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Phase 1, to be unveiled in December, includes a library commons, where much of the print and physical media collection has been transferred online, and access to technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting.
The new library commons will also be home to the Indigenous spirit assembly, billed as a welcoming space for Indigenous students but also open to all students. Some of its uses include workshops, summer camps, exhibitions and smudging and pipe ceremonies.
The FedDev grant will build on a $2.5-million commitment London city hall pledged for the education hub earlier this year.
“It not only benefits student and staff; it benefits small, medium and large enterprises,” said London Mayor Ed Holder
An additional $2.5 million will come from the Fanshawe Student Union and the private sector.
The college is still petitioning the province for an investment in the…