THE UNIVERSITY IS EXAMINING FUNDING OPTIONS FOR THE FIRST PHASE of upgrades to the McKinnon Building and the construction of an adjacent building. The School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education would remain in the renovated McKinnon Building while the new building would house Athletics and Recreation and CanAssist—the disability technology program.
The project would include additional: gym capacity; changing rooms; indoor multi-use recreational space; and more lab, teaching, office and meeting space.
A consultant’s report found that McKinnon, nearly 40 years old, faces rising maintenance costs and hasn’t had a major upgrade in 10 years. Potential funding sources include federal infrastructure grants, private donations and student fees.
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