A building like no other

Health and Social Innovation Centre

Construction is underway on the new Health and Social Innovation Centre (HSIC) at UNB Saint John.

The HSIC will be home to UNB’s Integrated Health Initiative: an interdisciplinary, highly collaborative effort to develop educational pathways, applied research, and social and technical innovation that will help move health systems forward in the region.

This state-of-the-art facility will offer teaching and research facilities, as well as informal learning and study spaces, that are fully accessible.

Overlooking the campus quad and the Kennebecasis River, this 65,000 square-foot, three-and-a-half storey structure will be in close proximity to key health partners at Tucker Park, including Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick, New Brunswick Community College Allied Health, and the Saint John Regional Hospital. It will be a cornerstone of the future Health and Technology District Saint John.

It will be constructed to green building standards, aiming for LEED certification and a low carbon footprint.

The HSIC will also include elements that connect students and researchers to New Brunswick’s Indigenous landscape, including a Healing Garden on the west side of the building, to honour and share indigenous ways of knowing and healing. See photos from the Blessing Ceremony.

$27.2M in funding was generously provided by the federal and provincial governments to kick start construction. Fundraising for the facility is ongoing.

Please direct questions regarding HSIC construction to hsic@unb.ca.

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Construction update

Construction work on the Health and Social Innovation Centre (HSIC) on the Saint John campus is underway!

The portion of the road running alongside the Ganong Hall Greenhouse will be closed temporarily, preventing traffic flow to the Canada Games Stadium (CGS) parking and main entrance. The infrastructure under the ring road, which includes potable water pipes, fire protection lines, storm and sewer components, is being replaced.

Work is expected to last three to five weeks. The north entrance of the CGS will be used during this time. Two additional temporary accessible parking stalls are being added to the lot at the CRI Building for the duration of road construction.

The top parking lot next to the Athletics Centre is allotted to faculty/staff permit holders only, including NBCC and Dalhousie Medicine NB faculty/staff who purchase a parking permit at UNB.

The small gravel lot in front of the Sir James Dunn residence is open and is for residence student parking only.

Three new accessible parking spots are open on the west side of the Athletics Centre.

Parking meters have been relocated to the west side of the Athletics Centre.

New Pay and Display machines accept tap, allow hourly parking or full day and are "pay by plate".

The tunnels leading to and through the WCL continue to be closed.

The new bus route and shelter are in place. The bus now turns left onto the very first road before the Alumni Gate. The new shelter is located directly beside a pedestrian path at the end of this road, at the corner of the Commons building and directly across from the Facilities Management building.

The Ganong Hall and Hazen Hall parking lots are permanently closed.

See what's coming