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Outcome 18 – Update – Over the hump!

Mar 24

UPDATE | Fall 2020

Laurentian University is fortunate to have some of the leading experts in areas of environmental stewardship of water and land.

Key Highlights

  • The Climate Risk Institute is in place under the leadership of its President, Al Douglas.
  • NRCan funded Indigenous community climate adaptation workshops led by Dr. David Pearson are now at a national if not international level of recognition.
  • John Gunn, one of Canada’s representatives on the EU ICP Waters Task Force, presented the 40 year Sudbury lake monitoring program results at Riga Latvia virtual meeting in May 2020.
  • The business case proposal for a Mine Waste Biotech Institute and an associated large CFI application is now submitted.
  • Laurentian has now recognized and begun a carbon offset forest program in support of the goals of the UN decade of Ecosystem Restoration.
  • A new environmental sustainability policy has been drafted.
  • LU signature online course: Environmental remediation – Global lessons from the Sudbury story has been released in both English and Spanish.
  • Drs. Basiliko, Mykytczuk and Roy-Léveillée were awarded a Canadian Foundation for Innovation grant in support of global permafrost research.

Next Steps

  • Hiring of a Canada Research Chair in Clean Water Technology is underway.
  • Implementation of a new environmental sustainability policy.
  • Continued work as identified in ongoing projects in the key highlights.

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We will influence global audiences with our research and expertise in environmental stewardship of water and land.

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