Thursday, September 14, 2006

Rx for excellence

Here's an article about the new pharmacy school at the University of Toronto. It seems to be a definite improvement over the old facilities. There's no shortage of corporate names attached to it, but I suppose that's the way things are these days. The "hanging classrooms" and bookless library sound pretty cool.

From the Toronto Star:
Suddenly this fall, pharmacy student Jason Lam feels like he's on Star Trek.

To enter his weekly fall seminar about the drug industry, the fourth-year student must cross a catwalk into a sleek silver classroom that hangs like a spaceship in mid-air over the student lounge.

It's one of two egg-shaped lecture "pods" suspended in the glassy five-storey atrium in the University of Toronto's dramatic new pharmacy digs at the corner of College St. and University Ave. As undergraduates arrived this week for their first classes in the new $75 million building, the airy design by British architect Norman Foster won top marks from many. ...more

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