WINNIPEG, MANITOBA. Following the completion of a student housing market study for the Bannatyne campus of the University of Manitoba, the University has again selected The Scion Group to complete a residence demand study for its Fort Garry campus.

Scion will assess demand for single and family undergraduate and graduate housing by student demographic, including unit type, amenities and community characteristics. Scion will also examine the off-campus housing market, housing at similar institutions, potential daycare needs and the importance of residence life programming and student engagement opportunities. Scion’s work will include interviews with key stakeholders, focus groups, a survey and comparison of housing options on and off campus.

Andrea Edmunds, Director of Ancillary Services for the University, noted that “the study will allow the University to understand different perspectives on an issue that affects students campus-wide.” Scion;s prior work on the Bannatyne campus was conducted as part of the campus master plan for the University’s health sciences campus, developed by Winnipeg firm Cibinel Architects.

Founded more than 135 years ago, the University of Manitoba is a research-intensive university offering over 90 degrees, diplomas and certificates, including professional disciplines such as medicine, law and engineering. The University community of 29,000 students and 8,500 faculty and staff stimulates over $1.8 billion in economic activity in the province. The University of Manitoba is a leader in the knowledge economy, with groundbreaking research in areas such as nanotechnology, functional foods and nutraceuticals, HIV/AIDS and climate change.

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