Research & Academia
Red River College is Manitoba’s largest institute of applied learning and research. Since inception in 2004, AR&C has attracted significant capital investment which has helped support over 50 research partnerships. These investments in research facilities and equipment effectively serve the applied research needs of the region and its industry. Red River College’s Research Partnerships & Innovation office has been an active player in hydrogen and fuel cell transportation, having hosted the first meeting to plan a pan-Canadian hydrogen fuel cell bus demonstration and integration trial.
In the area of fuel cell and hydrogen research, SFU is a leader in materials science, electrochemistry, modeling, and engineering. SFU developed its capacity and reputation through a symbiotic partnership with NRC Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation (NRC IFCI). This partnership fostered academic leadership and growth of the industry sector in the Vancouver region to become the premier global center of excellence for fuel cell research. SFU brings together research strengths within research clusters in materials science and engineering, electrochemical materials and energy science, technology management, and resources and environmental management to establish a prospective technology platform for sustainable fuel cell systems.
The Hydrogen Research Institute (HRI) of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) is one of Canada’s leading institutes dedication to hydrogen. Its goal is to contribute to the development of hydrogen technologies through research activities related to the storage, produce and safe use of hydrogen. The Institute is particularly interested in the development of advanced materials to address the technical gaps needed for commercially competitive hydrogen energy systems, in performing fluid dynamics simulations of hydrogen releases for safety, as well as the safety and lifetime analysis of new materials and hydrogen energy systems.
Providing safe, widespread, and equitable access to sustainable energy is one of the key challenges of our time. The Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) hosts world-leading researchers who see this challenge as an opportunity to help future generations inherit a better world. Our interdisciplinary program brings together innovators from many departments, including the Faculty of Applied Science, the Faculty of Science, and the Sauder School of Business. We also actively seek local and global collaboration with industry, academia and all levels of government.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering was developed as a specialization in 1890, within the School of Practical Science (SPS), established in 1871. The first five Departments thus established were Civil, Mechanical, Architecture, Applied Chemistry and Mining Geology. In 1906 the Department became independent of other disciplines and specialized in hydraulic engineering, heat engineering, machine design and electrical engineering. Electrical Engineering became an independent Department in 1913.