WLU opening new research office in Yellowknife

September 19, 2017

Wilfrid Laurier University has announced that it will open a research office in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories as part of an effort to further develop its national and international leadership in cold regions research. The office will be home to a year-round staff made up primarily of research associates and postdoctoral fellows. The university reports that the office is also a base for its research activities in the North and for liaising with partners, including various levels of government and Indigenous communities. “Laurier has a longstanding commitment to research and to local communities in the Northwest Territories,” said Robert Gordon, WLU's vice-president research and acting provost. “Establishing a research office in Yellowknife will allow us to maintain an ongoing presence in the North, expand our capacity for year-round research, and deepen our relationships with our partners.” WLU