Algonquin unveils multidisciplinary DARE District

May 8, 2018

Algonquin College states that it has officially opened the DARE district, a multidisciplinary space for students, faculty, researchers, and business. The $45M facility was reportedly supported by a $21.9M investment from the federal government and an additional $2.9M from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ Facilities Renewal Program fund. “It’s revolutionary in terms of educating students … (about) the reality of what they’ll face in the workplace,” said retired Algonquin instructor Tom Shoebidge. DARE reportedly includes smart rooms, an Indigenous Commons, a Cybersecurity Centre, an Energy Research Lab, a Data Analytics Centre, and makerspaces. Algonquin