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The Catalyst

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The Catalyst represents a distinct change of culture for scholarly, research, and creative at FCAD. We are the first large-scale space dedicated to scholarly, research, and creative (SRC) activities within the faculty.

Located on the 2nd floor of the Rogers Communication Centre, The Catalyst houses several SRC projects, labs, and centres under one roof. We bring brilliant minds together from across the creative industries to explore, innovate, and impact the world we live in. The Catalyst serves to support potential, nascent, and ongoing projects coming from researchers and their collaborators.

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As a consultancy in creative technology, the CoLab’s presence furthers a researcher’s ability to present their work in an increasingly digital world. Examples of creative technology available to investigate in the CoLab include AR/VR, live experiential activiations, data visualization, and projection mapping.
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