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WLU Caliber Building


Wilfrid Laurier University

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WLU Caliber Building

The 10,000ft2 2-storey Centre for Cold Regions and Water Sciences building was completed in 2013. It is a collaborative research facility that houses 4 research groups and sits on the Waterloo campus of Wilfrid Laurier University.

The award winning building incorporates light-filled, energy efficient, environmentally sustainable design. Research conducted here includes water resource studies ranging from the Grand River Watershed to Canada’s Arctic. The labs and state-of-the-art analytical equipment are used to assess climate change

and forest fire impacts, to conduct aquatic environment studies, and to study emerging contaminants, among other pressing issues.

The Centre is tackling some of the most pressing and challenging issues facing water in the natural environment, with an added focus on northern and cold climate locations.

Parkin Architects Ltd.




75 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5, Canada

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