Construction projects continue as planned

Early works projects are underway in support of the BioMedical Research Facility. Two of the projects include the relocation of a high voltage duct bank and a temporary generator has been installed while the installation of the new generator takes place.

Temporary fencing has also been installed to separate the construction area from public access areas. It’s important to note that during the construction, the location of this fencing will change periodically to reflect the specific work being completed. The contractor and the School’s Facilities Management team are working diligently to try and minimize the disruption, however, some disruption will occur.

The initial changes to the parking lot generated some confusion. However, that has been addressed and some changes have been made to the plan to increase the number of dedicated spots available in other lots. Active monitoring of these spots will ensure that they are being used for the intended purpose.

Please direct your inquiries about the facility to Kem Rogers, PhD, Chair, Construction Oversight Committee or Jane Rylett, PhD, Associate Dean and Director, Animal Research.

Robarts Research Institute has some ongoing construction, and the tendering of additional construction projects for work in the basement, first floor and second floor closed in October with the work expected to commence in November. 

During the summer months, the Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics along with the Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health met to develop a plan for renovations of shelled space on the third floor it will house Epidemiology and Biostatistics, while strategically aligning the units to maximize the use and efficiency of the space within the building to the mutual advantage of all. 

These plans will be presented to the Provost in the near future to issue a request for proposal for consultants when funding is confirmed.