MUN receives province's approval for new science building

March 18, 2015

Memorial University has officially received the green light from Newfoundland and Labrador to move forward with a new $325 M science building. The planned 5-storey building will replace the existing science building and house an expanded engineering faculty; the main atrium will provide a home for the skeleton of a blue whale that washed on shore last April. NL is contributing $125 M toward the new building, with the balance being paid by the university. MUN's existing science building is in need of repairs, with asbestos in the walls making it difficult to perform many needed upgrades. Like many institutions across Canada, MUN is facing challenges addressing deferred maintenance on campus. The Telegram