Parks are often perceived as pristine. In fact, researchers at the University of Waterloo and other institutions work hard to restore them and keep them sustainable. To continue that work, the Ontario government has extended for three years the funding of a major initiative on parks and protected areas research led by the University of Waterloo.
The Ontario government has granted $75,000 in funding to the University of Waterloo to lead the Centre for Applied Science in Ontario Protected Areas (CASIOPA). CASIOPA is chaired by Professor Stephen Murphy, chair of Waterloo’s Department of Environment and Resource Studies. The funding is retroactive to 2011 and goes to 2014. Full news release