Ontario Celebrates Opening of Engineering Facility at York University

Today, Ontario celebrated the grand opening of the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence at York University, an innovative new facility that will help students develop the specialized skills and knowledge they need to compete for high-demand engineering jobs.

The province invested $50 million to support the construction of the 170,000 square foot advanced learning and research facility with cutting-edge classrooms and laboratories. The Bergeron Centre is the new home of York University’s School of Engineering and will provide innovative learning space for more than 2,000 students annually.

Artist's rendering: Bergeron Centre
Artist’s rendering: Bergeron Centre

“The Centre is an exciting addition to campus life at York- one that will give our students a distinct advantage through access to flexible collaborative learning spaces and research labs.” President and Vice Chancellor, York University Mamdouh Shoukri said. The Bergeron Centre will house seven undergraduate engineering programs including civil, computer, electrical, geomatic, mechanical, software and space engineering. Students will also be able to benefit from innovative cross-disciplinary collaborative programming between business and design programs, offered jointly by the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Schulich School of Business, combining traditional engineering education with skills associated with entrepreneurship, collaboration, and creativity.

The Bergeron Centre will house administrative, faculty, and graduate student offices.  The province of Ontario plans to commit $3 billion in capital grants for post-secondary institutions.