University Centre updates will create more space for students

Areas of the University Centre (UC) are being updated to make better use of space on the first floor and in Peter Clark Hall.

Changes on the first floor include a new open lounge and meeting space for students, and new energy- efficient and larger washroom facilities, including an accessible universal washroom. Renovations to Peter Clark Hall will include a multi- use meeting space and updates to the carpet, ceilings, lights and soundproofing.

The UC is a shared building that the University and students jointly administer through the UC Board and UC Management. Since the building opened in 1974, the student population has almost doubled.

Philip John, acting director of the UC, says the renovation plans “go a long way in creating much-needed multi-purpose space for students.”