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UBC & SFU awarded the Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries & Development

To all strategic partners of the UBC-SFU bid for the Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development:

We are pleased to announce that the coalition of the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University has been selected to establish the Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, at a speaking event in Toronto. The CIDA news release may be found here and the joint UBC-SFU news release may be found here.

UBC and SFU will establish a world-class institute to deliver knowledge and technical assistance aimed at helping resource-rich developing countries manage their natural resources responsibly and transparently. We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to you, as a strategic partner, for your support of our bid. We could not have achieved this incredible goal without you.

Over the coming weeks and months ahead as we establish the Institute, we look forward to working closely with you to further develop areas for collaboration and partnership. In the meantime, should you wish to discuss the Institute, please contact Dr. Bern Klein at or Dr. Danny Shapiro at Dr. Bern Klein Professor and Department Head Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering University of British Columbia Dr. Danny Shapiro Dean, Beedie School of Business Lohn Foundation Professor Simon Fraser University

Once again, thank you for your support.

Best regards,

The UBC-SFU CIIEID Steering Committee

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