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New Facilities

Our students learn in a world-class environment. The Faculty of Engineering has completed five new buildings, adding 1.5 million square feet of teaching, research, student study and common areas, and administrative space since 2001. The addition of the Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering, which opened in 2015, provides approximately 85,000 square feet (gross) of exceptional space to support expanded educational and research activities.

Unique Micromachining and Nanofabrication Facility

The nanoFAB is an open access micro and nano fabrication research facility. With approximately $30 million worth of micro and nano fabrication equipment and infrastructure, our instruments allow for optical mask generation, electron beam lithography, PVD, LPCVD and PECVD deposition of thin films, deep Si etch processes and micro and nano embossing. Along with a dedicated staff of 10 for training and on site technical assistance for process development we are an unparalleled Canadian academic facility for micro and nano fabrication research and development.

Nanotechnology Research Centre

The Faculty of Engineering research labs and graduate student space occupy 60,000 square feet of the campus-based National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT). The $120-million research centre, which opened in 2006, is the centre of nanotechnology research in Canada, boasting one of the world’s “quietest” working environments.