Laurentian University announced an investment of $1 million from the Perdue family towards its new research and development centre.
In appreciation of this gift, the centre will be named the Norinne E. Perdue Collaborative Research and Development Centre.
As part of the Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering building, the Norinne E. Perdue Collaborative Research and Development Centre will enable researchers across the University’s seven Faculties to collaborate, share equipment and expertise.
The space was designed in response to consultation with local industry, researchers and faculty, in order to maximize collaborations and inter-disciplinary opportunities.
Norinne was the granddaughter of Cliff Fielding. The Norinne E. Perdue Collaborative Research Centre will be located in the new building recently named after her grandfather.