Fanshawe to establish centre focused on extended reality in health care


Fanshawe College has received a $5M donation from donor Diane Blake to establish a Centre of Excellence for Extended Reality (XR) in Health Care. The centre will be a hub for innovation and collaboration in health care education that will bridge the gap between XR technology and the health care sector. Experts and students from various programs”including engineering, computer science, and gaming”will develop XR training programs that draw on virtual, augmented, and/or mixed reality to simulate real-life medical scenarios. “The integration of new technologies into traditional program modalities will give more students the opportunity to learn, practice their skills and enter the job market ready to excel,” said Blake.