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Introducing the Manitoba Institute for Materials

July 7, 2016 — 

The Manitoba Institute for Materials, one of the most sophisticated laboratories capable of advancing everything from cell phone circuitry to airplane wings, is hosting its grand opening on July 8.

Founded in 2009, MIM recently built a new facility underground to bring together more than 200 researchers and students from across disciplines. The world-class laboratory allows researchers and industry leaders to interrogate the structure, behaviour, and design uses of materials and composites, which are a cornerstone of our economy.

This strategic infrastructure was made possible by the partnership between the federal (Western Economic Diversification) and provincial governments alongside the University and commercial partners (FEI, SFR, GE, CIC).

What: Manitoba Institute for Materials grand opening
Where: 25 Sifton Road, Fort Garry Campus. (The entry to the laboratory is a glass tower in Parking Lot A)
When: Friday, July 8, 2016, 10 a.m.
Visiting dignitaries: Dan Vandal, Member of Parliament for St. Boniface is attending on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. And Sarah Guillemard, MLA for Fort Richmond, is attending on behalf of Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart.


The laboratory will demonstrate some of its advanced instrument to members of the media.

Time-lapse videos of MIM’s construction are available for download from Dropbox.

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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