- Knowledge Infrastructure Program
RenovatedScience Laboratories Re-Open at Bishop’s University
With dignitaries, students and faculty on-hand Monday morning, Bishop’s University officially reopened its science laboratories following extensive renovations to its Johnson science building.
These renovations were made possible by a financial contribution of $2.2 million from the Government of Canada and an equal contribution from the Government of Quebec, through the Canada-Quebec Knowledge Infrastructure Program Agreement. Those investments, totalling $4.4 million, have permitted the modernization of the teaching laboratories used by both Bishop’s University and Champlain Regional College.
Thanks to this investment on the part of both governments, students now have access to modern, high-quality laboratories, helping to prepare them for graduate studies and their careers, said Bishop’s Principal Michael Goldbloom. It is an investment in today’s students, who will become tomorrow’s nurses, doctors, researchers and other professionals.
First opened in 1965, the science laboratories in Johnson building had not undergone significant renovations since that time. The newly renovated laboratories now meet current educational and safety requirements, including the strict standards of today’s building and fire codes. Ventilation and energy efficiency have also been improved, while new furniture and fixtures have been added to ensure that these laboratories will meet the needs of students for decades to come. Additionally, over $600,000 has been invested in new laboratory equipment, thanks in part to the generous support of individual and corporate donors like Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck Frosst.