Date published: May 16, 2011
Construction will begin in March, 2012 at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, Ont. on a $6.3 million addition to the academic building, particularly the library and archives. It will be completed by August, 2013, "just in time for the beginning of the College's 50th anniversary," notes outgoing president Henry Paetkau. The board approved the project at its April 28 meeting, calling it "The Next Chapter" capital campaign. The expansion will triple the capacity of the Mennonite Archives of Ontario, double study space in the library, increase music department space by 5,000 square feet and create a new community education facility for Peace and Conflict Studies. It will also create a clear, welcoming entrance to the College. Plans for the new Library, Archives, and academic facilities will be available on Wednesday, June 1, at 7:30 pm in the Conrad Grebel Great Hall, during a presentation by archivist Laureen Harder-Gissing from the Mennonite Archives of Ontario.