Canisius College has long been a leader in science education and garners national recognition for the excellence of its science programs. The $68 million development of Science Hall enables Canisius to build on this academic strength and prepare students with the latest knowledge and skills.
At Canisius, nearly 30 percent of all undergraduate students major in the sciences. The opening of Science Hall allows the college to begin consolidating all science programs. Better yet, it enables students and faculty to explore complex research questions in a state-of-the-art setting. The facility will promote new interdisciplinary ventures within the sciences and with the education, humanities and business departments. The new facility will also bolster important collaborations with the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Phase I of Science Hall was completed in August 2012. The facility will enable Canisius to better attract and serve students of all academic disciplines, especially biology, chemistry, physics and math.
- High-tech classrooms, labs and gathering spaces
- Interactive science-on-display areas
- A café and large common area for group study and events
The project, which opens in phases, is supported through gifts to the college, including a $1 million challenge grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation.