10 most recent state-of-the-art research facilities built in Canada

Innovation is driving the Canadian economy and the Canada Foundation for Innovation has compiled a great list of 10 newly-opened state-of-the-art research facilities across the country. Many of them have opened in the last number of months and specializes in agriculture, sciences, manufacturing, health, and water.

Wired for sound, and more

Opened September 23, 2014: The LIVELab at McMaster University will give researchers new insights into what happens in our minds and bodies when we make and listen to music.


How to build an ARC

Opened September 30, 2014: The University of Ottawa’s new Advanced Research Complex is a powerhouse of photonics and geosciences research


Animal-feed aficionados

Opened October 24, 2014: The University of Saskatchewan’s Canadian Feed Research Centre will make meat, dairy and egg production safer for consumers and more profitable for livestock and grain farmers


Beam it up: newest addition to Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics completed

Opened November 7, 2014: The Advanced Rare Isotope Laboratory — the flagship facility of TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics — will allow scientists to push the limits of subatomic physics, new materials design and novel medical isotope development


New research labs help food and beverage businesses stay fresh

Opened November 12, 2014: Four new laboratories at the Canadian Food & Wine Institute Innovation Centre at Niagara College aim to give a leg up to Canada’s food and beverage industry


The future of manufacturing is adding up

Opened January 16, 2015: Mohawk College’s new Additive Manufacturing Resource Centre is introducing students and industry to a transformation in the way we make things


Better building through research

Opened January 30, 2015: Algonquin College’s Construction Research Centre is a cutting-edge research facility built to solve everyday challenges faced by the construction industry


Research institute puts Canada at the forefront of health care

Opened February 2, 2015: To forge the future of health care, new facilities at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre are helping to close the gaps between biomedical research, clinical medicine and population health


Smarter, cheaper and local manufacturing for SMEs

Opened March 3, 2015: New Conestoga College centre will help businesses cut costs on the test bed


Rethinking waste water

Opened March 17, 2015: The University of Calgary is partnering with its home city to make drinking water safer through next-generation wastewater treatment systems

Ian Hardy

Ian Hardy

Ian is the Director of Partnerships for BetaKit. He's been quietly creating and building things for years and is completely addicted to Tim Hortons.