The Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex is a catalyst for innovation and excellence, transforming education and the city
An eight-storey podium houses enhanced academic and administrative spaces while a student-residence tower to the north provides 332 students with much-needed access to housing in 100 residential units.
The Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, the Midwifery Education Program, the School of Nutrition and the School of Occupational and Public Health come together for the first time as a coherent cluster with outstanding potential for cross-disciplinary collaboration.
State-of-the-art facilities — such as clinical experience suites, teaching labs, modular labs, high-fidelity simulation suites, clinical skills practice areas, and debriefing rooms — create exceptional opportunities for learning, teaching and research, while formal and informal study space, course union office areas and lounges promote an enriching student experience.
The complex will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold compliant. Bicycle parking, a green roof, and greywater collection promote health and sustainability and create unrivaled opportunities for hands-on learning.
Integrating the urban experience into the life of the campus — and vice versa — the complex fosters greater animation and activity on the street, helping bring new vitality to the surrounding community.
Innovation lies at the heart of the development. A Future Lab with 3D printers, robotic arms, a laser cutter and CNC lathes for prototyping allows students from architecture, interior design and other areas to explore and create — using the best equipment.