WINNIPEG, MB. - Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) has unveiled the completion of a $1.7-million Centre for Environmental and Economic Resilience. The Centre will provide incubator facilities to support the university's research committed to moving towards a green economy. Both the provincial and federal governments have invested in the project.
“This investment at Canadian Mennonite University will lead to collaborative research among centre partners and provide educational and research seminars and opportunities for students to interface with industry partners. This partnership with CMU sets up our students to become leaders in science and technology, and creates a place for students in Manitoba to thrive and spur economic resilience and innovation.” – Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart
The project involved the renovation of unused space to create a Centre for Environmental and Economic Resilience. The Government of Canada provided $745,906 through the Post- Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, the government of Manitoba invested $418,504 and Canadian Mennonite University provided $522,605.
“This once-in-a-generation investment by the Government of Canada is a historic down payment on the government’s vision to position Canada as a global centre for innovation. That means making Canada a world leader in turning ideas into solutions, science into technologies, skills into jobs and start-up companies into global successes. This investment will create conditions that are conducive to innovation and long-term growth, which will in turn keep the Canadian economy globally competitive.” – Doug Eyolfson, member of Parliament, Charleswood— St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley
With files from CMU
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