Construction on CUE’s new Centre to begin Jan 2017

90 years after the official opening of Concordia University of Edmonton, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi broke ground on a new and exciting state-of-the-art centre focusing on science, research and innovation.

Honourable Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced the awarding of the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund to CUE in the amount of $6.72million, which has made this new 30,000 sq.ft. Centre for Science, Research and Innovation on its campus possible.  “This Centre is by far the most ambitious project that Concordia has undertaken in her history, both in terms of the physical infrastructure and the scope of our desire to be a leading university in applied research and innovation,” said President Gerald Krispin.  Randy Boissonnault MP, Bob Turner MLA and Councillor Tony Caterina were all in attendance at this momentous event.

The $15.9million building is the largest building project in the 95-year history of the university and marks an historic milestone.  The Centre “will help Concordia make a major contribution to Edmonton’s innovation agenda and the diversification of our economy,” Dr. Krispin announced.

The new centre will feature flexible and collaborative research areas designed to meet the demands of applied and community research as well as commercial innovation projects.  The building will also facilitate expansion and upgrading of the university’s scientific research laboratories, accommodate the university’s clinical psychology centre,  provide enhanced training and testing centres for students, and provide programs that initiate integration of indigenous culture with social science research at the university.  The centre also provides offices for international researchers who participate with university exchange programs. CUE’s commitment to mental health, public health and our Indigenous communities will all benefit from the work that will take place in this facility.

Using top Alberta construction crews including:

  • Cyrcorp project management
  • Delnor Construction Managers
  • Najfeldt Architect Inc.
  • Protostatix Engineering Consultants Inc.
  • Topflight Consulting
  • Maskell Plenzik & Partners Engineering

means that this exciting building will be open by March 2018.

Contact us for more information about CUE’s new Centre for Science, Research and Innovation.

See here for the Government of Canada’s news release.

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