Women’s Resource Centre moved in Mac Hall

By Louie Villanueva

The University of Calgary’s Women’s Resource Centre has moved to a new space on campus. In late June, the WRC relocated from their former space on the third floor of the MacEwan Student Centre to the fourth floor into room MSC 482.

The new location is located above the Students’ Union Wellness Centre, across from the Examination Centre for Student Accessibility Services.

WRC co-ordinator Nanako Furuyama said the WRC was kept in the MSC so students could have easy access to it.

“Adminstration thought it was beneficial to keep all student services in the same building,” Nanako said.

The new space features about twice the area of the previous location and larger windows.

Since being established in October 2006, the WRC has grown to have several full-time and part-time staff in addition to the 60–70 volunteers who contribute every semester. About 60 workshops and many weekly events are held throughout the year.

According to SU vice-president operations and finance Eric Termuende, the former WRC space on the third floor was leased to the university in 2006 and returned to the SU in 2012.

Termuende said the SU has contracted engineers to see how the WRC’s old office can be put to use.

“At this point, we don’t really know what’s going to go into the space,” Termuende said. “Right now, we’re doing a space allocation just to see what the space entails and to get some potential ideas about what can go in there.”

The WRC s now open to volunteers and visitors in its new location.

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