Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, Canada’s 18th Prime Minister, broke ground for the Brian Mulroney Institute of Government and the Xaverian Commons, a $100 million transformative project heralding a new era for StFX. Mulroney hall will provide a lasting legacy and be a strategic asset for StFX as well as $10 million in scholarships and bursaries for needy but worthy students. This also comes with $10 million to create new endowed chairs for faculty that will address various issues such as Canada-U.S. relations, women in leadership, climate and the environment, and human rights. Several speakers such as Central Nova MP Sean Fraser, Nova Scotia Labour and Advanced Education Minister, the Hon. Labi Kousoulis, spoke at the event about the impacts the project will have both on the university and the region by creating jobs, spur economic activity, and build on the life and vibrancy of StFX’s Campus.
We are extremely excited to be a part of this influential project and to keep working with such a passionate and thoughtful client in St. Francis Xavier University. Next steps will be to act as owners adviser through the design build process and we are looking forward to the future of the project.