MUN president to initiate space planning initiatives

February 28, 2012

"The St. John's campus is at capacity, in terms of space and infrastructure for academic and administrative, service delivery and research activities -- we have to own this problem," says Memorial University president Gary Kachanoski. While MUN continues to work with the Newfoundland and Labrador government to identify infrastructure priorities, Kachanoski says the St. John's campus space crunch must also be addressed directly by campus staff. The Vice-Presidents' Council will form a Capital Planning Committee to oversee development of space, infrastructure priorities, and a plan. Advisory committees will be struck to address issues such as optimization of current space, the use of available and affordable off-campus space where appropriate and effective, the development of a plan/vision for anchor facilities, and the development of Aboriginal space. MUN News