Knowledge sharing is a key component of the Destination Project, but not just between professors and students. Discoveries and innovations will also be shared with the broader southern Alberta community.
The new building will feature exceptional laboratories, modern classrooms and dedicated space that will double the University’s capacity for science outreach activities. It will offer rich resources for lifelong learning, provide meeting places for citizens and the research community, support schools and contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of communities.
“Science shouldn’t exist behind closed doors,” says chemistry and biochemistry researcher Dr. Ute Kothe, supervisor of the University’s Let’s Talk Science program, an award-winning, national, non-profit, outreach organization that offers science-based experiences free of charge in schools and community settings. “It’s our obligation to enable a hands-on approach to learning that will ignite a greater curiosity for science in adults and children.”