Irving Oil donates $2.2M to Dalhousie University for engineering campus

Irving Oil has donated $2.2 million to Dalhousie University to support a $64 million revamp of the school's engineering and architecture campus.

A joint release from Dalhousie and the New Brunswick-based Irving Oil says the funding will go towards the construction of design labs, engineering facilities and learning spaces.

It will also be used to provide more than $700,000 in scholarships to engineering students at Dalhousie over the next 10 years, with recipients being offered co-op opportunities with Irving Oil.

A new state-of-the-art, 450-seat auditorium on the campus in Halifax will be named the Irving Oil Auditorium in recognition of the donation.

Construction on the project is underway and is expected to be completed by spring 2018.