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U of M Lands $36M for Innovation Hub, New Engineering Building

January 24, 2017 2:18 PM | News

By Sarah Klein

University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba (MARIANNE HELM / UMANITOBA.CA)

WINNIPEG — A joint federal-provincial investment at the University of Manitoba will support the development of the U of M Smartpark Innovation Hub and new Stanley Pauley Engineering Building.

The Hub will be an information exchange centre to forge partnerships between industry, government and university, house space for laboratories, provide rentable space for companies, and act as the headquarters for the Park’s North Forge incubator.

“These advanced facilities will help us attract industry partners, retain highly skilled students and researchers, and will support their collaborative work as Canada’s innovative problem solvers,” said Dr. David Barnard, president and vice-chancellor of the U of M.

The Stanley Pauley Engineering Building will help accommodate the influx of engineering students at the university, while creating additional space for already-enrolled students on campus.

Ottawa provided $32 million of the investment, while $4 million came from the province.