Official opening of the Stanley Pauley Centre
The Faculty of Engineering is pleased to announce the official opening of the Stanley Pauley Centre took place on October 1, 2013. The Centre houses three major laboratories: the Intelligent Power Grid Laboratory, the Electric Vehicles Laboratory and the McMath High Voltage Laboratory. Many dignitaries and guests were on hand for the official opening.
Mr. Stanley F. Pauley, through The Pauley Family Foundation, has donated $4 million to renovate and refurbish existing laboratories and facilities at 105 Dafoe Road to create state-of-the-art electrical engineering research and teaching facilities. Pauley, chairman and CEO of Carpenter Company in Richmond, Virginia, is a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering with a major in electrical engineering (BSc(EE)/49).
“I have fond memories of the University of Manitoba. It is a great school,” says Pauley. “It was an exciting time for me while I was getting a great education that served me well during my working years, so it was easy to decide to give something back that would help others.”
The building at 105 Dafoe Road required upgrading of the electrical distribution system, HVAC, water and all other services to be fully utilized and meet current building use standards. The entire building and its laboratories were renovated and refurbished. The new Stanley Pauley Centre is now devoted to education and research associated with electrical power conversion.
“This generous gift will transform our university and transform lives by ensuring our engineering students, faculty and staff can study, teach and conduct research in the best possible facilities,” says University of Manitoba president David Barnard. “We thank Mr. Pauley for giving back to the University of Manitoba and investing in our future success.”
“I am delighted that we will be able to honour Mr. Pauley with the establishment of this Centre,” says Jonathan Beddoes, dean of Engineering. “The Stanley Pauley Centre will allow the department of electrical engineering to maintain its leadership position in teaching and research. I look forward to seeing the exciting projects that students and researchers will undertake in this Centre. This will give students the knowledge needed to make valuable contributions to energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies that are critical to our future economic well-being.”