Support the New Craft Brewery Lab for students

Double your impact with a 1:1 match for the first $25,000 raised, up to a maximum of $2,000 per person. To donate to the Brewery Lab, click on "Donate to the general Campaign".

A craft brewery and distillery… as a classroom? 

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ottawa is building a new, interactive Craft Brewery Lab where students can gain hands-on learning experience while collaborating with the vibrant craft community. Students will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects featuring carbon capture through microalgae, AI in brewing and distilling, gluten-free beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks, and more. 

What impact can you expect?  

With your support, this lab will enhance students’ ability to reflect and adapt, build teams and community, bridge the gap between theory and practice, and provide a safe space to try and fail. Experiential learning significantly increases knowledge retention, from 5% for traditional learning to more than 90% with experiential learning!  


This project will bring hands-on challenges for enhanced student learning. Help us take the first step towards building this innovative lab, by contributing to our $10,000 Giving Tuesday goal. See more about this exciting project in the coming months. 


With support from the Engineering Endowment Fund, the Faculty is proud to announce a commitment to match all donations to this project up to a total of $25,000. 


Help us build this lab. Send a “virtual craft beer” greeting to an old classmate, friend or co-worker by making a gift today! 

$10 will send a “virtual craft beer” greeting to a friend. Please include their name and email address in the comment section.

$50 will help us develop engaging projects with industry partners for students to work on. It will also send a “virtual six-pack” greeting to a friend. Please include their name and email address in the comment section. 

$100 will help us source all the ingredients to make our first batch.

$250 will help us source all the equipment required for the lab.

P.S. A tax receipt will be sent to you by email when we receive your gift.