Waterpower Industry Supports Indigenous and Environmental Education

Ontario Waterpower Association and University of Sudbury Launch Partnership

SUDBURY, ON, Aug. 6, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is pleased to announce a new partnership agreement with the University of Sudbury aimed at enhancing indigenous education for waterpower industry professionals. The partnership is based on the spirit of building a cooperative and collaborative relationship focused on advancing the education of both organizations.

"The University of Sudbury's Department of Indigenous Studies promotes an understanding of Aboriginal peoples, their traditions, aspirations and participation in communities," says Paul Norris, President of the OWA. "This relationship will help advance education while enhancing the understanding of Indigenous culture for members of our Association."

As an institution situated in Northeastern Ontario, the University of Sudbury is committed to the preservation and development of the culture and traditions of the Indigenous Peoples of Northeastern Ontario and to the provision of courses and programs destined to the furthering of an awareness of, and appreciation for, Indigenous world-views.

 "The University of Sudbury and the OWA share the belief that indigenous education is of significant value to today's leaders," said Dr. Pierre Zundel, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sudbury. "We look forward to contributing to this initiative."

The OWA was founded in 2001 to represent the common and collective interests of the province's original green energy sector – waterpower. More than 160 members are committed to advancing responsible resource management and sustainable development. For more information, please visit owa.ca.

The University of Sudbury, as an undergraduate, liberal arts institution federated with Laurentian University, is committed to fostering and to developing in its students the desire and the ability to undertake for themselves humanity's perennial quest for ultimate meaning. For more information, please visit usudbury.ca

SOURCE Ontario Waterpower Association

For further information: Stephanie Landers, Communications and Public Outreach Coordinator, Ontario Waterpower Association, 866-743-1500 ext. 25, slanders@owa.ca

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