Lethbridge, AB – The University of Lethbridge has received $200 million from the Alberta government for the construction of new science facilities with modernized labs that will house a significant part of the science teaching and research activities on campus, along with two other development projects on the campus.
“This is the most significant development of our Lethbridge campus since University Hall was completed in 1972,” said Dr. Mike Mahon, the university’ president and vice-chancellor.
The project “will contribute to Alberta’s ability to recruit the best and brightest scientific talent to our province, but it is more than a teaching and research space,” he added. “Rather, it is a place for community engagement and outreach; a research incubator; a place where undergraduate and graduate research opportunities develop; where knowledge transfer and commercialization happen; a place where the next generation of researchers, scientists and scholars credit for the start of their science careers.”
Construction will begin in the spring and is targetted for opening in 2017.