MSVU secures $2 million donation for construction project

Mount Saint Vincent University has secured a donation of $2.25 million from Margaret Norrie McCain for the construction of new classroom facility on its campus in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Driven by the philanthropy, the university will name the new building Margaret Norrie McCain Centre for Teaching, Learning and Research. The building will house learning labs, classrooms, interactive and collaborative technology and a student learning commons.

The building will have several green features. The university plans to use the building to offer Communications and Public Relations, Business and Tourism, Women’s Studies, the Gail and Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Learning Disabilities, the Institute for Women, Gender and Social Justice, and the Nova Scotia Centre programs.

The funds have been procured under the university’s ongoing program entitled Project TWENTY12, which is targeted at raising $12 million for the project. Construction to commence upon completion of the fund raising, which the university plans to conclude by the end of 2012.