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 will be open to Students and Faculty for the Fall Semester at the times below starting September 16 to November 29. If you have any questions, please email Samantha Shute  or Karen McOuat

Monday 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Student Monitor - Carlos (3D Printing available)

Tuesday 8:00 am to 11:00 pm - Student Monitor - Jonina

Tuesday 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Student Monitor - Ramsha

Wednesday 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Student Monitor - Maheen

Thursday 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Student Monitor - Priscila

Thursday 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Student Monitor - Joan

Friday 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Student Monitor - Mariane (3D Printing available)

Friday 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Student Monitor - Ying

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 Samantha Shute ( or  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.