Auditor says 5 uCalgary residences need to be demolished or fixed

December 17, 2007

With 900 students sitting on uCalgary's waiting list and the highest off-campus rental rates in the country, an external auditor is calling for uCalgary to either tear down and replace 5 residence towers or invest tens of millions in much needed repairs.  Even with the recommended repairs, the buildings would only be expected to last another ten years.  The 5 buildings include a total of 454 beds.  "They need new paint, new carpet, all new flooring, all new lighting, all new appliances, and new kitchens."  Administration says a plan will be in place by February.