uWaterloo Stratford opens new building

October 16, 2012

Yesterday marked the grand opening of the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus, whose 42,000-square-foot building will accommodate programs designed to support the confluence of art, business, and technology for the next generation of innovators. The 3-storey campus building features digital media labs, editing suites, project rooms, and bright, open collaboration spaces. The highlight of the facility is a 3-storey Christie Digital MicroTile wall -- the largest installation of its kind in Canada -- that shows curated and student content on 150 linked MicroTiles. The building was enabled by a combined $20-million investment from the Ontario government and the City of Stratford. The municipality's full commitment to the project included the additional expenditure of $4.5 million for the land. uWaterloo Stratford currently has 98 students enrolled in its Global Business and Digital Arts undergraduate program, and a cohort of 19 graduate students in the Master of Digital Experience Innovation program. uWaterloo News Release | uWaterloo Daily Bulletin