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 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. 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 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

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

Oct. 5, 2022 update 
The initial functional program led to a schematic design. The University is engaging with the primary stakeholders in the coming weeks to revalidate that design. That leads to detailed design work. While that is happening, there will be work done to the space to prepare it for the next phase.

Oct. 11, 2022 update

Exploratory work in G100 (the old library) and in adjacent areas of Levels 1 and 2 of Main Street is scheduled to take place during Reading Week, starting Oct. 12. This work by Facilities Management will provide information for design development of the revitalization of G-wing and some adjacent areas. The drywall removal in G100 will involve asbestos abatement. This work will be done in strict accordance with Occupational Health and Safety guidelines and overseen by a third-party consultant. Contact Keith Marpole at with any questions.

Oct. 26, 2022 update

On Sunday Oct. 30, there will be concrete cutting taking place in G100 (the old library). The work will begin at 8 a.m. and is scheduled to last all day. Please be aware that this work is noisy.

There will be noisy work carried out in the T-Wing courtyard on Sunday, Nov. 6. This pre-construction work will involve drilling and is expected to last all day. A control zone will be set up around the construction area. Contact Keith Marpole at with any questions.

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