NEWS & EVENTS | November 10, 2018

A Fully Operational Specialized Shipping and Receiving Centre

Gabor Csepregi speaks during the official opening of USB's shipping centre

Gabor Csepregi, USB president, speaks during the university's official opening of its new shipping and receiving centre. 


A combined investment of nearly $1.5 million has enabled the construction of a new service centre to enhance USB’s ability to support its science laboratories. The new infrastructure houses a special area for the storage and handling of chemical products and pathogenic agents, a laboratory dedicated to botanical research and safe storage rooms.

This project was made possible thanks to investments of $759,000 from the Province of Manitoba, $698,000 from the Government of Canada’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund as well as $478,000 from USB, for a total investment of $1,935,000.

“The Manitoba government is proud to partner with the Government of Canada and Université de Saint-Boniface to create more opportunities for scientific research and student training in this field,” said Minister of Education and Training Kelvin Goertzen.

“This new centre is an important step for the Université de Saint-Boniface and for French-language scientific research programs in Manitoba. The Government of Canada is proud to have supported this project, which will open new avenues of discovery and collaboration,” said MP Dan Vandal.

“This new facility has dramatically improved USB’s ability to safely handle chemical products and pathogenic agents for our laboratories,” explained René Bouchard, Vice-President (Administration and Finance). “The centre is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and secure areas that allow us to more effectively comply with workplace health and safety regulations. It also provides the necessary infrastructure to ensure the continued growth of our scientific research programs and will facilitate strategic research partnerships.”

Under the management of Prairie Architects Inc., an architectural consulting firm, general contractor Marrbeck Construction Ltd. began construction in the fall of 2017 and completed the project in the summer of 2018.

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