Partnering to Enhance Education and Research in the Northwest

04 November, 2019

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council has named University of Northern British Columbia Environmental Science Professor Dr Stephen Déry as the first NSERC/Rio Tinto Senior Industrial Research Chair in Climate Change and Water security.

At Rio Tinto, we believe that our partnership to enhance education and research in Northwest is critical to the success of our business. This partnership with UNBC is an integral way to understand and know about the climate impacts to this region, to better plan and operate for the future.

Rio Tinto’ BC Works general manager Affonso Bizon said “We share UNBC’s commitment to advancing education and research in the region, and look forward to seeing the findings from this work to build on our environmental management program for the Nechako.”

UNBC President Dr Daniel Weeks said “This collaboration between NSERC, Rio Tinto and UNBC will create knowledge around the future of the Nechako River and will contribute to the ongoing global climate conversation”

To read the full media release, download it here!

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