Our DIALOG team was in attendance to celebrate the official opening of the Hunter Student Commons at the University of Calgary, held on October 18, 2022.
Alongside hundreds of students and esteemed members of the Calgary community, our DIALOG team partook in a true celebration during the launch of the Hunter Student Commons project. Complete with streamers and fanfare, self-guided tours of the Commons added to the hive of energy that has been building since the doors opened this fall.
“The day this building opened, it was alive with students. It was full the very first day, and you can see and hear the electricity associated with having this place filled with students who are learning and growing together,” says University of Calgary President Ed McCauley.
The Hunter Student Commons was made possible by support from the Government of Alberta who invested $135 million in the project out of a $270.6 million total investment in three building projects at UCalgary. The Commons is named in honour of the Hunter family, whose ongoing philanthropic support, including $40 million to establish the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, has helped UCalgary become Canada’s entrepreneurial university.