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Welcome to the Vale Living With Lakes Centre

The Living with Lakes Centre at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Canada is located in the “City of Lakes” within one of the great mining regions of the world.

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The Centre is a multidisciplinary research and monitoring institute designed to assist in the protection and management of northern aquatic ecosystems. It is a place of experimentation and innovation where top young scientists are trained.

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The Centre is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and workshop and conference facilities. However, its uniqueness lies in its strong culture of collaboration and science communication, building on a long history of partnerships among scientists, universities, government agencies, and industries.

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Here we have the makings of a true “incubator” of new ideas and approaches for the advancement of environmental science. Important too is the bold statement that the building itself makes – an award-winning building that demonstrates the best of energy and water saving technologies.

Our New Focus: Far North

Northern watersheds draining to the Arctic Ocean are increasingly the location of economically important resource extraction in both North America and Siberia.


Our New Building

The Lake Centre is one of the most environmentally well designed buildings in North America recognized with the Bronze Award for North America in the global Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction in 2008.

Vale Living With Lakes Centre

Laurentian University