The Marine Institute of Memorial University in St. John’s, NL, has won the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating’s (CIPH) Water Wise Award. Created in 2016, the award recognizes efforts of those outside of the CIPH membership working towards water conservation, stewardship, education and so on. Initially named the College of Fisheries, Navigation, Marine Engineering and Electronics, it was established in 1964 and focuses on education, training, research and industrial support for ocean industries.
“Being recognized by private industry for our efforts is deeply gratifying,” says Kimberley Robertson of the Marine Institute and Chair of the Advanced Diploma in Water Quality. “Water is integral to life and on behalf of the Institute and university we are honoured to receive this award. We’re privileged to attract bright minds – students, who have a profound passion for the world we live. We do our best to prepare them, inspire them and propel them into meaningful careers.”
Students and faculty of the Marine Institute observe and study oceans and fisheries with a focus on their long-term health and sustainability. Their approach includes academic study and industry programs to educate businesses and develop technologies to help preserve oceans. CIPH chairman of the board Joe Senese presented the award to Kimberly Roberston of the Marine Institute on September 20 in St. John’s.