U of A stu­dents ben­e­fit from up­dated fa­cil­i­ties

The McLeod River Post - - Education Matters -

Mod­ern­ized fa­cil­i­ties and in­fra­struc­ture for re­search and in­no­va­tion at the U of A will pro­vide stu­dents with bet­ter op­por­tu­ni­ties for learn­ing that lead to good jobs.

An $82.8-mil­lion in­vest­ment made three years ago by the Gov­ern­ment of Al­berta and the Gov­ern­ment of Canada in 10 projects at the Univer­sity of Al­berta has im­proved the qual­ity of fa­cil­i­ties and in­fra­struc­ture for re­search and in­no­va­tion.

Now that the projects are com­plete, stu­dents will have bet­ter ac­cess to com­mer­cial­ized spa­ces needed to turn ideas into in­no­va­tions and re­vi­tal­ize startup ven­tures. These projects are al­ready im­prov­ing the en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity of the univer­sity, and will spur greater eco­nomic growth and di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion for the province.

“In­vest­ments in post-se­condary in­fra­struc­ture are more than just bricks and mor­tar; they are an in­vest­ment in Al­berta’s fu­ture. Pro­vid­ing fund­ing in these in­fra­struc­ture projects at the Univer­sity of Al­berta gives learn­ers bet­ter ac­cess to the world-class learn­ing and re­search op­por­tu­ni­ties they need to be suc­cess­ful.”

Mar­lin Sch­midt, Min­is­ter of Ad­vance Ed­u­ca­tion

“This his­toric in­vest­ment by our gov­ern­ment is a down pay­ment on our vi­sion to po­si­tion Canada as a global cen­tre for in­no­va­tion. This means mak­ing Canada a world leader in turn­ing ideas into so­lu­tions, science into tech­nolo­gies, skills into good mid­dle-class jobs and startup com­pa­nies into global suc­cesses.”

Navdeep Bains, Min­is­ter of In­no­va­tion, Science and Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment

“These crit­i­cal in­vest­ments from the pro­vin­cial and fed­eral gov­ern­ments ad­vance science and dis­cov­ery at the Univer­sity of Al­berta, in our city and province, and across Canada. These in­vest­ments en­able re­mark­able stu­dents and re­searchers at dif­fer­ent stages of their ca­reers to take in­no­va­tive risks and tackle press­ing chal­lenges to build a bet­ter fu­ture for every­one.”

David H. Turpin, pres­i­dent and vicechan­cel­lor, Univer­sity of Al­berta

The fund­ing, which in­cluded $26.5 mil­lion from the Gov­ern­ment of Al­berta and $56.3 mil­lion from the Gov­ern­ment of Canada, sup­ported cap­i­tal projects and re­newal at the univer­sity to help main­tain and im­prove cur­rent cam­pus in­fra­struc­ture, ben­e­fit­ing stu­dents and en­sur­ing the province plays a key role in di­ver­si­fy­ing the econ­omy and cre­at­ing a more sus­tain­able fu­ture.

The Post-Se­condary In­sti­tu­tions Strate­gic In­vest­ment Fund was es­tab­lished in 2016, and is a time­lim­ited pro­gram that pro­vided up to $2 bil­lion to ac­cel­er­ate in­fra­struc­ture projects at univer­si­ties and col­leges across Canada.

U of A projects com­pleted with the fund­ing

• Elec­tri­cal and Com­puter En­gi­neer­ing Re­search Fa­cil­ity en­hance­ment.

• Chem­istry Lab mod­ern­iza­tion and re­newal.

• Chem­i­cal Ma­te­ri­als En­gi­neer­ing Build­ing re­de­vel­op­ment.

• Bi­o­log­i­cal Sci­ences and Earth and At­mo­spheric Sci­ences ex­pan­sion and en­hance­ment.

• In­no­va­tion and In­cu­ba­tor Space de­vel­op­ment.

• Re­search Net­work In­fra­struc­ture up­grade.

• Au­gus­tana Science Lab re­newal.

• Cam­pus Saint-Jean Lab re­newal.

• Clin­i­cal Sci­ences – Me­chan­i­cal Sys­tem re­newal.

• Med­i­cal Sci­ences Build­ing in­fra­struc­ture up­grade.

HRH cross coun­try ban­ner Ed­son Aeros Skate with HRH

Sub­mit­ted to The McLeod River PostThe Holy Redeemer Ju­nior High Cross Coun­try team had an im­pres­sive show­ing at the Zone Meet in Athabasca on Oc­to­ber 11th. The team won the Team Ban­ner along with bronze medals to grade 8 stu­dent Pa­cen Bow­man and grade 9 stu­dent Alyssa Vankosky.“It was cer­tainly a cold day,”says Head Coach Julie Roth­well.“But the team bat­tled the el­e­ments and came through very strong.”

Sub­mit­ted to The McLeod River PostOn Oc­to­ber 11, mem­bers of the Ed­son Aeros treated stu­dents from Holy Redeemer to some hockey and skat­ing lessons. The play­ers do­nated their time dur­ing a spe­cial ses­sion called“Choose Your Own Ad­ven­ture”. These ses­sions are of­fered ev­ery four weeks and fea­ture stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in a var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties of their choice. Dur­ing this ac­tiv­ity the stu­dents had a blast learn­ing from Ed­son’s hockey su­per­stars. This is one of the many ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties of­fered at HRH.

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