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Dalhousie opens new $64M engineering and architecture facility

The Federal Government contributed half of the $64M price tag, with other donations coming from of the regions richest corporations.
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Sexton Campus
Dignitaries on hand for the grand opening of Dalhousie's IDEA Project. (Matthew Moore/HalifaxToday.ca)

Dalhousie had the grand opening of two new buildings on Wednesday, showing off a 64 million dollar investment for the Sexton Campus.

The transformational renewal of the university's Sexton Campus featured two new academic buildings along with advanced technology and design labs and state of the art engineering facilities.

Premier Stephen McNeil said during the launch that he's pleased to see how many universities there are in the province, and what they are able to do for the economy.

he tells news 957 this revamped campus will help bring fresh ideas to the province:

"If you look at the announcement today, its a collaboration between the public and private sector," said McNeil. "It's about having great academic centres, and research which will drive economic growth in the province."

Masters Student in the Faulty of Architecture, Katie Kirkpatrick says she's excited to work in the new space, which become an extension of her home.

"It become the place where every idea we have is tested," said Kirkpatrick. "It's where we will make our strongest connections as students and as future members of our respective professions."

The facilities on the Sexton Campus were paid for by $32 million from the Federal Government and $32 million in donations from some of the region's biggest corporations, including Emera and Irving Oil.




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