Resting between lakes Superior and Huron, and surrounded by rugged Northern Ontario forests, Sault Ste. Marie is a hub for Great Lakes and forestry research. The federal and provincial governments have established cutting-edge research facilities in the city.
This cluster, along with a pair of post-secondary institutions, gives Sault Ste. Marie one of the highest PhDs per capita in Canada.
This capacity has created a bustling and growing science and technology sector within the community.
For instance, to go along with Federal and Provincial forestry research facilities, a new $24-million Invasive Species Centre was completed in 2011. Furthermore, Algoma University unveiled its new, $21.4-million Biosciences and Technology Convergence Centre in 2011. The facility houses business and technology tenants and helps attract researchers, students, faculty and entrepreneurs to Sault Ste. Marie.
For more information on the community's science and technology sector, visit the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre website.