A decade-long partnership between Laurier and the Government of the Northwest Territories will continue for another 10 years.
The university and government recently extended their partnership agreement – which brings research expertise and training opportunities to the Northwest Territories and community connections and research opportunities to Laurier scholars – through 2030.
“The Government of the Northwest Territories-Laurier partnership is a prime example of how researchers and the public service can work together to advance research priorities that respond directly to the needs, concerns and questions of northerners,” said former Northwest Territories Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Robert C. McLeod, who did not seek re-election in the territories' 2019 election. “By collaborating as learning partners, the Government of the Northwest Territories and Laurier have fostered significant advancements in monitoring and research that ensure we are able to make decisions based on the best available scientific, local and traditional knowledge.”
The first decade of the Government of the Northwest Territories-Laurier partnership has seen many milestones, including: