Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna announced a $50,000 grant from Natural Resources Canada’s Program for Energy Research and Development (PERD) to help TeamMTL participate in the international Solar Decathlon, to be held next year in Dezhou, China.
“I am proud to witness this terrific example of Canadian ingenuity and innovation. Today’s announcement reflects our Government’s commitment to clean technology. We believe that growing our economy goes hand in hand with protecting our environment, and we demonstrate that belief through the engagements taken in our most recent Budget.” --The Honorable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change.
“Thank you to Natural Resources Canada for this support, and the recognition that today’s students are driven to innovate. By addressing urban families’ need for affordable, flexible housing, TeamMTL is a great example of students applying their learning to making a real difference in the world.” --Professor Suzanne Fortier, McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor
“We are proud to contribute our considerable expertise in net-zero energy buildings and related, next-generation fields to the Solar Decathlon. TeamMTL’s entry embodies Concordia’s values and flexible thinking – innovation through collaboration across disciplines, institutions and communities, for the betterment of society.” --Concordia University President Alan Shepard
“The Solar Decathlon competition is an extraordinary experiential learning opportunity for students and faculty alike. Natural Resources Canada is the first major partner of TeamMTL and it is an honour and privilege to be part of their intelligent commitment to addressing climate change and supporting innovation in the clean technology sector.” --Michael Jemtrud, Faculty Lead and McGill professor of Architecture