SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

November 10, 2016 15:00 ET

University of Calgary to officially open expanded engineering complex

Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering complex to be unveiled to the public

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - November 10, 2016) - Members of the media are invited to the official opening of the Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex at the Schulich School of Engineering on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The expansion has added 18,300 square metres of new space, accommodating an additional 400 student spaces at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Engineering. Another 11,100 square metres of existing space is still being renovated as part of the project. The renovations are expected to be complete next year.

The expanded complex features enhanced learning spaces including two new 240-seat theatres -- one of which can be reconfigured to host special events. New undergraduate design labs will foster practical skills to help students develop new inventions, conceive start-up companies or create inspiring technologies. This building also preserves aspects of the university's 50-year history by incorporating features such as a 1960s staircase and using some former exterior walls as interior walls in the complex.

The expansion and renovations were made possible through funding committed by the Government of Alberta, the Government of Canada, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Seymour Schulich and several private donations.

WHAT:
University of Calgary opens the Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex

WHEN:
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 10:00 a.m. MT | Media availability and tour immediately following event

WHERE:
Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex at the Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW (Suggested parking - Lot 9, 16 and MSC Parkade MAP)

WHO:
Elizabeth Cannon, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Calgary
Honourable Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education
Bill Rosehart, Dean, Schulich School of Engineering

PHOTO OPS: Media scrum, tour locations -- select teaching, learning and research spaces. This includes a conference area where the University of Calgary Solar Car, the Team Zeus Electric Motorcycle and other student teams will be displayed.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is making tremendous progress on its journey to become one of Canada's top five research universities, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact
    Sean Myers
    Media Relations Advisor
    University of Calgary
    W: 403.220.4756
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    sean.myers2@ucalgary.ca