The University of Lethbridge’s Department of Facilities has launched a new website for the proposed Science Complex Project. The new site, located at www.uleth.ca/facilities/science-complex, contains background information and other important details that will allow the community to follow the project’s progress.
The project incorporates three elements: a new building geared toward supporting science research and teaching, the redevelopment of University Hall and a new physical plant facility.
While it’s still in the planning stages, the Science Complex Project is well within the University’s vision for the future and will have far reaching benefits for the University and the extended community, says the project’s sponsor, Provost and Vice President (Academic) Andy Hakin.
“Currently, the science research and teaching labs are located throughout University Hall. An ultramodern building dedicated to science research and teaching will not only facilitate collaborative opportunities between departments, but it will also offer faculty and students first-class working and learning environments that will enable them to reach their full potential,” says Hakin.
He added that the redevelopment of University Hall is an essential part of the overall project as it will revitalize the teaching and research environments primarily used by the social sciences and the humanities departments.
Armed with $2.7 million in planning funds from the Government of Alberta, the facilities department is currently working on a project charter that will define the project’s objectives and operational structure.
The Science Complex Project website will be updated as new information becomes available.
Published in The Legend May 2012