Canada and British Columbia Invest in UNBC Wood Innovation Research Lab

February 1, 2017
Premier Christy Clark is joined by UNBC President Dr. Daniel Weeks, Mayor Lyn Hall, MLAs Shirley Bond, Mike Morris and John Rustad and UNBC students at the Wood Innovation Research Lab announcement. Download high-resolution image

Premier Christy Clark today announced a $4.5-million joint federal-provincial investment that will accelerate innovation in timber engineering and development of wood products at the University of Northern British Columbia.

Premier Clark made the announcement during the Natural Resource Forum in Prince George on behalf of the Province of B.C. and the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

$1.88 million comes from the Government of Canada, with $2.62 million from the Government of British Columbia. The City of Prince George is providing land for the facility in downtown Prince George, adjacent to the Wood Innovation and Design Centre. 

The Wood Innovation Research Lab will be used by students in the master of engineering in integrated wood design program and the B.C. leadership chair in tall wood and hybrid structures engineering.

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