York University’s Renovated Law School
Topic : Education News
âThe new Ignat Kaneff Building, named in honour of Dr. Ignat Kaneff, an incredible Canadian, philanthropist andÂ friend of the University, will allow York to accommodate the growing demand for legal education and training in the Greater Toronto Area,â York President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri said at the official opening. The event was attended by the few provincial and federal notables:Â Jim Flaherty, minister of finance, Greg Sorbara, MPP for Vaughan, developer and philanthropist Ignat Kaneff (Hon. LLD â10), and Osgoode Dean Lorne Sossin.
Canadaâs Knowledge Infrastructure Program (KIP) ponied upÂ a $12.5-million investment for the renovations. This investment was matched by theÂ provincial government, with an additional $32 million contributed by York University and its partners, donors and friends (I need some friends like this).
âThe creation of new buildings, and the renovation and expansion of existing buildings, is a significant component of York Universityâs plan to meet the needs of students in Canadaâs growing knowledge-based economy,â said Shoukri.
Check out of a video of the new York University Law School facility Â (featuring Dean Sossin and other talking heads):
The government of Canada introduced the Knowledge Infrastructure Program as part ofÂ Canadaâs Economic Action Plan. Â Its goal is to maintain and improve research and training facilities at Canadian universities, colleges and CEGEPs.
What do you think about this newly renovated space?