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World-class Facility

Located at Humber’s North Campus, the Barrett CTI has an unmistakable presence. Emerging from the surrounding network of campus open spaces with its future-focused design, the building was built with purpose to:

  • Incorporate sustainable building practices.
  • Integrate learning with digital transformation technology tools and equipment.
  • Provide inspiring spaces for collaborative teams to creatively work on solving real-world business challenges.

With the help of Humber’s Advanced Manufacturing Skills Consortium partners, the building has been outfitted with leading-edge equipment such as:

  • Festo Didactic’s Cyber Physical Factory
  • SEW-EURODRIVE’s Innovation Lab with automatic guided vehicles (AGVs)
  • DMG MORI’s CNC machining equipment
  • Stratasys’ industrial 3-D printers, supported by Javelin with training, consultation and maintenance

With all this equipment under one roof, the Barrett CTI is a hub of technology, housed in a world-class facility, built to inspire and encourage innovation.

Built to Sustainability Standards

From the outset, the 93,000 square foot Barrett CTI was built with a focus on sustainable building practices. At the time of construction, the Barrett CTI was the second largest net-zero energy building in Canada. To offset anticipated energy consumption, solar panels were installed on the roof of the Humber North Campus parking structure to supply all of Barrett CTI’s energy needs.

As a result of meeting sustainability standards,
the Barrett CTI is LEED-Platinum Certified (2021)

This reflects Humber’s commitment to providing national leader-ship in sustainable campuses. The sustainability features also function as teaching tools and include:

  • Passive-heating and cooling systems.
  • A High-performance roofing system and building envelope.
  • Hydronic in-floor heating.
  • An Applied Research green roof garden.
  • An abundance of natural, low-energy materials with long lifespans.

B2C Lab

New Broadcast-broadband Convergence B2C Lab is a First for Canada.

The Barrett CTI is home to the new Applied Research Broadcast-Broadband Convergence B2C Lab, which allows Humber to embark on long-term research and innovation projects utilizing the new terrestrial television and data delivery transmission standard known as ATSC 3.0.

Anishinaabeyaadiziwin Miikana

The Anishinaabe path of life tells us of our creation, journey, and destination. As human beings, we are all given the gift of life. In living and learning across the 7 Stages of Life, we come to see that we are all interconnected. The way we encounter life in one stage affects not only the paths we take but also our interconnection with all beings. When we pass on knowledge and experience, we ensure the next generation is able to walk a long and healthy life. We continue this process in a never ending cycle of interconnection, each generation taking care of the next.

Representing the spirit who enters and walks across the 7 Stages of Life, as told within the Anishinaabe Life Path story, Anishinaabeyaadiziwin Miikana is a symbol of Anishinaabeg history and longstanding presence. It features lighting that is infinitely glowing, teachings that mark the seasonal shifts of the solstice and equinox, and histories that came before human beings entered the world. The Path of Life Teaching takes us back to the beginning of the road and highlights paths that were given to us by the Creator.

The 7 Stages of Life are:

  1. The Good Life
  2. The Fast Life
  3. The Wandering/Wondering Life
  4. The Truth Life
  5. The Planning Life
  6. The Doing Life
  7. The Elder Life

Barrett Family Foundation

“We chose to partner with Humber because we believed that they had the vision, the power, the energy and more importantly, the dream to make an extraordinary impact in education.”

Bob Barrett, CEO Polytainers Inc and Co-founder of the Barrett Family Foundation