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U of M Opens $15M Arctic Research Facility

March 17, 2013 7:36 AM | News

University of ManitobaThe University of Manitoba opened up a $15 research facility on Monday that will transform and lead global efforts to understand climate change.

The Nellie Cournoyea Arctic Research Facility in the University of Manitoba’s Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resource will be home to one of the largest and most well-funded sea ice research teams in the world.

“Our alumni are extraordinary people who transform the world with their talents and generosity, and we are proud and grateful that distinguished graduates such as Dr. Riddell continually offer unwavering support to the University and its mission,” said Dr. David Barnard, president and vice-chancellor of the U of M.

The Faculty’s namesake, Dr. Clayton H. Riddell, was joined by Nellie Cournoyea, former premier of the Northwest Territories, and other dignitaries for the official opening.

Updated on Monday, March 18