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U of Guelph announces Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute in honour of $10M donation


June 3, 2021
By Ground Water Canada

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Guelph, Ont. – A $10-million gift from Edward Morwick will make possible significant capital improvements to the Bedrock Aquifer Field Facility at the University of Guelph making it a state-of-the-art facility for teaching and research.

In recognition of the donation by Ted Morwick, lawyer, author, entrepreneur and longtime supporter of the university, the G360 Institute for Groundwater Research will be renamed the Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute, the university said in a virtual announcement.

The gift also creates a new endowed Chair in Sustainable Groundwater Research at the university and will support the training of water and climate change researchers through student research assistantships.

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The gift will be distributed to support research and education as follows:

  • $4 million will support renovations and capital improvements to the Bedrock Aquifer Field Facility, which will be renamed the Morwick Groundwater Research Centre.
  • $3 million will create the Morwick Chair in Sustainable Groundwater Research, a new endowed position at U of Guelph.
  • $1 million will support the Institute’s Innovation Fund.
  • The university’s College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the College of Biological Science will each receive $1 million for summer student research assistantships in water and climate change research.

Since 2007, the G360 Institute for Groundwater Research has been a leader in research and innovation for global groundwater protection, contaminant removal, and water supply management.

Learn more about the project.