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Where Research Meets Creativity, Creation and Communication

We are the first large-scale space dedicated to scholarly, research, and creative (SRC) activities within The Creative School. Located on the 2nd floor of the Rogers Communication Centre, The Catalyst houses several SRC projects, labs, and centres under one roof. We bring brilliant minds together from across all schools in The Creative School to explore, innovate, and impact the world we live in. The Catalyst serves to support potential, emerging, and ongoing projects coming from The Creative School researchers, creatives and their collaborators.


President Lachemi being interviewed in The Catalyst. Crowed of people in the space having a discussion.

Request an Event


For events, please fill out this form. All events hosted by The Catalyst should be requested a minimum of 3 weeks in advance. We may take up to 3-5 business days to provide you with a response.

Catalyst meeting room with grey chairs, white desk and a wall mounted TV.

Book a Meeting Room


If you are looking to book one of our meeting rooms for up to 8 people, please use our booking system. You are required to be a member of The Catalyst Community with OneCard access to use these rooms. 

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Request a Meeting with our Team


If you are looking to connect with The Catalyst team to discuss any other ways to collaborate, please use the button below and we will schedule a meeting with you.


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Meet Our Residents

We are working with The Creative School and community members to best determine how to support our graduate students, faculty and researchers. Our goal is to build an online community that is connected and supportive, just as The Catalyst has always been.


Contact Us

SRC-Related inquiries: Sydney Tran, Manager of SRC Activities,

Space operation, event planning/booking, access to space: Bradley Bolton, Operations Coordinator,

Grant writing support: Stacey Berquist, Grants Support Specialist, (opens in new window) 


For information on SRC policies, please monitor the OVPRI COVID-19 SRC Related Updates webpage: