UCN breaks ground for $82-million Thompson campus expansion

April 29, 2011

Manitoba-based University College of the North held a sod-turning ceremony Friday for the $82-million expansion of its Thompson campus. The 88,000-square-foot expansion will feature classrooms, labs, ceremonial and elder space, student services, campus commons, a library, student support spaces, and a child-care centre. The project includes a $68.4-million teaching facility, $7.3 million for site infrastructure, and $6.3 million for a 24-unit, on-campus housing development for students and their families. The campus redevelopment is projected to increase enrolment capacity from 324 to 510 students. Construction is slated for completion in late 2013. Manitoba News Release