County of Simcoe wraps up $5-million investment in Georgian College
September 22, 2022
Deputy Warden Lynn Dollin and County of Simcoe representatives stopped by Georgian College to present Georgian President and CEO Kevin Weaver with the fifth and final installment of a $5-million commitment that was made in 2018 to support the development of the Peter B. Moore Advanced Technology Centre at the Barrie Campus.
When the building opened in 2019, it was hailed as a gamechanger for the region. The $30-million, 56,000-square-foot facility is a multi-faceted learning and research facility.
The centre is equipped with research and collaboration spaces which provide access to a variety of advanced technologies in robotics, mechatronics, manufacturing and assembly, and houses the only anechoic chamber in the region. The centre is also home to a living lab, with sustainable building construction and energy efficiency principles which have been incorporated throughout the building and serve as a learning opportunity for students in Engineering and Environmental Technology programs.
Since 2008, the County of Simcoe has invested more than $9 million into Georgian, which includes a previous $2-million commitment to the John Di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus, and $2 million to the Sadlon Centre for Health, Wellness and Sciences.