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Environmental Association makes "key" addition

Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA) welcomes Keyano College as one of its members. Executive Director Sanjay Prasad says Keyano graduates could find opportunities with the organization working in environmental monitoring. Images provided by WBEA and Keyano College.

The Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA) made a key pickup to its organization: Keyano College.

The school announced its membership with the WBEA providing students, faculty, and stuff with the opportunity to “cooperate and share information on future environmental monitoring initiatives”.

Keyano College’s University Studies and Environmental Technology Department helped lay the groundwork for this partnership.

Vincella Thompson, Dean of University Studies, Career Programs, and Academic Upgrading, says their relationship was “very positive”.

“We are proud to work with an association that is committed to the environment and that supports Keyano graduates by providing opportunities to learn and work in environmental monitoring.”

The relationship with Keyano and the WBEA extends back to 2011.

From that time, the pair collaborated on research programs and work in WBEA’s air monitoring network.

Keyano graduates are sure to benefit from the increased opportunities to live and work in the region in the field of environmental monitoring, says WBEA executive director Sanjay Prasad.

“The WBEA is looking forward to continuing to develop a collaborative partnership with Keyano College. The association has been fortunate to hire Keyano graduates who have sustained long-term positions with the WBEA.”

Facts and figures

  • WBEA is also a partner with the Environmental Monitoring and Science Division (EMSD) of Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP).
  • WBEA collects air and terrestrial monitoring data to sure residents can make informed decisions that benefit the environment.