Western receives $45M for facilities devoted to collaboration, innovation

October 4, 2016

Western University has received $45M from the federal government to support the construction of two new facilities. Combined with a matching $45M from Western, the funds will support the construction of the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building and The Three C+ Innovation Centre. “There are certain things we can do as leaders, as administrators to make it easier for people to come together. That is through facilities,” said Western President Amit Chakma. “Most institutions struggle in bringing people together. Those who are successful in doing so will be the leaders of tomorrow.” This week, Western also announced a $1M donation from the Fairmont Foundation which will be used to support the university’s Wellness Education Centre. London Free Press | London Free Press (Video) | Western