Loyalist unveils “The FailSafe” to support tech-based innovation


Loyalist College has officially opened a technology-based makerspace and learning environment named the “FailSafe.” This space will provide students, industry, and community partners with access to state-of-the-art equipment–including 3D printers, laser cutters, recording booths, design computers and more–as well a supportive environment where they can experiment with these emerging technologies. “In engineering, a fail-safe is a design feature that prevents damage in the event of a failure,” said Loyalist President Mark Kirkpatrick. “We named this new learning environment on campus the ‘FailSafe’ because it’s designed to be a safe space for students to test their limits and innovate – without the fear of holding them back.”