Polytechnics are natural partners in Canada’s fight against climate change. Positioned at the intersection of innovation and talent development, Canada’s Polytechnics are working with businesses and non-profits to aid in the adoption and commercialization of new technologies that reduce Canada’s carbon footprint. For instance, the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s applied research in micro-grid technology is helping remote Indigenous communities transition off diesel and at the same time, developing technology making it easier to install electric vehicle charging stations in urban areas.
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