Officially opened in the 2011-2012 academic year, the Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC) is a 9,290-square-metre facility that houses UOIT's unique-in-Canada education programs and research in:
- Natural gas;
- Solar; and
- Wind energy technologies.
As the home of the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, the ERC enables leading-edge research in clean and green energies and technologies, and promotes Canada's entrepreneurial advantage through public-private research and commercialization partnerships.
The spacious, four-storey ERC features:
- A spectacular glass-covered atrium;
- A 72-seat lecture theatre;
- Three 50-seat classrooms;
- Two 30-seat tutorial rooms with flexible seating and multimedia capabilities;
- Twelve labs;
- Eleven student-study (breakout) rooms;
- Dedicated working stations for graduate students; and
- Offices for faculty and administration.
The ERC is the result of a joint $45.4-million investment from both the federal and provincial governments as part of the Government of Canada’s Knowledge Infrastructure Program.