By Abdikarim Hashi
The Learning Resource Commons (LRC) has come a long way since the start of its construction in October 2013. However, interior and exterior work is not expected to be complete until spring 2015 and the official opening is anticipated for fall of that year.
New Humber College students and those that are coming back next year will be part of the new era, said first year student Roble Mohammed.
“I’m in my first year so this will have an affect on me, and I’ll get a chance to be part if it (grand opening),” said the Civil Engineering Technology student.
“I really like the design, too,” he added.
The construction is moving along as planned and all systems are a go, according to Infrastructure Ontario’s website.
“Humber works hard to ensure that our students have the optimal education experience both and in and outside of the classroom,” said Chris Whitaker, President and CEO, of Humber College, in the official media release. “From new library facilities, to accessing all student services under one roof, to having a place to study or hang out with friends, the Learning Resource Commons is the latest initiative to provide students with services and resources to meet their needs.”
At 24,154 square metres, the building will be the largest on campus (including Guelph-Humber), stand six-stories tall and be used for many purposes. It will include a new library, house part of the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, college administration offices and serve as a central hub for students.
The glass-enclosed main floor has a student gallery and showcase near the front entrance.
There have been 150 people working every day on site, with most of those being part of the Humber community.