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Incredible VR showcase demonstrates innovation and collaboration in Northern Alberta post-secondaries

Posted on: Oct 18, 2019

EDMONTON – Five post-secondary institutions joined forces to showcase the realities and possibilities of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology in northern Alberta.

NorQuest College was proud to host VR After Dark, a ground-breaking partnership with Concordia University of Edmonton, MacEwan University, NAIT, University of Alberta (Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine), and Health City – an economic development initiative created to catalyze health innovation in Edmonton and surrounding region – to present an amazing showcase of VR technology in health care education. VR After Dark featured interactive displays of real-world health scenarios in vivid AR and VR settings. More than 130 people attended the evening event on October 17.

Edmonton is quickly becoming a world leader in AR and VR. So it’s no surprise that five of the region’s top colleges and universities would pool their resources to share some of the innovative and cutting-edge VR technology in the region and help grow this community.

“Concordia University of Edmonton is excited to be a part of VR After Dark, an event that showcases Edmonton’s strengths in mixed reality-based technologies. This event is yet another demonstration of the collaborative nature of post-secondary institutions in Edmonton.”

– Dr. Isha Katyal, Manager, BMO Centre for Innovation and Applied Research, Concordia University of Edmonton

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