Grant accelerates precision ranching research

Dr. John Church, BC Regional Innovation Chair in Cattle Industry Sustainability, has partnered with Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and Golden BC’s Kingsclere Ranch on a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) College-University Idea to Innovation grant.

The three-year grant of $663,940, combined with cash and in-kind contributions from partners, values the research project at nearly $1.1 million.

“BC Innovation Council is proud of the work realized through the management of the Leading Edge Endowment Fund (LEEF). LEEF aimed to establish B.C. as a leader in industry-driven research as well as promote economic growth. We’re proud of this collaboration between industry, government and academia that not only commercializes innovation, but fulfills a key pillar of the #BCTECH Strategy by providing capital to support cutting-edge research in B.C.”
– Shirley Vickers, President & CEO, BC Innovation Council

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