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Telus Centre

The TELUS Centre for Professional Development became an academic building effective January 1, 2006. During the following fourteen months, it was transformed into a teaching and learning centre. In addition to becoming a facility for hosting centrally scheduled classes and enabling instructors to pilot the latest teaching strategies, this building will house the China Institute, office space for the President Emeritus, and space for Museums and Collections to store the Mactaggert Collection.

The TELUS Centre had space occupied by Executive Education and the School of Business (which includes the Business Family Institute). These units moved to Enterprise Square (formerly known as the Bay Building) in the summer of 2007.

All bookings for the TELUS Centre have been handled by the Office of the Registrar effective September 1, 2006. The VPIT Office no longer has anything to do with the Telus Centre building. As of 2016, the main campus tenant is UA International.

The priority for the main floor in 2006 and the whole building thereafter will be on supporting teaching and learning initiatives for GFC-approved courses. Priority will be given to academic courses involving special initiatives in teaching and learning, innovative practices integrating teaching and research and/or the use of technology to enhance learning. After courses related to these initiatives have been scheduled in the Centre, the next priority for space will be regularly scheduled classes.

This transformation began with the installation of a wireless solution throughout the building in February 2006. During the past winter term, room 140 (the former dining room) was partially converted into a wireless lounge. The next year will see further renovations to this space to allow for the installation of over a dozen Sunrays while having it continue to serve as a wireless lounge.

Room 143 became a computing lab maintained by IST, and the hardware in that room was upgraded.

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