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EXPANSION
SIF ANNOUNCEMENT
In the spring of 2017, the Government of Canada
announced GPRC as one of the recipients of the
Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment
Fund (PSIF) intended to `enhance and modernize
research and commercialization facilities' at
Canadian post-secondary institutions. This
combined funding from the federal and provincial
governments and from GPRC has allowed us to
expand our facility, tripling our previous
lab space.
The expanded lab allows us to collaborate more
closely with our partners while increasing our
diagnostic capacity threefold. We expect to
increase from 20,000 diagnostics per year to
around 60,000.
MINISTER VISITS 2017
We were fortunate to welcome the Honourable
Oneil Carlier, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry,
and the Honourable Marlin Schmidt, Minister of
Advanced Education, to our laboratory for facility
tours in 2017. Thank you for visiting our lab,
Ministers please come again soon!
CONSTRUCTION
Construction on this project began in May 2017.
You can view the construction journey in the
following photos.
NOVEMBER 2011
Construction begins on
the facility
APRIL 2013
NBDC opens for business as
a Technology Access Centre
SEPTEMBER 2012
Grand Opening
MARCH 2013
NSERC-TAC status is
awarded to NBDC
October 23, 2017
Minister of Advanced Education, GPRC Board of Governers and SAGPRC members tour site
October 23, 2017
Site view
October 4, 2017
Site view
August 28, 2017
Site view
August 28, 2017
Structural piece arrives by truck
August 15, 2017
Foundation footing