Summer renos: new student spaces online and off

August 22, 2014  |   Found in Funding and Awards // Student Life

SU launches new responsive website, renovates student spaces and adds creative new items to Den menu.

There is a commonly-held belief that the summer is a quiet time around MacHall. In fact, the summer is one of the busiest times of the year for the SU. While students are working at summer jobs and enjoying the outdoors, staff and elected officials are already hard at work crafting new spaces, new experiences and even new flavours.

The SU is a fundamental resource here on campus: helping you find ways to get involved beyond the classroom, providing essential services and managing the building at the heart of campus, MacHall. The summer is our opportunity to build and improve on existing resources so that they will be ready for students returning in September. This summer we designed a new website, renovated the Q Centre and the Info Centre/Lost and Found, and crafted new menu items for the Den.

The new SU website was a labour of love, taking a full six months of preparation, design and production. The website project was initiated with two key features in mind: a responsive design that makes it accessible on mobile devices and improved content that makes it the premier destination for campus information and events.

The Info Centre, located in between the north and south courtyards in MacHall, enjoyed a major facelift this summer. The new centre includes a generously expanded Lost and Found.

Q Centre is a resource centre for LGBTQA communities here on campus. The centre was first launched four years ago in a tiny room at the east end of MacHall. This summer the Q Centre enjoyed a renovation that makes the space easily one of the most beautiful and welcoming spaces in MacHall.

The hardworking staff at the Den are always looking for new flavors to bring to campus. When you need a snack between classes, try one of two new poutine flavors. Or if you need a real cheese fix, try the Deep Fried Breaded Agnolotti Pasta. To satisfy a slightly greener craving, try a Kale or Romaine Wedge salad. Or check out the Lemon Herb Tofu & Quinoa Wrap. There is a fancy new burger option as well: the Fat Samurai Burger comes with teriyaki sauce, pineapple salsa, and wasabi mayo.

So drop in to the new Q Centre and say hi to the volunteers at the Info Centre. Try out a new menu item at the Den. And definitely visit the new SU website at to learn more about all of the ways the SU can help you!

Renovations to new spaces in MacHall and the new SU website were supported by Quality Money.

Quality Money