A&W Canada has made a $5-million donation to the University of Saskatchewan's Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence, which focuses on beef cattle research
Saskatoon, Sask. – A well-known restaurant chain has donated $5 million to the University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE).
The university made the announcement of A&W Canada’s donation on its website in a news story (“A&W Canada invests in U of S research centre,” by Roxanne Mchattie on Dec. 1, 2017).
In the story, A&W Canada’s chairman emeritus, Jefferson Mooney, says the company made the investment because it “is deeply committed to the Canadian beef and forage industry.”
The LFCE focuses on livestock production, including forage, cow-calf, beef cattle production and environmental research.
The story reports that “the donation will be used to fund the construction of the Livestock and Food Building at the LFCE site near Clavet, Sask; create a community outreach and engagement program; and establish a visiting fellowship in One Health research.”
The new building, says the story, will be “the heart” of the operation and will be where most research will take place. The building will also act as a hub, where staff can offer presentations and seminars for consumers and industry representatives.
The story explains that One Health research “focuses on the link between beef production practices, environmental wellbeing and human health and nutrition.”