UOIT gets $120-million for new “Automotive Centre for Excellence”

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is receiving more than $120 million in contributions from General Motors Corp. and the two levels of government to establish the “General Motors of Canada Automotive Centre of Excellence.”

General Motors is contributing over $60 million to create the centre which will focus on research and development in the areas of dynamics, noise and vibration, thermal climatic wind tunnel, structural durability testing and the ability to accommodate future automotive fuels like hydrogen.

UOIT is located in Oshawa, which has the largest automotive manufacturing plant in Canada.