Groundbreaking for state-of-the-art teaching and research facility

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Artist rendering of new applied health sciences expansion.

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo will break ground Friday for a new 56,000-square-foot facility to support teaching and research.

The four-storey facility is set to include state-of-the-art kinesiology laboratories and a 350-seat lecture theatre—one of the largest on campus. The new facility will also house the University’s School of Anatomy, one of only a few anatomy labs outside of medical schools in Ontario.

“Our physical expansion is only now catching up with the academic and research expansion that has occurred over the past several years,” said James Rush interim dean of the Faculty. “Producing world-class research and providing exceptional training remains a top priority, and our new facilities will help support that.”

Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of Waterloo, and Ian Orchard, vice-president academic and provost will join Professor Rush for the groundbreaking ceremony and photo opportunity.

Date:  Friday December 12, 2014

Time:  9:00 a.m.

Location: Parking Lot M

Pay parking is available in Lot N.

Media Contact:

Pamela Smyth
University of Waterloo