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Nipissing University opens new sanctuary

For the past several months Nipissing University has refurbishing their latest property purchase the Old Precious Blood Monastery for their Fine Arts and Visual Arts (FAVA) program, as well as the Masters of Education and Additional Qualification pro



For the past several months Nipissing University has refurbishing their latest property purchase the Old Precious Blood Monastery for their Fine Arts and Visual Arts (FAVA) program, as well as the Masters of Education and Additional Qualification programs.

On Friday Dr. Dennis Mock, with a blessing from Bishop Jean-Louis Plouffe and the support of Nipissing MPP Monique Smith and Mayor Vic Fedeli, officially opened the new campus.

Dennis Mock said the building is a sanctuary and that he could find no better program to truly benefit from the peaceful surroundings.

Bishop Plouffe agreed with Mock telling the audience at the opening that The Sisters of the Precious Blood recognize the importance of education and advocated that the building, which was built in 1961, become part of the Nipissing environment.

“I was really happy to hear that this would become a place for the Arts program, and it serves as a great place to enlighten the soul,” says Plouffe.

“This only speaks to the hearts and spirit of those involved … Long live Nipissing University.”

For Josh Fortier NUSU VP External the opening put a total mystery to rest.

“I’ve walked past this building for 3 years and it isn’t until you step inside that you realise the potential it can offer. Now that mystery is solved and we know it is a beautiful spot that generations of Nipissing students will be able to enjoy.”

“This has been a difficult week for Nipissing students who are mourning the loss of our two friends, Marc and Melissa, I hope that a positive event like this one can provide solace to students, in that life does indeed go on and the future is full of opportunity and adventure.”



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