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Laurentian salutes SGA for successful grand opening of Student Centre

Student-led multimillion-dollar project in the works for five years

Oct. 28, 2019 -- Laurentian University would like to congratulate the Students’ General Association (SGA) on the successful grand opening of its new Student Centre. This new multi-million dollar project has been a student-led undertaking for over 5 years, following a successful student referendum. SGA students have been paying a fee and investing in this capital project since 2014.

Built with an eye towards sustainability, the Centre is divided into two main areas: the lobby and the lower level. The lobby is open to the public and houses a coffee shop, club rooms and even a dental hygienist. All students who contribute to the centre through a student centre fee will have access to the lower level which features a spacious atrium, games rooms, and several private study areas.

The Centre is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week (except for special events). With their new space, the SGA is committed to enhancing the student experience and looks forward to serving its members. Student members of the Association des étudiantes et étudiants francophones (AEF) and the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) benefit from gathering space in the Parker Building, which was enhanced through the University’s campus modernization initiative.

‘The SGA is excited to have a non-academic space on campus, and to see how much this space will contribute to the students' experience at Laurentian. I would also like to thank the university, past SGA executives, and all community members for contributing to the success of this project.’
Eric Chappell, President of the Students' General Association