Internal Renovations

With capital funding from the provincial government and private funding from the Don and Ruth Taylor family, some exciting new student spaces have been added to the MRU campus and more are coming. These much-needed renovations convert unusable areas that currently sit empty into modern and functional spaces with a student-centred purpose.

Phase 1: Renovation of the former Conservatory space in W-wing

Work began October 2021

Construction is completed and furniture, fixtures and equipment were installed in summer 2022.

Project description

The former Conservatory spaces, which had been sitting empty, has been converted into four new classrooms covering an area of approximately 1,000 square metres: two 78-student standard classrooms, a 56-student flexible learning space and a 56-student active learning classroom. There are also study alcoves in the main corridor.

Work completed August 2022

Work on these engaging, student-focused spaces is complete.  

Proposed floor plan of the former Conservatory space in W-wing.




Construction barriers installed - October 2021

Demolition starts - October 2021

Demolition ends - December 2021

Design completed - November 2021

Construction starts - December 2021

Construction ends and furniture installed - June 2022


Outages will occur from time to time and will be communicated in advance. Before an outage occurs: 

Employees who use 'remote desktop': save your work and power down your campus computers from home at the end of the day. 

Employees who work on campus: power down your computers before leaving work and empty fridges of any perishables.

Computers will automatically be turned on the following morning at 8 a.m.

Have questions? 

Project manager: Justin Trotta
cell: 403.617.8136


Phase 2: Renovation of the former Library space in G-wing

Project description

Phase 2 involves repurposing the old Library space off Main Street. Given the central location and large area, there is potential for this space to be:

  • another hub and gathering space for the campus and the community
  • a connector to other areas on campus, including indoor and outdoor spaces
  • flexible to needs and opportunities, rather than dedicated to groups or function
  • innovative so people passing by or in the space are exposed to new ideas and experiences


More information about Phase 2 will be shared in the months ahead.