Canada’s Centre for Pandemic Research: Solutions for rapid growth and emerging programs

September 26-27, 2022
Cam Ewart
Associate Director – Operations & Maintenance

Canada’s new Centre for Pandemic Research brings a massive expansion of the University of Saskatchewan's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) mission and BSL-3Ag vaccine research infrastructure, requiring a multitude of new capabilities for responding to emerging pathogens and producing both animal and human vaccines under GMP conditions. Cam Ewart provides design and construction details for the facilities required to support the initiative, including large scale investments in research labs and holding for multiple species, exotic animals, insects, and NHPs, and partial conversion of BSL3-Ag space to BSL-4. He identifies challenges and solutions for mid-project scope changes.

Monday, September 26, 2022 - 8:40am-9:05am