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UNBC renews research MOU with other interior schools

A research partnership between UNBC, Thompson Rivers University (TRU), and the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus (UBC Okanagan) will last for at least another five years.

The trio of schools make up the Interior Universities Research Coalition (IURC) and have all renewed a Memorandum of Understanding that will last until 2029.

According to UNBC, “since its creation in 2017, the IURC has attracted nearly $8 million for cross-institutional research projects and other collaborations at the three universities and has developed a multitude of new research opportunities in the B.C. Interior.”

Some regional issues the projects have looked at include COVID-19, disaster prevention, aging in rural communities, education, and wildlife stewardship.

“The Interior Universities Research Coalition facilitates partnerships among scholars at all three institutions as they work with community partners to identify solutions to pressing issues in our region and beyond,” UNBC Vice-President of Research and Innovation Dr. Paula Wood-Adams said in a news release. “The knowledge generated through these projects builds capacity for healthy, productive and thriving Interior communities.”

You can read more about the MOU here.

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