Catherine Mulligan, the grant holder, says that the funding "will kickstart research and training in the important area of sustainable development." She goes on to explain that the funding will go towards training approximately 20 students a year in research areas including the production of renewable energy and the optimization of water usage in industry.
The CREATE grant focuses on socially conscious and ecofriendly engineering practices that educate students in methods of preserving our planet, while producing groundbreaking research that does exactly that. From greener engineering inventions to better business practices, Concordia's long-standing interest in the subject of sustainability is now being amply supported by the federal government.
Read the Concordia news release for more information.