Surveillance Network (CAHSN), which was established to increase surveillance and diagnostic testing capacity for emerging and Foreign Animal Diseases (FAD).
Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise Inc. (PREVENT)
Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise Inc. (PREVENT) was established through the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) Program which is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). It was incorporated under the Non-Profit Corporations Act, 1995 on February 21, 2008 and commenced operations effective April 1, 2008. The founding members included the University of Saskatchewan, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, BC, and Dalhousie University, Halifax.
PREVENT was established to promote growth, investment and improved global competitiveness for Canada’s vaccine industry, accelerate the rate at which essential vaccines reach the Canadian marketplace, and conduct animal studies and proof of concept clinical trials for early stage vaccine candidates. PREVENT’s corporate offices are located at the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO).
Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc.
The Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc. (“the Food Centre”) was incorporated on September 22, 1997 under the Non-Profit Corporations Act of Saskatchewan with its members being the Government of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Food Processors Association and the University of Saskatchewan. The organization was established to assist the growth of the Saskatchewan food processing industry through training, technical services, interim processing, and product and process development.
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