Calgary, Alberta – The Canadian government has signed research agreements with the Universities of Calgary and Alberta to support materials innovations, with a focus on emerging technologies for new pipelines in Northern Canada.

“Our government is committed to building a competitive advantage for Canada based on excellence in science and technology,” said Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources. “These agreements will provide learning and research opportunities for Albertans, new jobs and training, and greater pipeline reliability and environmental protection.”

The collaboration between Natural Resources Canada’s CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory and the universities will be an important step in developing strong materials science for reliability, public safety and environmental protection, the government said in a statement. The agreements will help make the CANMET facilities more accessible to researchers at both universities.

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