Schools Training

University of Manitoba Opens New Labs

31 JAN 2012
Topic : New Campus

The University of Manitoba has opened two renovated and redeveloped education and research facilities in their Faculty of Science.

“This improved space enhances our capacity to think, to create, to debate and discover,” said University of Manitoba president and vice-chancellor David Barnard.  “Thanks to support from the federal and provincial governments, we have been able to elevate the quality of facilities we provide for our students, our faculty and our staff.”

The university has since publicly thanked the federal and provincial government for their financial support of the renovation and redevelopment: the newly opened Biological Sciences building and the Buller Building Science Laboratories were projects funded by the federal and provincial governments through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program (KIP). The school has been successful in securing KIP funding for seven projects (totaling $32 million), more than any other post-secondary institution in Canada.

“Investing in education and research opportunities is critical to the future success of our province,” said Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger. “These new facilities are part of an impressive renaissance underway at the University of Manitoba that will benefit students and researchers for generations to come.”

The renovated Biological Science building has five new teaching labs and two, 40-seat lecture rooms. These will serve 2,600 students annually from the Faculties of Science, Nursing, Kinesiology and Recreation Management, Human Ecology and Medicine.The renovation of the Biological Sciences Building converted the 30,000 sq. ft. former pharmacy building into modern state-of-the-art advanced research and teaching laboratories. It cost $13.26 million.

Check out this video for a look at some of the other projects transforming the University of Manitoba: