Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences
Project Details

Essential, Visionary, Innovative

A flagship initiative that will be truly transformative for the Faculty of Science is the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS). This new, state-of-the-art facility on the historic quadrangle of the University of Alberta will bring together students, professors and researchers from a variety of science departments to create a unique approach to scientific discovery. The first lecture theatres will open in January 2010 while the main building is scheduled to open in 2011. CCIS will house the Department of Physics, and will be one of only a few of its kind in the world to house interdisciplinary science research teams in one facility. As a result, it will attract and retain outstanding students and world-class teaching and researching talents– from Alberta, Canada, and across the globe.

CCIS will be a signature building in terms of architecture, functional design and sustainable design. It will provide the space, environmental control, and technological capacities to meet teaching, research and technology transfer needs of the Faculty of Science over the next 10 years. New lecture halls and teaching labs will provide an unprecedented learning experience for students campus wide and open the door of opportunity for 1,100 more undergraduate students and 500 more graduate students to pursue the education in science that they desire.

Location: Edmonton

Start Date:  Nov 2008


Project Completion:  2011