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Manager Faculty of Science Infrastructure, Special Projects and Facilities

Department: Faculty of Science Effective Date: October, 2008

USG 13

35 hrs/wk

Reports to: Dean, Faculty of Science

General Accountability

The Manager Faculty of Science Infrastructure, Special Project and Facilities for the Science Faculty is accountable to the Dean of Science for the management of aspects of infrastructure to support teaching, research and service within the Faculty of Science and for the coordination of infrastructure for these functions in new building projects in which the Faculty of Science is involvedThis position is central to the efficient functioning of the Faculty of Science as a research and teaching enterprise.


The Manager is accountable for:

Nature and Scope

The Manager works closely with, and reports directly to, the Dean of Science with the purpose of optimization of the quality of existing space resources within the Faculty as well as  to plan new infrastructure projects and to coordinate their evolution to final use and occupancy. 


The facilities management aspect of the portfolio includes: 


Significant internal relationships include:





Significant external relationships include:

Statistical Data

The Faculty of Science houses four major academic departments (Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Physics and Astronomy) as well as two health professional schools (Optometry, Pharmacy) consisting of approximately 250 faculty members and 100 staff members, plus approximately 4000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students.  The Faculty of Science also has significant involvement in the Institute for Quantum Computing (approximately 15 professorial appointments), the Nanotechnology Engineering undergraduate program (approximately 10 professorial appointments) and its associated graduate student and research arm, the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology.  In addition, the combined research enterprise has about 75 postdoctoral fellows and research technicians.  The total annual research budget of the Faculty is typically in the range of 35-45 M$.  Continued growth in undergraduate student numbers is foreseen as the Pharmacy and Nanotechnology undergraduate programs progress to steady-state.  Moreover, growth in graduate student numbers and research funding is anticipated as new faculty hires progress and mature.


Existing buildings (and their dates of initial construction) include Physics (1964), Earth Sciences and Chemistry (1966), Biology 1 (1968), Biology 2 (1970), Chemistry 2 (1972) and Environmental and Information Technology (2003).   Current new capital building projects in the Faculty include the School of Pharmacy (50M$), the Quantum-Nano Centre (160 M$) and the Optometry addition (11M$).  A further two new buildings to house expanding activity of the four core academic Science departments are planned, with fund-raising operations currently underway (goal, 30-60 M$).

Specific Accountabilities

Working Conditions