Electronics Shop

The Chemistry Electronics services are essential for the maintenance and operation of the scientific laboratory equipment located in Lash Miller and Davenport buildings. Its strategic location provides for integrity in lab infrastructure and repairs in a time and cost effective manner. It assures continuity in utilization of  million dollars equipment investments for up to 20 years beyond vendor support contracts.

Electronics Services portfolio:

  • Electronics Design and Manufacturing
  • Laboratory equipment repair and modifications
  • Computer hardware and sofftware
  • Audio and Visual equipment troubleshooting
  • Consultations and training

Work Order Form (PDF)


Electronics Shop Specialists

Name Position Email
John Ford Manager jford@chem.utoronto.ca
Jack Jackiewicz Technician j.jackiewicz@utoronto.ca


Information for Customers

We welcome all customers with electronics needs - internal to the Chemistry Department, external Departments at the University of Toronto and other Academic Institutions and external businesses. We charge hourly rates and materials for the services offered. Customers can obtain current service rates and work order forms by contacting us.


Facility Policies

  1. A signed work order has to be completed by the customer to initiate a service request. It is responsibility of the customer to complete accurately on the work order the following information
    • Customer contact information
    • Description of the request including a description of the work required. This may include the make and model/ serial number of any equipment, drawings/ sketches and or photos.
    • Payment information
    • Authorization Signature
  2. Accepted payment methods are U of T FIS numbers, Credit Card and Direct Invoicing in some cases.
  3. If paying by Credit Card:
    • Full payment is required before picking up the repaired equipment and or completed work
  4. We cannot store equipment for extended periods (more than 1 week) while waiting for customers decisions on whether to proceed with any repairs. Customers will be asked to pick up their equipment or parts until they finalize a decision.
  5. All work requests will be charged a labour charge when the job is started. The billing intervals are 15 minutes. All parts, material and supplies used will be added to the signed work request and charged accordingly. There are no guarantees of success with any type of repairs until a proper assessment has taken place, the customer will be notified of the chances of success for the repair.