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Carleton University in Ottawa has partnered with Waterloo’s Research In Motion to launch the RIM Teaching and Collaborative Research Centre. 

“Carleton is pleased to be working with RIM, one of the world’s leading technology companies,” said Rafik Goubran, dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design. “This partnership further connects RIM to our world-class researchers and provides our students with the opportunity to experience and explore new possibilities in wireless communications and application development. Together we will train the next generation of leaders in this exciting field.” 

The centre, to be used for research, teaching, outreach activities, technology demonstrations, and short courses, is designed to keep Carleton engineering and industrial design students “at the forefront of smartphone technology and design.”

“Carleton is pleased to be working with RIM, one of the world’s leading technology companies,” said Rafik Goubran, dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design. “This partnership further connects RIM to our world-class researchers and provides our students with the opportunity to experience and explore new possibilities in wireless communications and application development. Together we will train the next generation of leaders in this exciting field.” 

RIM will equip the centre with software, BlackBerry smartphones, and BlackBerry PlayBook tablets for students to use.

“The RIM Teaching and Collaborative Research Centre continues the mutually beneficial relationship established between Carleton and RIM,” said Dave Dietz, director of University Relations at RIM. “By working with Carleton’s outstanding students and researchers, we are finding important new opportunities, including innovations in industrial design, speech and audio processing, health-care applications and much more. We look forward to the opportunities ahead in this new centre.”

Photo: Jean Levac, The Ottawa Citizen