The Research Facilities Business Management System (RFBMS) manages the day to day operations of Research Facilities including: billing, access to research areas, equipment booking and course registration.



What's New?

Check out some of our latest news and upcoming events we have lined up

Corning Cell Counters Now Available 

We are excited to introduce you to our new Corning Cell Counters, which are now available for use in the Analytical Rooms:

  • 4th floor - Rm 458
  • 6th Floor - Rm 654

These cell counters are user-friendly and easy to operate. Simply log into the cloud based app, load the disposable counting chamber with 10 µl sample premixed with Trypan Blue (1:1), place it on the stage, focus on your cells, and press the ‘Count’. This SOP provides detailed instructions and serves as a quick reference guide.

As part of our roll-out, we are pleased to offer free samples of the disposable counting chambers. If you are interested in receiving these samples, or would like to schedule a one-on-one demo with your own samples provided, please do not hesitate to reach out to or


Fume Hood Maintenance 

Please note that fume hoods will be undergoing necessary maintenance from Friday, May 12th – Monday, May 15th. During this time the fume hoods should not be used. There may also be temporary issues with air pressure, which may result in doors being more difficult to open and close.

If you feel that this will significantly impact your work or have any concerns, please contact Research Facilities at


Research Core Facilities Newsletter 

We are proud to present the March edition of the Research Core Facilities newsletter! The RCF newsletter is a way to keep you informed about important updates from each of our core labs, with topics ranging from equipment updates, safety training, core clinics, and general reminders.

Please enjoy and stay tuned for another edition coming soon!

Click here to read the RCF Newsletter


Recycling Lab Waste

We are happy to announce that recycling is now available on the 4th, 5th and 6th floor lab spaces. A large recycling bin has been set up in the north hallways to recycle paper, cardboard and packing boxes. A large landfill container has also been set up for packaging material such as bubble wrap and ice packs. Please ensure that you flatten the cardboard boxes before putting them in the recycling container.

Vivarium facility orientation *part 2

The facility orientation and tour is mandatory prior to attending any of the handling courses.

  • On June 08, 2023 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM
  • Provided in confirmation email

In-person Biosafety Training

Training with biosafety officer, Neha Chauhn

  • On June 12, 2023 from 1:30PM to 4:30PM
  • LKS 216

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