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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

Foot Baths 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 foot-baths, which will allow Muslim students to wash their

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?

SAMU Breaks Ground on New Student Building

SAMU Continues to Build Momentum…  A dream that has been almost a decade in the making is finally coming true! It started with mere conversations years ago – What if SAMU had its own building? Fast forward to today, and SAMU, in partnership with MacEwan University, is thrilled to announce that these conversations have turned

Design Concepts: Building Interior

We want to help you visualize some possible features of the SAMU Building. Based on your feedback over the last couple of months, here are some possible design concepts.  Social Space   Event Space Study Space Food Court Club Space

Where is the Building Going to Be?

The SAMU Building will be snug against the Christenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness (Building 8), on east side of 109 Street, between 104 and 105 Avenue. 

About Our Architect

Our experience with Stantec has been fantastic. They’re very creative, understand the needs of the students and are always on the same page as us when it comes to putting students first.

The Road So Far

SAMU is building momentum. An environmentally and economically sustainable building is coming—and it’s just for students.