QUEBEC CITY – Université Laval is getting a new research and innovation chair in natural resources and energy law thanks to a five-year $1 million grant from Goldcorp of Vancouver. The chair is also supported by a $250,000 contribution from the law firm Fasken Martineau.
The new chair is unique in that it will help foster the development of research into all aspects of natural resources and energy law, including land management, aboriginal and property rights, and environmental performance. Research will focus of three facets of sustainability – social, environmental and economic development. Creation of the chair comes at a time when there is a need to train a new generation of experts in a rapidly evolving field.
Brent Bergeron, Goldcorp's senior VP of corporate affairs, said, "With the expanded capacity made possible through this gift, Université Laval's Faculty of Law is well positioned to become a global force on key legal issues and challenges in resource and energy development, crucial to both the world economy and society's well-being."
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