uAlberta receives $10 M gift as it opens new activity centre

March 24, 2015

The University of Alberta has received a donation of $10 M, one of the largest in its history, from Dick and Carol Wilson to support its newly opened Physical Activity and Wellness (PAW) Centre. In recognition of the gift, the PAW Centre's climbing facility will be named the Wilson Climbing Centre, while its fitness centre will be called the Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Centre in honour of Carol Wilson's father. The donation was announced on Friday at the official opening of the centre. The 17,000-square-metre facility is three times the size of the old fitness centre. At the opening ceremony, uAlberta also unveiled a life-size, bronze sculpture of a bear by artist Cathryn Jenkins, commissioned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. uAlberta News | CBC