TRU will get $500,000 over 20 years from Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project if it’s approved by the National Energy Board.
A memorandum of understanding was announced Tuesday for the pipeline’s last “community benefit agreement,” this one to provide funding for annual awards for students in trades, social work and applied research programs, and the Environmental Science graduate program.
Trans Mountain has signed 15 agreements in 12 communities. Today’s MOU with TRU is the first agreement with a post-secondary institution.
The pipeline project is in the midst of a National Energy Board review scheduled to conclude in October, with a decision in spring 2016. If the project goes ahead, Trans Mountain will receive naming rights to a classroom in the Trades and Technology Building.