The University of Saskatchewan and Cambrian College have both launched new research facilities. USask has launched its University of Saskatchewan Insect Research Facility (USIRF), which the institution says is the first facility of its kind at a western Canadian university. The facility will host research that will support Canadian agriculture, reduce risk to food security, and provide insight into insect ecology, as well as supporting collaborations with USask Crop Development Centre plant breeders. Cambrian has opened a new Chemical Analyses and Scientific Services (CASS) Lab, which will support research for industries such as agriculture and food, construction, and energy through a wide variety of services. Industry clients, students, faculty, and staff will come together at the lab to solve the challenges facing industry members.