University of Calgary breaks ground on $64m Haskayne Capital Expansion project

WCN Editorial Team 4 May 2020 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

The University of Calgary in Canada has broken ground on C$90m ($63.8m) Haskayne Capital Expansion project.

The two-year project involves the construction of new four-storey 10,000m2 Mathison Hall building as wel las renovations to Scurfield Hall. The buildings will combine to become a new home for the Haskayne School of Business.

Slated for completion in September 2022, the project will add a dozen new classrooms to the business school as well as new spaces for study, group work, student advising, food services and events.

Haskayne dean Jim Dewald said: “A celebration today to mark this groundbreaking would have been a fitting acknowledgement of the dedication and commitment of our students, faculty, staff, advisers, alumni, donors, and university leaders who have done a lot of heavy lifting to make this vision come to life.”

The school expects to have 4,000 students across Bachelor of Commerce, MBA, Master of Management, PhD and DBA programmes by 2022.

Dewald added: “This is a critical time for the school to expand in support of our strategic growth and bold vision and will add significant capacity for unparalleled learning, innovative research and meaningful community engagement.

“We are creating a home for our students and bringing all business classes back to the business school with new places to collaborate, study and learn.”

Since its announcement in 2018, the project received a contribution of over $28m of the $40m goal, the university said.

UCalgary president Ed McCauley said: “The Haskayne Capital Expansion project is an investment in the future of business education in Calgary and will bring immeasurable benefits to our students, province and economy.”

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Illustration of the Mathison Hall building. (Credit: University of Calgary)

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