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Red River College's work with Manitoba Hydro on sustainable infrastructure has earned it a national award.
The college, in partnership with Manitoba Hydro, has been awarded Canada’s top honour from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
The award takes into consideration 10 years' worth of work the college has done with Manitoba Hydro and other partners on building sustainable infrastructure and transportation, inluding the award-winning Manitoba Hydro Place and the development of a zero-emissions electric battery transit bus.
The electric bus project, in partnership with the Winnipeg Transit, the Province of Manitoba, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and New Flyer Industries, has been ongoing for four years.
Four electric buses are being tested on the streets of Winnipeg demonstrating an all-electric battery transit bus and high-capacity charging system — the first of its size in Canada.
NSERC’s Synergy Award for Innovation recognizes outstanding research and development partnerships between Canadian colleges and industry partners in the natural sciences and engineering. Only one Canadian college receives the award each year.
The Synergy award grants Red River College up to $100,000 in funding for applied research tools and instruments and Manitoba Hydro will receive a $20,000 voucher towards any future NSERC-funded applied research project.
Earlier this year, Red River College was ranked as the top college in Canada in research partnership growth, and as a top 10 research college overall for the third consecutive year by Research Infosource. The college was also ranked as one of Canada’s greenest employers for the fifth year in a row.