Dow Canada, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, produces $3.5 billion worth of chemicals and plastics each year at a number of sites across Canada. Dow has a major manufacturing facility at Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, and is frequently the "employer of choice" for graduates of the University of Saskatchewan's Chemical Engineering program. Dow is heavily involved in funding educational initiatives at all levels . . . elementary school, high school, technology institutes, and universities.
For decades, Dow has directly supported the Chemical Engineering program at the University of Saskatchewan through seminars, plant tours, financial support for student field trips, student scholarships, and laboratory and academic initiatives within the department.
In particular, the Department is very pleased to be the recent recipient of a two-year grant totalling $73,000 for the installation and commissioning of six new laboratory experiments for training undergraduate students in unit operations:
(i) Cooling Tower
(ii) Ion Exchanger
(iii) Process Control
(iv) Batch Distillation
(v) Solid Leaching
(vi) Fuel Cell
These new experiments will greatly improve the practicum experiences of the Chemical Engineering graduates of the University of Saskatchewan for many years to come.
On September 27, 2007, the Department held a special ceremony to honor the direct participation of Dow in strengthening the UofS Chemical Engineering program. The photographs show parts of the event, including speeches, donation of the financial support and tour of the new laboratory equipment by Dr. Hill (U of S) and Mr. Les Alberts and Mr. Ryan Weyland (DOW).
New Cooling Tower