Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter, Mona Campbell's daughter Sara Band and Dalhousie President Tom Traves took part in the dedication of the Mona Campbell Building on September 24. (Photo: Danny Abriel)
Making a Mark on Halifax
September 24, 2010
Dalhousie has named its newest and greenest academic building after one of its most generous benefactors – Dr. Mona Campbell – in recognition of her $10-million bequest.
The namesake of the latest campus addition (located on the corner of LeMarchant Street and Coburg Road) had a long association with the university and many community affiliations. Dalhousie awarded the late Mona Campbell an honorary degree in 1982.
The Province of Nova Scotia provided significant support for this particular campus renewal project. Through the Nova Scotia Infrastructure Trust, $11.3 million was provided.
The building provides a new home for the College of Sustainability, the College of Continuing Education, the School of Social Work, and others.
“The fact that the new building co-hosts a number of units from different areas has already provided opportunities for cross-fertilization,” says Andy Cochrane, dean of the College of Continuing Education. “The mixture of staff and students has created a uniquely diverse population in the building.”
The building is a candidate to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold rating.
“I find it quite appropriate that this building will also be home to the College of Sustainability, whose international leadership contributes to Nova Scotia’s progress on climate change,” says Premier Dexter. “The building you see before you is an important step toward Nova Scotia’s goal to be more energy efficient and environmentally sustainable.”