Encana donates $1.5 Million to create Institute for Sustainability and the Environment at Mount Royal University News Release by Mount Royal University, November 9, 2011
“The knowledge students will gain from the use of this equipment in a learning environment, as well as during undergraduate research projects, will also provide them with unique opportunities to translate theory into practice. Facilities like this that will fundamentally provide students with opportunities to gain insight into how a given piece of equipment can work to assist in solving problems and recognize its limitations.” … Encana Corporation also announced a generous donation of $1.5 million towards the creation of the Institute of Sustainability and the Environment at the event. Encana is the lead corporate donor to date in the Changing the Face of Education campaign, supporting the initiative.
“Encana is committed to continuous improvement of its practices, and the applied research conducted through the new MRU Institute will support that improvement – and will be shared in the public domain,” said Dave Lye, Vice President, Corporate Environment, Health & Safety, Security & Corporate Responsibility, Encana Corporation. “As well, involving students in research will allow them to develop skills and first-hand understanding of environmental issues. They will enter the workforce with knowledge and experience that will be invaluable in their careers and to the employers lucky enough to attract them.”
Encana supports Institute for Sustainability and the Environment
Creating a sustainable environment is one of the key global scientific, political, social and economic concerns of our time. Mount Royal University’s new Institute for Sustainability and the Environment, the core of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainability and the Environment, has received a nod from Encana Corporation with a generous $1.5-million donation. [Emphasis added]