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A Decade of Transformation - The University of Winnipeg

A Decade of Transformation - The University of Winnipeg

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The University of Winnipeg
A Decade of Transformation
In the past decade, The University of Winnipeg has been responsible for
investing$217 million
 in facility construction and renovation in our downtown and West Endneighbourhoods. Enrolment has increased by 55%, with just over 10,000undergraduate and graduate students attending classes today. Several thousandmore students take English language and professional development programs on ourcampus, making UWinnipeg the single largest educational centre downtown.
Fast Facts:
Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex
 at 599 PortageAvenue is a $66 million signature building with more than 30 state-of-the-artteaching and research laboratories, attracting 2,000 people daily. Inside the buildingat street level is Elements – The Restaurant, which is open to the public and nowincludes a summer patio.
McFeetors Hall: Great-West Life Student Residence
 is home to 176 students,plus 25 student families in townhouse style apartments. The building is Silver LEEDcertified and is currently fully-occupied.
University of Winnipeg Students’ Association Day Care Centre
 serves 116 preschoolers, toddlers and infants from the UWinnipegcommunity and the surrounding neighbourhood, making it one of downtown’s largest and nicest child care facilities. The Day Care building isalso Silver LEED certified.
Buhler Centre
 at 460 Portage Avenue houses the Faculty of Business and Economics and Professional, Applied and Continuing Education.Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is located on the main floor and Stella’s Café is also at street level. This building alone adds 50,000square feet to Winnipeg’s downtown.
The AnX
 at 471 Portage Avenue covers 6,000 square feet inside the former Greyhound bus depot. It houses one of downtown’s largestbookstores for students, residents and office workers. The main floor refurbishment also includes Garbonzo’s Pizza Pub, Starbucks,Powerland Computers and MTS Connect stores, as well as UWinnipeg’s English Language Program, Brandon University’s nursing program,and University College of the North’s midwifery program. The Balmoral Transit Station, located at the AnX, is the downtown terminal forWinnipeg’s Bus Rapid Transit system.
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film
 on Balmoral includes the addition of two new acting studios, a film studio, editing labs and a state-of-the-art flexible theatre, which is used as a venue during the popular Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. The Babs Asper Lilac Gardengraces the entry, adding more green space to the neighbourhood.
Convocation Hall
, located inside Wesley Hall, is an architecturally stunning hall which was fully restored in 2007. The University of Winnipeg was recognized by Heritage Winnipeg in 2008 with the Heritage Winnipeg Preservation Award of Excellence for a sensitive,thorough, and sympathetic interior restoration.In and around UWinnipeg’s new facilities,
extensive upgrades to landscaping
 enhance community and campus safety and livability.Upgrades include the Portage Commons front lawn, the Richardson Green Corridor linking the western and main campuses, and SpenceStreet Promenade meeting space.
In Development:
UNITED Health & RecPlex
On September 6, 2012, the first shovel went into the ground for the new $40 million UNITED Health & RecPlex on Spence Street, the largestand most comprehensive athletic and wellness facility ever built in Winnipeg’s inner-city. It is on schedule to open in Fall 2014.The multi-sport facility will help alleviate the chronic shortage of indoor recreational space in Winnipeg and enhance the UWinnipeg studentexperience. A unique Community Charter ensures neighbourhood youth and residents will have unsurpassed recreational opportunities. Thestate-of-the-art indoor green space will accommodate a multitude of sports such as soccer, flag football and track and field, as well ascultural and community events. The UNITED Health & RecPlex will include:a large multi-use artificial turf fielda four-lane rubberized sprint track
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