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Wellness Centre studied for expansion

By Babur Ilchi, September 29 2015 —

Students waiting to see a doctor on campus may soon have shorter wait times. The SU Wellness Centre is undergoing a feasibility study to determine whether expansion of the facility is possible.

The study is backed by a $120,000 Quality Money grant. The bulk of the funding is allotted for the payment of consulting architects and engineers.

Vice-president operations and finance Sarah Pousette said the money was approved by the SU last year.

“The Wellness Centre has been at capacity. The students go in and they have really long wait times to see a doctor,” Pousette said. “We wanted to do a feasibility study and see if there was any spaces anywhere that we could possibly expand into.”

The study assesses how the Wellness Centre currently uses space.

“The next thing I’m hoping to do is just sit down with campus architecture and meet with them to discuss what we’ve found so far,” Pousette said.

The study’s final report will include the total projected cost for expansion.

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