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NBDC A TECHNOLOGY ACCESS CENTRE
JUNE 2014
The National Honey Bee
Health Survey begins
JUNE & OCTOBER 2015
NBDC participates in two inter-laboratory
Proficiency Tests with the EURL at
Sophia-Antipolis, France
MAY 2016
Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic
Investment Fund is awarded to GPRC, in part
to expand the NBDC laboratory
GPRC's National Bee Diagnostic Centre first received
Technology Access Centre (TAC) designation from the
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council in
2013, making it one of only 30 TACs in Canada. This
five-year investment from the Government of Canada
has enabled NBDC to become Canada's leading bee
diagnostic and research facility. In 2018, our TAC
funding and designation was renewed by NSERC,
guaranteeing another five years of world-class research
and diagnostic services.
The renewal of our TAC funding confirms the
importance of our work, and that we have a
responsibility to continue to offer and enhance our vital
services to Canadian beekeepers and researchers.
Our training and outreach efforts will continue to be at
the forefront of our work as we mobilize knowledge,
connect with beekeepers and clients, and engage in
public education activities.
We are grateful for the support of our communities,
partners, clients, friends and funders thank you!
An NBDC Diagnostic Technician
prepares samples for analysis
The Honourable Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education, tours the NBDC laboratory along with
GPRC Board of Governors, Students' Association of GPRC, and other special guests: October 23, 2017