March 3-14, 2024: Dissemination of Project results, Canada

On March 3-14, 2024, Prof. Valentina Pidlisnyuk, NDP, UJEP visited Alberta, Canada intending to present project G6094 to the scientific communities and to find ways for the extension of the research framework of UJEP with the participation of the Canadian partners. The trip was supported by the Strategic project of UJEP “Strengthening the “Green” knowledge and sustainability of the UJEP and Usti region and Internationalization” and NATO G6094.

While at the University of Alberta, Edmonton professor Valentina Pidlisnyuk presented a project framework to Dr. Petr Musilek, PhD, professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Associate Dean (Research Operations), Faculty of Engineering and Dr. Anastasia Elias, PhD, professor at the Chemical and Materials Engineering, Associate Dean (Research Strategy).

Prof. Pidlisnyuk had a meeting with Mrs. Myrna Bittner, CEO Founder, Mrs. Katelyn Petersen, Chief Operations Officer, and Mr. Dean Bittner, Founder (All-RUNWITHIN Synthetics). The option of involvement of partners in the modelling of the phytotechnology process was discussed with optional support from the Alberta Research Foundation.

While in Calgary, Prof. Pidlisnyuk presented the research framework of M×g phytotechnology to the faculty members and students from Mount Royal University, Faculty of Science and Technology. Faculty offers Bachelor’s Degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Data Science, Environmental Science, Geology, and General Science. Prof. Pidlisnyuk had a Round table discussion with the faculty members, i.e.: Dr. Mathew Swallow (Soil Ecology), Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Richardson (Cell and Molecular Biology), Dr. Felix Nwaishi (Ecosystem Ecology and Climate Change), Dr. Nausheen W. Sadiq (Chemistry), Vice-Dean on Research. The framework of cooperation and possible involvement of the faculty members in the NATO G6094 project were overviewed. Specifically, the introduction of the visual soil structure evaluation at the post-military sites and the introduction of the “Soil Your Undies” were proposed as possible inputs from MRU along with the joint microbiology research in the Miscanthus rhizosphere. These future collaborative actions are among the optional enrichment of the project by the faculty members of MRU.