A number of assets at the U of S have received new names, two of which recognize significant donors, two that pay tribute to a long-term employee and a collection that speaks to location and purpose.
Over the summer, the board of governors approved naming classroom 16 in the Edwards School of Business the George S. Dembroski Caseroom in recognition of a $1 million donation from the former vice-chairman and director of RBC Dominion Securities Ltd. and recently retired board member of Cameco Corporation.
The board also agreed to name the third and fourth floors of the Place Riel expansion Apotex Centre. Apotex, a major Canadian producer of generic pharmaceuticals, is making a $2 million contribution to the university’ Student Health and Counselling Centre capital campaign, set up to fund the expansion of the Student Health Centre and Student Counselling Services in new space in Place Riel.
And across College Drive, in the area of campus bordered by Preston Ave., 14th Street and Circle Drive, a number of new signs will be going up. A roadway near Patterson Garden will now be called Gore Trail, named for Department of Plant Sciences employee Rollie Gore who began his 41-year career with the university as a field labourer and finished in 1994 as field superintendent. Other roads and trails with new names include Horticulture Way, Veggie Lane, Orchard Lane, Berry Lane, Dogwood Lane, Lilac Lane, Meewasin Lane and Low Lane. A small wood-frame structure at the end of Lilac Lane will now be called Maginnes Shed, a tribute to a department professor who had it built and served the university for over 30 years.