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Essex Centre of Research (Essex CORe)The Faculty of Science’s new research and innovation facility opens Dec. 3.

New Faculty of Science research centre opens to campus

The Faculty of Science’s new research and innovation facility, the Essex Centre of Research (Essex CORe), opens today, Dec. 3.

The building is dedicated to research, innovation, and industry collaboration. It provides faculty and students with upgraded facilities for research in materials chemistry, health, and medical physics.

The Essex CORe contains research labs housing state-of-the-art instrumentation as well as meeting rooms for discussing and advancing the research undertaken within and between academic and industrial parties.

Staff, graduate students, and researchers have already relocated labs formerly in Essex Hall and the Biology Building into the Essex CORe and some have already resumed research activity.

This building will operate 24 hours a day and seven days a week. However, access through the north entrance as well as through the hallway links to Essex will be limited to Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

While the building will be accessible, the grand opening and official ribbon cutting for the CORe will be done in the winter semester. See images documenting the progress of construction on the project website.

—Darko Milenkovic

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