MONCTON (CNB) – The provincial government has made an investment in updating and redesigning accommodation units at Résidence Lefebvre, located on the Moncton campus of the Université de Moncton. Local Government Minister Chris Collins made the announcement today.

“The Lefebvre residence is one of the oldest buildings on the Moncton campus,” Collins said. “We must ensure that it remains safe and up to standards for the safety of the students. They are our province's future, and we must take care of them.”

Collins was speaking on behalf of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault.

Work includes the modernization of mechanical and electrical equipment, repairs to the exterior walls and foundation, and updating and reconfiguration of the building's interior (sprinklers, plumbing, lighting and doors).

Neil Boucher, vice-president, teaching and research, Université de Moncton, thanked the provincial government for its investment in the project.

“This work on the Lefebvre residence fits in with our objective of making the Université de Moncton an institution that has its students' interests at heart by improving their learning environment and offering them a better quality of life,” Boucher said. “It is a clear illustration of the Université de Moncton's commitment to providing modern, high-quality facilities for its students and of the government's desire to support us in this endeavour.”

Boucher was speaking on behalf of Yvon Fontaine, president and vice-chancellor, Université de Moncton.

The provincial government is making an investment of $3.8 million under the University Deferred Maintenance Program. This project is in line with the document, Be inspired. Be ready. Be better. The Action Plan to Transform Post-Secondary Education in New Brunswick.


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