Faculty of Science Renovations Complete at U of M

By Brian Schultz

Biological Sciences building at the University of Manitoba (UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA / HANDOUT)
Officials open the newly-renovated Biological Sciences building at the University of Manitoba on Friday. From left to right, Dean of Science Mark Whitmore, associate professor Gary Anderson, Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews, U of M president and vice-chancellor David Barnard, Premier Greg Selinger, Manitoba Minister of Advanced Education Erin Selby, and Rod Bruinooge, MP for Winnipeg South. (UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA / HANDOUT)

The University of Manitoba opened up two new facilities in the Faculty of Science on Friday. The Biological Sciences building and the Buller Building Science Laboratories will serve as major education and research facilities on the Fort Garry campus.

The Biological Science building was renovated at a cost of $13.26 million. The building includes five new teaching labs and two, 40-seat lecture rooms, which will service 2,600 students annually from the Faculties of Science, Nursing, Kinesiology and Recreation Management, Human Ecology and Medicine.

The cost of the Buller Building Science Laboratories was $4.75 million, and includes renovated and upgraded research and teaching laboratories within the Buller Building, and restoration of the building’s classic envelope as well as upgrades to laboratories and teaching spaces.

Both projects were funded by the provincial and federal governments, as well as private donations.