The University of Manitoba is getting a shiny new building but it won’t come cheap.
The province is spending $90 million of public money on it. It will be at the smaller Bannatyne Campus, attached to the Health Sciences Centre.
The building will allow all of the health faculties like medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and nursing to be housed under one roof.
Nursing students will move from their existing building at the main campus off Pembina Highway. Their existing building will now be used by the engineering faculty.
Construction on the new building could start within the year but may be contingent on the upcoming provincial election. Premier Greg Selinger says the money will come over years worth of budgets.