LEEDing by example. CAMPUS ENHANCEMENTS
Langara is continually looking for ways to enhance our
A complementary virtual Learning Commons is also being
learning environment and support our growing student base.
considered to connect students with one another, as well
In December 2013, Langara held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Science and Technology Building. Slated for
as teaching and learning partners, in an online interactive environment.
completion in early 2016, the building will be home to modern
Langara’s School of Nursing celebrated the opening of
science (biology, chemistry, and physics), nursing, and
their beautifully renovated, state-of-the-art simulation
computer science labs, as well as offices and collaborative
lab in the fall of 2012. The new Nursing Simulation Centre
study spaces. The new Science and Technology Building is
is home to 27 electric beds equipped with oxygen, air,
part of the College's 25-year master plan.
and suction ports, as well as privacy curtains to mimic
In 2012, Langara achieved the gold standard when the College unveiled prestigious LEED® Canada Gold Certification plaques from the Green Building Council of Canada for its Library/Classroom Building and Students’ Union/C Building complex. Since opening in 2007 and 2009 respectively, the two structures have won numerous awards and accolades for their impressive green elements, including the incorporation of wind energy to provide ventilation, the use of fly-ashinfused concrete in construction, and the introduction of the revolutionary Thermenex energy exchange system. Langara also established a Learning Commons in 2012, a dynamic space designed to support diverse learning styles and encourage opportunities to collaborate, create, and explore. Located on the first floor of the award-winning Library Building, the Langara Learning Commons features: • Expanded and enhanced work spaces and study rooms for both group and individual use • Technology-enhanced tables (Smart Tables) to plug into and share content using laptops and mobile devices • A flexible tutoring space which integrates the Writing Centre and peer tutoring offered by various academic departments
real hospital environments. There are two simulation suites – a community one and an acute care one – as well as the simulation lab and skills lab, which can be opened up to form one larger room to accommodate a bigger learning environment if necessary. The flexible lab space and enhanced equipment, including mannequins with heart, lung, and breath sounds and high-tech human patient simulators, provide students with experiential and supported learning of nursing skills in a more realistic environment.