UWindsor plans to help students connect, collaborate with “Collaboratory”

December 4, 2017

The University of Windsor has announced that it plans to turn a section of its library into something called a Collaboratory, which it says will provide “UWindsor's most inquisitive minds with state-of-the-art dynamic space to share their findings and develop collaborative relationships with partners both on campus and globally.” The initiative is reportedly part of an effort to get more students to use the school’s library facilities in new and exciting ways. “What we're trying to do is not only let them get together in groups, but give them all the tools they need to also do their work,” explained UWindsor Librarian Karen Pillon. “So maybe have a librarian present, have the technology they use and some whiteboards.” The Collaboratory is reportedly in its planning stages, and a fundraising campaign to support the project will continue until next summer. CBC