The Workshop's history can be traced back to the early 1960s with the formation of the University Technical Services Department. In 1972 the department joined the Faculty of Arts and Science. Staying with Science when Arts and Science became their own faculties, the workshop operated for 21 years, providing centralized machining, welding, electronics, woodwork and glass blowing to the faculty. In 1991, the department downsized and decentralized, which resulted in the formation of today's Science Workshop. However, the new name wasn't officially adopted until 1994. The Science Workshop continues to be an invaluable asset to the Faculty of Science.