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Building News

As we all know, greatness takes time. With this thought in mind, we wanted to share that the move to the new SAMU building has been pushed back until the end of the fall term. Graham Construction has been working diligently with up to 100 workers on site, seven days a week, in order to

Building Opening Update

Peers, After nearly ten years in the making, it is time to announce that on December 2, 2019, students will be able to walk through the doors of the new Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) building! This building is funded entirely by students, and is the only building on the MacEwan University campus without

Building Update

As we prepare for the beginning of a new school year, we are one step closer to the completion of the SAMU building that is built by students, for students. This addition to the MacEwan campus will provide students with more study space, new food options and a beautiful event centre. Although disappointed that the

SAMU Building 101

Three years ago, students took to the polls to decide the future of the SAMU building. Overwhelmingly, students saw the need for more options for food, study spaces, club rooms and event space. In fact, 77% of students who voted in the referendum, were in favour of the SAMU building. Leading up to the referendum

An Interview with Darryl Kostash

Darryl Kostash is the Director of Building Operations with SAMU. He joined the SAMU team on June 1st, 2018, almost a year after ground broke on the building in order to begin making preparations for operations within the new building. “I was hired at the right time, there was a little bit of a learning

From the Ground Up: An Interview with Emma Patterson

Emma Patterson is the current Vice-President of Operations and Finance at SAMU. She took over the role when the building project was transitioning between conceptualization and construction. Her entry into the role began at the ground-breaking ceremony in June of 2017. From there, Emma has had a hand in everything to do with the construction

Onwards and Upwards

Hey it’s you! How are your classes going? We hope that it’s going well. We have some big news to share with you. There’s a building going up! You may or may not have seen the crazy amount of construction going on around building 8 and 9. Oh you did?! Well that’s because the SAMU

Summer Building Update

One Year Later After breaking ground just over a year ago, construction on the SAMU building is progressing quickly. With the building opening penned for Fall 2019, we’ve got some exciting updates to share! Keeping it Mossy One of the coolest features of the building, the moss wall, has officially been installed. We may not

4 Features to Get Excited About

Washing Basins MacEwan University is a diverse community – a fact that we are extremely proud of. Creating an environment that is inclusive for all our students is a priority for SAMU, and we wanted to reflect this in the building. The new building will include washing basins, which will allow students to perform ablution

Building Update

So, you may have heard us talking about this little project of ours called the SAMU Building. It’s going to be this state- of-the art student space between Building 8 and 9 (kind of like Building 9 ¾) opening in 2019 and we’re pretty excited about it! But what exactly does this mean for you?