A view from the fifth floor of Allard Hall – the new home for the School of Continuing Education.

School of Continuing Education opens its new doors in Allard Hall

October 14, 2020 | Campus Life

MacEwan University welcomes the School of Continuing Education (SCE) to Allard Hall from Alberta College Campus. At the start of the Fall term, SCE officially relocated , opening its doors to future collaborations, new amenities and exciting opportunities for its students and all lifelong learners.

"We believe that our new location will facilitate ideas and partnerships with other faculties, schools and departments, creating a hub for innovation relating to courses and opportunities that will help individuals upskill and re-skill for employment," says Dr. Heather McRae, dean of the School of Continuing Education. "We anticipate that our new location at Allard Hall will provide even more opportunities to collaborate within and outside of MacEwan University."

The SCE's new location will bring 9,000 learners a year to campus for day, evening and weekend non-credit professional development certificate programs and courses, international professional development programming, corporate training and programs that include English as an Additional Language, University Preparation and Foundation International. SCE is currently offering both online and face-to-face courses.

Students in these courses and programs will have access to new amenities at Allard Hall, including 25 classrooms, two fully equipped state-of-the-art computer labs, two science labs, one language lab, and four dedicated classrooms for professional development and corporate training.

The space includes bookable student-use meeting rooms, formal and informal study spaces, computer common areas and student printing. Students will also benefit from the full complement of student services, varsity athletics, student groups and extracurricular activities currently available at City Centre Campus.

Staff and faculty across MacEwan will also gain new opportunities for greater collaborations with SCE.

"One thing I know for sure is that part of what makes MacEwan special is that we create a sense of place, and it's a place where people feel welcome, where people feel included, where people are experiencing things that will change their lives forever," says Dr. Annette Trimbee, MacEwan's president and vice-chancellor. "The School of Continuing Education adds to this incredible sense of space."

Take a look inside some of the new SCE spaces in Allard Hall:


One of the new classroom spaces.

A look inside one of the new computer labs.

View from inside the corporate training space.

A peek inside one of the new classroom spaces.


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