April 03, 2019 - Laurentian University is pleased to unveil the IAMGOLD Student Engineering Junction, located within the Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building.
This dedicated collaboration space will further enhance opportunities for students in the Bharti School of Engineering. To honour this contribution, the space has been named the IAMGOLD Student Engineering Junction.
“This is a space where engineering students from across all disciplines can gather to collaborate on projects and share ideas to foster and support work being done in classrooms, shops and laboratories,” said Laurentian University Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Pierre Zundel.
This transformative investment of $2,000,000 was first announced on March 15, 2018. The space includes student study spaces and the IAMGOLD Student Common Room. In addition to this, the funds are supporting engineering lab refurbishment, upgrades to technology and equipment, research, scholarships as well as student activities and field trips.
IAMGOLD’s initial investment in 2013 of $1.25 million, enabled Laurentian to hire two IAMGOLD Research Fellows who have played a role in enhancing teaching and research capacity at the Bharti School of Engineering.
IAMGOLD Corp. Inc. is a Toronto-based, leading mid-tier gold producer with four operating gold mines (including current joint ventures) on three continents, with a pipeline of development and exploration projects. The company’s growth plans are focused in Canada, select countries in South America and Africa.
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