The completion of the two wings means the majority of the university's health-science programming is now under one roof. The facility's design is intended to break down disciplinary barriers and maximize the potential for collaboration. The physical space coupled with cross-discipline education and research opportunities creates an environment for interprofessional teaching and research.
"The health sciences encompass interdisciplinary scholarship from across Saskatchewan," said Busch-Vishniac. "The project would not have been possible without the significant investment and continued support from the province. Additionally, generous contributions from donors such as Leslie and Irene Dubé will go a long way in shaping the future of health care in Saskatchewan."
Also attending on the official opening was the Honourable Dustin Duncan, Minister of Health for Saskatchewan.
Construction of the D-wing and E-wing additions began in 2008 and were completed in 2013. The new facilities feature state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, clinical learning resources, collaborative learning spaces and the library specializing in the health sciences.
For more details on the Health Sciences project, please visit healthsciences.usask.ca