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Cambrian College receives $2.1M research grant

College announces funding secured for five-year research initiative
Bill Best

Cambrian Innovates, the applied research division at Cambrian College, and three mining industry partners will benefit from a grant aimed at supporting a five-year Mine Environmental Stewardship Initiative.

The grant is coming from the federal government’s National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) College and Community Innovation (CCI) program. The funds were secured through an Innovation Enhancement grant that will support a five-year Mine Environmental Stewardship Initiative. 

The initiative, according to a news release from the college, will be applied to research projects that will be carried out to identify or test practical solutions to issues industry partners and key clients are confronting. Each project will engage a team of research leads, industrial partners, college faculty members, student researchers and expertise from the college's established research partners. It also includes partners at Laurentian University's Vale Living With Lakes Centre, who are focused on research on environmental remediation, protection, and conservation.

“As one of nine colleges in Canada to receive a Community College Innovation grant, this investment demonstrates the strength of Cambrian’s partnerships and the depth of our expertise,” said Bill Best, president of Cambrian College in the release. “This investment will pay dividends for years to come through research outcomes and by building our innovation capacity and capital.”