Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Located in Central Canada, Saskatoon is the city of light, culture and sciences. It is one of the largest cluster of agri-food, and bioscience is the world.  Saskatoon is one of the most looked for place by software companies. A city of bridges with a healthy heart, Saskatoon shines not only through the presence of the brightest light in Canada (Canadian Light Source) but also through the most number of sunny days in a year. The international airport provides one-stop service to over 240 global destinations. It is located within less than 15 min drive from conference venue, downtown hotels and restaurants.

Why Saskatoon?

The International Committee previews Saskatoon and the conference venue, TCU Place, as well as the city's cultural, scientific, and scenic offerings. 

Saskatoon, a city of Science

Saskatoon is not only the place of sun and light, it is one of the places where the history of nuclear sciences was written and continues through our days. 

As Canada welcomed Rutherford at the beginning of 20th Century, the catalysis continued and moved all the way to Saskatchewan.  Already in 1931, Harrington  of Physics Department started a Radon plant and brought Harold Johns to the University of Saskatchewan.  Johns was the driving force of a betatron  and a  60-Co radiation therapy as early as 1951, helped by Jack Cunningham and Sylvia Fedoruk, resulting  in the establishment of Saskatoon Cancer clinic, which  was later amalgamated with Allan Blair Cancer Centre of Regina to become Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.

Today, each Cancer Centre has three high energy medical linear accelerators operating at photon energies of between 6 MV and 15 MV as well as electron energies of between 6 MeV and 20 MeV. The medical physics team supports clinical Cancer care and is involved in research initiatives related to novel Brachytherapy treatment techniques and spatially fractioned external beam radiotherapy. In 1964, the Saskatchewan Accelerator Laboratory (SAL) was established for nuclear physics research. The linear accelerator of that facility now serves as the injector of the 2.9 GeV electron synchrotron, the heart of the Canadian Light Source, the only facility of its kind in Canada.  

Medical imaging and radiation therapy also evolved, and the latest is the establishment of Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation. In 2015 a TR-24 cyclotron was commissioned, and the Saskatchewan Cyclotron Facility established. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments, radiochemistry laboratories and imaging suites.  The newly established Innovation Wing (2019) accommodates imaging capabilities for preclinical studies as well as for plants.

We take current and future health and safety protocols very seriously. Saskatoon will continue to follow all guidelines and adapt to the “better normal” so our local community and visitors feel safe to meet, engage, and explore.  

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