BURNABY – Students at Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby campus are learning and practising research methods with state-of-the-art equipment after an intense renovation updated the chemistry wing of Shrum Science Centre.

The $49.4-million project was jointly funded by the provincial ($25 million) and federal ($24.4 million) governments through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program. The Shrum Science Centre upgrades include: refurbished exterior, seismic bracing, new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems and new lab and learning spaces.

Renewal of the 9,476-square-metre (102,000-sq.-ft.) facility will enable SFU to further its research and development in key areas of health and life sciences (nuclear medicine and medicinal chemistry), radiochemistry and environment.