Morrison Pavilion doubles study space at Gerstein Library
Fully wired and
equipped with ergonomically-designed furniture
Jan. 9, 2003
Canadas largest academic science and medicine library
the Gerstein Science Information Centre at the University of
Toronto has doubled the size of study space for students
thanks to U of T alumni Russell and Katherine Morrison. The 32,000-square-foot
Morrison Pavilion that opened today adds 650 student study spaces
in the library with study carrels and tables ergonomically designed,
fully wired and configured to accommodate a variety of study needs.
the beginning, the Morrisons focus was on students and what
would enable them to succeed in their studies, says
Carole Moore, U of Ts chief librarian. We are extraordinarily
fortunate to have the support of such visionary benefactors
who have made this investment in students.
by Diamond and Schmitt Architects Inc., the Morrison Pavilion
comprises five floors of library carrels and study
space. On one side of the pavilion there is easy access to the
print and electronic resources of Canadas largest science
On the other three sides are vast windows overlooking a peaceful
garden with views of the Ontario legislature and beyond.
Providing a contemporary facility to stimulate learning and discovery,
the new pavilion greatly enhances the educational
experience for U of T students.
are delighted with the pavilion. It is a fine structure
practical, aesthetically pleasing and of lasting quality. Study
spaces are homes away from home, even for an hour
between classes, says Russell Morrison, a veteran in the
investment field and 1947 graduate of U of T.
The Gerstein Library is a centre of established excellence and
is the largest science library in Canada, with holdings that include
close to 900,000 books and active subscriptions as well as more
than 4,000 print and electronic journals. As U of Ts main
science and medicine library, the facility supports the education
and research of students in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, engineering
and arts and sciences.
Harrison is a communications officer with the department
of public affairs.
of T Public Affairs, ph: (416) 978-7714; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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