A New Facility for Environmental Engineering Research and Student Space
The Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion is a new $20-million 45,000 square-foot building that integrates modern technology and the principles of environmental
The four-floor building connects the Spencer Engineering Building with the Thompson Engineering Building. The facility houses space for student engagement and educational experiences through hands-on design opportunities. Areas are available to promote collaborative learning, graduate student educational facilities, office spaces, and areas designed to promote informal idea and information exchange. As well, two floors of the building house laboratories for leading-edge environmental research.
Funding for the new building is made possible through a generous $5-million gift from the Lassonde
Family Foundation (the largest ever gift to the Faculty of Engineering),
a grant of $7.2 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, and
$7 million from the University. The remainder has been raised from the
private sector and alumni contributions.
With the generous support of our private sector partners and graduates, Western Engineering will advance the development of viable green technologies and products for a sustainable future.
Most importantly, the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion is a centre for advanced learning that directly benefits society. The Pavilion itself will be a
hands-on research and educational tool. Cooperating with private sector partners, students and researchers will work in a facility that is designed and constructed using the most current and innovative environmentally friendly concepts. Western Engineering believes in making a difference. The Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion will enable us to work with the community to do so.
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