In addition to a number of projects currently under construction, plans are now well underway for $230-million worth of expansion, renovation and new construction projects over a seven year period - from 2006 to 2013. This will entail one of the largest multi-year space planning investments in Western’s history. (See Full Article)
In general terms, capital spending is driving the followin changes to our campus. One is to accommodate graduate student enrolment expansion. A related priority is the need to accommodate the increased research activity that will arise due to growing graduate student enrolment. The third priority is to consolidate and improve student services. The thrust behind these changes is to strengthen Western’s ability to provide the best student experience within a research-intensive environment. Student activities will become a higher priority for space allocated at the core of campus, and emphasis will be placed on creating space that promotes a sense of community and interaction among faculty, staff and students.