Camosun celebrates the Babcock Canada Interaction Lab opening

Camosun College

Camosun College and Babcock Canada joined forces today for an exciting virtual reality ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new Babcock Canada Interaction Lab at the college’s Interurban campus.

“Babcock Canada relies on skilled technicians and tradespeople to design, build, and maintain complex technology which plays an important role in Canada and BC’s marine industry and the economy,” says Babcock Canada President Mike Whalley. “We are proud to support the Interaction Lab, which will promote learning and skills development to help meet the needs of the future workforce.”

The Interaction Lab helps to position Camosun College as the Pacific coastal region’s leading technology, applied research and learning hub to support local industry and to ensure that the next generation of students and workers are equipped with the skills and experience necessary for real-world success.

“We are proud to partner with Babcock Canada to launch the exciting new Interaction Lab,” says Camosun College President Sherri Bell. “Today is a true milestone moment for Camosun, as we build upon our unique culture of applied learning to advance our core strengths of collaborative research, interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral partnerships and support for local industry.”

The Interaction Lab has enormous possibility for Camosun. The vision is to expand the possibilities of new and innovative applied learning experiences to a wide range of students and faculty. The Lab is an enabler—a technically advanced physical space where students, faculty and staff from diverse disciplines can use cutting-edge technology such as 3D printers, robotic systems, and 3D scanners to turn their ideas into market-ready innovations.

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