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Official Grand Opening of the Werklund Agriculture and Technology Centre

October 06, 2022

On October 5, 2022 over 200 guests gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Werklund Agriculture and Technology Centre, a modern facility designed to enhance the student experience through high-tech learning spaces. 

The new $14 million facility features 3,000 square metres of technology focused learning space, including a lectures theatre, three large hands-on ag tech labs, collaboration and group areas for students, faculty offices, and the Bob and Carollyne Collier Student Commons located in the heart of the building. 

“In July 2020, thanks to financial contributions from the Government of Alberta and David Werklund and Susan Norman-Werklund, the construction project for the new Werklund Agriculture & Technology Centre began,” comments Patrick Machacek, VP, Development & Strategy, Olds College. “Through the support and vision of our partners and internal team, we have created a state of the art facility for our students to experience ag tech learning.” 

The Werklund Agriculture and Technolgy Centre is named after David Werklund and Susan Norman-Werklund in recognition of their leadership, investment and unrelenting support that has transformed the College into one of Canada’s premier agriculture and agri-food learning and research institutions. 

The new Centre houses the Werklund School of Agriculture Technology programs, including the College’s new Bachelor of Digital Agriculture Degree

In recognition of the support from Bob and Carollyne Collier, the heart of the Werklund Agriculture and technology Centre is named the Bob & Carollyne Collier Student Commons, a central gathering space for students to study, meet, relax or socialize.

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