Prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellow joins University of Regina research community – U of Regina

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 2018139 Views

July 19, 2018

A researcher whose project focuses on working with Indigenous communities to learn how to best mitigate the negative impact that pipeline leaks have on their communities has joined the University of Regina research community after winning a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. The award is funded for two years through the federal government.

Dr. Ranjan Datta, who comes to the University of Regina from the University of Saskatchewan, will work with Indigenous communities to generate and share knowledge about the impacts of energy exploration, extraction, and pipeline leaks on Indigenous people and their resiliency. The project, entitled Indigenous energy philosophy – creating a collaborative resilient energy transition, will also focus on creating better energy management strategies and policies.

Datta says pipeline leaks have impacted several Indigenous communities and have been costly to human life and infrastructure.

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