New $2.1-million gift announced as 大学学院 renovations begin
Donors Edmund and Frances Clark, who come from a multi-generation family of UC alumni, have added $2.1 million to their initial $2.5-million gift.
Revitalization is coming to one of 澳门金沙真人赌场’s oldest and most iconic buildings. Thanks to 铅礼品 from alumni Paul Cadario and Edmund and Frances Clark, 大学学院 will undergo large-scale renovations in 2018 with the aim of making a building that’s more than 150 years old more accessible and student-friendly.
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该 project was also funded by a $3-million donation by Paul Cadario, a U of T Engineering alumnus, former member of the Governing Council and a former manager at the World Bank, and by an increase in ancillary fees voted in by UC students.
“This project wouldn’t have been possible without the support of very generous alumni such as the Clarks and Paul Cadario and the many, many other alumni who have given gifts of varying sizes,” says Donald Ainslie, Principal of 大学学院.
Modernizing the building will also make its storied history more accessible to students
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Ainslie and Shnier told us about some of the significant updates to 大学学院.
克拉克四边形： “It’s just a magical space for student activities,” says Ainslie. “By renovating it immediately after we finish the revitalization, we’ll be able to ensure it enables curricular and co-curricular activities even more successfully.”
保罗cadario会议中心： 该 Croft Chapter House will be transformed into a conference centre. “As a conference centre, we’ll be bringing the research mission of the University into the building in a way it hasn’t been in decades,” says Ainslie.
辅助功能： “As charming and Harry Potter-ish as the building is, it’s also what makes it very challenging to access if you’re a user with any form of disability or need extra help with orientation,” says Shnier.
UC库： 该 college’s library is moving back to its original home – from the Laidlaw wing back to the East Hall. A mezzanine will be built, referencing the design of the original library before it was destroyed by a fire in 1890.
克拉克阅览室： “I think that’s going to be a campus hotspot,” says Ainslie, about the West Hall room that will become an updated student space. A new café is also coming to UC in the attic of its central tower.