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AnX to transform into student-centred hub for PACE programs in 2020

Construction is set to begin in The University of Winnipeg AnX, Monday, December 9, 2019. The campus bookstore, and the public corridor through the AnX, will remain open during construction. While the interior of the building is being redesigned to bring students together and create a stronger sense of community, there will be no major changes to the structure, exterior and perimeter of the building.

The space will be a student-centred hub used by PACE programs, with six classrooms and two computer labs equipped with new AV technology, office space, washrooms, and a lounge with collaboration spaces which will serve as a learning area and a community gathering place for students.The first phase of the project is expected to be complete in April 2020, and the second phase expected to be done in August 2020.

History of AnX

University celebrated the grand opening of the AnX in February 2012 after renovating 42,000 square feet on the main floor of the former Greyhound Bus Depot. Renovation and operating costs for this additional space were covered by rental revenues and savings from lease reductions.

  • In 2011, the University created a new, modern 6,000-square foot bookstore, the anchor tenant in a retail plaza. In partnership with Follett Canada, it is one of downtown's largest bookstores. In addition to meeting the course requirements of UWinnipeg students, the bookstore carries trade books, magazines and general merchandise for customers from the downtown and the surrounding neighbourhood. On-line service is available 24/7.
  • Construction of the UWinnipeg Balmoral Transit Terminal began in May 2010, providing improved service to students and thousands of downtown commuters, with passenger platforms, shelters, benches, signage, BUSwatch electronic bus departure displays, landscaping, new sidewalks, and enhanced lighting.
  • Canad Inns operated a pub style restaurant - Garbonzo's - inside the AnX from 2011 - 2019. Starbucks also had a coffee outlet, along with Powerland Computers and MTS Connect.