Feasibility of a new dining hall facility studied

By Everett Dorma Posted: April 6, 2016 9:30 a.m.

Food services at Riddell Centre.
Food services at Riddell Centre. Photo by External Relations.

During consultations on the 2016 Campus Master Plan, the need for a dining hall facility was consistently raised.

“The opening of Kisik Towers has resulted in a large increase in the number of students living on campus, creating the opportunity to provide them with expanded services including more diverse dining options,” says Dave Button, Associate Vice-President Administration.

Photo of hot buffet
Photo by External Relations

In order to assess the business case for a new dining hall facility a public request for proposals (RFP) was issued in November 2015.  CITE360studio, a Regina architectural firm was awarded the contract.

The consulting team will work with a University Advisory Committee to consult with key stakeholders to examine options for a new dining hall facility and produce a final report and recommendations by June 2016.

“The development of this business case does not mean that a new dining hall will be built,” says Button.  “What it will do is provide us with the information we need to determine whether such a facility is financially viable and would it help advance some or all of our strategic priorities for student success, research impact, commitment to our communities, Indigenization and sustainability.”

In addition to stakeholder consultations two Campus Food Services surveys, one for students and one for faculty and staff, are available until April 10, 2016.  To provide input visit:  http://ca360studio.com/limesurvey/index.php/376363/lang-en (students) or http://ca360studio.com/limesurvey/index.php/897244/lang-en (faculty and staff).