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Dalhousie University scores $2.2M from Irving Oil for engineering campus

Funding will go towards the construction of design labs, engineering facilities and learning spaces.

August 21, 2017   by CP Staff

HALIFAX — Irving Oil has donated $2.2 million to Dalhousie University to support a $64 million revamp of the school’s engineering and architecture campus.

A joint release from Dalhousie and the New Brunswick-based Irving Oil says the funding will go towards the construction of design labs, engineering facilities and learning spaces.

It will also be used to provide more than $700,000 in scholarships to engineering students at Dalhousie over the next 10 years, with recipients being offered co-op opportunities with Irving Oil.

A new state-of-the-art, 450-seat auditorium on the campus in Halifax will be named the Irving Oil Auditorium in recognition of the donation.

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Construction on the project is underway and is expected to be completed by spring 2018.


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