College Bldg. may ease Arts space woes
It seems the reopening of the College Building, scheduled for the fall, will likely have a significant impact on the college located directly across the Bowl.
In his report to University Council June 17, Michael Atkinson, Provost and Vice-President Academic, said by September, “with luck, we will see an awful lot more changes in the precinct of the College Building” as the University’s senior administration and the Student and Enrolment Services Division (SESD), among others, move into the renovated quarters.
This will create a “ripple effect” in the space needs of campus, said Atkinson, which will be felt most strongly in the College of Arts and Science.
Atkinson pledged to report back to Council on the “downstream effects” of the building’s opening on the Arts and Science people who, in some cases, are working “in less than adequate space”.
He added he was pleased the $21-million renovation of the historic College Building was on time and on budget, “but I shouldn’t say that too soon” – the University has yet to take possession of the building from the contractor.
This will happen only after final approval of the work.