The official opening ceremony for Markin Hall takes place Thursday, Oct. 21, beginning at 1 p.m. To view the ceremony online, follow this link.
After years of planning, looking at blueprints and imagining the opportunities offered by Markin Hall, the building is complete and U of L students, faculty and staff are reaping the benefits.
Markin Hall was a main priority in the University of Lethbridge's Legacy of Leadership campaign, which concluded in December of 2007. The campaign was the most ambitious in the University's 40-year history and raised more than $35 million for students and infrastructure. When combined with government funding, the campaign resulted in a $113 million investment in the U of L.
In 2005, Dr. Allan Markin (LLD '06), made a generous contribution to the Legacy of Leadership campaign. His visionary gift was combined with early private funding and support from national corporations, U of L friends and alumni, and the Government of Alberta and construction of Markin Hall began in 2008.
"By improving facilities on campus, the University is investing in its students," says University of Lethbridge Students' Union President Taz Kassam. "Markin Hall provides a hands-on and interactive learning environment for U of L students and ensures we have the best resources and infrastructure to support our education."