Virtual Reality Transforming U of W’s Traditional Open House

Virtual Reality Transforming U of W’s Traditional Open House

University of WinnipegThe first made-in-Manitoba virtual reality campus tour will be showed off today at the University of Winnipeg’s annual open house.

Using 3D goggles, the wearer is taken digitally to UWinnipeg locations such as the Duckworth Centre, Axworthy Health and RecPlex, the library, and Richardson Science Complex.

“It’s like being inside the picture,” said Lesley Klassen, co-founder and chief innovation officer of Campfire Union, the Winnipeg company behind the technology.

“This is an area of technology that is exploding in the next few years. It is super-cool; we can share the beauty of UWinnipeg with prospective students, donors, visitors — and even alumni who have moved away.”

Desktop and mobile users can experience the technology with a 360-degree experience on YouTube.

The open house runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Duckworth Centre located at 400 Spence Street.

Those attending can enter to win a $5,000 tuition credit and other great prizes.


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