Thursday, January 12, 2017

New Science Research and Innovation Facility (SRIF) to be built

Today, the Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, announced $15 million dollars in federal funding for the new Science Research and Innovation Facility (SRIF), which will be a $30 million dollar building attached to the north end of Essex Hall.

The new SRIF will feature:
3rd Floor: Materials Chemistry laboratories
2nd Floor: Biochem, Biological, and Cancer Research Laboratories
1st Floor: Magnetic Resonance Centre, X-ray Diffraction Laboratory, numerous microscopy and instrumentation laboratories

UPDATE Jan. 13, 2017: Government of Canada Announcement


Chris Houser, the Dean of Science, sent out the following announcement earlier today

Science Faculty, Staff and Students,

I’m excited to announce that UWindsor is building a dynamic new facility that will be devoted entirely to scientific research.  The 46,000-sq-ft, three-story Science Research and Innovation Facility (SRIF) will be built on the main campus, adjacent to the northern wing of the existing Essex Hall building.  The Honourable Navdeep Bains, MBA ‘01, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, is on campus today to make the official funding announcement.

The transparent exterior will create a welcoming fa├žade and let natural light flood into the flexible scientific labs, as well as the social and collaborative spaces. The main entrance will open directly into a full-height atrium “hive” space - a lounge that grounds the interconnected three-story facility.

The modern and efficient layout is designed to encourage easy collaboration between faculty, students and industry professionals. The facility will meet LEED standards for environmental sustainability, and incorporate innovative solutions to provide world-class wet and dry lab facilities for materials chemistry, biochemistry, biology and medical physics. 

By providing an environment that fosters creativity and inspires 21st-century learning and innovation, the Faculty of Science will successfully attract and empower the finest faculty, staff and students to the Faculty of Science at the University of Windsor.

Construction on the Science Research and Innovation Facility (SRIF) will begin soon and we expect it to be completed in Spring 2018.   We will provide you with more information about the facility and the construction schedule over the coming year.  

More information will be posted as it becomes available!

Sessional positions available for Summer 2017

Employment Opportunities

A notice for sessional positions available for Summer 2017 posted for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Windsor.  

Please visit:

03-59-110 (01) – Topics in General Chemistry
(For Engineering Students)

03-59-365 (91) – Protein & Nucleic Acid Chemistry
[Distance Education]