Campion College announced the start of construction for its Building Enhancement Project, which is designed to improve accessibility throughout the college for persons with disabilities. The project includes the replacement and relocation of its elevator, the addition of spacious entryways at each floor, and direct access into the college building.
“We are very excited to be moving forward with this project, which has been many years in the making,” says Campion College President John Meehan, SJ. “As a Jesuit college, we are committed to creating a barrier-free environment for all and the Building Enhancement Project brings us one step closer toward that goal.”
The project will allow college administration to address some of the deferred maintenance needs of its 50-year-old building, and help to better meet the demands placed on its programs and services by a growing university campus.
Construction on Phase One of the project will begin this spring with the creation of an exterior entryway and stairwell. The relocation and installation of the elevator will take place in the second phase of the project that is scheduled to begin next spring. The estimated cost of the project is $3.3 million.
The project is funded in part by contributions to previous annual campaigns. Additional funding received through the Ministry of Advanced Education Preventative Maintenance and Renewal Fund enabled the college to proceed with construction of the project.
“Our Government is pleased to support this project through the Preventative Maintenance and Renewal Fund,” Advanced Education Minister Kevin Doherty said. “We understand the importance of providing barrier-free learning facilities to ensure students have the ability to fully participate in their programs.”
Included in the announcement are plans by the college for a $1.6 million fundraising campaign in support of the project.
Located on the University of Regina campus, Campion College is the only Jesuit undergraduate college in Canada. It is a center of educational excellence offering academic programs and services in partnership with the University of Regina, Luther College, and First Nations University of Canada.