The University of Manitoba has appointed a group of directors to oversee the development of the Southwood Lands, a former golf course adjacent to the Fort Garry campus.
The board of UM Properties GP Inc. will be chaired by Bob Silver, president and co-owner of Western Glove Works.
Silver is the former chair of the U of M’s Smartpark, and played an integral role in developing the successful innovation and technology park.
The other directors of UM Properties GP Inc. include: Rick Adams, David Barnard, Steve Demmings, Bob Ellard, Diane Gray, and Lynn Zapshala-Kelln.
“This mixed-use development will be a jewel in our city, attracting Winnipeggers alongside tourists, students and staff,” said David Barnard, president and vice-chancellor at the University of Manitoba.
“Our goal is to transform this sector of the Fort Garry campus into a vibrant, environmentally-sustainable hub that will serve as an ideal example of a live-work-learn-play community.”