Connecting community

June 14, 2018 | Business, Society

Christenson Communities Leadership Link recognizes latest contributions 


At a gathering on June 11, members of the MacEwan community celebrated the end of a successful first academic year in Allard Hall and recognized Greg Christenson’s contributions toward making that building a reality.

As campaign cabinet chair, Greg supported fundraising efforts for the Allard Hall project. He also made his own donation, which the university recognized by naming the pedway between Allard Hall and the Robbins Health Learning Centre the Christenson Communities Leadership Link.

It’s the latest in a series of contributions to the university made by Greg and Christenson Developments, each of which has been about linking people and communities, said MacEwan President Deborah Saucier.

“It’s no accident that the contributions Greg has made are tied to connecting people and building community. Two of the university’s pedways bear his name – corridors that bring the east and west ends of our community together – as well as the Christenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness, a place where our students, faculty and staff gather to re-energize and take care of themselves. Greg’s generosity has made our MacEwan community – and our Edmonton community – stronger.”

As a developer, connecting health, wellness and the arts are key parts of Greg’s work in business, the community and philanthropy.

“We work very hard for our city, and it’s very important that the business and donor communities support and partner with the institutions they believe are important to our community,” said Greg. “MacEwan University – and Allard Hall – are fabulous investments. They bring people who otherwise wouldn’t normally come downtown into beautiful spaces that have many things to offer – walkability, fitness, amenities, arts, health and so much more. It’s been an honour to partner with MacEwan, and to lend our name to these spaces in a way that we feel demonstrates how we want MacEwan – and this city – to succeed.” 

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