U of M Staff, Students Build Habitat for Humanity Home

By Sarah Klein

University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba (UMANITOBA.CA)

University of Manitoba faculty, staff and students are helping to construct a home for Habitat for Humanity Manitoba today.

The 10-day building project will kick off on the U of M’s Bannatyne Campus (parking lot E) at 10 a.m.

“We’re going to build the home on campus and relocate it to its permanent site nearby,” said Dr. Brian Postl, dean of medicine. It’s exciting because students, staff and faculty will actually see the fruits of their labour stay within the fibre of our campus community.”

The home will be built for Michelle, a 28-year-old single mother of two children, currently living in a rented row house.

“We are excited to be back on Bannatyne Campus. Last year’s build was a huge success and we look forward to a long-term partnership with the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Health Sciences,” said Habitat for Humanity Manitoba CEO Sandy Hopkins.

The project is receiving backing from the Tachane Foundation, along with fundraising efforts by several U of M faculties.