Goldcorp Supports Quebec City’s Université Laval in creation of Goldcorp Research and Innovation Chair in Natural Resources and Energy Law

Feb 14, 2014 5:45 PM ET

Quebec, Quebec City, February 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – As part of its continued commitment to the province of Quebec, Goldcorp Inc. today announced its support for the creation of the Goldcorp Research and Innovation Chair in Natural Resources and Energy Law at Université Laval.

This unique Chair, made possible thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant from Goldcorp and a $250,000 contribution from the law firm Fasken Martineau, will help foster the development of unique research capabilities for all aspects of natural resources and energy law, including issues pertaining to resource management, rights and environmental performance.

“Over a year ago, when we set out to create a Chair that would champion social, environmental and economic concerns, Université Laval’s visionary approach caught our attention,” said Brent Bergeron, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Goldcorp. “With the expanded capacity made possible through this gift, Université Laval’s Faculty of Law is well positioned to become a global force on key legal issues and challenges in resource and energy development, crucial to both the world economy and the well-being of society. Together with an important team of partners,  Université Laval is  helping to shape the future of Quebec’s mining sector, and beyond.”

The Chair’s research will focus on three facets of sustainability: Social, Environmental and Economic Development. The position will also serve to train a new generation of experts in a rapidly evolving field where competencies are desperately needed, in addition to generating knowledge that can be shared with specialists and the general public alike.

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