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Duffy Science Centre

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

Occupants: 

  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Physics