Students at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) in Merritt, B.C. now have access to new career training in areas such as, culinary arts, law enforcement, and environmental resource technology at the new Centre of Excellence in Sustainability.
The new $8.8 million Ts̓zil Learning Centre replaces previous facilities which were made up of individual modular units, where it was housed for 20 years. The 22,000 square foot facility is a private First Nations post-secondary institution funded in British Columbia through ISED's Post- Secondary Strategic Investment Fund (PSI-SIF).
Students at University of British Columbia's (UBC) Okanagan campus will be wellprepared for a high-tech world studying in The Commons, a new multipurpose facility outfittedwith modern rooms, technology labs and collaborative study areas.
The Wood Innovation Research Laboratory (WIRL) at the University of Northern British Columbia is a state-of-the -art research facility in downtown Prince George. The newly constructed facility increases wood innovation and research activities, as well as provides testing space necessary for commercialization.
Vancouver Island students can now access new and upgraded facilities that will equip them for careers in the health, science and trades sectors.
To encourage the sharing of ideas, the Cégep de Drummondville has developed the Espace recherche et innovation, a research and learning centre integral to studies.
CHU Sainte-Justine’s Technopôle en réadaptation pédiatrique – Reinventing pediatric rehabilitation in a collaborative context
The Technopôle en réadaptation pédiatrique [pediatric rehabilitation technology hub] at the CHU Sainte-Justine's children's hospital was created out of a desire to provide a space for co-creation and open innovation among researchers, clinicians, young patients and their families in order to advance knowledge in pediatric rehabilitation.
Creation of a co-innovation HUB at Cégep de Sorel-Tracy: a unifying concept to promote entrepreneurship!
Cégep de Sorel-Tracy, a high-tech college which has been offering pre-university and technical programs for over 50 years, recently set up a state-of-the-art computer hub with a multifunctional configuration.
Founded in 1927, Collège André-Grasset is a private college that welcomes nearly 1,000 students each year, the majority of whom are enrolled in science programs. The Collège also offers several enriched programs in natural science, human science and science.
A new area dedicated to personalized parent-child neuromedicine at the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec
The Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec (formerly the Centre hospitalier Robert‑Giffard) is a psychiatric hospital in Quebec City that provides specialized services to adults living with mental health disorders.
Originally designed to meet the needs of the animal health specialization stream of the Natural Environment Techniques program, the Cégep de Saint-Félicien animal health pavilion, built in 1996, included an 18-seat multipurpose laboratory, accommodation spaces for the various animal species and premises housing examination equipment.
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. Engineering Complex Phase 3 Renewal at the Schulich School of Engineering of the University of Calgary
This is the third and final phase of the multi-year expansion and upgrade of the Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL) Engineering Complex, home to the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary.
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL) Engineering Complex Phase 2B Renewal at the Schulich School of Engineering of the University of Calgary
The Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex houses the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering. As part of a multi-year, multi-phase project, Phase 2B Renewal reconfigured and upgraded 11,000 square metres of aged engineering space that support innovative engineering research and learning in geomatics, civil engineering, chemical and petroleum engineering, and mechanical engineering, graduate student workspaces and research support spaces.
The IDEA Project at Dalhousie University is a $64 million campus expansion that provides students, researchers, entrepreneurs and industry leaders in Nova Scotia with more opportunities to collaborate, innovate and commercialize technologies in key economic sectors.
The Peter B. Moore Advanced Technology Centre is a $30-million, 56,000-square-foot academic and research space facility that brings together industry, faculty and students who innovate and collaborate to turn ideas into viable products and help grow the economy.
Red Deer College (RDC) has become a leader in alternative energy research, education and production, providing opportunities for students and industry partners, while also promoting environmental stewardship through the application of sustainable and energy efficient technologies to reduce energy consumption.
Opened in June 2018, the Hannin Creek Education and Applied Research Centre, an equal partnership between Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, is located on the shores of Candle Lake.
The High Density Library (HDL) at the University of Calgary’s Spy Hill campus is a LEED Gold registered project with the Canadian Green Building Council. This major addition is a purpose built environmentally controlled storage facility that holds books, journals, archival files, photographs, audio-visual media and museum art and artifacts.
The Memorial University campus expansion at Signal Hill began in March of 2013, with the purchase of the former Battery Hotel. The project was aimed at creating a provincial innovation and public engagement hub that would showcase private sector-university collaborations through services such as Genesis, a start-up accelerator.
With all mechanical equipment in Mount Royal University’s (MRU) main campus building functioning since it was originally installed in the 1970s, the intent was to bring this aging infrastructure into the modern, efficient, ‘smart’ building technology of today.
The Red Deer College (RDC) opened its new Alternative Energy Lab, a 5,274-square-foot teaching, learning and research facility that will used by more than 1,000 students each year. The Alternative Energy Lab is an important component of RDC’s larger Alternative Energy Initiative, which promotes environmental stewardship through the application of sustainable and energy efficient technologies.
The Research and Innovation Infrastructure Renewal (RIIR) project improved University of Calgary research spaces and the supporting building systems to inspire multidisciplinary innovation and inquiry across several faculties and core research spaces in such areas as Arts, Education, Medicine, Nursing, Science, Architecture, Veterinary Medicine and Engineering.
The purchase and installation of 25 kilowatts of solar photovoltaic panels on the Aurora Research Institute’s (ARI) Western Arctic Research Centre (WARC) is part of a larger research initiative by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) to assess the feasibility of using solar energy in communities across the Northwest Territories to meet the power demands of NWT communities.
As one of the University of Calgary’s original buildings, the redevelopment of Science A through PSI-SIF funding laid the groundwork for major development and planned expansion of this facility.
The Trico Changemakers Studio (formerly Social Innovation Hub) is a shared working and learning space where community organizations, social purpose businesses/organizations and students collaborate and innovate to address social and/or environmental challenges.
In the fall of 2018, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) revealed the result of a major project: the restructuring and repurposing of a century-old campus building. The extensive renovations to Dalton Hall, made possible with the support of the Government of Canada’s Post-Secondary Institution Strategic Investment Fund and the province of Prince Edward Island, brought the beautiful heritage building, first opened in 1917, into the 21st century by making it accessible to all and energy efficient.
Phase 1 of the University of Calgary’s Utility Reduction Program (URP) improved the environmental sustainability of research and innovation-related infrastructure in 22 facilities across campus. These lighting, mechanical and retro-commissioning upgrades support research on campus by ensuring optimal environmental conditions for housing sensitive research instruments and extending the lifespan, overall efficiency and reduce the deferred maintenance of infrastructure dedicated to research and innovation.
As the initial phase of a comprehensive plan to expand and improve the highly successful and innovative veterinary research and teaching activities of the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the expansion of the Veterinary Medicine Clinical Skills Building increased space for research, clinical simulation, professional skills development and collaboration among students, clinicians, industry, and researchers.
A Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue major project strengthens partnerships with Indigenous Peoples
In honour of the long and successful collaboration between the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and the province’s Indigenous communities, the Val‑d’Or campus was named the First Peoples Pavilion. It houses all campus students, professors and university faculty, encouraging inclusion, respect and sharing of cultures.
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