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NSERC Create promotes heritage innovation with Carleton University and Industry Partners

The NSERC CREATE Heritage Engineering Program – research, training & internship program is one of the nationally significant vehicles for heritage conservation innovation.

Fast Facts

  • Hands-on opportunities to work and learn in the built heritage industry
  • Six years, $3.3 M
  • Funded for Masters/PhD students & post-doctoral fellows through federal government’s NSERC CREATE grant program, with additional support from Carleton University.
  • Multi-disciplinary: engineering, architecture, information technology and CDN Studies
  • Led by: Mario Santana (Dept of Civil Engineering) and Stephen Fai (Azrieli School of Architecture)
  • Research professors from Carleton, Université de Montréal, and Université de Québec à Montréal: civil, environmental, mechanical, aerospace engineering, & above disciplines
  • Industry collaborators: provide key training and internship opportunities for students, includes those from Ottawa & Montreal as well as ICOMOS, ICCROM, GCI, UNESCO, etc.
  • Funded internships offered: private & public sectors and international organizations
  • Sector-specific skills/experience – benefit Canada’s built heritage industry, grads in finding heritage careers; supports documentation & conservation of our built heritage

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