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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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ACE ushers in new era of multi-purpose testing and product development

UAV (drone) and motorsports industry intrigued by possibilities offered by ACE

Testing flight dynamics of a drone (UAV) inside ACE's powerful climatic wind tunnel
Testing flight dynamics of a drone (UAV) inside ACE's powerful climatic wind tunnel

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is blowing away researchers and companies from across Canada and around the world with ACE, the university’s amazing $100 million multi-purpose testing and product development facility.

Less than four years after opening, ACE has built a reputation as a vital hub of leading-edge industry and academic research, helping innovative thinkers commercialize new and promising technologies.

  • See ACE’s new capabilities for yourself during UOIT’s Winter Open House event on Saturday, February 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ACE’s clients are testing everything from automotive and aerospace products to materials that will improve the performance of elite athletes. ACE is also providing services to many other sectors, including architectural, aerospace, new energy systems, film and television, and motorsports. It is also proving to be an ideal test facility for new products in the expanding Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV or drone) industry.

ACE Motorsport Performance: Invest An Hour. Save a Second.

Located just 20 minutes from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Mosport, Ontario), ACE is the perfect location for the motorsport industry to optimize performance through aerodynamic and thermodynamic testing. ACE’s professional aerodynamicist and motorsport experts can help optimize wind drag and increase speed, leading to faster lap times and wins. No more guessing about wing angles or wicker heights.

 Link to feature report by the Upper Canada Region of the Porsche Club of a America

Mother Nature is not reliable… but ACE is

ACE is home to the university’s renowned climatic wind tunnel – one of the largest and most sophisticated of its kind on the planet. Need to test your product to see if it can withstand a paralyzing arctic blizzard or hurricane? What about a tropical downpour, freezing rain storm or searing desert heat? ACE can easily make almost every conceivable weather condition happen, made-to-order, with exact temperature (-40 to +60°C), humidity and wind speed (exceeding 240 km/h or Category 4).

In addition to climate chambers, ACE provides structural durability and life cycle testing options. ACE can put any product to the ultimate test using the Four-Post Shaker and the Multi-Axis Shaker Table. 

ACE building a bridge from UOIT to the rest of the world

ACE’s team of engineering experts is supporting the university’s commitment to innovation and discovery. ACE is turning the eyes of entrepreneurs and established industries everywhere to the research opportunities available in Ontario’s industrial heartland: Durham Region and Northumberland County.

To learn more about ACE, visit

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