The University of Saskatchewan has made two partnership announcements. USask and the Meewasin Valley Authority (Meewasin) recently re-signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), renewing their commitment to collaborate in the areas of teaching and research, student engagement and employment, and governance processes. Under this renewed agreement, USask and Meewasin will develop joint initiatives in sustainability and conservation in the Saskatoon region. USask’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) has also agreed to join the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations’ (CEPI) preclinical research network. Through this formal partnership, USask VIDO will help CEPI in its goal of accelerating vaccine development and other countermeasures to epidemic and pandemic threats.