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Building for the Future

Concordia is one of Canada’s preeminent small universities. Enrollment is growing. To continue offering value to our students and staff, the university must grow too. We invite you to join our university community, and neighbours across Edmonton, in the journey to modernize our campus and position Concordia for a sustainable future.

This effort is guided by the CUE President’s Vision 2027 and our 2019 Campus Master Plan 

$40M Capital Construction Project

Construction is underway on a new academic building, with an initial projected capital cost of approximately $40 million, which is allocated in the capital plan of CUE’s 2020-21 Annual Report

New construction will include:

  • 55 offices, workstations, and exam isolation rooms
  • 27 workshop spaces and breakout rooms
  • 22 washrooms 
  • 15 classrooms
  • 3 labs and prep rooms
  • 2 lecture theatres
  • 1 underground parking lot

Benefits of the new academic building include:

  • More spaces for student learning
  • More accessible washrooms and facilities 
  • Greater access to research facilities for faculty and staff
  • Fewer faculty and staff forced to share offices and workspaces

The Process

In 2019, we began imagining CUE’s future. Through consultations with our campus community, as well as the extended community and our stakeholders, we put together a bold vision and plan for the future.

We heard an urgent need for more academic, study, office, and community spaces. We listened as stakeholders shared their desires to see vibrant outdoor spaces to bring people together. And we worked diligently to develop a plan that achieved our institutional goals while contributing to our local community.

Our Campus Master Plan prioritizes sustainability and our new academic building will be developed using the latest technologies to reduce emissions and optimize building performance. We are committed to continuing to engage broadly throughout the planning and construction process, and look forward to building a campus that works for our students, faculty, staff, and community.

Looking Forward

We know there is even greater opportunity for CUE over the long-term and we won’t be able to realize our full potential alone. We are committed to working collaboratively with our campus community, neighbours, and stakeholders to understand their needs as we continue to build for our next century.

When planning for our future, we think about more than just our immediate campus community. We recognize that we are part of something bigger and understand we need to think critically about how to ensure CUE continues to be a significant contributor to the momentum being felt across Edmonton.

News and Notices

Watch this space for upcoming updates on the construction.

Get Involved

Sign up below and we will keep you up-to-the-date on our Campus Master Plan. In the coming months, we will be in touch with details on progress and opportunities to participate in building CUE for the future.