University of Lethbridge Officially Opening New Science Building in September

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 1:55pm

By Pat Siedlecki with files from U of L Release @radiopat258

U of L President, Dr. Mike Mahon speaking at the new building on Wednesday. Photo credit CJOC News (Tina Karst)

The two-day event will take place Sept. 13-14, 2019 and feature a host of interactive programs.

The University of Lethbridge will be officially opening its new science and academic building in September.

The Destination Project showcases over 38,000 square metres celebrating ingenuity, science education, research and discovery.

U of L President, Dr. Mike Mahon says this really is an incredible building. “This building was designed to showcase the incredible research activities being done here on the University of Lethbridge campus and to inspire future generations of scientists. From the very beginning, this building was envisioned as a science centre for southern Alberta and we are excited about celebrating the official opening with all of southern Alberta.”

A two-day official opening event will take place September 13th and 14th and will be open to the entire community.

Economic Development Lethbridge (EDL) will also be playing a role in the official opening in a few months. EDL CEO, Trevor Lewington says The underlying theme of the Brighter Together brand for Lethbridge is that innovation and leadership will take our community forward into the future. “We are pleased to partner with the University to bring Beakerhead to the city as we showcase the new Science and Academic Building while actively engaging the community in what leadership in innovation really looks like.”

An Alberta-based charity, Beakerhead’s mandate is to advance education at the crossroads of art, science and engineering, believing that when you throw open the doors to science and engineering through a welcoming world of art and entertainment, ingenuity happens.

The official opening of the new building in September will bring to a close nearly ten years of advocacy, planning, and construction.

Pictured below is the new new Science and Academic Building. Photo credit to U of L

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