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1 Remove shelving Reorganize cabinets to make leg holes for 3 pairs of students per side Repair holes and paint counters and cabinets Remove shelving Reorganize cabinets to make leg holes for 3 pairs of students per side Repair holes and paint counters and cabinets Room 3523 (BIOL 340; not to scale) -> Kathryn Zeiler - Fume hoods More shelves for food/drink outside the doors ~5 ft Fume hood Cold box Existing shelf Locking cabinet Projection screen Coat closet windows Microscope cabinet Fluorescence microscope room Sorvall Refrigerator/freezer Wooden storage cabinets

2 Legend Existing counter Sink Wall-mounted cabinet Door Other notes: Outside between the two doors we need a tall, wide, and relatively shallow (1-1.5ft) locking cabinet with shelves for the students to stow their bags and backpacks during lab. This is a safety issue. Please install a projection screen above the existing green and white boards. Install this – see notes Install drink/food racks Window Coat closet Remove this, please Comments & legends for Kathryn’s slides -

3 Small-scale Teaching upgrades for BioSciences Room 3523 Departments of Botany and Zoology; Instructor: Dr. Kathryn Zeiler BSB rm 3523 is currently set up as a research lab, and thus is not been organized with teaching, lab demonstration, or with class sizes in mind. We will need to carry out the following renovations to convert this research space into efficient and safe teaching spaces. Room 3523 BIOL 340 is a new lab course that has been assigned to this room. It has a lab period of 3-4 hours a week. It will offer mulitple sections of 24 students in both terms of the Winter session. It is expected to offer at least 1 section in the summer session. There is potential to increase the number of lab sections, in order to increase enrolment into the Biology program. The proposed renovations are listed in order of importance. The first five are critical for converting this room into a teaching space. Deep clean the lab, clean and wax the floor, patch up all holes, and if necessary, apply a fresh paint of coat to bench tops, cabinets, and walls. If a room is clean and well organized, students will work harder to keep it this way. But students won’t take as much care with a room that is already scarred and scratched up. The tall shelving units at the centre of each bench should be removed, and replaced with a single short shelf about 10” high. The short shelf will allow for storage of shared supplies and equipment, while allowing students to view lab demonstrations from any location. In addition, it will allow instructors and TAs to easily monitor the safety of the students while they conduct lab procedures. The cabinets underneath the benches need to be rearranged, in order to create leg space for students. There should be leg space to accommodate 3 pairs of students per side. The leg room would double as potential shelter in case of earthquakes. A large (wide and tall) shallow locking cabinet with shelves needs to be constructed outside the lab between the two access doors. This cabinet is needed for student storage of backpacks, etc. that are not needed during the lab period. There is inadequate space inside the lab for students to store their belongings in a safe and secure manner. Backpacks sprawled next to the benches are a serious tripping hazard. Adjustable ergonomic seating appropriate for both bench (for the main lab room) and table height (for the fluorescence microscope room) are required to safely accommodate students of various sizes and shapes working for long periods of time at microscopes and benches. A pull-down screen should be mounted so that it can be pulled down in front of the whiteboard. This will allow for the use of a computer plus projector, which should help us accommodate future teaching needs. A ceiling mounted projector is ideal. A larger chalkboard or whiteboard needs to be added to the room. 1)One possibility is to install chalk/white (preferably) boards that slide upward to double usable space. The current location of the existing white/chalk boards is good. Extra shelving outside the door to hold open food and drinks, so that students can leave their food outside the lab. The small windowless room may need adjustments to the existing desks, in order to accommodate four fluorescence microscopes.

4 Remove shelving Reorganize cabinets to make leg holes for 3 pairs of students per side Repair holes and paint counters Remove shelving Reorganize cabinets to make leg holes for 3 pairs of students per side Repair holes and paint counters Room 3521 (BIOL 341; not to scale) -> Liane Chen - Fume hood Put gel doc system here Add waist height shallow cabinet/table and large black/whiteboard above with pull down projector screen Add coat hooks along this wall Put computers here Put incubator and shaker and ddH2O carboy here Put fridge here more cabinets here Put chest freezer here (or by the other door?) PCR machines, gel electrophoresis, scale, water bath, More shelves for food/drink outside the doors Add cabinet

5 Add lower shelves under wall-mounted cabinet Add counter or table place tabletop centrifuge here Place small freezer underneath Fume hood Shared Prep room ( Biol 340/41/51/52 & other? ): Rm > Liane Chen - Add 2-3 locked cabinets/drawers for personal property Put computer here Put fridge here Get and install dishwasher here!

6 Add table for transfer hood. Put transfer hood here. Put ice machine here -80oC Freezer Shared Prep room (Biol 340/41): Rm > Liane Chen -

7 Legend Existing counter/fixed table Sink Wall-mounted cabinet Door 312 Existing specialty plugs (3 types?) Rm If money allows, mount a screen that can be pulled over the blackboard. Prep room 3513 Do we also have 3517? Then move the transfer hood there. Otherwise it would have to go on the counter of 3513 instead of the lower shelves (and put lower shelves around it) We need a lab-rated dishwasher! The best place would be by the double sink by the fume hood. Does Jarnail have large equipment to move here? (He did not mention anything when we looked at the room together)-> No The distilled water apparatus is supposed to stay…. Otherwise we’ll need to take ours or otherwise have one installed. Do we want to install this? Install this Install drink/food racks Comments & legends for Liane’s slides -> Liane Chen -


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