The University of Manitoba is a gathering place and community space for members of our neighbourhood, families and students alike.
From summer programs like the Mini U day camp, affordable public recreation space, to premier post-secondary and research-intensive educational opportunties, the U of M offers us so much. The U of M continues to grow with the largest-ever campus revitalization project currently underway. As a proud grad, I am excited to see the developments that have taken place since my days on campus.
Project Domino, the University’s current revitalization project, is creating improved facilities for students and the public. As existing facilities are retrofitted, several departments and faculties will experience the "domino" effect, moving one after the other into spaces that are better able to meet their needs. This project is creating more than 500 jobs, and will help the university remain a centre of excellence, both locally and globally.
One example is the creation of a performing and visual arts complex in the former Taché Hall residence. This complex features the new Art Research Technology Lab and a new facility for the Faculty of Music with a state-of-the-art musical performance venue.
The University is also building a new Active Living Centre. It will be a world-class sports and recreation centre that will provide a variety of fitness opportunities for students, staff and community members.
Wayne Fleming, former head coach of the University of Manitoba Bisons Hockey Program, gave many years of his life to our teams. Wayne started off as a player, then assistant coach, eventually serving nine years as head coach. To recognize his commitment and contributions, the University of Manitoba recently renamed the arena in the Max Bell Centre the Wayne Fleming Arena.
The University also recently announced that they have selected a group of Winnipeg and Toronto architectural and planning firms to create a framework for development of the former Southwood Golf Course, which the university acquired in 2011. Stay tuned for further developments.
Our U of M is still growing, 136 years later.
If you’d like more information about the university’s revitalization or have any other questions, feel free to contact my office at 204-475-9433.