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A student walks past a building at Dalhousie University.
Medical and health students will all soon be learning together in the same building, once Dalhousie University finishes construction on its new Collaborative Health Education building.
The five-story shared building will house students and faculties of medicine and health professionals, including kinesiologists, pharmacists and nurse practitioners. It will include shared classrooms, labs and social spaces for collaborative projects.
"This new building will help students learn from the very beginning to work in teams with other health-care professionals," said Health and Wellness Minister David Wilson in a press release. "They'll learn what each of them can do and focus together on the most important goal: the patient's health."
The province will contribute $10 million over the course of the next 15 years towards the cost of the $38.5 million building.
Groundbreaking on the site is set to begin next month, with construction expected to be completed by the fall of 2015.