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Humber is taking a bold step forward in pioneering a new solution to the technological and innovation challenges facing Canada’s manufacturing industry. The groundbreaking Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation will help companies increase their capacity to absorb and benefit from the transformative impact of new technologies.

CTI Building

The Barrett Family Foundation Increases Investment in Humber to $10 Million

"The Barrett Family Foundation has donated $10 million dollars to Humber College. This is the largest private donation in the college’s history."

3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing Expertise Headed to Humber Thanks to New Partner Cimetrix Solutions

Humber College and Cimetrix Solutions, a division of Javelin Technologies, have forged a five-year partnership agreement intended to lend students a firm grasp of the latest applications of additive manufacturing.

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Humber Hosts Its First Advanced Manufacturing Skills Consortium Event

"Humber gathered more than 100 stakeholders, including industry partners and educators, for its first consortium event to discuss the future of Industry 4.0 for students, technology and industry leaders."

Robotics Competition

Humber College to Host First Robotics Competition

"Humber College has been chosen to host a 2019 First Robotics Competition. Held in partnership with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Canada, the event geared at high school students will take place at Humber’s North Campus from March 8 to 10."

A $10 million donation from The Barrett Family Foundation will give future Humber students the means to study in technology-related fields.

Applied Research & Innovation supports collaboration, applied research, and innovation at Humber and in the community.

Humber is creating a network of multidisciplinary Centres of Innovation (COIs) to help businesses and communities succeed and grow.

Humber receives $21.6 million from Strategic Investment Fund to help post-secondary institutions improve research and innovation infrastructure.


We are mobilizing the creative power of the Humber Community.
Come out and join one of our on-campus events!

Mechatronics Skills Competition Takes Over Humber

Canada’s Mechatronics duo takes bronze at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

Humber Students Win Big at Skills Canada Competition

Springboard Mentorship Project!

The CTI Building
The CTI Building
The CTI Building



This two-minute virtual tour will walk you through the exciting spaces in the CTI building concept.

Live Eye

Check out the construction progress of the CTI through the on-site Live Eye.

CTI Building update

Building Status

May 3rd, 2018

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A Vibrant Innovation Hub

The CTI will be a world-class facility, purpose-built to encourage innovation, applied research, project-based learning with industry and community partners. Instead of traditional classrooms and laboratories, the CTI will provide 93,000 sq. ft. of open concept gathering spaces, cutting-edge prototyping labs and makerspaces, interactive technology zones, digital media studios and demonstration areas for showcasing new products and technologies.

Solving Real-World Problems

An invaluable resource for companies and communities, the CTI will bring together interdisciplinary teams of faculty, students and industry experts to solve complex, real-world problems. The CTI will act as an outsourced R&D department for manufacturing companies, providing a supportive, low-risk environment where they can experiment with leading-edge technologies and transform ideas into operational efficiencies and marketable products and services.

Training Tomorrow’s Workforce

The CTI will provide a stimulating, hands-on learning environment for Humber students, preparing them to become the creative risk-takers and change leaders that businesses need to stay ahead of the innovation curve. The CTI will also offer state-of-the-art training facilities, equipment and customized programs to help manufacturers train their existing employees to work effectively with advanced technologies.

To learn more, contact:


Neal Mohammed
Director of the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation (CTI)
Humber Applied Research and Innovation
Room D224, North Campus

416-675-6622 ext. 5332