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First look at Gordon Oakes Redbear Student Centre

The final touches are being put on the new student centre at the University of Saskatchewan before the grand opening in February.

New centre is set to open in early February

Gordon Oakes Redbear Student Centre at the University of Saskatchewan is set to officially open in February 2016. (University of Saskatchewan/Submitted to CBC)

The finishing touches are being put on the Gordon Oakes Redbear Student Centre at the University of Saskatchewan.

The 1,884 square-metre building was designed by renowned Métis and Blackfoot architect Douglas Cardinal and is projected to cost $17 million.

"The building will be an inclusive, intercultural gathering place for the entire campus community," said a release from the U of S.

The grand opening celebrations are expected in early February. Once open, the centre will house the Aboriginal Students' Centre and aboriginal student leadership groups. There will be additional space for gatherings and ceremonies.

Gordon Oakes Redbear Student Centre at the University of Saskatchewan was designed by renowned Métis architect Douglas Caridinal. (University of Saskatchewan/Submitted to CBC)

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