uWindsor approves over $35 million for building projects

April 24, 2014

The board of governors at the University of Windsor recently approved funding for 2 building projects, one of them part of uWindsor’s downtown expansion plans. A $32.6-million budget has been approved for the transformation of the historic Armouries building in downtown Windsor, which will house the School of Creative Arts. The 66,000-square-foot building project will include a new performance hall as well as space for classrooms, study rooms, offices, and practice and art studios. The City of Windsor donated the building and land, as well as $10 million towards the project. uWindsor also approved a $4.1-million budget to complete the interior of the new on-campus Innovation Centre, including accelerator space for collaboration in partnership with the Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre). The building will also include space for Campus Community Police and Parking Services, the Institute for Border Logistics and Security, and office space for Research and Innovation Services. EPICentre is run by the Odette School of Business and provides support to student entrepreneurs. uWindsor News (Armouries) | uWindsor News (Innovation) | Windsor Star