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Maskwa House of Learning to be constructed on campus – The Gateway

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2015488 Views

Nov 25, 2015

The construction of a $30 million neighbour to the Education buildings has been proposed to the Government of Alberta.

In University of Alberta President David Turpin’s installment ceremony on Nov. 16, he announced the proposal of Maskwa House of Learning, which will serve as a centre for support of Indigenous students. The building will be located beside Education North, with its roof reaching just under the Education mural.

The Maskwa House of Learning has been a project in the works since at least 2005 — only the name is new. Extensive planning refer to it as its previous working title, “Gathering Place.” Recent major consultations for the project occurred in 2009, 2012 and 2014, but the project wasn’t put into motion until the U of A was under the new leadership of Turpin. In the past years, the project has involved consultations from “easily a couple hundred of people,” including members from university governance, university faculty, and local First Nation groups, Deputy Provost Wendy Rogers said.

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