Sask Polytech, URegina, USask form new institute for energy, mining


Saskatchewan Polytechnic, the University of Regina, and the University of Saskatchewan recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will provide the framework for the establishment of the Saskatchewan-based Global Institute for Energy, Mines and Society (GIEMS). This institute will develop high-level research to meet the needs of the mining and energy industries and provide training and experiential learning for the province’s tradespeople, engineers, and scientists. “Our institutions have a shared commitment to be highly responsive to the needs of the economy […] by providing quality post-secondary research, education and training opportunities,” said URegina President Dr Jeff Keshen. “[W]orking collaboratively through GIEMS provides an exciting opportunity to amplify our global impact as innovators in sustainable energy and mining.”