Free Press/Sun/Metro: City funding new infrastructure chair at U of M
Mayor Brian Bowman made good on a 2014 campaign promise Wednesday, with the funding of a new municipal infrastructure chairperson role at the University of Manitoba. He and city council were unanimous in supporting the decision to provide the U-of-M with $50,000 annually for five years—$250,000 total.
Bowman said creating the municipal infrastructure chair at the U of M’s school of engineering will take advantage of the innovation and expertise on campus and, he hopes, apply it to solutions for Winnipeg’s concerns. “The U of M really has been on the leading edge of research and technology developments for many years,” Bowman said. “I continue to believe that an investment in the research of new technologies, techniques and materials is an investment in our future.”
The city will create a municipal infrastructure chair at the University of Manitoba. On Wednesday, city council unanimously approved a plan to pay $50,000 in each of the next five years to do so.