Material Innovation Centre (MIC)

The Material Innovation Centre is located in Room 530, to the right of the open space on Level 5 of 100 McCaul St. We open the centre to students when we have monitors available to assist them. Our monitors are briefed on different materials, equipment, data bases, etc. If a monitor is away for his/her shift, the centre will be closed.

The Material Innovation Centre is now open for the Winter Semester and hours are listed below and posted on the door. If you have any questions, please email Karen McOuat

Monday - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Student Monitor Amr (3D printing Available)

Tuesday -- 8:30 am to 11:30 am -- Student Monitor Mariane

Tuesday -- 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm -- Student Monitor Carlos, Jonina

Wednesday -- 8:30 am to 11:30 am -- Student Monitor Kamand

Wednesday-- 3:00 am to 9:00 pm -- Student Monitor Ying, Sahar

Thursday -- 8:30 am to 11:30 am -- Student Monitor Joan

Thursday -- 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Assistant Prof. Mark Tholen (3D printing available)

Friday -- 8:00 am to 11:00 am -- Student Monitor Maheen

Friday -- 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm -- Student Monitor Ramsha

The MIC is intended to hold and display all different materials from all programs. This centre is to be a growing, changing space for all.

New to the MIC are two 3D printers and workshops are available.

A huge database of materials from the Material Connexion Library is available to students.

Faculty may book the room for a meeting or class through Karen McOuat ( in the Design Office (if you wish to have a monitor to explain or assist, just let us know).

Other equipment found in the Material Innovation Centre:

  • Colour test machine
  • Microscopes
  • Cutting board and grid
  • Smart board

For additional materials and information, take a look at our blog.

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Tex Glass
"Tex Glass"
Selected fabrics laminated on both sides with ultra-clear diamond glass
By Nya Nordiska
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Free Samples

We have set up a FREE materials sections outside of Room 530. You can help yourself, but please be respectful of these materials.