A global environmental research hub

Ontario is emerging as one of the world’s leading centres of environmental research. That was the message Ontario farm writers heard at the University of Western Ontario’s Biotron at a tour there recently.

The tour was a follow up to a presentation made by former Biotron General Manager Amar Singh, who first spoke about the world class research facility at the Eastern Canada Farm Writers Association (ECFWA) annual meeting this past May.

The Biotron, one of the most advanced centres of its kind in the world, is working to bridge research in environment, agriculture, medicine and engineering in order to respond to environmental change. It is one of several research hubs in southwestern Ontario focused on environmental work and integrating it with other sectors such as agriculture or industry.

Presentation at the May 2008 ECFWA annual meeting

Biotron tour photo album

ECFWA members Lilian Schaer, Scott Allison and Blair Andrews admire a REALLY expensive microscope.
ECFWA members Lilian Schaer, Scott Allison and Blair Andrews admire a REALLY expensive microscope.
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