UWindsor Engineering Building to be Named After Windsor-Born, Former Politician and Businessman

Monday June 4th, 2012

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University of Windsor president Alan Wildeman has announced that the 300,000 square-foot engineering building currently in the last stages of construction on campus, will be named the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation.

The new $112-million home for the Faculty of Engineering is described as being a hub for innovation when it opens this fall.

Ed Lumley is a former Conservative Federal MP who served in the House of Commons from 1974 to 1984 as the representative for the Stormont-Dundas riding.  Mr. Lumley was born and raised in Windsor and has served as an executive for many major Canadian business firms including BCE Enterprises, Magna Internationonal, BMO Nesbitt Burns and Air Canada.

Dr. Wildeman said that Mr. Lumley has played a vital role in bringing the Centre for Engineering Innovation to life. Included in that was a fundraising roast held last Thursday in Toronto which raised $5.3 million to go towards construction costs.

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