Canadian Prime Minister visits Microsoft’s new Excellence Centre, tries out HoloLens

Mark Coppock


Microsoft recently opened a new engineering facility in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada, which will consolidate all of Microsoft’s employees in the area. Apparently, the opening caught the attention of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who visited the Excellence Centre and checked out some Microsoft technology.

According to the Microsoft News Center staff:

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among those who celebrated the MCEC opening. “Microsoft is showing that it recognizes the country’s tremendous potential to be a world leader in the innovation sector,” he said. “It will provide new opportunities for Canada’s young people, and our highly educated workforce as a whole, to shape the future.”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau experiences Microsoft HoloLens at the official opening of the Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre today in Vancouver. The facility is designed to be an incubator of new technological talent and innovation
Canadian Prime Minister tries out HoloLens.

It looks like British Columbia has aspirations to become another technology center, and Microsoft’s new facility should help them move toward that objective. If you’re anywhere near Vancouver, let us know in the comments what you think about Microsoft setting up a new shop nearby.