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A $2.5 million project is now underway at Cape Breton University that will make the facility fully accessible.
The renovations are funded by investments from the university and will see the steep ramps that connected the Marvin Harvey Building to the Arseneau-Britten Building replaced with a new elevator and staircases.
“This is an incredibly important infrastructure redesign that stems from our dedication to making Cape Breton University more accessible,” said CBU President David C. Dingwall in a press release.
“Removing physical barriers leads to increased success for our students, both in terms of their academics as well as overall health and well-being.”
Replacing the linkway will also mean easier access to the Jennifer Keeping Centre, which provides accessibility resources and support for CBU students.
The new development will also make it easier for students to visit the centre, gaining access to the services they need, according to a press release from the university.
A major part of the renovation included asbestos removal.
“The health and well-being of our campus community is of the utmost importance to us,” said Dingwall. “This investment in our infrastructure is also an investment in our people.”
The new bright and functional space will also include seating areas for student collaborations when students return to campus.