Duffy Science Centre opened in 1966 after a donation was received from Dr. St. Clair Duffy of Kinkora to assist in the construction of a new science building. It houses both the Biology and the Physics Departments. In 2004, a Greenhouse was added that is being used for research on wild roses.
The Duffy Science Centre underwent a major renewal in 2005 to better serve the requirements of the Faculty of Science. The work consisted of revising the building’s layout and a full upgrade of the building’s mechanical and electrical systems. A new larger elevator was also installed. This revitalized facility provides students with first-class learning facilities and enables faculty in the Biology and Physics departments to carry out their research programs in modern, thematically designed laboratories.
Building Code: DSC
Building Number: 13
Architect: Alfred J. Hennessey (original); BGHJ Architects (renovation)
Year Built: 1966
Total Area: 58,931 ft2 (5,475 m2)
Structure: Concrete block, face brick
Primary Role/Purpose: Academic, research