EDMONTON — Alberta’s proposed 2023 budget could see a $125 million investment in MacEwan University, adding capacity for 7,500 new students.
If approved in today’s budget, the funds would go toward the development of the university’s new school of business, a proposed seven-storey tower on the downtown Edmonton campus. It would add 35,000 square metres of space, 30 classrooms, 20 collaboration spaces and 15 study spaces, states the release.
The building would contain a simulated trading floor, MacEwan International to provide services for international students and a careers and experience office.
“This monumental investment from the Government of Alberta clearly signals their belief in the value of our institution and post-secondary education,” said Carolyn Graham, board chair of MacEwan, in the release.
MacEwan opened in 1971, offers 12 degrees with 39 majors and currently has capacity for roughly 13,000 full-time students.