It’s been a banner year so far for the Land Reclamation International Graduate School (LRIGS).
The only one of its kind in the world, the school opened its doors and accepted its first students this past September. Later the same month, it took its three MSc and two PhD students, as well as its two post-doctoral fellows, to Postdam, Germany, to attend the Helmhotz-Alberta Initiative Science Forum. The group then went on a tour of industrial sites in the eastern part of the country and got a first-hand look at some of the reclamation issues being dealt with.
Earlier this week, the school unveiled a video that sounds and feels like a movie trailer.
“We were looking for something that was captivating, engaging, that people could relate to,” explained Michal Guzowski, LRIGS coordinator. “It says, ‘this is who we are, this is what we do,’ in a way that is easy to understand.”
Guzowski added the video is aimed at potential students, post-doctoral fellows and donors. For more information about the Land Reclamation international Graduate School, visit www.ualberta.ca/~lrigs.
For more information on the Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative, visit www.helmholtzalberta.ca