Waterloo’s Faculty of Arts breaks ground for new student space
Media are invited to join the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Arts for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for a new space dedicated to student use
Media are invited to join the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Arts for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for a new space dedicated to student useBy Media Relations
The multi-level atrium will rise above the courtyard of the J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities. The new addition will be a bright hub with more than 9,000 square feet of study and project rooms on the upper levels and open gathering areas on the ground floor, with coffee and food services.
"In order to provide Waterloo students with the most fulfilling university experience, they should have an enriching campus life to accompany the excellent education they receive," said Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of Waterloo. "There are a number of projects in the works that will have a positive effect on the Waterloo student experience. This one directly answers the call for more study and social space for arts students, who have played a key role in its planning and design.”
Construction of the student space will begin in May, with a grand opening targeted for summer 2016.
More information and architectural renderings on the Arts Student Space Project are available online.
The Dean of Arts and student leaders will be available to speak to members of the media.
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time: 3 to 4:00 p.m. (Includes groundbreaking and reception)
Location: J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities, north side, exterior courtyard
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within the Office of Indigenous Relations.