The Government of Canada has recently made significant investments in labs at the University of Prince Edward Island and the University of New Brunswick. UPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College will be receiving $1.5M from the Public Health Agency of Canada to enhance its COVID-19 wastewater testing capacity. The project will increase monitoring and ensure that testing can be completed in the region. UNB has received over $1M in funds and in-kind contributions from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Kognitiv Spark for its Spatial Computing Education, Training & Research Laboratory (SPECTRAL). The lab will provide support for small and medium-sized businesses in the aerospace industry by providing access to research and development, educational programs, a pipeline of qualified personnel, and more.