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Newly-expanded research centre opens at TWU

Students at Trinity Western University now have even more research capacity thanks to the opening of the newly-expanded Neufeld Science Centre.

“This significantly increases our capacity for advanced research and it is paving the way for the our students to come alongside faculty to get involved in the research enterprise,” said TWU president Dr. Jonathan Raymond.

The 7,778 square foot expansion provides administrative space for the school of nursing and research laboratories for the development of graduate programs in biology and chemistry. It also houses the new Dr. Jack Van Dyke Chemistry Research Laboratory that supports current chemistry faculty research projects in areas such as ‘green chemistry’, plant chemical ecology, and polymer blends with the potential to be used in the clean up of toxic spills.

The project received a Government of Canada investment of $1.953 million through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, under Canada’s Economic Action Plan. The total project cost $3.9 million.

“Our government is investing in research and training facilities at campuses across the country to create jobs, help our economy recover quickly and improve the quality of life of Canadians,” said Langley MP Mark Warawa.

“This investment created local jobs and has helped improve Trinity’s research infrastructure, providing benefits now and for years to come.”

In addition to Warawa, Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman, the minister responsible for energy and mines, was on hand for the opening on Nov. 4.

Also attending were the Honourable Marc Dalton, MLA for Maple Ridge, Mission; Mayor Peter Fassbender, City of Langley; Deputy Mayor Grant Ward, Township of Langley; Dr. Calvin Hanson, TWU President Emeritus; the TWU Board of Governors; donors who supported the project; and other friends of TWU including Lori Neufeld, daughter of the original patrons for the Neufeld Science Centre, Mrs. Anna and Dr. George Neufeld.

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