PowerStream to invest in environmental education at York University


TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2012 – York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri and PowerStream Board Chair and Town of Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti will gather alongside additional York University and PowerStream officials to announce a significant gift for sustainable energy research and student awards for the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. 

What: Major donor funding announcement

Photo opportunity: York U Faculty of Environmental Studies students and faculty to showcase key York environmental research projects – such as a solar panel energy display – through hands-on exhibits.

PowerStream will also showcase its electric cars

When: Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at 1pm

Where: York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto.
Room 140, Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies (HNES) Building #31 map

Parking information: Please park at Parking Lot #80 just north of Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies building (HNES).


  • Mamdouh Shoukri, York University President and Vice-Chancellor
  • Barbara Rahder, Dean of York’s Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES)
  • Brian Bentz, CEO and President PowerStream
  • Mayor Frank Scarpitti, City of Markham, Board Chair, PowerStream
  • York U students, faculty & staff
  • PowerStream staff and board representatives.

About York University
York University is a leading interdisciplinary research and teaching university in Canada. York offers a modern, academic experience at the undergraduate and graduate level in Toronto – Canada’s most international city. The third largest university in the country, York is host to a dynamic academic community of 55,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, as well as 250,000 alumni worldwide. York’s 10 faculties and 28 research centres conduct ambitious, groundbreaking research that is interdisciplinary, cutting across traditional academic boundaries. This distinctive and collaborative approach is preparing students for the future and bringing fresh insights and solutions to real-world challenges. York University is an autonomous, not-for-profit corporation. 


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Media Contact:
Wallace Pidgeon, Director, Media Relations, York University, 416-736-2100 ext. 22091 wpidgeon@yorku.ca