Student Union calls on MUN to stop construction on new $325M science building

August 22, 2016

The student union at Memorial University has stated that the institution should halt the construction of a new core science building due to concerns about the project’s cost and whether it serves the needs of students. MUNSU Director Renata Lang argues that the planned building is lacking in lecture halls and classroom space, and she questions the building's anticipated cost in light of the provincial budget cuts already facing the university. MUN Dean of Science Mark Abrahams says that the school will not put the project on hold, adding that MUN's current science building “was designed [when] we didn't really know what DNA was. So it was designed for a different era, for a different age of science." CBC