Grants from the provincial government will focus on the renovation of the MacKimme complex at the University of Calgary.
Alberta is investing in education and more than $270 million is going to the U of C over a 4 year term.
This investment is set to renew nursing and social work areas around campus for students.
The 13 storey MacKimmie tower will be fully redeveloped with 500 new spaces.
This renovation will also address building and maintenance issues.
“Prioritizing infrastructure dollars where they’re going to be best used, is work that’s always ongoing in this department” – Minister of Advanced Education, Marlin Schmidt
The development of the infrastructure is still in the planning phase, Minister Schmidt has received the panel’s recommendations and is working on how to implement them.
The University of Calgary is expecting roughly 420 million to be contributed to Alberta’s economy and more than 843 years of employment based on the construction costs.