News Update – ARC

ARC timeline

  • April 12 ARC Report presented to Board at its regular meeting by ARC Chair (Trustee Bennett)
  • April 26 Administrative Response to ARC Report presented to Board at its regular meeting (start time is 7 pm)
  • May 24 Public input to Board at its regular meeting (start time is 7 pm)
  • June 28 Decision by Board at its regular meeting (no public input permitted)

To speak at the meeting of May 24th, you must submit a form to the Board offices. The required form can be found at

If past history is any guide, you must submit the form and your presentation materials 8 business days before the meeting.

If you can attend any of these meetings, it will be important as the Trustees note if there is community interest by counting heads in the gallery. However, if you cannot make the meeting, you can watch it via live streaming video at

Meetings are archived and can be watched later at

New student residences

Representatives of the Executive attended a public meeting hosted by UWO. UWO is building a new 1000 bed residence on the south side of Sarnia Road beside the Faculty of Education. The building will be similar in style to the others in the area (Perth Hall has 445 beds, Essex, 500) and will be six stories high (about two stories higher than the red brick townhouse/apartment buildings that are on that side of Sarnia Road). . UWO plans to open the new residence in September 2013. There will continue to be 300 parking spaces on the site. No design was shown, but UWO promised to publicize the design when the Board of Governors has approved it. City traffic department staff at the meeting said there will be NO entrance onto and off of Sarnia Road. Meanwhile, Brescia University College has advised us that they will be building a 300 bed residence on its site. It will not encroach into the treed area. Access will continue to be from Ramsay and Brescia Lane with construction traffic likely on Brescia Lane. The existing residence will be converted to other Brescia uses. Brescia is holding a neighbourhood meeting March 10th at 6:30 pm in Room 136 in the St. James Building on the Brescia campus.