Alberta Government Invests in Destination Project
The Destination Project, a transformational undertaking that will fundamentally alter the path of the University of Lethbridge, received a $200-million investment from the Government of Alberta on Dec. 6, 2013 (Announcement).
"This is the most significant development of our Lethbridge campus since University Hall was completed in 1972."
The Destination Project includes the construction of new science facilities that will house a significant part of the science teaching and research activities on campus. Further, a comprehensive revitalization of the iconic University Hall and the construction of a new central plant for the University will take place. The result will add 35,000 sq. metres to the campus footprint, but more importantly, the project will help define the University’s direction for the foreseeable future.
"This is the most significant development of our Lethbridge campus since University Hall was completed in 1972," says University of Lethbridge President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mike Mahon.
"The Destination Project will contribute to Alberta’s ability to recruit the best and brightest scientific talent to our province, but it is more than a teaching and research space. Rather, it is a place for community engagement and outreach; a research incubator; a place where undergraduate and graduate research opportunities develop; where knowledge transfer and commercialization happen; a place where the next generation of researchers, scientists and scholars credit for the start of their science careers."