Alexandre Vendette
Space Manager 613-562-5800 ext. 7076

STM 129
150 Louis Pasteur
Ottawa ON Canada
K1N 6N5

Hours of operation:

Monday 12-8
Wednesday 12-8
Friday 12-8
Saturday 10-6
Closed Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday

The Brunsfield Centre is a student lead machine shop where staff and students can work with manufacturing equipment to bring their designs to life at no charge. The space consists of a large open concept room equipped with a range of traditional machine shop equipment such as Mills, Lathes, Bandsaws, Drill Presses and even welding and fabrication tools.

To gain access to the Brunsfield Centre, uOttawa members (students or staff) must first complete training on the equipment at the Manufacturing Training Centre. Properly trained students employed by the Faculty ensure appropriate supervision and oversight during the hours of operation of the Centre. We encourage you to come talk to us about what you are trying to build and we will be happy to point you to the appropriate equipment and will help you get trained.

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  • Milling machines
  • Lathes

  • CNC mills

  • Drill presses

  • Bandsaws

  • Basic metal forming tools

  • Hand tools

  • MIG and TIG welders

  • Plasma cutter


Student using Welder


Rules for using the space

  • Clean up after yourself.

  • Be courteous, helpful, and respectful to your peers.

  • Each machine has material restrictions and training requirements that you will have to satisfy before using it. If in doubt, please ask.

  • Be sure to always work safely and within the limits of your knowledge with the equipment.


Think big, build bigger

The Brunsfield Centre was established in 2010 thanks to a generous donation from Tan Sri Dato' Dr Ir Gan Thian Leong, Founder and Managing Director of the Brunsfield Group of Companies headquartered in Malaysia.

Dr. Gan is a civil engineering alumnus of the Faculty; he received the Faculty’s Alumni Award of Excellence in 2008, and he was granted an honorary doctorate degree by the University at the Spring 2009 Convocation Ceremony.

Large room with manufacturing equipment such as Mills, Lathes, Bandsaws, Drill Presses.