Talisman Energy announces $1.25M to fund Chair of Sustainability and the Environment at Mount Royal University

Talisman Energy announces $1.25M to fund Chair of Sustainability and the Environment at Mount Royal University

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Talisman Energy announces $1.25M to fund Chair of Sustainability and  the Environment at
Mount Royal University

Talisman Energy Centennial Scholarship also created

 (CALGARY – Sept. 27, 2012) During a brief ceremony held at Mount Royal University earlier today, Talisman Energy announced that it will be generously donating $1.25 million to the university with $1 million allocated as funding for the Chair of Sustainability and the Environment and the remaining $250,000 being used to create the Talisman Energy Centennial Scholarship.

Dr. Michael Quinn, associate professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary was named Chair of Sustainability and the Environment earlier this week. He will play an important role in the engagement of community, faculty and students in renewable resources and environmental research. Quinn will also be expected to continue engage in research addressing issues and environmental concerns of the people of Alberta.

“Supporting the Chair of Sustainability and the Environment will inspire new ideas, prompt innovation and take student learning and faculty expertise to even higher levels,”  Bob Rooney, Executive Vice President, Legal & General Counsel, Talisman Energy.

The Talisman Energy Centennial Scholarship recognizes academic achievement in second, third or fourth year Aboriginal students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree. Students will be nominated by faculty for the Scholarship.

The inaugural recipient of this award for this fall is Leagh Vermeylen, who’s majoring in General Science.

“Supporting Aboriginal students in the Bachelor of Science program will help address Canada’s need for an educated and skilled workforce, and to establish Alberta as a leader in strategic areas of life sciences research, development and industry innovation,” says Rooney.

 

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For further information, please contact:
Fred Cheney, Media Relations Officer                             
Marketing and Communications                                                          
Office of University Advancement                                     

Mount Royal University                                             

Office: 403.440.5195                                                                 

Cell: 403.542.7904                                                                       

[email protected]

 

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