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2010/09/15 - General Motors of Canada Automotive Centre of Excellence Tour

posted Sep 10, 2010, 6:31 AM by Anton Dubov   [ updated Nov 6, 2010, 10:29 AM ]
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The new General Motors of Canada Automotive Centre of Excellence is being built on the campus of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa, Ontario. This will be the first commercial research, development and innovation centre of its kind in Canada and in many respects the world. ACE will be a multi-level centre with an area of approximately 16,300 square metres. It will be divided into two distinct sections, a core research facility and an integrated research and training facility.

Construction of the ACE facility is expected to be completed by the fall of 2010. The facility will then undergo commissioning and benchmarking and it is anticipated clients will be accepted early in the New Year. ACE is owned by the university and will operate as an independent test facility, available to rent by manufacturers of all descriptions, start-up companies and researchers in Canada and around the globe. This is where the next generation of clean and green vehicles, energy technology and products we haven’t even thought of yet will be discovered.

ACE is being developed in partnership with UOIT, General Motors of Canada Ltd. (GMCL), the Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE), the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada. The total cost of the facility to-date is $99 million.

You can also view the brochure at:

You will be touring a full construction site, which means you will be required to wear safety boots, hard hats, vests and safety glasses. The institute will be supplying these items; however people may be more comfortable if they have their own safety boots. With these safety gears, people must wear long pants (no shorts) and if they wear sandals, they should bring a long a pair socks.

Shoes, bags, books, etc. can be left in the construction trailer and picked up afterwards.

People can park at the Founders 2-3 parking lot and walk across the street to the grey Vanbots construction.

Date:September 15, 2010 (Wednesday)
Time:3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Location: 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K4 (Map)
Cost: Free for ASME Members,
$10 Non-Members
Registration Deadline: September 13, 2010 (Monday)
Priority will be given to ASME members.

If you have any questions, please contact your ASME student representative or tour organizer, Wilson Tan at