AFBI/Innovation Seminar Series

The AFBI/Innovation Seminar Series is focused on the areas of Economics of Innovation, Innovation Policy and Commercialization, Innovation Management and Commercialization, which specifically target innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship in the Food and Bioproduct sector.

Upcoming Seminars

Currently no upcoming seminar.

Recent Seminars

How Controversial is the Use of Genomic Selection in Livestock Breeding in Canada?

Presented by Dr. Ellen Goddard, Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta

Date: March 10, 2017
Time: 3:00- 4:00 PM
Location: 2E25 Agriculture Building, University of Saskatchewan

Relationships and Dynamics Between Ethanol and Gasoline Prices in Brazil

Presented by Janelle Mann, University of Manitoba

Date: November 4, 2016
Time: 3:00- 4:00 PM
Location: 2E25 Agriculture Building, University of Saskatchewan

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Ex-ante impact assessment of genetically modified maize adoption in El Salvador

Presented by Diego Macall, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Saskatchewan

Date: May 27, 2016
Time: 3:00- 4:00 PM
Location: 2E17 Agriculture Building, University of Saskatchewan

Comparing the adoption of genetically modified canola in Canada and Australia

Presented by Scott Biden, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Saskatchewan

Date: May 27, 2016
Time: 3:00- 4:00 PM
Location: 2E17 Agriculture Building, University of Saskatchewan

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Cross-Licensing Agreements, Technological Improvements and Firms’ Incentives

Presented by Seyed Hamzeh Hosseini Pozveh, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Bioresource Policy, Business & Economics, University of Saskatchewan

Date: January 15, 2016
Time: 3:00- 4:00 PM
Location: 2E25 Agriculture Building, University of Saskatchewan

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Plant Breeders’ Rights, Patents and Incentives to Innovate

Presented by Dr. Corinne Langinier, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta

Date: October 16, 2015
Time: 3:00- 4:00 PM
Location: 2E25 Agriculture Building, University of Saskatchewan

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Price Volatility and Spillovers in Food and Fuel Markets

Presented by Dr. Henry An, Assistant Professor, Department of Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta

Date: October 2, 2015
Time: 3:00- 4:00 PM
Location: 2E25 Agriculture Building, University of Saskatchewan

Examining how Record Keeping and Benchmarking effect Production and Performance on cow-calf farms in Canada

Presented by Manglai, M.Sc. Candidate, University of Saskatchewan

Date: September 25, 2015
Time: 3:00- 4:00 PM
Location: 2E25 Agriculture Building, University of Saskatchewan

Using Game Theory to Explore Competitiveness in Canada’s Grain Supply Chain

Presented by: Dr. Derek Brewin, Department of Agribusinss & Agricultural Economics, University of Manitoba

Date: September 18, 2015
Time: 3:00- 4:00 PM
Location: 2E25 Agriculture Building, University of Saskatchewan

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Agriculture and the Tragedy of the Social Media Common: public perceptions and human behavior in a new information age

Presented by Dr. Cami Ryan, Social Sciences Lead, Regulatory Policy & Scientific Affairs, Monsanto Canada

Date: February 13, 2015
Time: 3:00- 4:00 PM
Location: 2E25 Agriculture Building, University of Saskatchewan

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Re-Thinking the Domestic Effects of Trade Liberalization: the Environment and Wage Inequality

Presented by Dr. James Gaisford, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Thomson Rivers University

Date: January 23, 2015
Time: 3:30- 4:30 PM
Location: 2E25 Agriculture Building, University of Saskatchewan

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Productivity Growth in the Crop and Livestock Sectors in the Prairie Provinces

Presented by Lana Awada, Postdoctorate Fellow, Department of Bioresource Policy, Business & Economics

Date: November 21, 2014
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: 2E25 Agriculture Building, University of Saskatchewan

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Incentives for the Adoption of Socially Beneficial Technologies: The Case of an E. coli Vaccine

Presented by Brian Ochieng’, M.Sc. Candidate, University of Saskatchewan

Date: October 31, 2014
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: 2E25 Agriculture Building, University of Saskatchewan

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Innovations in Mechanized Agriculture: Costs and Benefits

Presented by Dr. Andrew Schmitz, Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida

Date: October 24, 2014
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: 2E25 Agriculture Building, University of Saskatchewan

Multi-factor Productivity Growth in Saskatchewan Crops

Presented by Liyang Huang, M.Sc. Candidate, University of Saskatchewan

Date: September 26, 2014
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: 2E25 Agriculture Building, University of Saskatchewan

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Research Funding Opportunities: Western Grains Research Foundation

Presented by Garth Patterson, Executive Director of the Western Grains Research Foundation

Date: March 28, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM
Location: 2E25 Agriculture Building, University of Saskatchewan

Food Product Authenticity in Agri-Food Markets: Implications for Collective Reputation

Presented by Albert Ugochukwu, Ph.D candidate, University of Saskatchewan

Date: December 5, 2013
Time: 1:00 -1:30 PM
Location: Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

Consumer Confidence in Food: The Role of Trust in Food System and Brand Trust

Presented by Rim Lassoued, Ph.D candidate, University of Saskatchewan

Date: December 5, 2013
Time: 1:30- 2:00 PM
Location: Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

Mobilizing Agri-Food Knowledge: A Multi-faceted Challenge

Presented by Dr. Camille (Cami) D. Ryan, Departments of Plant Science & Bioresource Policy, Business & Economics, University of Saskatchewan

Date: Friday, September 27, 2013
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM
Location: 2E25 Agriculture Building, University of Saskatchewan

Abstract/Video

Engaging with Uncertainty and Risk in European Agricultural Biotechnology

Presented by Dr. Michele Mastroeni, ESRC Innogen Centre Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh

Date: Friday, May 10, 2013
Time: 3:00- 4:00 PM
Location: Room 132, Archeology Building, University of Saskatchewan

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Alleviating Food Insecurity in the United States: Possible Implications for Canada

Presented by Dr. Craig Gundersen, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois

Date: Friday, April 5, 2013
Time: 3:00- 4:00 PM
Location: 2E25 Ag. Building, University of Saskatchewan

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Knowledge Spillovers, Firm Creation & Firm Location in the US Biotech Industry

Presented by Dr. Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Missouri

Date: Friday, March 15, 2013
Time: 3:00- 4:00 PM
Location: 2E25 Ag. Building, University of Saskatchewan

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Government Priorities in Agriculture

Presented by Scott Brown, Executive Director, Policy Branch, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Rm 106 Biology Bldg, 112 Science Place, University of Saskatchewan

Evaluating the Impacts of Transportation Policy Changes: Adaptation and Technology Adoption on the Canadian Prairies

Presented by Dr. Shon Ferguson,
Research Fellow, Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Stockholm

Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Rm 2C71, Agriculture Bldg, University of Saskatchewan

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The Privatization of Wheat Research in the UK: Lessons for Canada

Presented by Dr. Richard Gray, Professor in Department of Bioresource Policy, Business & Economics, University of Saskatchewan

Date: November 30, 2012
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM
Location: 2E25 Ag. Building, University of Saskatchewan

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Functional Food Choices: Impact of Trust and Health Attitudes

Presented by Michele Veeman, Professor Emerita in Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology (REES) University of Alberta.

Date: October 19, 2012
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM
Location: 2E25 Ag. Building, University of Saskatchewan

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Investment, Regulation and Uncertainty: Managing New Plant Breeding Techniques

Presented by Stuart J Smyth, Research Scientist in the Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan.

Date: September 21, 2012
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM
Location: 2E25 Ag. Building, University of Saskatchewan

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Past Seminars