News Archive

  • Saskatoon hospital foundations offer support to USask’s VIDO

    Three of Saskatoon’s hospital foundations have partnered to donate $230,000 in support of Canada’s Centre for Pandemic Research at VIDO.

  • CEPI awards USask’s VIDO $6M for vaccine development

    VIDO at USask has received approximately CAN$6 million from the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations. This is CEPI’s first ever award to a Canadian university.

  • The University of the Sunshine Coast leads rollout of critical vaccine for koalas

    USC is leading a Phase 3 rollout of a koala chlamydia vaccine that has been developed collaboratively over many years with many partners, including VIDO.

  • New funding will help predict SARS-CoV-2 variants and protect vulnerable populations

    VIDO scientist Dr. Alyson Kelvin was awarded close to half a million dollars to assess COVID-19 vaccine efficacy including against virus variants in vulnerable populations.

  • Alumni Ron and Jane Graham’s $5.9M gift assists vaccine research, Huskie Athletics, engineering and education students at USask

    The University of Saskatchewan’s most generous alumni, Ron and Jane Graham, are supporting the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization with a $1M donation.

  • Three USask researchers become fellows in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

    Dr. Volker Gerdts, VIDO Director and CEO, has been inducted as fellows to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

  • Saskatoon couple donates $1 million to VIDO to enhance ground-breaking vaccine research

    Malcolm and Marilyn Leggett have donated $1 million to help establish VIDO as Canada’s Centre for Pandemic Research and advance its ground-breaking research on infectious diseases, including COVID-19.

  • Infectious disease research bolstered by Hospitals of Regina Foundation

    To help protect Saskatchewan residents from emerging disease threats, Hospitals of Regina Foundation has invested $150,000 to help establish Canada’s Centre for Pandemic Research at USask's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization.

  • VIDO research provides insight into the immune response and possible long-term health impacts associated with COVID-19

    One of the newest scientists at the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization has published new research on potential lasting effects of COVID-19.

  • USask’s VIDO announces positive Phase 1 results for COVAC-2

    The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization at the University of Saskatchewan announced positive interim results from their Phase 1 clinical trial for COVAC-2, VIDO’s COVID-19 subunit vaccine candidate.