STM expansion focuses on students

March 20, 2012

St. Thomas More College, federated with the University of Saskatchewan, is preparing to construct a 3-storey facility that will serve to improve the STM student experience and also help uSask address classroom shortages. The building, which will include classrooms, study space, offices, and research space, is largely oriented to students, says the college's CFO. STM students can take only about 40% to 50% of their classes at the college, while the rest are spread out across campus. STM aims to increase to about 75% the number of classes available in the new building. Another focus is to provide social and study space for students, which are lacking in the current facility. Construction of the estimated $8-million expansion is expected to start this June, with a completion date slated for August 2013. uSask On Campus News (page 5 of PDF)