Schulich Medicine & Dentistry - Renovation/Redevelopment News

Dear colleagues,

As you may be aware, a planning process for the expansion and replacement of some of the aging facilities at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has been initiated.

At the core of this is the replacement of the Kresge Building and the Molecular Biochemistry Laboratories (MBL), as well as some additional pressing needs including the expansion of the Animal Care and Veterinary Services facilities.

While it is exceptionally early in the planning process and there are many hurdles yet to be overcome before this becomes a reality, I want to assure faculty, staff and students that this process will be consultative and very sensitive to the needs of those individuals who will be directly impacted during construction.

In the coming weeks and months, I will be convening an oversight committee drawing upon colleagues from across all aspects of our School to assist with the planning of these new facilities.

You will receive status updates on this transformative project through the Dean’s Video Newsletter, town halls, the various breakfast sessions that have been planned throughout the rest of the year and written updates in the School’s e-newsletter, The Pulse.

If you are someone who will be directly affected by the construction, you can expect to be receiving invitations to meetings to learn more about the next steps in the planning process.

We are entering an exciting new phase for our school, and in advance of the critical work that will be undertaken, I want to thank all of you for your patience and support.

If you have questions about this initiative please contact Kem Rogers (

With best regards,

Michael J. Strong, MD, FRCP(C), FCAHS, FAAN
Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Distinguished University Professor
Arthur J. Hudson Chair in ALS Research
Western University