August 15, 2019 - Laurentian University is pleased to welcome distinguished colleagues from abroad this week, as we play host to a delegation from Peru. The six researchers and officials are visiting Robinson-Huron Treaty territory to participate in the week-long Building Environmental Strategies workshop. Our distinguished guests include Augusto Cauti, vice-minister of mines in Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines. The series of courses was specially crafted for the delegates by the Goodman School of Mines.
The main goal of the workshops is to help our guests build an environmental remediation plan for their respective regions. Much of the focus will be on sharing knowledge about Sudbury’s successful remediation efforts, and to show delegates how to replicate this collaborative work. Other elements of the courses include duty to consult, establishing environmental protection regulations, and monitoring water quality.
The visit is a return in kind, following our own delegation’s visit two four Peruvian states in May of this year organized by the CORE Foundation. To celebrate, the City of Sudbury has sponsored an Indigenous dinner Wednesday night, attended by Mayor Brian Bigger.
Whether we say biindigen, welcome, bienvenidos, bienvenue, or haykuykuy, we hope the delegates leave inspired and motivated for the important greening tasks ahead.
“Learning about Sudbury’s remediation story, our engagement with Indigenous communities, and our university’s role in supporting world-leading researchers is providing a strong basis for collaboration.” Dr Robert Haché, President and Vice-Chancellor of Laurentian University