Internal Renovations 2022

With capital funding from the provincial government and private funding from the Don and Ruth Taylor family, some exciting new student spaces are coming to the MRU campus. These much-needed renovations will convert unusable areas that currently sit empty into modern and functional spaces with a student-centred purpose. Work will be done in two phases: W-wing in 2021/22 and G-wing to start in 2022/23.

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

Work began October 2021

Construction is expected to be completed and furniture, fixtures and equipment installed in summer 2022.

Project description

The former Conservatory spaces, which now sit empty, will be 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 will also be study alcoves in the main corridor.

Design and demolition are underway. 

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


Noisy work will be scheduled to occur after hours.

Please contact the project manager, Justin Trotta at 403.440.8628 (office), 403.617.8136 (mobile) or email, with any concerns about noise during regular working hours.


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

Renovations of the former library space in G-wing will start with the space closing effective June 17, 2022.

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.