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New business building in the works

By Scott Strasser, October 9 2014 —

It looks like business is booming over at the Haskayne School of Business, where plans for a new 100,000 square-foot building are afoot.

Students’ Union business representative Tyler Hodgson said the new building, which will be roughly two-thirds the size of Scurfield Hall, will likely open in 2019.

The school hopes to only host business classes in the yet-to-be named building. Hodgson said the building will provide more study space and places for business clubs.

Construction is still a few years away. But a statement from business school dean Jim Dewald said the concept design work for the new building has already begun.

According to Dewald, the business school will seek philanthropic and government funding for construction costs.

A committee of faculty and staff will tour business schools at other universities to research ideas for the building. The committee will also hold a town hall by the end of the year for student representatives to discuss findings and ideas from the trip.

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