The University of Winnipeg



Ricoh / IKON Contribute to Capital Campaign

Contribution will support the Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex

WINNIPEG, MB – Today Ricoh/IKON announced a generous contribution of $200,000 in support of The University of Winnipeg’s World of Opportunity Capital Campaign. The Capital Campaign is currently raising funds to construct a state-of-the-art science and environment teaching and research facility – The Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex.

Ricoh Laboratory for Environmental Analysis
UWinnipeg will name a laboratory in recognition of their generous contribution in the new state-of-the-art Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex, which will be The Ricoh Laboratory for Environmental Analysis.

“This generous support from Ricoh/IKON is an example of how our valued business partners can make direct contributions to first-class educational facilities for our students,” said Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President & Vice-Chancellor of UWinnipeg. “This donation is helping us achieve our goal of becoming a more sustainable campus through improved technologies.”

“We are very grateful for the commitment and investment by Ricoh/IKON in the University’s new Science Complex and Richardson College for the Environment,” said R.M. (Bob) Kozminski, Chairperson of the World of Opportunity Capital Campaign. “We have had the ground-breaking ceremony on the new site, and this gift helps us to realize our dream of housing a state-of-the-art laboratory in our great new facility. We appreciate that this significant gift will help us establish an important laboratory in our new complex.”

Valued Partnerships
The University of Winnipeg would like to recognize its valued partnerships with Ricoh-IKON Canada, who are providing the University with printing and photocopying solutions to our growing and expanding urban campus. Ricoh/IKON is committed to assisting UWinnipeg in reducing the overall ecological footprint incurred from its use of printing and imaging services on campus.

Building Technology & Innovation
The Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex will serve as a centre for environmental and science education as it opens to a future of green buildings that help anchor Manitoba’s reputation as a leader in sustainable building technology and innovation.

For information or to give online to the Science Complex, visit

Global Leader
A global leader in digital office solutions, Ricoh offers a broad range of digital, networked products, including Multi Functional Products (MFPs), printers, fax machines, semiconductor related products and digital cameras. With 83,400 employees worldwide, and $22-billion in revenue, Ricoh is one of the world’s leading environmentally sensitive technology companies, committed to sustainable business everywhere. IKON, a Ricoh Company, brings expertise in document management systems and services, enabling customers to improve document workflow and increase efficiency. With 2007 revenue of $4.2-billion, IKON has 24,000 employees in more than 400 locations throughout North America and Western Europe.

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