Government of Canada signs research agreements with Universities of Calgary and Alberta; focus on pipelines
The Government of Canada has signed research agreements with the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta. Collaboration between Natural Resources Canada’s CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory and the universities under the agreements will support materials innovations, with a focus on emerging technologies for new pipelines, in particular pipelines to be located in Northern Canada.
The CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory is the largest research center in Canada devoted to metals and materials fabrication, pilot-scale processing and evaluation. The lab’s scientific and technical staff provide materials solutions for Canadian industry in the energy, transportation and metals-manufacturing sectors.
Our Government is committed to building a competitive advantage for Canada based on excellence in science and technology. These agreements will provide learning and research opportunities for Albertans, new jobs and training, and greater pipeline reliability and environmental protection.—the Honorable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources