MSVU receives $2.25-million donation

February 10, 2012

Mount Saint Vincent University announced Thursday a $2.25-million donation from Margaret McCain, whose gift -- the largest individual donation in MSVU's history -- will support the construction of the university's first new classroom facility in more than 40 years. In recognition of the gift, MSVU has named the new building the Margaret Norrie McCain Centre for Teaching, Learning and Research, whose construction is set to begin upon the successful completion of MSVU's $12-million "Project TWENTY12" fundraising initiative. The current total stands at more than $7 million, and the institution aims to conclude fundraising by the end of the year. The centre will incorporate environmentally friendly design, learning labs, classrooms, interactive and collaborative technology, and a student learning commons. Some of MSVU's flagship programs and initiatives will make the centre their new home. MSVU News Release