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SSMRCA and Algoma University Promote Increased Environmental Research
Posted: Dec 19, 2018

(Sault Ste. Marie, ON) Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (SSMRCA) and Algoma University are pleased to announce that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed, which will foster supportive experiential learning, research, and information sharing between the two organizations.
The training of future scientists in advanced studies in Biological and Environmental sciences is integral to a sustainable and successful natural environment in the Northern Ontario region and beyond.
It is hoped that Algoma U students and researchers will partner with SSMRCA staff in research assistantships, internships or co-op programs, and assist in data analysis. It is expected that this partnership will create opportunities that can bolster Algoma U and SSMRCA research capabilities.
The MOU recognizes the potential for this relationship to assist both parties in meeting their respective needs more effectively and in strengthening regional research and development capacity.
The SSMRCA is one of Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities. The SSMRCA provides cost-effective watershed management based on over 50 years of local experience. The local watershed encompasses a 552 square kilometer area which includes the St. Marys River watershed and a number of smaller watersheds draining the northern shore of Lake Superior. The SSMRCA manages over 5,000 acres of diverse ecosystems including forests, wetlands and shorelines. Some of these properties contain significant natural features while others are directed on flood control.
The newly launched Algoma University Office of Research & Innovation and Experiential Learning Hub’s priority is to align research talent with the needs of the local community by facilitating collaborative research efforts between the university, government, and the private sector. Algoma University aims to make a real and lasting impact through the creation of more hands-on experiences and related supports, particularly in the area of research and innovation.
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For more information and media inquiries contact:
Rhonda Bateman,
General Manager
Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority
705-946-8530 ext.1005