Officials from the University and the telecommunications company stand under a sign that reads “Telus Atrium.”Officials from the University and the telecommunications company Telus celebrate the designation of the lobby of the Centre for Engineering Innovation as the Telus Atrium.

Sign celebrates partnership with telecom company

Visitors to the University of Windsor’s Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation will now pass through the Telus Atrium, a space marking the two organizations’ shared priority of connectivity.

Leadership from the University and the telecommunications company came together last week to unveil the new sign in the lobby of the building, home to the Faculty of Engineering.

UWindsor president Robert Gordon said the partnership helps build on the University’s strategic priority of advancing bold, impactful research, scholarship, and creative activity.

“Our researchers bring global perspectives, emerging knowledge, and leadership to the table as we address regional challenges together with our industry partners like Telus,” Dr. Gordon said.

“Providing students with the latest systems to pursue their studies on campus and to collaborate on this partnership is crucial to our mission. Thank you, Telus, for supporting the University of Windsor’s efforts to learn, lead, and serve in this space.”

Earlier this year, the University of Windsor and Telus launched the 5G connected campus and commercial lab to support advanced research with 5G technology.

Chancellor Mary Jo Haddad, representing both the University of Windsor and Telus as a member of its board of directors, said the profound impact of the company’s commitment to collaboration with post-secondary institutions has not only fuelled innovation across Canada but provided invaluable education and employment opportunities for young individuals.

“We are proud to partner with Telus and are grateful for their recognition of our role in driving leading-edge research and innovation,” Dr. Haddad said. “Their substantial investment in our 5G connected campus and commercial lab will position the University of Windsor as a hub for advanced research and a go-to centre for innovation.”

“This is a milestone for engineering and the University of Windsor,” said dean Bill Van Heyst. “This gift from Telus is transformative and will enable our faculty and students to establish more meaningful partnerships in their teaching and learning as well as their research.”

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