The 10-storey York Research Tower provides new facilities purposely designed to help graduate students be more effective researchers on floors six, seven and eight.
Professor Susan Henders, director of the York Centre for Asian Research, spoke about the new facilities during a recent research celebration. Her remarks are available on the Research Web site's multimedia centre.
The building, which recently received Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification, opened in September 2009 and features approximately 84,000 square feet (net) with wireless Internet access. It currently houses 12 research centres and two research project teams, and also provides office space for the Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Unit and Advanced Broadband Enabled Learning (ABEL) group, which provide support services for researchers. The Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation, Office of Research Ethics and Office of Research Services occupy the fifth floor, along with extensive conference and meeting facilities (full occupant list).
Published by Elizabeth Monier-Williams, research communications officer.