The Bharti School of Engineering at Laurentian University has received $2 million from the Canadian mining firm, IAMGOLD Corporation Inc. The money will fund the creation of a collaboration space for engineering students in the newly constructed Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building. To honour this contribution, the space will be named the IAMGOLD Student Engineering Junction.
In addition, money will support engineering lab refurbishment, upgrades to technology and equipment, research, scholarships as well as student activities and field trips.
“We are grateful to IAMGOLD for their continued support of Laurentian students. This investment will further enhance our students’ learning experience at the Bharti School,” Markus Timusk, director of the Bharti School of Engineering, said in a release. “Engineering students from across disciplines will have a place to gather, collaborate and share ideas and knowledge. Students will also have access to leading-edge technology and additional experiential learning opportunities.”
With accredited programs in mining, chemical and mechanical engineering (with environmental, mechatronics and metallurgy options), the Bharti School of Engineering has experienced tremendous growth and success over the past decade.
“Five years ago, we were new to the region and just at the beginning of developing our Cote Gold project. But step one for us was to establish and develop a relationship with Laurentian,” said Gordon Stothart, Executive vice president and COO of IAMGOLD Corp. Inc.
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