Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ont., officially opened the CIMTEC Design and Training Facility on Oct. 1. This is the second phase of a program to provide state-of-the-art technology to support the university’s researchers in all fields. The design and training facility complements the virtual reality lab (CMJ January 2002, "Sudbury Branches Out"), the only one of its kind in the world developed for the mineral exploration and mining industries.
The design and training facility will be used to host short courses and seminars, thus aiding in technology transfer. It will also be available to graduate students, researchers, industry partners, and other sponsors to prepare for complex modelling and simulation exercises which require high speed, large volume data processing and computing abilities.
At the same time, Laurentian released news of a collaboration agreement between MIRARCO and Sudbury-based Blaze Information Technology. The two are teaming up to find spin-off benefits from various R&D initiatives at the university, in particular the virtual reality lab.
For further information please contact CIMTEC’s Andrew Dasys (tel. 705-675-1151 ext. 5098 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) or MIRARCO’s Peter Kaiser (tel. 705-675-1151 ext. 6517 or e-mail email@example.com).