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Capital Projects

The University of Winnipeg Foundation


The University of Winnipeg offers students, faculty and staff, and the surrounding community, facilities that provide the environment and technology needed for learning. Investing in the general renewal of our campus assets, including the renewal and expansion of the library, the restoration of Sparling Hall, the modernization of Centennial Hall and other signature buildings, is a key priority.

Library

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The goal is to bring UWinnipeg’s Library into the 21st century by creating a learning commons with enhanced space that preserves collections of all kinds, including archival space for the University’s Gallery 1C03, Archeology and United Church archives. Library redevelopment would include consideration for social sharing space, community space, support for faculty, a knowledge repository for faculty output, visual impact, and the ability to preserve materials in a responsible way.

There is also a need to improve safety and address the lack of physical accessibility. Repairs and maintenance issues are also significant.

Sparling Hall

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Architectural renderings provided by BridgmanCollaborative Architecture

Sparling Hall was built in 1912 as an addition to Wesley Hall. It served as a women’s residence until the 1990s. Since then the building has slowly begun to deteriorate and all of its major systems need to be replaced.

On April 4th, UWinnipeg submitted a new application under the Federal Strategic Investment Fund to repurpose Sparling Hall as The Energy Exchange. The project will adaptively reuse a historic building and add new space for an accessible, green and energy-efficient project.

If approved, the building will house UWinnipeg’s Research Office, the Prairie Climate Centre, and leading researchers in high performance computing and machine learning.

Centennial Hall

centennial hall

Refreshing Centennial Hall includes investing in a better “connected” and “powered” campus to ensure students can get work done by having additional power outlets and designated space to gather to work and study. An investment in new technology will allow for classrooms that are more flexible and cutting-edge.

In addition to basic renovations and an investment in new furnishings, UWinnipeg buildings should also visually reflect the University's commitment to Indigenization. Efforts to indigenize physical space on campus will be incorporated into renovation plans.