Wednesday, September 01, 2010

New Pharmacy building slated for 2012 opening

From the Ubyssey (BC):
The latest gaping hole of construction at UBC is an indication of good things to come, as the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science finds a new home on campus.

Expected to open in September of 2012, the faculty’s new home will cost $133.3 million. Around 900 pharmacy students will make use of the building by 2015, a 50 per cent increase. It will also include the Canadian Drug Research and Development (CDRD).

Dr. Helen Burt, the faculty’s acting dean, is excited for the structure and design of the new building.

“We’re going to have some of the best infrastructure for teaching and learning anywhere on campus—state of the art teaching facilities for small group learning and for larger groups we’re going to have a real pharmacy clinic located in the building,” said Burt. ...more

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