uOttawa opens new Advanced Research Complex

October 1, 2014

The new Advanced Research Complex (ARC) has officially opened at the University of Ottawa, providing a space for innovative research in the areas of photonics and geoscience. The ARC is home to the accelerator mass spectrometer (AMS), reportedly the only one of its kind in Canada, which allows scientists to conduct advanced environmental research. In the photonics labs, scientists will use lasers in research that leads to applied technologies in fields such as medical diagnostics, renewable energy, and telecommunications. The $70 M facility received funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Ontario Research Fund. “Great discoveries and innovations so often come from bringing people of vastly different disciplines together so their ideas can naturally collide, prompting them in new—and sometimes unexpected—directions,” said CFI President Gilles Patry. “This state-of-the art facility will become the catalyst for these kinds of extraordinary collaborations.” uOttawa News Release | CFI News