Canada’s largest provider of 3D technology is a company called Cimetrix. Based in Oshawa, Cimetrix has spent the past 12 years introducing the practical and rational aspects of 3D printing technology to Canadian industry and academia. To date, about 30 per cent of their machines have been placed in academic institutions, and of that number, about 65 per cent are in high schools.
Grad students as well as professors and post-doctoral fellows are being hired at the U of M to work on a $45 million Arctic project on geomicrobiology and climate change. The project is led by Ottawa-appointed Canadian Excellence Research Chair Dr. Soren Rysgaard, a world expert on climate change.
Arctic research is being rapidly ramped up at the University of Manitoba, building on the existing Arctic system science pool of experts headed by Canada Research Chair Dr. David G. Barber, at the Centre for Earth Observation Science. This growth is largely connected with the recent arrival at CEOS of Dr. Søren Rysgaard, one of the world’s foremost experts on climate change in the Arctic.