Dr. Divya Chandrasekhar and team just announced the launch of the new global center on climate and energy. The U.S.-Canada Center on Climate-Resilient Western Interconnected Grid is jointly funded by NSF (in the US) and NSERC (in Canada). It is a collaboration between 12 universities across both countries, with Utah as the US lead. Within the U, the center will collaborate with the College of Engineering, the College of Architecture & Planning, and the College of Science. The new Center will engage in interdisciplinary, community-engaged research on integrated climate/hazards and power grid resilience and develop workforce training tools for climate-resilient energy infrastructure planning. The press release from NSF and NSERC are below, as is the official university press release.