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Halifax university opening new centre named after local donor

HALIFAX – The new Margaret Norrie McCain Centre for Teaching, Learning and Research opens this week in Halifax.

Mount Saint Vincent University is opening the building, which is the first on a Canadian university campus dedicated to the accomplishments of women. The Honorable Margaret Norrie McCain is the lead donor to the centre.

The centre, which will be officially opened with a reception Friday afternoon beginning at 4 p.m., is a giant leap forward in the university’s 142-year legacy of helping students, and in particular women, succeed. The McCain Centre is a student-oriented building that’s technologically advanced, environmentally conscious, and accessible.

McCain is scheduled to be at the opening celebration, along with Dr. Ramona Lumpkin, the university’s president and vice-chancellor, as well as Justin Corcoran, president of the students’ union and a donor representative, and donors Elizabeth and Fred Fountain.

The opening reception runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m., with remarks starting at 4:15 p.m., in the Elizabeth and Fred Fountain Atrium at the McCain Centre off College Road in Halifax.



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