Lethbridge College and Olds College have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) centered on applied agriculture research.
To launch the settlement, each faculties have signed on to the United Nations Sustainable Growth Objectives (SDGs), turning into the primary two faculties in Alberta, and among the many first in Canada, to sign the accord.
Each faculties are dedicated to supporting sustainable practices, specifically the said SDGs of zero starvation; first rate work and financial progress; trade, innovation, and infrastructure; accountable consumption and manufacturing; and, partnerships.
The universities will work collectively to determine joint tasks, refer corporations to one another based mostly on one of the best match with infrastructure and research experience, and will share related knowledge and networks. Each faculties have agriculture-based Know-how Entry Centres, that provide fee-for-service research actions and will work collaboratively to offer engaging, constant, and aggressive payment constructions for his or her trade companions.
“Both Lethbridge College and Olds College care deeply about creating real-world solutions for our province’s agriculture industry and leading the way into a sustainable future,” says Dr. Paula Burns, Lethbridge College president and CEO. “By clearing the path for our applied research activities to easily collaborate and share information, producers and others in the agriculture industry will benefit, which boosts our province’s economy. And we are making our partnership even more powerful by signing the SDGs accord and showing commitment to being leaders in sustainability.”
The MOU will initially cowl a three-year interval and can be ruled by a joint committee of representatives from each faculties.
“Olds College and Lethbridge College have a history of addressing the key issues and opportunities of Alberta’s agriculture sector, including through our growing applied research programs,” says Stuart Cullum, president of Olds College. “Our impact is significantly enhanced through collaboration and information sharing and this MOU formalizes our intent to work more closely in support of Alberta’s agriculture industry and our province’s economic recovery. By signing the SDG Accord, we also are embracing the leadership that the agriculture sector demonstrates and our roles in enhancing it for the benefit of our industry, our institutions and our students.”
Research groups at Lethbridge College function beneath the Built-in Agriculture Know-how Centre (IATC) throughout the Centre for Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship whereas the house of Olds College’s applied research is on the Centre of Innovation and Sensible Farm.