Developing industry’s future engineers

Corporate Responsibility

Developing industry’s future engineers

The University of Calgary marked a milestone in its history on November 15, 2016 when the Schulich School of Engineering held the official opening of the Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex.

Canadian Natural invested $7 million in the complex, representing the single largest corporate donation in the history of the university. The expansion and renovation project has created a dynamic and creative space with more room for teaching, learning and research, generating space for 400 additional graduate and undergraduate students annually.

“As a leader in the oil and natural gas industry, investing in the future of engineers is important to Canadian Natural,” said Bill Peterson, Senior Vice-President of Development Operations, at the opening ceremony, joining speakers from the university and Government of Alberta. “The newly expanded Schulich School of Engineering Complex will help to make an already great engineering school that much better.”

A total of 18,300 square metres has been added to the engineering complex, while an additional 11,000 square metres of existing space was renovated. In addition to corporate and community donations, the $174 million project was funded through generous contributions from the provincial and federal governments.

For more information, read this article on the University of Calgary’s website.

Opening of the newly expanded and renovated Schulich School of Engineering, the Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex, at the University of Calgary.