MEDIA ADVISORY: Mount to open first building on a Canadian university campus dedicated to the accomplishments of women

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May 21, 2015

New McCain Centre opens Friday, May 29


What:
Join the Mount Saint Vincent University community as we celebrate the opening of the new Margaret Norrie McCain Centre for Teaching, Learning and Research – the first building on a Canadian university campus dedicated to the accomplishments of women and a giant leap forward in the Mount’s 142-year legacy of helping students, and in particular women, succeed. 

The McCain Centre is a student-oriented new building that is technologically advanced, environmentally conscious, accessible and boasts incredible basin views. (See McCain Centre fact sheet)

*When:     
 Friday, May 29, 2015, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (with remarks starting at 4:15 p.m.) 

Where:       Elizabeth and Fred Fountain Atrium, McCain Centre, off of College Road (map 

Who:            Dr. Ramona Lumpkin, CM, Mount President and Vice-Chancellor  
  The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, lead donor
  Justin Corcoran, President, Mount Students’ Union, donor representative
  Elizabeth and Fred Fountain, CM, donors

We will also be unveiling the Riva Spatz Women’s Wall of Honour at a separate event on May 29, prior to the building opening.

*Please note:
Media are invited to tour the building on the morning of Friday, May 29 (or earlier). In addition, interviews with those noted above can be arranged in advance of the opening event. Please contact Gillian Batten at the e-mail address or phone number below to make arrangements.

About Mount Saint Vincent University
Recognized as a leader in flexible education, applied research, and a personalized approach to learning, Mount Saint Vincent University has been nationally recognized among Canadian undergraduate universities for our success in Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grants and for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios. Based on a 142-year legacy in the advancement of women and instilling a strong value for social justice in our students, the Mount is committed to being a model of creative teaching and research that nurtures socially responsible global citizens.


For more information:
Gillian Batten
Manager, Communications
902-457-6439
Gillian.Batten@msvu.ca   












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