Western to unveil new building for Engineering

Media are invited to attend as Western University officially opens the newly constructed, Three C+ Engineering building on Friday, October 12 at 11 a.m.

The new building addresses the critical need for additional space by adding 100,000 sq. ft. that integrates classroom theory with collaborative hands-on learning. Western Engineering has seen a steady increase in enrollment, growing from 1,500 students in 2009 to 2,700 students across both undergraduate and graduate programs today.

Built ‘by engineers for engineers,’ the building is the result of a collaborative design process involving input from students, faculty and staff. Three C+ brings to life a vision set by
Andrew Hrymak, former Engineering Dean and now Western’s Provost and Vice-President (Academic).

As a potential Platinum LEED building, Three C+ showcases intelligent design that is environmentally sustainable. Features include a rainwater collection/harvesting system, electric vehicle charging ports, and a renewable solar energy system. If certified, it will be only the third Platinum academic building in Canada.

The project was funded through an institutional investment by Western, and was generously supported by donors and the Federal and Provincial Governments.

Hrymak, and Western President Amit Chakma will celebrate the opening of Three C+ with faculty and staff, as well as honoured guests including Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, and Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Renaud, Senior Media Relations Officer, 519-661-2111, ext. 85165, 519-520-7281 (mobile), jrenaud9@uwo.ca, @jeffrenaud99

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