Langara opens new Science and Technology Building
October 12, 2016 – Today, Langara College celebrated the opening of its new Science and Technology Building. The ribbon-cutting event included Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson, Vancouver Deputy Mayor Heather Deal, Chief Wayne Sparrow of the Musqueam First Nation, and Langara students, board members, faculty, and staff.
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="309"] PHOTO: (L to R) Wendy Lannard, Director, Facilties, Langara College; Honourable Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Advanced Education; Vancouver Deputy Mayor Heather Deal; Dr. Lane Trotter, President and CEO, Langara College; Kwin Grauer, Chair, Langara Board of Governors; Chief Wayne Sparrow of the Musqueam First Nation[/caption]
Adding over 1,000 square metres of student space and 35 new laboratories and classrooms, the building is the new home for several programs including Computer Science, Biology, Physics, Internet and Web Technology, Nursing, and more. On the west side, a dramatic 16-metre cantilevered portion incorporates a skylight window that allows natural daylight to penetrate through to the ground below.
“This new facility provides new spaces and opportunities to enhance our students' learning. Our entire community is so excited about this beautiful signature addition to our campus,” said Dr. Lane Trotter, President, Langara College.
"The new Science and Technology Building at Langara College will prepare students for a range of in-demand health care, life sciences and tech-related careers,” said Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson. “Public post-secondary institutions are providing students with high-quality education and training opportunities in new buildings on campuses throughout our province.”