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Campus Bulletin

October 19, 2006

Science Complex Open for Tours Oct. 26

The U of G community is invited to tour Phase 2A of the science complex Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tours will depart from the foyer of the main entrance of the complex on the north side of the building. It can be reached from Alumni Walk between the MacLachlan and Reynolds buildings. Refreshments will be served.

Phase 2A is the diagonal wing of the triangle-shaped complex fronting southward on Reynolds Walk. It houses teaching and computing labs and faculty and administrative offices for the Department of Chemistry and the deans of the College of Biological Science and the College of Physical and Engineering Science. It also contains student counselling services and student council offices for both colleges.

Administrative staff and some teaching staff from the departments of Integrative Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) moved into Phase 2A in July. Students began using teaching and computing labs in the new wing this semester.

Phase 2A is intended to integrate science research and teaching in several ways. One end of the wing connects to Phase 1 of the science complex, which opened in 2004, and houses labs for the Department of Chemistry and MCB. Also connected here is the MacNaughton Building, long the home of the departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics and Statistics.

The new wing will also adjoin Phase 2B, the final portion of the science complex now being built along Gordon Street that will be completed by summer 2007. That will house faculty office and research labs of zoologists, ecologists and botanists in the Department of Integrative Biology.

Also to be completed next summer is a skylit courtyard with food service amenities within the triangle-shaped complex.

In addition, next year will see final installation within Phase 1 of the scientific instruments for the Advanced Analysis Centre.

The entire science complex will add about 390,000 square feet of research, teaching and administrative space and be home to about 2,600 faculty, staff and students.

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