Saskatoon is the host city for the 4th International Conference on Uranium organized by the Hydrometallurgy Section of the Metallurgy & Materials l Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM). Saskatoon is the home of Cameco Corporation and AREVA Resources Canada Orano Canada Inc., two of the world’s largest uranium producers. Other mining companies, such as Potash Corporation, Shore Gold, Denison Mines and Claude Resources, also have their head offices or regional offices in Saskatoon. The Canadian Saskatoon Light Source Synchrotron, the largest science project in Canada, is located on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.
The city of Saskatoon is favourably positioned with the South Saskatchewan River winding through it. Nine bridges span its gentle flow, linking east to west. An active city, residents and visitors alike flock to the Meewasin Valley trails, traversing sixty kilometres of pathways in all seasons. The city’s youthful vitality and cultural richness are evident in every neighbourhood, thanks in part to the University of Saskatchewan, where leading-edge technology such as the Canadian Light Source synchrotron draws the best minds from around the world.
Fun Fact: An hour-and-a-half drive southeast of Saskatoon is Little Manitou Lake. Saltier than the ocean, bathers float effortlessly while enjoying the purported healing benefits of the warm, mineral-rich waters. This rare saline lake has been called “Canada’s Dead Sea.”