Outcome 18 – Update – Over the hump!
UPDATE | Fall 2020
Laurentian University is fortunate to have some of the leading experts in areas of environmental stewardship of water and land.
- 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.
- 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.